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Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet Letter of Marque 2011: Belgian Dubbel

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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2011 Belgian Dubbel


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2378) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Thin head which dissipates rather quickly. Sweet and malty aroma with some cherries, toffee and spicy belgian yeast. Color is a dark crimson brown. Very nice color. Very good and pretty complex flavor. More sweet malts, dark fruity flavors, a bit of yeasty goodness and caramel. Really a very flavorful brew. Sort of reminds me of a watered down belgian quad. Little bit of dryness in the mouth and the alcohol is hidden very well with all of the flavors. This is one of the best begian dubbels I have had. A very nice brew and a pleasure to drink. Again, the Mutiny comes through!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2011
22 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH Signature glass, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with about an inch tan head. Head retention is decent, and thereís a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is caramel malt, peppery spice, cherries, yeast and a bit of banana. Taste is similar to the aroma, thereís peppery spice, caramel and bready malt, plums, bananas and some bubblegum. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís creamy and has good carbonation. This is quite an interesting brew, I certainly didnít expect the banana and bubblegum taste in this dubbel, but it works well. I liked it, and for $5.99 itís not too bad of a price. Iíd buy this one again, I think itís good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Pretty decent abbey dubbel. Aromas of yeast and malts. Typical belgian dubbel flavors. Overall pretty decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9794) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear tawny/mahogany with a small, frothy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, nutty, toast, caramel), dark fruity esters (plum, dates, raisins), and candi sugar with no detectable hops. Flavor is spicy alcohol and hops with light to medium bitterness, medium sweet malts and sugar, caramel notes, nutty and toast, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2012
A pretty, dark ruby beer with plenty of sticky foam. Plenty of spicy yeast and candy sugars on the nose.The alcohol is a little more apparent than it might be in Belgium, on the first sip at least, and a tiny but in the finish too. Otherwise it is spot on with a mellow, layered sweetness. It is satisfyingly thick with an excellent tickle of carbonation. Really an excellent beer to drink though, excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1959) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle into a Piraat snifter. A: Pours dark reddish-brown with 1/2 inch light tan head. Good retention and a nice coat of lacing left on the glass with each tip. S: Lightly sweet and fruity with more malt showing than average for style. T: Flavorful and similar to the aroma. Lightly sweet start and mildy bitter in the aftertaste. Nicely fruity with dark fruit (raisins, figs), toffee, and light spices. M: Medium-full body. Slight astringent and not quite as smooth as expected for style. Medium+ carbonation. O: Impressive American rendtition of this Belgian style, albeit not up to the best Belgians.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bomber from State Line. Pours chill hazy ruby with deep orangy coppery highlights and a minimal off-white head. Nose is huge cherry, brown sugary malt, spice, banana, some bubblegum even. Tastes rich, malty, with brown sugar, caramel sweetness, earthy yeasty esters, mild late hops, and a lot of dark fruity and cherry notes. The style doppelweizen doesnít exist, but this one could be that, with a smidgen of old ale thrown in.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1310) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle shared at STL RB gathering, thanks! Pour is amber brown with a light white head. Aroma is light banana, faint spice, and notes of black pepper. Flavor also contains notes of light caramel malt, light brown sugar, faint spice, and a touch of fruit. Clean and slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a murky copper color with a beige head of foam about an eighth inch thick. Aroma has slightly oxidized notes of caramel and toffee. Some raisin and other dark fruits come through as well. Taste is fairly sweet and a little earthy. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Some alcohol warmth is there on the back of the rogue after the swallow. Pretty good beer. Itís held up well to time.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2011
short-lived head. Good aroma. Medium body. Limited aftertaste. Nice flavor of caramel, nuts, banana, and grapes. Maybe a hint of whiskey.


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