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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dubbel Doppel
How better to celebrate the evolution of the year than with recipes inspired by generations of the original craft beer warriors, the Monks! Top with a healthy dose of Shmaltz and witness the rebirth of Rejewvenator! "The winter of bondage has passed, the deluge of suffering is gone, the Fig tree has formed its first fruits, declaring all ready for libation." -Song of Solomon. Dates were used to sweeten beer in Ancient Egypt as early as 3500 BCE. Genesis 3:7: "Their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked; they sewed fig leaves and made themselves aprons." Queen Vic commissioned an 18" plaster fig leaf for her cast of Michelangelo’s David. "The statue that advertises its modesty with a fig leaf brings its modesty under suspicion." -Mark Twain. Under a fig tree, Romulus and Remus, mythical founders of Rome, were nursed by a she-wolf and worlds away Buddha found enlightenment. Zechariah: "Nations shall beat their swords into plowshares - all will sit with their neighbor under a fig tree, never afraid." Mohammed: "Whoever eats seven Tamr (dates) at breakfast shall rise above magic and poison that day." The Hebrew word for Date palm "Tamar" connotes a woman’s grace. "The only difference between a first date and a job interview is not many job interviews have a chance you’ll end up naked." Jerry Seinfeld. Psalm 92:12: "The righteous shall flourish like the Date palm." Thankfully all we need to do is pop open a bottle and rejoice... L’Chaim!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
el_guapo (28) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Good. Not the best Belgian style I have ever had. 22oz. Bottle. Tastes like something is just a little off from other really good Belgians I have had. Still glad I found it at our local shop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5638) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Honestly, I wanted to like this. I really, really did. It’s a decent looking beer, ruby red with a nice head. Smell ok, too. But it’s just a boozy mess, the tropical flavors clash with the malts. Just not my thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
22oz bottle. Purple color, rusty head. Odd fizz. Aroma of dark fruit, Belgian Dubbel yeast esters. Flavors of burnt rubber, juiced figs, dark fruit esters. Malt is the dominant character in this beer. Dry, wooded, rubber, alcoholic finish. (3731)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3034) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 11, 2013
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, over a clear brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is dark malts, with light coffee, molasses, brown sugar.....taste is moderate sweet, with brown sugar, molasses, plum, prune, finishing with light hop bitterness, with a twinge of spice.....mouth feel light of medium, slightly astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds slight acid tingle. This is not a bad beer, but it lacks the incredible depth in the malt backbone of a Doppelbock. Also, it is sweeter than a typical Dubbel. Hence the brewery’s given name. I would prefer less muddle in aroma and flavor. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6900) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a transparent copperish brown with beige lacing. Smells solid too; dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Better than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (909) - Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Pours a clear ruby amber with a small off white head with good lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, some breadiness and spices like cinnamon and clove. Taste has dark fruits with the same breadiness and a lightly roasted malt flavor. Cinnamon, clove and brown sugar on the finish. Mouthfeel is full and medium/full bodied with medium carbonation. Tastes as billed, a malty bock with Belgian spiciness and dark fruit flavors. Not overly complex but flavors meld well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1385) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2013
The appearance of this beer is a dark and clear mahogany color with an off-white head that fades from a medium size to nothing quite rapidly. The aroma of this beer smells strongly of booze with an undercurrent of sour fruit; furthermore, the taste is mildly sweet, mildly sour, and a touch umami, and the palate combines a thin texture, soft carbonation, long finish, and a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (7095) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
had on draft @ Nobi .. . plum pit and light fruit .. . pours out amber brown .. . a bit muddled and thin .. . just not enough of either style but not awful .. . . you can tell which kids are smoking meth in high school. all their yearbook quotes say "did you hear that?"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5481) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
This poured a lighter red color with an off white head. Aroma was toasted malt, some dark fruits, yeast and light metal. Flavor was metalic and citrusy upfront finish by mild spices and yeast. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bomber pours mahogany with a thick caramelized sugar head. Fruity sweet, fig and plum.

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