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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (7973) - .....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 (6244) - 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 (2658) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bomber pours mahogany with a thick caramelized sugar head. Fruity sweet, fig and plum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4826) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2013
650 ml. Clear dark copper with a small ring of bubbles. Aroma is banana, walnut and a touch of raisin and chocolate. Flavors of raisin, banana, walnut, cacao, merlot, and a bit of soy sauce. Medium body is watery, dryish and has average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
On draught at Green Dragon. Dark ruby amber. Aroma of yeast, candy, malt. Taste hits notes of plum, dates, sweet malt. Nice syrupy mouthfeel, with lingering pitted fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear dark ruddy amber with a frothy beige head. The aroma of dark fruits is strong. Some dark malt aroma too. Med + body. Flavor is date/fig with some chocolate, and perhaps a bit of anise. The malt is malty. There’s a lot of flavor in this, and tho it’s finishing sweet, there are so many other flavors that there’s a bitter component. The flavors are not common, but they are tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1103) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Belgian yeast, smoke and brown sugar on the nose. Dark brown in color with a thin foam rim.Strongly carbonated flavors of caramelized molasses, roasted sugars, dark fruits, plums and smokey maple. Overall, its pretty flavorful with hinted booze. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
22oz bottle 5/18/13 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-62° in Trappist Glass-Pours a dark ruby red with a small tan ring for a head. Aroma of Belgian Yeast, dark fruit, and figs. Taste of yeast, dark fruit, figs, and malts. This full bodied brew is well balanced and as I say often another kick ass brew from Shmaltz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, brown sugar, dates, light carmel and light fig. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, earthiness, brown sugar and light dates with a smooth lingering toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark ruby with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is dark fruits and figs. Medium mouthfeel with sweet roast and yeast with light spice finish. Good.

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