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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11906) - 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 (934) - 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 (3472) - 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 (10538) - 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 (4919) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Pours mahogany into a stem glass. Cola head with little retention crackles and recedes to sicken surface. Pit fruit aromas. Slick with dark pit fruit front to back. Lasting date, fig and pomegranate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2732) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours a translucent copper red on two with thick tab head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of German yeast and sweet caramel malts. Taste is pretty much all the yeast with a hint of fruity esters at the end. Odd, a little sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7083) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a candi sugar aroma. There is a carbonated treacle flavor with some sugar and a dry slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, bubble gum, light spice and a hint of alcohol. Nice flavors of dark fruits, bready malts, molasses and a hint of earthiness. Similar finish with more pronounced fig notes and some alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4254) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Aroma is dark fruit, malts and a small hint of coffee. The flavor is dark fruit/mildly vinous, malts, mild sweetness and a tart finish.

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