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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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 Michelangeloís 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 womanís grace. "The only difference between a first date and a job interview is not many job interviews have a chance youíll 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... LíChaim!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (802) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Drink at around 60 to 65 F. Clear copper in color with an almost off yellow head (figs) with great retention! Aromas of Belgian yeasts (ester), banana (ester), fig, clove, nutty, grass and caramel. Flavors of spicy clove, slightly nutty, Belgian esters (banana), light fig and caramel (at warmer temperatures not at refrigerator temps). Medium to high sweetness, light spice aftertaste with a slight dryness. The sugary sweetness of caramel is the dominant character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is figs, toast and bread malt. Flavor is malt and dark fruits, figs, light hops and bitterness with brown sugar and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut that fades to honey-amber at the bottom of the glass and has bubbles like champagne. Tan head is fairly thick but quickly takes its leave. Fruity aroma has notes of date and fig plus a malty undertone and just a snip of caramel. Flavor has a strong fruity core, figs and dates plus hints of smoky malt and caramel. Texture is firm and smooth, none too fizzy. Reminds me of the running joke that most Jewish holidays amount to: "Our enemies tried to kill us, we kicked their butts, so LETíS EAT!" How could anybody not love Jews? BTW - according to many Biblical scholars the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate was not an apple at all, but a fig. Genesis mentions only a "fruit" and does not name the specific type.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (783) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Tulip. Pours a deep amber with a two finger foamy white head. Aroma of bread, sweet candy, figs, heavy malts and Belgian yeast. Taste is similar to the aroma with a sweetness of breads, malts, candy sugars, and spice. Very comforting flavors with a smooth mouth, pleasant finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt notes of cookie, roasted and milk chocolate, moderate cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with date, fig, brown sugar and tobacco in the background. Head is average size, frothy tan, with almost no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then the long finish is slightly sweet, lightly acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, slick with a lively carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Quite a bit more bitter than all other Abbey Dubbels or Doppelbocks Iíve had, but it has the right amount of depth and sweetness to entice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle: Poured a brown red with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, yeast and a little soapy. Taste is dark fruit figs and dates, soft malts, and tingle to the tongue in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle:   Deep copper, rusty hues, thin sudsy light beige head, little lacing.   Whole wheat breadiness, slight dark pitted fruit, almost a immature or sour aspect.   Not sweet on the nose.   Strong breadiness, biscuit, honeycomb on the tongue, with softer notes of dark pitted fruit.   Very honeycomb cereal like.   Not all that chewy, moderate body and mouthfeel but nearing the lighter side for a Dubbel.   Doesnít have that mustiness I associate with the style.   Its also not as sweet as others either.   Very American like, which I expected.   Its decent, middle of the road kind of Dubbel.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tap at City Beer store, very sweet brew, doughy, cheese, licorice, interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (373) - - AUG 18, 2013
Bomber. Sweet dark fruit aroma that includes date and fig notes. Pours dark amber colored with moderate beige head and some lacing. Malty, dark fruit flavor with date and fig notes. Finishes smooth with the dark fruit lingering on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bomber. Poured clear garnet with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up sweet raisins, dates, figs, and molasses with spicy, fruity accents.. fresh vanilla beans rounded it out.. quite sweet overall. The flavor found tart darker fruit skins and peppery yeast on the tip of the tongue, with warm dates, molasses, and vanilla following.. toasted leafy notes joined grainy, but complementary herbal bitterness around.. finished with lots more sweetness and peppery belly warmth.. tasty stuff! Medium-plus bodied with moderate-plus carbonation.. well-balanced, but again just a hair too sweet.


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