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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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!


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2449) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Nice sized creamy and dense malted milkball colored head of fine bubbles. Rich malty aroma with some milk chocolate, fruit and some yeast notes. Color is a deep crimson brown. Flavor is loaded with plums and raisins, dark roasted grains, sweet malts and some spices. Pretty dubbel-ish like in flavor and body. Finishes dry and a bit pasty with a lingering maltiness and a hint of tartness from the fruit. A decent offering from HeBrew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2113) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
A nice fruity doppel/dubbel with figs, dates and a general sweet dried fruity flavour. Toasted toffee malts with big brown sugary sweetness. Not as fruity as the aroma with a mild fruit flavour. Warmth of the finish with a typical Belgian dubbel flavour throughout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1247) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Brown with ruby notes thin offwhite head; aroma of malt slightly sugary; Flava is def sweet with alcohol notes; feels thick and slick; finishes dry malty and sticky sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle share. Ruby. Aroma of dates, molasses, and other malty joy. Taste is similar, with earthy notes. Chewy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1345) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Bomber ----> Snifter. Nose is big time dates, light molasses, fruity dates, belgian yeast, candy. Pour is dark brown, almost black. Flavor is lightly fruity, molasses, spicy yeast, semi-sweet. Not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2013
22oz bomber shared by OmegaX. The pour was a very clean and deep brownish-purple with excellent head retention. The smell was all dates, figs and toffee. It tasted great with a full-on lager smoothness with light hops and sweet malts. The finish was subtle fig and yeast for a nice balance. Pretty good stuff overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2013
22oz bomber pours with a clear deep ruby red body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma is full and pulsing with dates, brown sugar, figs and a bit of caramel malts. Another pull brings up more figs and lagery yeasty and lightly fruity esteriness. The taste is similar as it is full of robust levels of dates flowing into some figs and prunes and browns sugar and caramel malts. There’s hops in this? I guess. There are lots of pleasing flavors mingling around together creating plenty of interest as well as balance. Cool beans.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a fizzy white head. Sweet caramel, molasses, toffee, bubble gum, banana, and clove aroma and taste with a big burnt grain and clove finish, but there are some unfortunate phenolic notes that lingering in the after finish. Thick sticky palate. Nice complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with almost no head. Aromas of caramel, grass, roasted malt, and spice. Flavors of caramel, resin, bitter licorice, and malts. Dry and spicy, but a little too bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brewballs (214) - USA - JUN 18, 2013
This brew is not 2 bad. It has a fight taste and it washes down fine. While it does not excite it does not offend either. It’s a good brew for a crisp summer day of conversation. As long as you are not discussing Crime and Punishment.


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