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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This Abbey Style Dubbel Ale earns its appellation by being brewed with double the normal grain bill and the addition of Belgian dark candi sugar. Fermenting with Trappist yeast creates dark fruit esters. Pilsen, Pale, Extra Special and Chocolate malts evoke classic Belgian Ale sweet aromas with a hint of nuttiness. Use of Hallertau Hersbrucker and German Select hops enhance authenticity and provide a restrained bittering of 20 IBUs and a slight spicy aroma.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Seven Sisters
Date: April 24, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear copper, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, bready malts, fusel alcohol, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, fruity esters, light earthyness, touch of phenolic spicyness, light bitterness follows the spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Pours ruby red with an off white head. Smells of dark fruit, rosey, some caramel. Tastes of dark fruit, some residual sugar, molasses, some toffee, cognac. Enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2011
From bottle. Mild alcohol, raisin, caramel and bitter hop aroma; neutral fruity character. Dark amber to light brown clear with some haze, topped with thin off-white head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Starts medium sweet with caramel and raisin, sugary tang, and light acidity. A bit of oxidation flavor. Mild nutty hop bitter finish, rounded sweetness and neutral fruity after.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1246) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color with a quick to fade beige head. A fair amount of yeast and roasted caramel malt in the aroma. More yeast and candied sugar in the taste. A small amount of bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Fruit, nuttiness, nutmeg, dark chocolate, spices. Pours brown, thin-med head. You can taste both the fruit sweetness and spice. Medium body, lasting flavorful malts, medium-high carbonation. Well balanced and good flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2011
(12oz bottle courtesy of ewright. Thanks Eric!!). Pours a crystal clear deep copper with 2 finger off-white head. Lots of carbonation bubbles as I would have suspected from the pour. The beer looks nice, but as a dubbel, I would have expected ample yeast to be present in the pour. Aroma has dried apricot, some caramel, and papaya. Taste is sweet, but its malty moreso than the nose would indicate. The fruit does begin to reappear a bit on the finish. Thin to medium bodied with a slick texture. I seem to be able to detect some alcohol with a slight burn on the tongue. This is a decent enough beer, but not very good as a dubbel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2011
Bottle. Brown / amber color with a tan head. Smell is yeasty and pretty malty. Not really many hops noted on the initial smell. Taste is sweet and like drinking caramel. Almost too sweet; very fizzy as well. Not really my cup of (beer?). Multiple samples of this, and none of them were really impressive..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10111) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle at The Nook. Pours hazy amber with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (banana, fruity). Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (fruity, banana) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a medium sweet texture and a slightly dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours an amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, malt breadiness . Taste has some spiciness to it - along with some roasted malts, earthy/grassy/floral notes - finishing with some clove. Pretty light in appearance for a dubbel. Not bad, but so many other Dubbels out there that are better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Received this in the under 100 BIF thanks to Kirkpjr . I poured this brew in to a challis and was greeted with a light amount of a off white head on top of a ruby colored brew. I got a lot of Belgian yeast of the nose with some dark fruits as well. The flavor was dark fruits with a touch of spice. It felt medium bodied with light carbonation. I was surprised by this one I thought it was a good Dubbel from an American brewer I would not hesitate in grabbing this at all


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