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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap at the River City Beer Festival at the Diamond on 05/22/2010. Clear copper body with a large persistent creamy off-white had. Sweet candi sugar and light malt aroma. Sugary flavor with belgian spice and light fruit. Dry finish. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle via trade from decaturstevo. Pours clear amber. Nose of ftuit, grass and Belgian yeast. Taste of Belgian yeast, fruit, malt and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3350) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle sent my way by Durhambeer. Pours golden with a small head. The aroma is some copper and some banana with a good bit of fruit and orange zest. There is some mild yeast spiciness in there as well. the flavor is nicely malty with some fruitiness coming from all sides (fruity malt, fruity hops, fruity yeastiness). There are some mild dusty flavors and a bit of baguette breadiness. Nice little beer, but an odd labeling as a dubbel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1152) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Thanks Andy. it’s definitely not a dubbel. Amber-gold-copper. Really fruity nose. Banana. Pretty sweet, finishes moderately dry. Closer to a biere de garde.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5695) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverages - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange, slightly murky pour with a sticky white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Sweet aroma with some caramel accents, a hint of citrus and a bit of booziness. Flavor has some molasses notes, a bit of toffee, some maple syrupy sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (11061) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a light reddish amber color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasted and produced fair lacing. Moderate candy sugar, floral hop and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet flavor with a light to medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good well balanced soft brew.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Growler from Greens Discount Beverage. Pour is a light brown with a bit of yellow and amber and a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and bready, with a little bit of candied fruit and light malts. While the aroma is nice and somewhat complex, there is less to the taste. A bit watery and dull, finishing with a sweet bready finish and a bit of hops and alcohol. An unusually disappointing brew from Highland, although not terrible.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
12oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cream soda, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, cream soda/vanilla, light orange, nut, candi sugar. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a small head, copper colored, clear. Aroma is cereal, hay, little yeastyness. Flavor is a lot better. I can taste the candi sugar, some dark fruit--plum, raisin, toasted malts, but it seems like it is coming from far away. Not really watery, just not pronounced enough.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours fairly dark amber with very little off-white head. Nose is a mixture of the usual belgian yeast/candied sugar malt abbey dubbels and a not-so-desirable slight skunkiness. Taste is somewhat the same....the usual dubbel flavor is there but it’s very thin and watered down with very un-masked alcohol and a little skunk. Hops are almost unnoticable. Finish is short and watery. Not impressed at all....I expect more from abbeys.


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