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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11192) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
12oz bottle-thanks decaturstevo-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is sweet light/medium malt, yeast, some herbal. Taste is sweet light/medium malt, yeast, 2nd herbal hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10367) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Bomber from Bruisin Ales. Pours copper with a one finger foamy off-white head. Aromas of roast malt and kandi. Med maybe body with mild carbonation. Flavor is roast malt, and kandi, and a touch of yeast/spice. Certainly Belgian, and not of light flavor, but somehow it seems a combo of dubbel and tripel. On the other hand it drinks quite well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10102) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9104) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, pear, apple and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a watery finish. Flavors of carmel, pear, spice and light apple with a crisp watery lingering spiced finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6331) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
A small off-white head settles above the totally clear pale amber body, certainly very light-coloured for a dubbel. Nevertheless, it has chocolate powder notes in the nose together with crude, unripe fruit esters (green banana, green strawberries, pear skin) combined with a white sugar and doughy bread. Altogether, an aroma that could be more mature and developed. In mouth, the same flavour profil goes on with the hops taking a bit more room with their herbal and floral undertones finishing with a surprisingly strong bitterness matching the malt’s graininess roughly. Feeling a bit raw and unpolished, lacking in malt depth and structure. Has little to do with a Scotch ale reminiscent Belgian Dubbel that’s for sure, but even as a straightforward Belgian pale ale, this is overrun by most of the competition.


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