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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This wild Colorado version of the Belgian Dubbel ropes you in with clove and dark fruit aromas. Deeply rich and malty, every sip has a creamy texture true to Belgian tradition before it rides off with hints of black pepper and cinnamon from the addition of shisandra berries.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1401) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Growler from Ale Yeah!, with much thanks to Timmy. Pours brown, with a small, tan head. Biscuit dough, cloves, light sour cherries, chocolate malts, a slight note of green chilis, and toffee. Very sweet flavor, with a light sourness, and just a hint of hop bitterness. Medium body, chalky, and sticky. This is a distinctly sour beer, but very mellow and yeasty. This is delicious, thick, and very drinkable beer. Unique, and very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
12/26/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown color with a tan head. Aromas of yeast, sugar, malt and spice. Peppery flavors with dark malt and dark fruit. interesting beer, but I think the peppers take over too much.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2349) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Nice dark brown color with an off-white head, that lingers. Sweet, dry fruit and spice aroma. Taste is soft and sweet with a light roast edge and spiced-fruity notes underneath...a touch of alcohol in the finish. This is a nice beer, but the recipe seems more complex than the flavor pofile...still good though. Notes: Bottle = ~ $8 @ Total Wine

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4938) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
22oz bomber split with Anndiesel Christmas Eve 2013. Ruby stained glass burgundy body. Steady, creamy off-white head. Quite a nice Dubbel, the shisandra berry adds a nice fruity depth, without being overbearing. Sweet candy sugar tones, big rich malt, and a the fruity depth of Trappist yeast. Bonus points for making me me aware of shisandra. Soft and delicate while being rich and sweet..what I wish New Belgium 6packs tasted like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark copper color with a nice, off white head. Nice aroma with sweet malt and some banana notes. Various spices mixed in as well. Nice, thick, malty taste with a hint of banana. Sweet finish with some spices. Excellent, Belgian ale.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (724) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Cherry-like fruity, sweet/sour aroma. Sweet, brown sugar malt flavor, and "musty" (for lack of a better word) Brett flavor. Cinnamon spice, and a little of the dark fruit flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12134) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours clear dark copper with a creamy yellow beige head. Aroma seems spicy cinnamon. Med body or better. Flavor is somewhat toasted malt, but there’s a peppery spiciness, and cinnamon is discernible. Could be a little darkish fruit. It’s pretty drinkable, but unusual.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple. Ruby brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is bretty and sweet with dark fruit, black pepper, yeast and toasted malt. Taste is sweet and peppery with caramel, dark fruits, light smoke and a semi wild peppery finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5266) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Dark ruby pour - nose of cinnamon, clove, toffee, dough, moderate earthy wild yeast character - moderate carbonation, fairly creamy texture - flavor is moderately spicy (peppery), moderately phenolic, moderate toffee sweetness, mild cinnamon and clove, very mild wild yeast character - finish is lightly warming/spicy - nothing terribly complex, but pleasant enough - certainly a step above some of the other recent LOF releases.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2139) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Clear reddish-brown with a big pillowy cream colored head. Light lacing. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel, citrus, cinnamon, and slight funk. Tastes a little odd; there’s a weird sort of bitterness with some mild spice and funk and sweet fruit and malt. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation. Ok but it’s muddy.


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