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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4186) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, woody notes, light spice, fig, raisins, and light floral notes. Flavor is semi-sweet bready malts, mixed spices, some dry woody notes, light hop bitterness, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish with a touch of sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3506) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Growler fill from Aw Shucks. Pours a dark amber red, good initial head fades to nothing, clear. Aroma lightly of sweaty socks, a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is a bit like a cross between a weizenbock a dubbed, and La Folie. Some clove up front, along with a touch of sweaty sock. Middle of the beer is caramel malts and cherry. Finish is lightly spicy, with pepper and a bit more clove. Rather liked this one, good complexity. Wish it had been just a bit more full bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9064) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Brown pour, nice head. The smell is slightly tart, fruity, plenty of schisandra. The flavor is real good. Has notes of juniper, cedar, and brett. Slight bubblegum aftertaste. Nothing like a dubbel but a nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1443) - 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 (2601) - 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 (2360) - 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 (5031) - 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 (727) - 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 (12303) - 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.


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