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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (1704) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2014
Slightly sweeter take on the traditional dubbel, a little bit lighter weight as well. Still has the fruity character of the old country style, but toned down for the American palate., which is not a bad thing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Incredibly unique; exceptionally good. This is really a clove-forward beer with a hint of Belgian yeast not a dubbel in the typical sense at all. Unusual and it works!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle, shared at game night, and tried alongside Abita Abbey. This was darker and less yeasty/estery, but still had nice flavours. It came across more as a spicy brown ale, probably because of the absence of yeast.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
I really like this one. It’s very similar to their Abbey, except that it has a funky twist. The "wild" element is subtle but adds another dimension to the brew. You still get lots of the candy abbey like notes with a indescribable little zip on the end. There is also some faint banana notes under there from the yeast, most likely. For the price, this is quite a delicious beer... you should check it out.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle with Chris, Ray and Jay. Pours reddish brown with diminishing off white head and seafoam lace. Slightly horsey, brown sugar, spice, sweat sock. Medium body dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (267) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pours a clear dark brown/cola color with a nice tan head. Aroma is typical of this stye. Dark fruits, candy, bready yeast, and caramel. Taste is similar, little watered down, but overall...in par with the style. I would like to do a side by side with the normal distributed abby ale and compare. I think the abby ale is slightly better. Better price point as well. Overall, a good beer. Would definitely drink again.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Carmel brown color with a light head. Smells sweet and shisandra and slight fruitiness. It tastes roasted yet sweet the shisandra comes in nice with a slight tart. Balanced, smooth and ends clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 9/7/2013. Pours crystal clear ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of raisin, plum, red berry, pear, apple, clove, pepper, cinnamon, caramel, toast, candi sugar, herbal, floral, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice and unique aromas with good complexity of malt, yeast ester, and spice notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, plum, red berry, pear, apple, toast, clove, pepper, candi sugar, cinnamon, herbal, floral, grass, light funk, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Slight fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, red berry, pear, apple, toast, clove, cinnamon, candi sugar, herbal, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; with a nice malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice spiced dubbel style. Good balance and complexity of malt, yeast ester, and spice flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HellesBunny666 (77) - Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 Funky and fruity aromas. Smooth and silky in every sip. Earthy, malty, kinda reminds me of Cola sweetness, a slight wood finish. Meh.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Aromas of clove, flowers, and dark berries. Clear, dull red with a mostly lasting khaki head. Dry, sticky, somewhat spicy, earthy, a little green, some alcohol. Medium bodied, smooth, warming in the finish. Oddly balanced, not too structured in the malt department, giving the impression of a somewhat watered-down dubbel, with a good bit of earth, and lacking in Belgian yeast complexities.


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