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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
Brewmaster Dan reveals the guarded secrets of Belgium Brewer’s in this Strong Ale. Ancient traditions dictate this Belgian style Dubbel was brewed with a long kettle boil, pitching a blend of yeast strains and bottle conditioning encouraged with Belgian Candi Sugar. Dan’s insistence on old world methodology creates the complexity of the Strong Ale you hold 18°P. Sipping will reveal the a cordial of caramel and spiced fruit notes. This makes it perfect to lie down in your cellar or enjoy by the fire tonight. Thanks for Supporting the Arts. Daniel & Deborah Carey

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to joshmcg000. Hazy, dark copper tinted brown pour with a tall, fluffy beige head that has great retention and leaves very nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, Candi Sugar, tree fruit, sweet cherries, fruity floral notes, a little banana bread, a touch of lemon curd and nice, deep toasty pastry notes. Flavor is chocolate, dark toast, roast, wine soaked dark fruit, light nutty notes, roasted stone fruit, spice, banana, bubble gum, dates, caramel then some floral notes, crusty bread, toffee and spice to the finish. Medium body, creamy to syrupy feel, with a medium, blanketing carbonation and off dry finish. Really good stuff, one of the better Dubbels I have had. It really opens up around cellar temp, which is probably how it should be drank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
valpoaj (707) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle Pour - murky, reddish-brown with a medium head that settles quickly into a lasting film. Aroma is candi sugar, hint of dark fruit, bready...relatively strong, bit of a musty note...not bad, but not great. Flavor is decent as well - quite yeasty, generally sweet but with some back-end bitterness. Palate is medium-bodied. Ok, yet far from great offering, though this admittedly isn’t one of my favorite styles...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From a trade awhile ago. Pours a muddy brown with a red hue in my Pig Tulip. Robust dubbel style head. Aroma is prunes, plus, raisins, brown sugar, candied walnuts. Taste is dark fruits, walnuts, light brown sugars, toffee, and caramel. Active carb, medium body. Finish is spiced and candied nuts. Overall good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Supe clear dark ruby red. Smell of cranberry candies. Palate crisp and sparkles. Mostly flavor so of different red fruits, such as cherries cranberries and raspberries. Some brown malts and walnuts as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BiiruBierBeer (917) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells like a dubbel and pennies and shoe leather. Tastes like a very dry dubbel. A bit minerally, especially in the aftertaste. This one was a miss for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz. bottle from my wife’s aunt in Madison - thanks again, Gretchen! Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves a lasting film. Notes of caramel, boozy bread, toast, leaves, muddled spice, banana, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy, malty, sweet, leafy mouthfeel that finishes dry. Showing more age than it actually has, but still a solid dubbel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2015
12oz bottle, Hazy amber orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose ropes of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Creamy kind of vegetable aroma, caramel, breadiness. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light bitterness, kind of dry. Not a great dubbel. Seems old and off; not well-integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5781) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2015
12 oz. Bottle to round out Willrunforbeer’s afternoon cellar clean out. Looks like a bottle date of 05/14 stamped on the neck. Dirty brown color, thin lasting head. Aroma is real nice, spiced apples, raisins and figs. The flavor does reflect the aroma with dark fruit being deep and rich without it becoming to sugary sweet. Yeast helps balance the level of malts. Body is appropriate for the style and has a light spice in the finish. Very nicely crafted from this brewer yet again. Fine example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2056) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2015
12oz bottle. Dated 05/14. Pours medium brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, apple, slight vegetal, slight floral. Taste is caramel, apple, slight vegetal. Banana and yeast show towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2015
This poured a darker red color with off white head. Aroma of toast, dark fruit and caramel. Flavor similar, somewhat grassy, almost rustic, and well integrated. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrjaxson (450) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2015
A yeast bomb? Is it possible? Huge nose of yeast with bits of candied fruit and moist leaves come out of the piles of foam. Not as sweet as the candied sugar ingredients suggest. Harsh, musty and boozy on the finish with hints of raisins. According to other sources, this is the second time New Glarus has released a dubbel, and I would think it possible that brewmaster Dan might rework the recipe for 2015 to make this smoother.

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