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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2136) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7317) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrSilverworm (8154) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4166) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1240) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrjaxson (339) - .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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricyclist (1024) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Effervescent pour of properly colored deep amber with a full khaki head. Nose is rich fruitiness, raspberry and plum, currant. Smells heavy. Flavor is rich and sweet, heavy malt forward, tang of deep fruit again. Lighter body that one may expect, but drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3769) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Chestnut brown, moderate head, quickly dissipated. Front notes are brown sugar and caramel; spicy comes through later, but still mildly. Sweet fruits and caramel are laid on thick, though not sickly; in that sense it remains well balanced. The body is fine up front but does seem a little undersupported on the back end. Good beer, very easy drinking, to be sure. Bottle.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. From notes. Banana, clove, some Belgian candi sugar and a hint of citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle courtesy of AWISLguy. Thanks! Opened 11/2/14. Pours a hazy brown with a large fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dates, cherries, brown sugar, bread, caramel, spice. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, rye bread, dark fruits, citrus. Medium bodied, mild lingering fruits, highly carbonated, maybe too highly carbonated. Nice dubbel.


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