Portsmouth Belgian Dubbel
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
Traditionally, this full-bodied brown ale was brewed to nourish monks during their Lenten fast. The incorporation of Belgian candi syrup as well as the yeast strain employed give this beer its authentic flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (3379) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Amber color pour with an off white head. The aroma was dominated by sweet candies. The taste pretty much followed suit and was dominated by sweet Belgian candies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Picked this up on a trade from one of my east coast bruddas’. Been sitting on this for some time and it still came out great. Poured a deep deep amber, little head, maybe old, but not a problem. I was a big fan of the taste on this, big fruits, banana bread, good sweet stuff. Overall loved this beer, reminded me of the Flat Earth Belgian, I will be drinking this again hopefully.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2010
Brown pour with a ligth beige head. Aroma is yeasty, sweet candi sugar and honey, a touch of fruity esters. Mouthfeel is medium, flavor is very sweet, a bit of burnt sugar, some light apricot date esters, and some molasses. A flutter of booze near the end and on the finish. Not bad but a bit sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Sampled during Dark Lord Day 09 via roving growler at around 7 am. It’s never too early or late for a beer. Pours a semi-clear light copper amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of golden grain malt, some light candi sugar, a hint of pear, yeast and a touch of spice. Taste is medium bodies, very light in carbonation with a sweet flavor of golden grain malt with some wheat character, some light caramel, spiced pear and candi sugar. Finish is quite sweet with a quick disappearing golden grain malt with a hint of candi sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
This beer at the brewpub in Portsmouth. It was extremely sweet for a belgian, with flavors of honey and apples almost like Apple cider. A very clear amber color with nice lacing.

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