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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Belgian-style dubbel aged in wine barrels.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from the Sierra Nevada gift shop. Crystal clear copper amber with red highlights. Very low carbonation and the thin head disappears quickly. Sour, funky and slight red wine vinious aromas follow very directly into the taste. Taste is tart but not as sour as the aroma would make you anticipate. This is balanced very nicely by sweet caramel and honey sweetness. The sour red wine taste wraps around the sides of the tongue in an interesting way. The body is a bit thin and the lack of carbonation makes it fall a little flat. Finishes with a lasting sourness and woody wine barrel flavors. Good overall, but I prefer the regular dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours murky dark brown with a small, tight bubbled beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is rich malt, dark fruits and bready notes, earthy hops, and soft vinous notes. Flavor is sweet dark fruit and rich malt with light earthy hops and bitterness, vinous notes, spicy alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (7132) - Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Draft to taster at the Mills River brewpub. This batch is 8.5% abv with 14 IBUs. Looks good; a mostly transparent copperish orange with off-white head that dissipates into lacing pretty quickly. Smells of dark fruit, vanilla, and oak alongside mild notes of Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours a dirty amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of dried fruits, light caramel and fairly prominent barrel notes. Flavour is medium complex, with red wine and wood upfront but not too overbearing, with subtle hints of dark fruits and caramel. Not much sweetness at all, though a tad boozy. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Fruity, I get grapes and plums, maybe dried fruit as well. Spicy, banana and clove yeast notes. Oak, and a slight hint of booze as well. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4290) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2015
Pours clear chestnut with a thick, frothy, and rather persistent pale buff head. Strong, nose-filling aroma presents caramel, earthy, malty, and subtle clove and fruity tones. It is rather sweet, even for an abbey. Flavor is a little more subtle, less sweet, more malt and earth tones, a fruity underpinning of apple and a little banana plus clove and even a snippet of hops. Mouthfeel features firm body and a fair amount of fizz, as well as a sweet caramel and malty finish. Roll out the barrel, and we’ll dubbel our pleasure, dubbel our fun!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Wood/oak, vanilla, dark fruits, vinous, and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (4119) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle at ChurchKey shared by Eric, thanks! Dark amber brown with light off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, spice, banana, light wine. Tastes of dark fruit, oak, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6106) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a pretty large off-white head. Aroma was light fruits, some very mild barrel, woody notes, some grape notes. Flavor was light vine, with some light barrel aging character. Normally I’d be disappointed with the "lack" of barrel notes, but it’s a pleasant, well balanced beer that is easy to drink and is certainly something that could be shared with those who aren’t looking for chewing on a bunch of liquored up wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (5231) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky dark with fading cream head. Some tannins, plum, grape, fruit in general. Very smooth. Bit pricey but good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BroadestTom (261) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma wine, grapes, caramel, banana, clove, raisin, Appearance red, clear, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, sticky, fizzy, lively, Overall definitely a wine characteristic to it. I get some wood on the taste from the barrel but it is light. Really nice barrel aged beer that I would suggest to a friend.

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