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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Belgian-style dubbel aged in brandy barrels.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20322) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Hazy pale brown colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is mild brandy, some fruits, red berries, ripe fruits as well as mild wooden notes. Flavour is pretty similar with a strong tart and somewhat alcoholic kick to it. Nice sweetish sour feeling over it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (1879) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
This one comes down to wether or not you like brandy. 2 years in the barrel fairly well obliterated any trace of the base brew. Only light light belgian yeasty esters and a touch of malty sweetness were left. Lots of barrel in this sipper. Not the most complex brew in the world, but I dug it. Good brandy. Sweet lingering finish."

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Distinct brandy aroma. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Lemon zest, cognac, caramel and marzipan. Mead-like peppery finish with evident heat. Interesting and surprisingly zesty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2149) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle, passagen. Mahogany brown, clear. Spicy nose with some sort of sweet oaky port-oxidized prunes, brown maltyness, yeasty fruity esters. Medium bodied, bit oily, but bitter ’nuff to cut through. Sweet dried dark fruits, oakyness, some overripe apples. Lots of flavours, but hard to say where it’s going. I would take it as an oak aged barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2777) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours chestnut brown with a small beige head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is estery, tiny phenolic, tiny fruity and boozy with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, dark honey, heavy brandy, moist charred wood, raisins, pear skins, black pepper corns, vanilla fudge, caramelized apples, lemon zest and alcohol. Taste is tiny sour, malty, slightly estery and tiny phenolic with dark bread, toffee, heavy brandy, raisins, plums, pear skins, apple skins, charred wood, vanilla fudge, alcohol, sweet desert wine, black pepper corns and hints of red wine vinegar. Mouthfeel is dry, soft, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sour with dark bread, brandy, raisins, plums, lemon juice,charred wood, vanilla fudge, toffee, alcohol and black pepper corns. Strange and very boozy. Dominating brandy and not even close to a traditional dubbel but the brandy character smells and tastes like good brandy so it’s not all bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at Foeder Teaser Tasting. Clear deep amber/mahogany beer with a small offwhite head. Malty honey aroma, biscuits, fruity, prunes, spicy notes, woody, brandy, vanilla notes, vinous, burnt sugar, raisins, some caramel. Brandy flavor, raisins, dades, lots of alcohol, vinous, caramel, woody, oak, some grapes. A bit too boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3351) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Copper color with off white head. Aroma of raisins, plums, alcohol, pears, rum and a litter more alcohol. Taste has lots of dried fruits, alcohol, red wine, sherry with tangy notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2271) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Bottle. Murky deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, sweet alcohol dried fruit, lemon peel and raw sugar. Taste is dry and light to medium sour with notes of dried fruit, raw sugar, lemon, apple and raisins. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1360) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear brown with a small head. Aroma has brandy, sweet caramel, tart cherries and earthy notes.. Taste is light tart cherries, light bitter and sweet caramel. Medium smooth body.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle thanks to Knä (not on ratebeer). Sampled on April 21, 2014.
BB 2014-12-31.
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet, fruity, brandy scent. Light acidic, very fruity, brandy taste. Warking alcohol. Fruity aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.


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