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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A moderately strong Belgian Abbey-style beer. The traditional yeast strain imparts a complex assortment of spicy phenolic and fruity flavors Hints of clove, plum and raisin permeate this rich, malty and full-bodied beer. And its lofty, tan head sits gracefully atop the seductive, deep mahogany nectar.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1870) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of DocLock -- thanks!

Pours dark cola with a fine head. Nice dried-fruity aroma, cloves, toffee. Spicy, clove-driven flavor, not at all too sweet (though not exactly dry either, just balanced). Easy drinking, and a pleasure to go through 750 mls. This is probably the best American-brewed dubbel that I’ve had to date.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2008
Tap at Stoudt’s Brewing. Pours a deep brown colour with a thick moussey dark brown head. The aroma is quite rich and plummy. Deep rich molassesy character, soft plums with light cherry and chewy malt base. Very softly sweet. Palate is rich and sweet, but not at all cloying. White raisin, cherry, caramel and brown sugar with a light chocolate flavour as well. Very well-balanced dubbel. Soft and chewy with a great balance of the yeast and the malt. Really awesome brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Abbey Dubbel is the one style of beer I don’t think the American brewers have been able to pin down. The aroma was average. Dark fruit, spice and wine. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown with a huge pillowy tan head. Taste was very flat and somewhat weak. Raisin, brown sugar and plum with a very watery aftertaste. Little to no carbonation in this one. Subpar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 26, 2008
750 ml bottle...not sure of the year...but it’s at least 4 years old or more at the point I opened it. Pours a nice deep brown with a bunch of ruby red notes and a medium bubbly/creamy off white head that left some nice lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, tobacco, some oxidation setting in, fruity notes, some molasses and Belgian yeast spicy notes. Flavor of mixed dark fruits, caramel, toffee, candi sugar, malty sweetness, clove, nice mix of Belgian yeast esters. This Dubbel held up nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
On tap at Stoudts Brewery. Dark brown pour with tan small foam head. Mix of spice and fruits with a nice malty feel. Good texture and body, fresh and smooth with a little bite - some sweetness. Fresh and tasty, loved this on tap with fresh Stoudts brewery made bread to dip!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
dark brown with slight head and carbonation. flavor is of sweet malt and candy sugar. a nice balance and a solid depth for an american belgian. a solid beer

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Draft: Poured a Dark brown color with a frothy tan head. Aroma was that of caramel and malt. Flavor was a good fruity/spicy combo with nice balance and a smooth finish. I would definitely enjoy this one again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (675) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Vintage date: 03/06/02

Nice dark amber brown color with small cream head and little lacing. Aroma is very rich, malty and vinous with strong grape notes. Flavor is intensely vinous, sharp fruits, and malty with a light roasty finish. Warming alcohol tingle is nice, but not overwhelming. Excellent vintage beer...found it for $6.99 at Chuck’s in the cooler doors!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting room. Pours a clear light amber brew with just a fine film for head. Aroma of dried fruit, nutty caramel malt, and a touch of oak wood. Taste is full bodied, very light carbonation, with flavors of deep dark fruit, caramel malt and some citrus hop aftertate. Finish is slightly sweet and short.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
RBSG 07. Light brown color and no visible sediment. A standard quality dubbel that is solid but doesn’t do anything to impress. It definitely does have a Belgian character, primarily from the yeast, but also the sweet malt flavor with some fruit. It does taste quite good, even if it doesn’t offer anything new.


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