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Straight To Ale Brother Joseph’s Belgian Dubbel

Straight To Ale Brother Joseph’s Belgian Dubbel
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Maimed in an accident that left him with a hunched back, Brother Joseph Zoettl worked in the St. Bernard Abbey power plant shoveling coal. In his spare time, Brother Joseph used found objects such as marbles and chunks of concrete and tile to build miniature shrines and buildings on the Abbey grounds. Over 40 years, he created 125 different models and replicas. Today, the Ave Maria Grotto covers three acres and is world-renowned as both a fun roadside attraction and an awe-inspiring collection of folk art. We have named our Belgian dubbel after Brother Joseph as a testament to his perseverance, his hard work, and his indomitable spirit. A full-flavored abbey-style ale with a complex taste and aroma, Brother Joseph’s Dubbel is filled with specialty malt and dark fruit character.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6077) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Draught at the Straight to Ale Taproom, Huntsville, AL. Clear mahogany colour with a small off-white head. The aroma is like mild fruit liqueur... Not bad. The flavour is also a bit like liqueur. Sweet, fruity, a bit boozy and strong. Warming. The aftertaste is also a bit boozy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vestlake (82) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Sweet, malty aroma. Taste is fruity and malty and has a thin feel in the mouth. Not much carbonation but the taste was pretty good, though a tad bland for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (455) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Draft. Brown with a little off white head. Aroma of malts and light fruit sweetness. Light body with some malt sweetness upfront with slightly tart finish. Very little carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b79turner (216) - Alabama, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Growler purchased from the brewer. Pours an amber brown with very little head, could’ve lost some carbonation in the growler because the pint that i bought had a largewhite head. White lacing around the glass. Very thin mouthfeel. Nose is candied sugar, dried fruits, a little funkiness. Taste is similar. Not my favorite of the style, but a very drinkable Belgian style dubbel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Looks like a dubbel but doesn’t really taste like one. Still pretty good, though, with a nice sweet/sour balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Grassy and spicy aroma with some light sweet malty notes. The flavor has toasted malts and spicy yeast, with some light caramel malty sweetness and light floral notes. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drostj (98) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2012
very interesting beer. Tangy, sour orange flavor with a bit of malt. Clear light amber color with a creamy thick head. Not at all what I expected from a dubbel, but very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Itzjerm (998) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Not a bad beer. Sweet malty with the typical belgium hop. Does have a slight thin feel to the mouth, not typical for a belgium. Enjoyable though I’d get it again.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
On tap at the nook. Pours dark brown with a smidge of a brown head. A bit sweet on the lips. A bit of alcoholic pungency on the nose. Very thin mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft sample at the Third Annual Rocket City Brewfest. Hazy brown in the glass with a tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel. The flavor found hints of dark fruits and light malt. Light body and smooth.


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