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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a darker brown with a thin head of beige foam. The head dissipates pretty quickly. The aroma has metallic chocolate and roasted malt. The taste has some sweetness, and a muted spice character. Bigger body and a slick mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shag (2714) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Appearance is a very murky brown color. The aroma is a bit off and contains some chocolate and caramel. Maybe some odd grassy notes in there? The flavor is also a bit off like a boozy brown ale that has lost its way. I’m getting some cooked veggies in the flavor. NO! You get some malty notes with chocolate and caramel you look for in a Dubbel but you also get a lot of dryness not something I expect or want. Some dark fruit shows in the finish. Overall its ok but not an A+ product probably more like a C- with a note to get rid of the flaws.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SudsMcDuff (7095) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
12 oz CaN .. Dented .. Pours a medium tawny brown .. Mild foam .. Cereal and sweet malts .. Mild and stinkfinger.. Nice but lacking .. . Is that cat wearing a tuxedo? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cunningham (5897) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
Lovely dark amber color with a bit tan head. Looks really inviting. Dried fruits, some yeast, toffee, plums and raisins in the aroma. Medium + body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Plums, dried fruits, toffee, yeast and raisins in the flavor. A bit to much yeast.
[Can from a trade with RobertDale]

US State #46

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Can from Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Pours reddish-brown, small tan head, moderate lacing. Aroma is malty, hints of bread, fig, a little cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, rich malt body, toffee. Medium body. Decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1503) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel, and some fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kroney (213) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Pours reddish brown. Toffee malt, floral hops and mild sweet yeast. Clean refreshing palate. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4419) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
12 ounce can. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and yeast. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, and yeast. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9274) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Draft. Orange-berry caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet berry, toffee malt, and mildly bitter herbal alcohol flavor. Fruity and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
On tap, muddy brown, with some tan foam, aroma and flavor has some pecan shell and coca cola, sugary finish

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