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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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 14/20
Nero55 (788) - Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3727) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
Can thnx to dad at the kelk. Pours dark brown, small white head. Smell is sweet, caramel, earth. Taste is bit bitter, sweet, chocolaty caramel taste, some sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (53) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Poured from a can: This brown ale has lightly sour taste with a medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2326) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Can. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, yeasty, dark fruit aromas. Plum, yeasty, caramel, malty flavors. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Draft at the source. Clear dark amber color, bright white head, solid lacing. Aroma of rye bread. Taste is spiced brown bread. Full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3682) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Tap. Pours clear rich hazel, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is malty, breads, fig, yeast Esters, hint of cocoa. Flavor is medium sweet, lits of yeast spiciness, rich malt body, toffee, orange. Medium body. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2453) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2014
12 oz can pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of malts, toffee, raisins and fruit. Taste is malts, caramel, fruit and some citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3852) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Tap. Pours mostly clear brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, light caramel, faint woody notes, and faint toast. Flavor is semisweet bready malt base, light Belgian yeast esters, light hop bitterness, and faint floral notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. Can’t put my finger on it, but for an abbey style dubbel, this doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewKitty (2) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
A Belgian Dubbel should be a deep reddish, moderately strong, malty, complex ale. I found this to be light brown, lightly sour in aroma and taste, thin in body, lacking dark fruit flavors and complexity, which is the hallmark of this style. It’s not a bad beer, it is just not to style. More like a session sour. Maybe it was just the can I tried. I’ll try again in the future.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2014
On tap at Cypress Street pub (ATL). Clear amber with a good durable head. Aroma seems off with too much barnyard but certainly fresh as it was just brought in from ’bam. Flavor: follows the aroma; poor with a variety of of-flavors. Overly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LiMuBai (190) - - SEP 10, 2014
Pours a deep copper, with the aroma of grass and grain. The flavor has a horse blanket, leather quality and a slightly sour finish.

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