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Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Perhaps its time to discuss putting beer down. No were not insulting the object of our love and livelihood, were talking cellaring. With the different malts and house-made Belgian candy sugar, this classic Dubbel could benefit from 6 to 30 months of repose in a quiet, cool place. If you can bear the wait youll find the plum and raisin characters, the characteristic phenolics and the hints of dark chocolate reconciled to perfection. ABV from 8.5% to 7.5%.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonybaldeagle (56) - - SEP 17, 2013
I didn't read about the benefits of cellaring until after opening it so I might have to buy another. Certainly has potential with excellent flavours and body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (273) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2013
I liked this, it was what it said it was. Then I thought it might have been a bit shy on the malt, a bit thin in the middle and didnt finish with as much tang as I thought it might. Having said that I wish I had the patience to keep one aside for a few months just in case it gets a lot better. Id easily buy this again and have no hesitation in being one a gift for a friend, even if its not a top marks beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omega (639) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2013
I am typically a fan of the seasonal releases but this one did little for me. Palate is a bit on the subdued side and cant say the flavours lingers for any significant period of time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
Clear deep copper poor. High carbonation and a soapy sustainable white head. Aroma was bready and rich. Flavor was rich deep I found bready yeast at first but after warming slightly there was very slightu chocholate and dark fruits. Enjoyable drink that was very smooth and interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 19, 2013
rating from backlog. a very standard tasty dubbel, with all the belgian yeasts, banana, and raisins youd expect.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1482) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013
Aha, got you you little bugger! Coppery brown colour with plentiful carbonation and a smattering of whitish-cream coloured head. Authentic caramel and powdered cocoa aromas along with faint dusty basement aromas typical of the style. The flavour more or less mirrors the aroma. This beer has been done well and leaves a lingering hankering for another. A little out of style with the abv, but this is mere nitpicking on a beer that I found to be gratifyingly tasty,

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SAChubb (3) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2013 does not count
Vibrant copper colour, with a fine off-white head. The aroma is fairly subdued, with some fruity hops and a range of mild malty notes. The palate is dominated by the malt sweetness, with an abundance of mango, passionfruit and banana tropical fruit flavours and phenolics, balanced with a mid to light dose of well integrated hops bitterness that tempers the richness and alcohol. There are also hints of chocolate malt, raisin and prune, which are likely to develop over time. Velvety smooth texture. A very appealing beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Draft at Brothers courtesynof Nick, thank you! Hazy amber color, very light for a dubbel. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is smooth milk chocolate, toffee.


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