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This is a Belgian-style double brewed with a traditional coriander, and an uncommon addition of kaffir lime and lemongrass. An amber body, rich, flavorful, absolutely delicious, and entirely too drinkable for a beer that’s 8.5% ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3687) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Can @ the Cuvee de Castleton release. This beer was unique, not like other dubbels I have had. Flavoring was more like a a pale ales ingredients on top of the Belgian grain flavor. ABV is hidden well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6706) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Can that Trevor brought to the Cuvee de Castleton release at Captain Lawrence. Pours a hazy light brown with a thin tanned beige head. Spicy lime and slightly medicinal aromas. Medium bodied, and some candied apricot flavors. Finishes a bit hot, with a slightly metallic note. Kind of meh, but interesting at least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 10, 2009
Expensive can. Pours with a hazy tangy toffee like amber brown body with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, lime, coriander, clove, very spicy, with light bandaid. Taste is a spicy and rich dubbel, with dark fruits, coriander, chocolate, and alcohol. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Can. Aroma of anise, yeast, lots of tropical, practically juicy character which seemed sort of pineapple-like to me, but definitely could be that lime. Flavor again even more tropical and fruity, but yeasty-tropical, very different from a tropical fruit sort of IPA, but also very different from the everyday double. Pretty sweet, but works with the tropical character. Very unique, sort of odd at first, but tasty in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3506) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Can thanks to Naven. Pours a murky brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, light fruits (apple, fig), and light spices. Flavor is sweet (sweet fruits, lemon) and yeasty initially with some spices in the finish. Sweet, but drinkable and tasty. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 8, 2009
The Belgian dubbel can overwhelm the lemongrass, kaffir lime and spices at times. On tap is better than via the can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Tasted at the San Diego International Beer Festival. Light orange with no head. Strong orange and lemon aroma and taste with a chewy citric acid palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Can shared by SamGamgee on 1/10/09: Pours a hazy copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt and some peppery clove spcie wtih a hint of lime. Starts with good fullness and doughy malty sweetness with a unique spice profile before a drier, slightly warming finish. An interesting and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2516) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Thin tan head thats short lived, no lace left behind. Hazy brown color. A fairly ugly brew. Nose is nice, lightly sweet caramel malts, soft spices and fruity notes. Body is med/full, oily on the palate with a soft carbonation. Great malty fruity flavors, caramel, raisin and the spices playing off of them. Lightly sweet, fruity finish. Highly quaffable. Best Dubbel in a can for sure. Oughta be proud of this one! Props to agentsteve for the can!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1306) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Poured hazy orange with a bright white head, good retention and lacing. Aromas of yeast and zesty fruit, including the lime as promised. Lemon and lime are stronger on the tongue, accompanied by a Belgian-like yeast character. Lots of other flavors in a rather complex profile, such as bananas, orange peel, spices, brown sugar, pineapple, alcohol. Light and smooth mouthfeel, but lively carbonation, and the lemongrass highlights the finish. Uncommon indeed, but in a terrific way. What a pleasant surprise.

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