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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A traditional Belgian-Style Dubbel. Brewed with all imported Belgian malts and Belgian rock candi. Fermented with Trappist Ale yeast. Brewed 2003 and released in July 2004 to celebrate the pubs 10th anniversary.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
gd4evr (13) - Mar Vista, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
In a word, RICH as a good dubbel ought to be. Tough to find this beauty down in Socal but picked some up at City Beer Store in San Francisco. Dark fruit notes from sniff to swallow complemented by a soothing alcoholic warmth. Tremendous local version of an age old style.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11276) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Bomber from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown with a foamy 3 finger beige head. Warm dark malt aromas. Near full bodied. Flavor evinces a touch of heat, but mostly a lot of malt, dark, and I think there’s a lingering note of kandi. Very lightly spicey. I’d suggest it’s not undeserving of consideration as an abbey ale. It’s certainly very good, though perhaps a bit light on spice. There’s just a little. Yummy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Another great beer from Valley Brew. Sweet malty aromas and flavors. Caramel brown sugar and touches of fruitiness. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (879) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle, sampled at Woodshop Quad, thanks to AgentSteve! Pours a clear dark reddish-brown with a white ring. Rich sweet aroma, of fruit, cherries, malt, and pine. Big sweet and sharp taste, of malt, pine, herbs, and berries. Lingering sweet sharpness. Really tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle from AgentSteve (via Steve the brewer) tried at at Woodshop Quad. I think one of 3 bottles left in existence, with the other two being held by the brewer. Amber color. Malty. Mellowed, but not obvious oxidation. Possible a small hint of sour, but not unpleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle from agentsteve at the woodshop quad. Pours reddish with no head. Nose is sweetish. Taste is sweet and malty and boozy. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2009
very nice double...great malty flavor and clean mouthfeel I can taste the candy sugar and it is not cloying at all

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
(sample from agentsteve at the woodshop tasting.)malty with hings of candy sugar with a slightly hoppy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
perrysliquor (1) - livermore, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008 does not count
Thanks to agentsteve nice nose of choclate, huge tase of licorice and coffee. very smotth beer did not taste like dubbel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Pours dark brown, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, little caramel, little wood, little licorice.


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