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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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"Dedication" is an homage to the Trappist brewing monks of Belgium and their distinctive and wonderful beers. Closest in style to a "dubbel" (but bigger!), our abbey style ale is ruby red, unfiltered, and hugely flavorful. The aroma suggests plum, pear, raisin, figs, with a subtle refined spiciness (perhaps black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, a trace of nutmeg).. all this comes from the unique Trappist yeast used in fermentation. The taste is a continuation of the experience, with rich malty character and alcohol heat vying for attention amidst more fruit and spice complexity. This amazing beer is truly meant to be savored. Brewed with hops from Brewmaster Scott’s own hop garden!


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Profiles more or less as a straightforward dubbel. There is a medicinal quality that appears toward the finish that detracts a bit from the overall experience, but still a good brew.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Tap at the brewery - medium amber with a light haze - this one has some potential, but is far too sweet and alcoholic - there are some nice notes of plum and toffee, along with some spicy phenolics, but a sugary sweetness washes these out and the alcohol heat in the finish is a bit much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Dark amber pour - really nice nose on this one, permeating the table (maybe I’m just extra thirsty). Served in a pretty big chalice glass. A bit disappointed, they have the Apple Brandy version listed on their menu but don’t expect to tap it until the weekend - WTF? This may taint my rating. Lots of dark fruit in the aroma and the taste. Just a hint of booze in the finish. Nice spice character from the Belgian yeast as well. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Fruit and syrup aroma. Deep honey and wheat taste. Dark amber pour. This was poured from a keg at vintage brewing in Madison, WI.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Had it at on tap Vintage Brewery in Madison Wi. Poured a clear brown hue, with a light head. Heavy Belgian malt aroma and the ginge and anise really pop out with this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiGuy68 (393) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Vintage.a dark hazy amber with a thin head. Spiced fruit and the taste of malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
Tap at Vintage. Amber-brown body, steady beige head. Warm fruit tinged Belgian yeast notes, raisin, toffee. Has a nice doughy, soft carbonation, overall mouthfeel is great. A pretty solid effort, true to style. Vanilla amber malt fruit tones, but really well balanced and grounded in the smooth, clean base malts. Well done, great Stateside Dubbel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2333) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
From notes. Draft at the brewpub. Fruity and roasty with a good dose of caramel. Not super complex but very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at Vintage. Poured medium orange with a short off-white head. The aroma was sweet with dark fruits and raisins leading.. cloves and white peppery alcohol were quite strong.. some vanilla too.. maybe a bit disjointed, but interesting. The flavor found mostly sweet, darker fruits at the core, along with a little toffee.. ginger, cloves, white pepper, and banana essence around.. finished spicy and hot. Medium-plus bodied and too aggressive on the palate.. seems like they tried to do too much here.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with an off white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has notes of dark grain and raisin with a bit of anise and dark fruit. Flavor begins with sweet gains and dark frui with some alcohol and raisin in the finish.


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