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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   ABV: -
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Weyerbacher Belgian Dubbel is a wonderfully complex abbey-style beer that is sure to satisfy the desires of any aficionado. We brew our Belgian Dubbel with Belgian malts, Belgian candi-sugar, and special Belgian yeast strains and then add French oak chips during fermentation. These premium ingredients combined with our brewers' monk-like patience result in a beer with authentic old-world taste and character.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft notes from spring cleaning. Poured hazy brown with off-white head. Nose was earthy, malty, mild oak, yeasty candi sugar. This was one of the earliest beers to use oak chips, and the flavor was oaky, dark fruity, dark malty, and fairly complex for a beer in the late 1990s. I wish they’d pop this recipe out of mothballs.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
circa 2000@Victors Fantasy Tasting-12oz bottle-pours a light tan head and copper/brown color. Aroma is fusel, medium malt, old socks. Taste is fusel, medium malt, old socks, some spice hops.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Paul. Pours dark brown. Horribly oxidized at this point. Aroma/taste of grape, plum and oxidized malt. Medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle at Victor’s bracket box tasting at Paul’s. Pours a ruby tinged brown with a thin white head. Big old oxidized fruit, old malt, prunes and plums. Super oxidized, almost sour. Old and oxidized. Ugh.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Smells of sugar, processed fruit and wet dog. Tastes of cardboard and sickly sweet. A diabetic’s nightmare.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
willblake (2632) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2008
20070303 12oz bottle, 2001. Strong boozy berry notes, actually reminds of Leroux Blackberry brandy. Yikes, it’s sour, thin, and plasticy. Obviously not particularly resilient to age, though maybe in a transition. Still, worth a shot to try.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2007
[2001] Poured a murky purple brown color with a small, light tan head, light lacing on the glass. Aroma of leaher, sherry, sour cherries, a bit of cardboard, and some nuts as well. Taste of light vanilla, old fruit for sure, cherries, lacto bacteria, with a lengthy sour finish. Certainly seems to have become lambicish, and it wasn’t horrible... Huge thanks to jimmack for sharing this last night, I never thought i’d get to try this!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2007
Much Thanks to Dorwart for Sending This Beer. Cloudy Brown with Orange Hues...Sandy Skin. Sweet Syrupy Malt, Sour Fruit, Oak and Astringent Aroma. Heavy Mouthfeel...Sour Fruit/Cherry Notes..Sweet Syrupy Malt, Very Sweet to Balance Out the Sour Fruits...Dry Oaked Flavor..Fair Amount of Heat. Clean Dry Finish. An Interesting Dubbel, to be Sure.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours a hazy amber, yeasty and muddy, with a fizzy head. Aroma is welches grape soda (thanks to RLB for that description), fruity esters, soy, oxidation, sour notes, cardboardy and metallic. More metal in the flavor, phenolic, old fruit, sour- acetic and lactic giving a wierd vinegar hint and a harsh astringent metallic finish. THis was a fun beer to share at a tasting. Thanks Jason!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2004
Strong yeasty nose with some corriander and a little dust. Hazy gold and a fluffy head. Sweetish malt front with some candi-sugar. Tight peppery end - very spicy all around. Medium body, decent balance. Whiff of alcohol at the end too.


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