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RATINGS: 598   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
New Commercial Description: Brewed in a cloistered nook of remote Anderson Valley, this handcrafted Belgian-style strong ale may be the closest you’ll ever get to heaven on earth. Made in very limited quantity, it is malty, tangy and a little wild, it is sure to raise your spirits. We suffered to brew this enormously complex beer so that you can enjoy it completely guilt free.

Original Commercial Description: Brewed at the Anderson Valley Brewing Company by David Keene, the owner of the legendary San Francisco beer-bar, Toronado, this double-style ale features the huge fruit flavors combined with yeastiness and spiciness that Belgian ales are known for.
Brewed from malted barley, hops, water, demerara sugar, and special trappist yeast.

MALTS:
Pale Two-Row, Munich (20L), Aromatic, Special B, Chocolate (415L)

HOPS:
Columbus, Saaz, Goldings

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3.5
Iphonephan (7027) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a light clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of toffee. Flavors of raisins and toast. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Smooth slightly sweet finish.

3.6
jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy reddish brown color with white head. Brown sugar, plum, malty, fig aromas. Dark fruit, malty, candi sugar, fig flavors. Pretty nice drinking American version of a dubbel.

3.8
jsmerig (1626) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of candied sugar and malt. The taste is sweet with a slightly bitter dark cherry offset finishing with an spicy and slightly sharp hop bitterness finishing the beer crisply. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
DomD (307) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
Poured from bottle. Candied fruit aroma. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Has a medium sweet taste. Medium bodied with a sticky texture. Very nice dubbel.

4.1
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, boozy, and skunky with hints of brown sugar, plum, raisin, biscuit, and Sweet Tarts candy. Taste/Palate: sweet, thick, and crisp; finishes tart.

3.6
Zymurgeist2 (2296) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 15, 2015
From bottle to tulip. Thick bread malt with moderateate dark fruit (raisin) and slight chocolate. Pours a ruby-brown with strong ruby highlighting throughout. Light brown head leaves quickly after covering the top. Looks slightly oily like a cognac. Taste is bread loaf with slight oxidized like flavor. Molasses and caramel in reserve. Moderate high roastiness is noticeable on the end, with slight alcohol warmth.

4.1
fdemmer (51) - - NOV 18, 2014
from tap at beertemple had clean, lasting head. dried fruit, plum, black cherry, sweet, Belgian, so much more. long lasting taste. take your time. let the alcohol work. even grainy whiskey aromas back there. I need some 36 month gouda now... best out of anderson valley so far.

3.6
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle, aged 3 years. Served in a tulip. Pours murky dark brown with no head. Served too cold, but I was thirsty and didn’t want to wait for it to warm. Still had solid aromatics straight out of the fridge. Classic dark fruited Belgian nose. Raisins, plums, candi sugar, etc. Medium-plus sweet flavor. Medium body, soft carbonations, sticky texture, and a yeasty, prune-skin bitter finish. Quite nice.

4.2
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Looks like a dark leather belt with a thin off white head. Nice raisin, tobacco, leather, burnt toffee, spices, booze, wood scents. So much good stuff going on here. On the tongue, dark fruitcake, bubblegum, burnt bread and all the smells come out to play. Mid-full bodied, oily and with mid carbonation, this is a real damn treat. Definitely warms the soul up very quickly. I really enjoyed this brew, haven’t had a tonne of Dubbels but this is a fine one!

4
slowrunner77 (12159) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"great body, heavy alcohol and spice on the nose. smoother than i was expecting. this is one of the best beers they make. Boonviile...Belgian. they don’t seem to go together, but this one really works. way good on tap! bottle 3.9....tap 4.1"


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