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style
RATINGS: 604   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2361) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2013
One finger of head on a dark copper colored body. The aroma is caramel, candy and bread. The taste is moderately malty sweet and balanced nicely with an underlying bitterness. Plum and dense wheat bread too. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation and heavy body. I like it. A solid dubbel style ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopmaestro (1398) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2016
Aroma is malty and light spicey with darker fruits. Taste is somewhat malty, light burnt sugars and chocolate. Light yeast spicey and sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (716) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2016
Flaska från SB, provning med ölsällskapet. Ca 2 år gammal. Mörkbrun/kastanjebrun med krämbeiget skum. Söt doft med mängder av torkad frukt, muscovadosocker, lite kastanj, kola och längre bak en gnutta apelsinskal. Mediumkropp. Stor sötma även i smaken med muscovadosocker, torkad frukt, bränt socker. Lite värmande alkohol och beska och en väldigt lätt rökig ton.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (279) - Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2016
Rating this off the cuff. Mobile app neglected to record online so I lost my original rating.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (499) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Sweet. But I guess that’s how it should be with an Abbey Dubbel. Brown sugar, syrup, with some spices as well. A really good beer!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fakebeersnob (325) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2016
Pours dark brow/cola with a head that quickly disappears. Smells of brown sugar. Tastes sweet, slight raisin or prune hidden beneath,. Yeast, but not as strong as some Abbey-style ales. Alcohol is hidden by the sweetness, A bit of a burnt malt/coffee finish. This is rated high, but I prefer a Westmalle, Rochefort or a Chimay to this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Murky brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, caramel/molasses, & dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel/syrup, dark fruit, and some spice; Nicely balanced. On the sweet side but solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1594) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
Appearance: clear deep amber with a short, short-lived light tan head and no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: brown sugar, dark fruit, cola, mild coffee and chocolate. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, very mild bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, mildly warming finish. (4/5) A decent enough dubbel, but it feels a bit light for the style to me, even though the carbonation tends to the soft. There’s a little hop bitterness coming through, and even just the faintest hint of sourness, that isn’t indicated by standard guidelines. Not so much an “abbey dubbel,” perhaps, as an “American dubbel”? (14/20)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10905) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Draught at the Anderson Valley Taproom, Boonville, CA. Rated on May 8th.
Clear reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head. Sweet dried fruits, brown sugar, mild yeast, sweet malt and mild hoppy notes in the aroma. The flavour is brown sugar, sweetness, dark fruits, yeast, hoppy bitterness, alcohol and dark malt. Strong.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2015
[Tap] Clear and light brown in color with a pillowy head on top. Sweet breads, dark fruit and molasses in the nose. Flavors of brown sugar, bread, caramel, candied plums, sticky malts and mild alcohol. Not much bitterness at all. Very sweet and a little syrupy. Tasting notes from 9/2014.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1889) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a clear dark amber with no head. The aroma is coffee the taste is sweet raisins


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