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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a big, malty and rich Belgian-style abbey ale. We combined both US- and Belgian-malted barley and a specially selected yeast strain to produce a truly unique beer. This beer was brewed as a thank-you to my father Vince who has helped to make this brewery a reality. It will be brewed once a year and released on Father’s Day. This is a great beer for aging, so lay some down and try it in a year or two! Sensory Profile: Ripe fruit, figs and chewy malt are a few of the flavors you will encounter in this beer. There is an underlying roastiness and caramel sweetness that comes through toward the end. Hops play a background role to the malt character of this brew. Food Pairing: This beer can stand on its own as an after-dinner drink. A rich brew to sip and enjoy, it also goes great with desert or roasted meats. Use this beer as you would a full-bodied cabernet or an aged port.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (13221) - Bienne, - NOV 17, 2012
from Erzbierschof - slightly hazy dark brown beer with a long lasting beige foam left; earthy malty aroma with notes of ripe fruits; a decent malt backbone, some sweetness and a late earthy bitterness; slightly nutty and quite dry malty finish; notes of pear - true to style


4.1
Bill Becker (1770) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 2, 2017
From Jan 2008 I got this bottle in a trade with NutBrown. Thanks Alan! It pours from the 750ml bottle a cloudy brown/orange with a good 3 finger head of foam with lots of sticky lacing. After a few minutes of sitting, the foam recedes to a solid 1" layer. Nice. The smell has a lot of malty and yeasty notes along with pepper, alcohol, and some dark fruit. The taste on first sip..huge caramel malt, dark fruit(plum mostly), just a touch of pepper, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is really nice and thickish, almost syrupy, while the carbonation is lightly done. The finish is mostly dark fruit and a slight citrus sourness and is quite nice. Btw, boy, do I get some warming after the swallow so it's going to take me some time to finish this bottle but I usually do take my time with most any beer that has a bit of a kick to it. ;^) Ok, I'm on my second pour and the alcohol doesn't seem as obvious now and I'm more able to enjoy the flavours in this tasty Dubbel. Good stuff!! Bottom line: A very tasty Dubbel that grew on me during the session so I'd put it firmly in the "I'd drink it again" category.

3.4
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
2/17/2011 9:00:03 AM Bottle from Bierkoning. Hazy orange body with a big head. Nose of fruits, caramel and yeast. Taste is malty but really sweet and fruity. Not at all what I was expecting. Lots of caramel in a syrupy texture. Good.

3.5
Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose and taste is sweet, malty, raisins.

2.7
Hansen (8615) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2014
Dark amber coloured and with an off-white head, medium duration. Sweet roasted aroma, hazel-nuts.

3.5
Torrefacto (1755) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 8, 2014
Color caoba oscuro, con reflejos rojizos y densa espuma color crema. Aromas dulces de toffee, caramelo, pasas y toque especiado. Cuerpo medio-bajo ,quizá demasiado ligero para el estilo, con inicio dulce y afrutado al que se añaden sabores acaramelados. Bastante bien.

3.6
Tonkun (1306) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Cola pour with a big off white head that dissipated quickest. Chocolate, charcoal, raisin, hop. Medium body. Good carbonation. Perfect slightly acidic and sweet finish. Very nice

3.7
johnnnniee (4411) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle shared tonight by Dr Rob, thanks for the opportunity! Fruity caramel and brown sugar with a hint of chocolate offset with yeasty earthy flavors. This is a nice dubbel.

3.7
angel77 (3860) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2013. color oscuro casi negro con sabores y aromas maltosos, ligeramente dulces y algo tostados. Cuerpo medio. Tipo belga doble total. Normal, tal vez demasiado dulzona.

3.4
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2014
This one poured a lighter brown color with a beig head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruits and belgian yeast. Falvor was the same, moderately spicey, toast, caramel and dark fruits. Ok.

3.1
sulphursouls (42) - SWITZERLAND - APR 28, 2014
This is a Belgian Style Abbey Ale or more accurately said, an attempt at one. The head was off white and rather small, and the look was a cloudy dark brown. The aroma was of sour hops. The taste was creamy (a tick on the Abbey Ale style inspection), with some caramel and a tiny amount of roasted coffee. It finished with a light sourness and there was pretty much no aftertaste. Not bad.


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