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75
85
style
RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruby color, caramel & toffee malty flavors, hints of chocolate

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Ibrew2or3's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured up at GABF 2012 with a clear copper body that supports a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma is sort of plums and red apples and black pepper and then some banana in the back end of the draw. So the taste comes off pretty normal for the style with sweet esters coming from ripe red apples and plums and then becoming molasses covered prunes that isn’t that strong but bridges the gap between the sweet ester start and the pepperiness nearing the end where I also get some yeasty Belgian like spices surrounded by a thin ring of banana notes.


3.3
islay (3004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2017
4 oz. pour, on tap at Bottlenose Brewing brewpub in Jacksonville, Florida. Consumed on 6-2-17. Light to medium brown. Amber hue. Insufficient head. Chocolate and carob scents. Nice, chocolate, carob, and carrot flavors. Not highly Belgian in yeast but still good. There is some bubblegum. Medium to full body. 7.3.7.3.13=>3.3

3.3
jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Draft - Abbey Dubbel - Pours amber brown - nose/taste of alcohol, dark fruit and caramel - med body

3.3
Clarkdvm (531) - Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Draft in St pete at ale & witch. Damn good. Molasses aroma and flavor. Mohagony color. Bit sweeter than avg Belgian strong. Only downfall

3.2
PorterPounder (8290) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof Production facility - on tap. Dark brown pour, khaki colored head, decent lacing. Nuttiness in the aroma, touch of brown sugar. Flavor has some brown sugar sweetness, hints of black licorice and chocolate, caramel sweetnness. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3.6
AirForceHops (7815) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Draft at World of Beer. Dark brown/ dirty color. Aroma is yeast, caramel, English toffee, clove. Flavor is kind of like a Dubbel, dark fruit, Belgain yeast, cloves and far I say... Bubblegum? The dreaded bubblegum reference!! Good but kind of all over the place.

3.5
Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Draft sampler at Darwin’s On 4th in Sarasota. Very dark ruby/mahogany hue, bold spicy/fruity nose, thin body, pleasing bittersweet spicy/fruity flavor with a hint of chocolate (just like the description says).

3
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a coppery color with white head. Dark fruits and some caramel malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more fruit, and just a bit of licorice.

4.1
hoppy2beerhere (14) - Apollo Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
On tap at brewery. Having spent years in Germany, like the Brewmaster, Jorge, I immediately recognized his inspiration. I can appreciate the attempt to duplicate the weissen bock. The nose is clove, toasted malt, and banana. The taste follows suit. The addition of plantain makes the banana more vegetal, than banana ester, but it is a nice homage to a great beer style. Nicely done.

3.6
Bullit (4686) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap @ brewpub. Amber coloured with an off-white head. Nose is perfumy and sweet first, later vegetables, light malted. Flavour is toasted malts, light caramel, banana, light fruity. Pretty odd flavours. Finish is malty, fairly sweet. Ok beer.

3.8
Tmoney99 (14982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Tap sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.


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