RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
The brewers continued struggle for brewing integrity is the inspiration for this dark Belgian-style Dubbel. Imported Belgian malts and dark candi sugar, along with a special strain of Belgian yeast, provide the authentic Belgian fruit and spice flavors. Look for plum, date, cherry, licorice, chicory, and cocoa flavors. 14-ounce servings only!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
(Sample Date: 10/10/2009 Source:Other) 12 oz bottle. Light fruitiness with a hint of roast, chocolate, and sourness in aroma. Cloudy dark amber. Flavor has lots of darker fruit and molasses notes. A light sourness with lots of caramelized sugars. Finish is medium with more dark fruit and candi sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle on 10/18/2009 Fairly clear mahogany color with a large frothy off-white head. Sweet fruity and sugary aroma with some caramelized notes. Dry fruity malt flavor, some caramelization and molasses hints. Medium full body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (6103) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2009
12 oz bottle from Capones. Poured almost all head to the point I immediately feared an infection. The immense head was light beige and velvety and sat on top of a deep dark chocolate brown body. The aroma seemed to backup my fear of a possible infection with lots of sourness, slight chocolate, yeast, toast and a hint of dark fruit (plum, prune, raisin). The body didnt have that explosion of bubbly carbonation like most of the other infected brews I ahve sampled so it left me with hope that this wouldnt be a drain pour. Medium to slightly thinner bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The flavor wasnt nearly as sour and infected as I was expecting but still not sure if the sourness in this beer was the brewers intention. Flavor had distinct sourness through out, slight chocolate, slight raisin, brown bread and yeast. Hmmm, after reading some of the other ratings I think this bottle may have been slightly off but maybe not. I would like to try this at the brewpub to get a better feel for it but still it wasnt half bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2188) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2009
Brown cola colored with thin tan head. Mostly dry, slightly bready aroma. Fairly dry and bready taste with a sour raisiny edge. $3.5/12oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale ber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
batch #2 8.3% via zathrus13... pours hazy and a shade of cherry stained wood with a small tannish head. very perplexing floral aroma.... consists of tart fruit/cherries, red grape juice (not drink), a bit of smoky wood, bubblegum, malt sweetness and some vanilla. the flavor is a baffling one... it is very warmly spiced with a defined mineraly brett character and almost parching dryness. yet, it is very malty with notes of tart cherries, caramel, savory yeast, vanilla, flowers and faint cocoa. tartness is amplified on the finish when the dryness takes over to clean off the palate. it is medium bodied though light compared to the style and terribly easy drinking considering the abv%. i dont know about these beers being smarter than i.... 8/4/8/4/17/4.1

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (11036) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, sweet spices and some bready notes. Flavor isnt bad but not amazing. Typical bready, yeasty, fruity notes with some odd tart flavors which didnt really make sense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (4020) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2009
bottled. Pours a clear, dark brown with amber highlights. No real head or lacing, very still. Aroma mostly of sour, candied apples and cherries plus a little Belgian yeast. A little chocolate as it warms. Flavour starts out with the expected malt and chocolate but then ends with a funky sourness. Quick finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of Brett, sour mix, and a hint of dark fruits. Not smelling the raisins, plums, etc. that others have. Poured brown with hints of amber and ruby in color and small, dense, creamy, tan head that lasted as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sour and light to medium sweet. Tastes of Brett, sour fruit, light cocoa, light wood, slight chicory, slight caramel, malts, slight plum, and slight raisins. Medium body. Sticky texture. Average to lively carbonation. Tart, malty, caramel finish. Did they bottle the wrong beer here?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (6346) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Pours deep dirty brown with a sturdy tan head. The aroma has toasted malt, Belgian yeast, brown sugar sweetness, anise and a bit of must. Medium aggressive body with quite a bit of carbonation. The flavor start watery with lots of anise, then dryness. It is very light on the Belgian yeast aspect and maltiness. There is some sourness and some lingering weird funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown, with a off white head. Aroma is malt, and dark fruit. Flavor is malt, cherrries, and some spice. This gets better as it warms up a bit.

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