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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This medium-bodied ale is deep red-brown in color and has a nice malty sweetness with a chocolate-like caramel aroma that finishes with a light hop flavor.

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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Akirschbaum (18) - Glen Haven, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Reddish-brown appearance. Carmel aroma with hints of other dark fruits. Sweet and malty. Has an almost chocolatey, roasted and ripened date taste. Definitely different and very distinctive taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Screw City Beer Fest. Got this bad boy from a growler from Potosi. Damn good beer. Milk and dark chocolate with a slight hint of coffee and a decent backbone of Trappist yeast. I would love to try this one again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours clear amber with not much head. Aroma is mostly just malty. Very big on the malts, lots of caramel mainly, little hint of chocolate that I probably would not have recognized if i had not read the bottle. The yeast profile adds a bit of Belgian banana yeast type flavor to it. Slightly sweet but not to much. I really enjoyed this more than I though I would. A well balanced beer that really doesnt do anything wrong. Would love to see it again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle thanks to gas4uguy. Dirty, hazy garnet with an almost instantly dissipating beige head. Bread, dried dark fruit aromas. Vanilla, toffee, cherries and plums.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6104) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2013
12 bottle. Nice ruby-brown, unfiltered body. Thin, glass rimming beige head. Really pleasant, pulls it off rather well. Pronounced yeast tones..raisin, plum...balanced and complemented by the chocolate malt, maybe candi sugar tones. At 7.5% its not overbearing, which really works well here. Drinkable, and while sweet and full bodied, remains balanced and refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Pour from bottle. Unclear ruby brown. Small lasting off-white head - full ring around glass. Nice full Belgian aroma, Malty sweet, yeast, spices, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate. Medium body. Soft. Nice sweetness, malty, fruity. Accompanying spices are well balanced. Alcohol is noticeable and almost gets in the way but not quite. Tasty. Glad I picked some up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4181) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
Pours very attractively with a deep reddish brown color and a very large tight tan-colored head.

The aroma is really very sweet, but also very pleasant. I get more fruitiness than anything, most specifically cherry and pear. As it sits it gets a bit of creme brule, caramel, chocolate, and overripe banana.

The flavor is more classic "to style" than I generally expect for a US brewed version of a Dubbel. It is sweet and there is an alcohol twang to it... but there is a lot of balance happening here nuttiness, light bitterness, light leafy hoppiness, a touch of roast, some chocolate, some lightly burnt sugar... all the while nothing is overwhelming or out of place. As it warms tart cherries and pears are detected, all the while the bit of spiciness tends to calm the sweet character of the beer.

Im terribly impressed here really, I have next to no expectation for any Dubbel, particularly one made outside of Belgium to be very good... and while I like Potosi, I dont ever expect good Belgian styles form them... not sure why to be honest, and this certainly changes that for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, fruit and yeast. Taste of bubblegum, dark fruits, Belgian yeast and caramel. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 14, 2016
Umber color with a moderate sized taupe colored head. Aromas of dark caramel, dates and other darker fruits. Yeast and alcohol come out a bit as it sets. Sweet malty start. Light fruit in the middle and just a hint of bitterness late. Light spice mingles. A decent dubbel. 7/13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5043) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Malty flavor, with light dry chocolate.


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