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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Belgian-style dubbel aged in wine barrels.

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3.6
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2015
375ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Wood/oak, vanilla, dark fruits, vinous, and yeast.

3.8
GenDV138 (7702) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle at ChurchKey shared by Eric, thanks! Dark amber brown with light off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, spice, banana, light wine. Tastes of dark fruit, oak, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a pretty large off-white head. Aroma was light fruits, some very mild barrel, woody notes, some grape notes. Flavor was light vine, with some light barrel aging character. Normally I’d be disappointed with the "lack" of barrel notes, but it’s a pleasant, well balanced beer that is easy to drink and is certainly something that could be shared with those who aren’t looking for chewing on a bunch of liquored up wood.

3.8
drfabulous (8588) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky dark with fading cream head. Some tannins, plum, grape, fruit in general. Very smooth. Bit pricey but good.

3.6
BroadestTom (446) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2015
Aroma wine, grapes, caramel, banana, clove, raisin, Appearance red, clear, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, sticky, fizzy, lively, Overall definitely a wine characteristic to it. I get some wood on the taste from the barrel but it is light. Really nice barrel aged beer that I would suggest to a friend.

4.3
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2015
750 ml bottle into chalice; bottled on 6/18/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red/brownish color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, red wine, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, pepper, clove, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and bourbon/wine barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, red wine, caramel, brown sugar, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, pepper, clove, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy yeast and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, red wine, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, nuttiness, vanilla, bourbon, oak, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wine/bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged dubbel style! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and wine/bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
mikesaum (712) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Pours dark cola color with a tan head. Aroma is cherry, light bourbon, figs, raisins, brown sugar, drinks easy, not as heavy as I expected. Good brew

4.1
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Light aroma of candi sugar, malts. Solid dubbel with some heat and traces of cabernet on the finish. A little more complex than the average dubbel, but well balanced and enjoyable. Tasted @ 60F.

3.6
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2015
750ml bottle, Brown pour. Pretty much flat. Mild roasty caramel fruity nose. Mild cola flavors with dark fruits. Some barrel qualities of wood, vinous notes. Vanilla and Bourbon in the background. Mostly this does not stand out, but more mildy blended. Astringent dry finish. Very expensive, not worth it, too many other good Dubbels at much better prices.

3.8
alliance100 (1171) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
375ml bottle - pours amber with off white head . Sweet dark fruit aroma . Taste is sweet up front with a slightly tart finish . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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