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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Smuttynose Single Digit Dubbel (formerly known as Winter Ale) is a full-bodied, amber beer brewed with a special Trappist ale yeast. Stylistically reminiscent of a Belgian Abbey Double, it features fruity aromas and flavor, balanced by spicy Sterling hops. Warming, mellow & pleasantly complex,Smuttynose Single Digit Dubbel is your perfect cold weather companion.

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3.7
GregMooreNH (578) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2018
Pours rich mahogany with medium head. Aroma is dried fruit and caramel. Taste is plum and toffee, warming to complex malty and spicy flavor. Finish is smooth and even. For someone who isn't a big fan of Belgians, this one is a winner.

3.4
sinfull (1906) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2018 Mediocre dubbel . Brown / reddish color with thin off-white head . Caramel malt , candy sugar, dark fruits in aroma. Malty and rather boring as for this style. However, drinkable in general.

3.5
solidfunk (9958) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2017
Smoke and prune with a bit of caramel. Pours murky brown with decent head. Light sweet finish. Good balance and pretty well done. Floral aroma like dentist reception desks. Bottle.

3.8
chinchill (5548) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2017
12oz. bottle served in standard pint glass. {from 2010 notes} Small amount of sediment in bottle; as much as possible was added to glass before consumption. Beer pours a hazy reddish brown with an attractive if short-lived light brown head. This is more like your standard Belgian dubbel than like a typical American winter ale. In contrast to the typical (if there is such a thing) American winter ale, this brew has a more fruity aroma and is less spicy in both aroma and taste. The beer is rather low in alcohol and, perhaps, a bit hoppier and less bold than an average Belgian dubbel. In any case, the bottom line is a fine, and distinctive beer, with good balance and drinkability. Slightly watery mouthfeel.

3.7
shawnmurphy (774) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2017
12-ounce bottle pours slightly cloudy dark amber-forange. Aroma: raisins, prunes, chocolate. Flavor: molasses cookies, Fig Newtons, my grandmother’s date squares. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, slick butterscotch consistency and flavor as it warms.

2.6
migwell (369) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2017
They should have stuck with the Winter Ale designation, as this brew falls far short of most Belgian dubbels. Bottle into willibecher, pours pretty flat and has very low carbonation. It is mahogany colored. Aroma of sweet dark fruits and malt. Sweet malty flavor, more like a scotch ale. Smudgy white print directly on the glass bottle indicates that this is at 6.6% ABV. Not terrible, just sweet and flat and entirely lacking in complexity. Boring but drinkable.

3.6
HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Very rich, and us seasonal, maybe banana flavor to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
mansquito (7561) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2017
From a local bodega: pours mahagony with off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar, general yeastiness. Taste is somewhat sweet. Pretty restrained. Easy drinking. Not bad.

3.4
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2017
sweet malt aroma with some caramel. Has a creamy body. taste is some spice, dark fruits, plum.

3.3
thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle at home during a snow storm. This is a nice, malty, straightforward dubbel -- there’s a lot of sweet raisin bread flavor, mixed with a faint but pleasant Belgian yeast aroma. More hop bitterness at the end than I expect for the style, but it works pretty well. Good stuff, especially considering how widely available it is.


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