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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2016
Color is glassy purple brown. Not a ton of head. Aroma is sugarplums and spices. Some nutty brown sugar. The flavor is sugary, with lots of plums and dates. There is a yeast presence but it is very subdued. This is a pretty good, chalky, mild Belgian dubbel.

3.7
snoworsummer (5961) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Draft at the new brewery. Pours hazy copper with a thick, frothy beige head. Tastes like sweet dried fruits, candied malt, molasses, light booze, and cherry. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet dried fruits, candies malt, molasses, and light booze.
Earlier Rating: 6/12/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a slight red tint and off-white head. Aroma is malty, toasted, caramel, plums, raisins, earthy and floral hops, and some spice. Flavor is sweet, bready malts with some light hop bitterness. Dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
sonnycheeba (6264) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Tap at brewery. Pours clear tawny brown. Aroma is chocolate, cola, caramel, dark stone fruit, faint woodiness, and faint Belgian yeast esters. Flavor is smooth and malty with nice dark fruit and yeast character, caramel, and some sweetbread. Medium body
Earlier Rating: 5/26/2013 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear brown with a slight red tint and off-white head. Aroma is toasted and caramel malts, plums, raisins, earthy and floral hops, and some spice. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters and some light hop bitterness towards the end; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
jflopsu (1725) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2016
Pours a dark brown-amber with light head. A fruit and light roasted malt aroma. A sweet malt, caramel, and dark fruit taste. A sweet and dry malt aftertaste.

3.6
ESPh (135) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Pours a cloudy dark brown with white head and nice lacing. A dark fruit aroma. Flavor of same: dark fruit (plum), sweet from candi sugar, caramel malt, a little coffee and spices. Medium body. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2016
4 oz pour on draft as Spacebar. As Single Digit Dubbel. Dark brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, light licorice. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, light licorice. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.4
Quick3Beers (1360) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Pours a brown from a bottle. Aroma of fruity esters and banana. Similar flavor, no candi sugar but sweet caramel. Good beer.

3.1
GC1379 (35) - - NOV 12, 2016
12oz bottle at home - pours deep delicious brown color - low aroma - tastes malty with hints of dark fruit - a little harsh on the pallet in the aftertaste.

3.6
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours a nice cola colored brown. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Has flavors of chocolate, caramel, and a touch of wood.

3.9
tekstr1der (495) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Not sure I’m in tune with the Belgian dubbel style-ry, as that’s one of my favorites, and this bears little resemblance. However, it’s not bad, whatever it is. Pours a nice dark brown with thin tan head that eventually fades to a ring. Color is very nice, darker than any dubbel I’ve seen. Aroma is its weakest area - very flat, with just slight notes of dark fruit and malt sweetness. Nothing bad, just mild. Flavor is much better than the nose, with a medium-light body delivering some nice plums and raisins without ever being dry or astringent. Fairly smooth mouthfeel and decent finish make this okay. I’ll try again fresher, since I got this at end of season.


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