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RATINGS: 558   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle courtesy of StewardofGondor. Transparent amber/mahogany with no head. All yeasty banana up front in aroma. some faint spice and candi sugar in the background. Body somewhat oily. Flavor again banana up front, but also getting apple and peach, minimal clove, barely shows up. Looks like Im in the minority, but was decnt altogether.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (6100) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2006 2005, best before March 06 bottle consumed on 1/18/06. The liquid decants a very clear amber-beige, with some copper and gold hints and a strong ruddy undertone. Fairly large bubbles rise lazily creating a moderate amount of beige-yellow, bubbly head that has VERY poor retention and provides no lacing. Crystal clear, even towards the end of the bottle, with no sediment. Seems bottle conditioned, very lightly so, with a really heavy filtration. The aroma boasts of banana weizeny esters, sugarplums, light dates and simple sugars. Slightest touch of clove, but its mainly bananas here. Strength is medium. The flavor begins with an mildly acidic/sour yeastiness, candi-sugar like stickiness (caramelized, dry sugars) and plenty of mushy banana flavors. Light hop apparency is mildly spicy, lightly bitter, quite herbal, while the bananas again dominate and are joined by a bit of bubble gum and clove. Finishes very simple, a round caramel sweetness, light hoppiness lingering. Bordeing near cloying levels of sweetness, mostly due to the lack of complexity. Low carbonation, but not tight at all, leading to a watery feel. Heavily thinned out texture, terribly so on the end, and the filtration allows for light, high alcohol notes to appear in both the nose and flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1510) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Good, it features a very belgiun style flavour along with the strong malt and spice typically found in winter offerings.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VAYankee (353) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Reddsih-brown, clear body with a small head. Sugary, lightly fruity aroma - faintly yeasty. Thin palate. Tastes sugary, faint banana, very faint yeast, and just a little spicy. Decent flavor, but not very distinguished. Mild sweet aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2006
Pours a deep clear amber with a very small head that went away quickly. Aroma of various fruits (picking up some apple, mango, pears) and candi sugar. Flavors of nuts, toffee, candy and fruit. A little thin and lacking for this style...still decent though.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2006
12 oz bottle. AT first, I was excited to see that Smutty was jumping back into the Belgium beer realm. At first. Poured decent enough, nice clear crimson, good head. Aroma is alright. Brown sugar, some dark fruit and a little bready. Weak, though. First sip and I thought I was back to the Bornem Dubbel. VERY watery. And, when the water receded, there was leftover vinyl. If I tried really hard, I could get a sense of undetermined spices and sweet bread. Finishes roasty and dry. I have to say that Im disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2006
Decent quickly reducing head of fine bubbles. Low carbonation. Weak aroma. Little candied fruits and malt. Color is a very impressive crimson mahagony. Flavor is a litte biscuity and malty. Some nuts and some hops. Some spices come through towards the finish. Alcohol is hidden pretty well. Smooth and easy drinking. A decent dubbel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm
Medium head. Belgian dubbel-aroma including that touch of plastic. Very Westmalle Dubbel-like, but slightly hoppier. Nutty aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2006
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear brown with a low white head. No visible carbonation. Authentic dubbel aroma of chocolate, banana and estery yeast. Flavour starts of nuts, toffee, chocolate, dark bread and banana. The mouthfeel, however is dissapointing, quite bland, it doesnt carry the estery flavour good enough. Short yeasty aftertaste of almond and toffee.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JAN 1, 2006
bottled. beautiful aroma of roasted barley and caramel followed by some rather disappointing taste. dark amber w/ brown head.


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