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RATINGS: 564   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4829) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shawnmurphy (263) - 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 grandmothers date squares. Mouthfeel: medium-bodied, slick butterscotch consistency and flavor as it warms.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
migwell (357) - Northampton, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (6249) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1542) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepatrickman (1286) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2017
Bottle at home during a snow storm. This is a nice, malty, straightforward dubbel -- theres 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (4328) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Pour is a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is brown sugar sweetness with some plum. Flavor is brown sugar some dark fruit with some esters from the yeast but there is a nice richness. Not a overly flavorful dubbel but it is going in the right direction. A bit too sweet but the rich dark fruit shines here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2016
Deep roasted malt aroma - slightly sweet and mellow. Flavor is very nice - slightly creamy. Very true to style. Pours a deep reddish brown that is perfectly clear. Small tan head that lingers.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Light charcoal coffee sweet aromas. Deep cherry wood color, thin head. Smooth easy entrance on to the woody char mellow body. Just a hint of Belgian yeast flavors


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