The Bruery Rub A Dub Dubbel

Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Placentia, California USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Rub-A-Dub-Dubbel is a delightful Belgian-style brown ale with plenty of bready yeast esters balanced with a nutty, coffee like malt back bone and a dry roasty finish. A new classic.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at the Bruery. Pours with a hazed mahogany hue with a tan head. Aromas are rich banana, chocolate, spicy phenol (4VG). Lightly earthy and bready. Aroma reminds me a bit of a lower alcohol version of The Covey 100. Flavors are estery, banana, chocolate, clove phenols (4VG). A good amount of seemingly out of place nutty roast. Earthy, coffee. Quite dry. Lively bubbles and somewhat light bodied.

AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Clear dark brown color with tan head. Rootbeer spice, dark raison, mild alcohol, toffee aromas. medium body. Spicy tangy toffee, dark fruit, raison flavors--not bad.

ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2012
A - Served a cloudy red-brown with a thin finger of off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet dark fruit with some caramel, Belgian yeast and some oak.

T - Starts off with some sweet dark pitted fruit with some cherries, light oak and yeast. Through the middle, more rich malt flavors come through with a bit more yeast character. The finish is rich and malty with some yeast and dark fruit sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and fruity finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice American take on the Dubbel style. Could have used a bit more complexity.

joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
On draft at the Provisions store. It pours dark brown with a ruby colored lasting tan head. The aroma has lots of raisins, plum and hints of molasses and bread. The flavor has raisins, plums, cherries, bread and mild roasted malt in the finish. Medium bodied.

beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Sampled on tap at Beer Revolution on 2/19/2012. This dubbel pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized tan head. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, yeasty, dark fruit and sweet. A medium bodied dubbel. The malts are fruity and sweet. raisins, brown sugar and yeasty. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Smooth taste. Nice sweetness throughout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
Draft. Mahogony beer with a tan head. Malt and light yeast aroma. Malt and light yeast flavor with dark fruits and some sweetness. Medium bodied. Light toffee and light yeast lingers with dark fruits and light backing sweet malt.

LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Appearance: Pours a vibrant black cherry red with a lasting cap of tight tan bubbles.

Aroma: Lots of cherry, raisin, toast, slight gum and spice. Light cocoa too.

Taste: Very toasty up front, pumpernickel, cocoa, dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied lively carbonation.

Overall: Tasty, fruity, bready and not too boozy. One of the better attempts at an American made Dubbel.

corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Draft at the brewery.

Pours a dark choclate brown color with plum colored edges and a one finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Slightly medicinal aroma with roasted dark malt and vinous dark fruit.  There’s a faint syrupy presence with hints of raisin, cherry, fig and other dark berries.  I’m also picking up some peppery spice.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a nice balance of zesty spice, vinous fruit, dark malt and alcohol.  There’s also a slight medicinal, herbal and syrupy flavor/texture but it doesn’t over power or get in the way too much.  Hints of caramel and chocolate along with fig, raisin, grape and other dark berries.  The ABV is very well hidden making this beer easy to drink. Pretty good but aside from mouthfeel there isn’t much out of the ordinary going on here.

Sammy (12844) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2012
On tap at The Bruery Tasting Room. Dark bodied with a good head, Lace. Good malting, some Belgian chocolate and yeast. Ok drinkability.

ADfan (877) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2011
On tap at The Bruery with a dark amber color it has a malty aroma.Tthe flavor is caramel, yeast and some earthy notes to it. Pretty good beer.

Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Sample at Bruery Provisions. Hazy brown pour with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasty malt and dark fruit in the nose. Medium body with flavors of bready malt, dark fruit, yeast and a touch of toffee. The finish is sweet and malty with a roasty aftertaste. Above average overall.

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