Westbrook Vanilla Tree Dubbel

 
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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Vanilla Tree is a Belgian-style dubbel brewed with a variety of dark crystal malts and dark Belgian candi syrup. After fermentation, the beer is aged on whole vanilla beans and toasted oak chips. The result is a wonderfully smooth, malty ale with notes of dark fruit, spice, and (naturally) vanilla and oak!

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corkandtap (1) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2012 does not count
We carry this at our bar and it is truly an awesome beer. It has a great caramel undertone that is smooth on the palate. Great to drink a couple of these in the afternoon.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (5345) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 10.07.2013, 0,66l bottle @ home:
Small creamy shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, vanilla, chocolate, dark sugar, caramel, dried dark fruits, oak, grass, dark malts. Taste is vanilla paste, oak, grass, caramel, dark malts, cocoa, dark sugar, dried dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Pretty nice actually, better than most Belgian doubbles.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23612) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle. Murky brown color, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma of smooth rich milk chocolate, toffee, coffee grounds, and of course vanilla. Taste is light spiced cocoa and vanilla. Nice mouthfeel. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (787) - HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2014
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2012
on tap at brewery, the vanilla is very light on this one and adds as an excellent complement to the dubbel style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4617) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
27-AUG-2012, bottle @Paps. Dark amber with tan head. Hoppy and malty. Vannilla and wood. High carbonation, a little sweet. Almost an American Strong Ale. The dubbel is well hidden under the wood and hops. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b79turner (258) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz poured into a tulip glass. Dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is dark sweet fruits, raisins, vanilla...certainly a Belgian style. Im generally not a huge fan of dubbel but this is nice. Very drinkable, very well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13300) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Served on draft at the brewery. Pours a dark hazy brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of tart fruits, herbal hop finish. The taste is toffee malts, toastiness, plums, stone fruits, vanilla and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours a deep dark red with a nice off white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, some candied sugars and caramel malts. Taste is a good bit of caramel maltiness with some plums and raisins popping through with a bit of the vanilla showing up every so often. Very mild bitterness, which takes a back seat to the sweetness in this one, and the carbonation runs rather soft. Has a nice oak character and is very well balanced. Pretty impressive offering from a brewery in my home state, thats just getting its legs under them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2012
[email protected] Rubyish, close to black, colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is wood, sweet malts and mild alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, vanilla, some roasted notes and quite sweet ripe dark fruity notes.


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