St. Vincent's Dubbel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by flagmantho:
3.76/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 750mL bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: rich, dark amber hue with only a small hint of haze. Effervescence is light, but head poured 2+ fingers of frothy light tan foam with decent retention and a nice lace. Pretty attractive!
Smell: marginally phenolic and alcoholic aroma show up first; perhaps not the best traits to emphasize in the nose. There is a mildly sweet fruitiness in the undertone as well. Not bad, as this is all to-style, but it's not particularly welcoming.
Taste: slightly phenolic dubble-type taste right up front. There is a little bit of dark fruitiness here. Strangely, the phenolic band-aid/old-bubblegum flavor here isn't out of line at all; it's mild enough to be palatable but strong enough to be genuine. An interesting combo.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a damn big creaminess. Silky and creamy -- love it!
Overall: an interesting dubbel. I prefer it to your over-caramel or over-biscuity dubbels, but the alcoholic and phenolic characters are just a little bit overcharged.
Serving type: bottle
01-13-2013 06:01:59 | More by flagmantho
More User Reviews:
3.06/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Bottle obtained from the brewery about a year and a half ago.
Dark brown pour, with a large off-white head that retained nicely and coated the glass with lace. Mild aroma of bready yeast and caramel malts. Taste was very bland up front, cardboardy malts, yeast, light herbal hop notes, no real sweetness or estery qualities that I like in the style; it was really just pretty lacking in taste, though benign and mostly non-offensive. Could've just been that the bottle was past its prime, but I don't see why a beer like this couldn't hold up a year or two in the cellar. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Pretty average overall, not very tasty, but not undrinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 16:18:12 | More by Rifugium
St. Vincent's Dubbel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.