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St. Vincent's Dubbel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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St. Vincent's DubbelSt. Vincent's Dubbel

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BA SCORE
86
very good

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 03-15-2006)
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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another lovely drinking Belgium from this brewery. Yeasty and malty aroma. Full bannana consistency mouthfeel. Sweet whipped up maltiness,carmel, sugar with building waves of moderate bitterness. Fruity, but that's only a hint.A it softer carbonation would be welcome.

Sammy, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

t0rin0, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +5%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +5%

djrn2, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

zestar, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +5%

acurtis, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to BeerWorld for this bottle.

Poured into a tulip. Appearance is amber-brown with a light head and some mild lacing with staying power. Nose is dark fruits, toast, and a bit of spicing. The flavor is malty with some dark drugs and yeast. Good body with nice carbonation and a touch of heat. Drinkability is good, though I could have used a bit more complexity.

Thorpe429, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of metter98
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured hazy brown with a huge head. There's a moderate level of carbonation.
S: The moderate aromas are rather yeasty and hoppy with some hints of pepper spices.
T: Unlike most dubbels, it lacks sweetness and also has a noticeable presence of hop and yeast flavors. Some sweetness comes out as the beer warms up but the overall taste is still on the bitter side.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate.
D: It's not as drinkable compared to other dubbels given the amount of hop flavors. You really need to warm this beer up.

metter98, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a big foamy head with some good retention and some lacing. Aroma consist of sweet Belgian malt with some dry fruits characteristics such as dry figs and plums. Taste of sweet Belgian malt with some notes of dry fruits characteristics. Body is full with a creamy texture and some pretty good carbonation. I thought this was a bit too boozy overall to really enjoy on a regular basis thought.

Phyl21ca, Nov 08, 2007
Photo of mikesgroove
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Finally was able to try this one. Amazingly had not tracked it down prior to last night. Served cold and poured into various tasting glasses throughout the night, this one was consumed on 10/04/2009.



Great pour with a wonderful dark color and a really full tan head that reached a height of around two inches before it finally settled down with a good bit of side glass lacing and a nice amount of foam to it. Aroma went south for me though,. Not really much in the way of balance here. Light frit, lots of brown sugar and light, musky aroma. A bit unsure where to place it really. Warming does not seem to assist that matter. Still too much bready tones for me and not enough fruit. Light would be the optimal word here. Nice strong feel to it though and it assists somewhat in trying to get the flavor back on track, but it really just does no do it for me.



Overall not real sure what to make of this, I wanted to like it but it just did not seem to hold up well for me. I am a huge fan of the brewery and this is really the only thing I have no liked.

mikesgroove, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of womencantsail
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is amber in color with a huge off-white head. The aroma is overwhelmingly heavy on the grape. Very vinous and fruit with some sweet toffee and bready malt. The flavor is perhaps even moreso than the aroma. This also has a touch of lactic tartness (which I think is probably unintentional). Not really all that dubbel-like.

womencantsail, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(2006 Bottle)

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a small, dense ecru head.

Smell: Soft, malty aroma of brown sugar and caramel, with maybe, just maybe a pinch of molasses. Hints of spiced dates.

Taste: Sweet, heavy maltiness upfront with flavors of caramel and dark brown sugar. Mildly doughy. Spiced, candied date fruitiness. Very faint bitterness perks up late in the taste. Wraps up with the warming, inviting presence of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I usually can go either way with dubbels, but I can't help but find Saint Vincent's Dubbel to be pretty likeable!

ChainGangGuy, Oct 02, 2007
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +5%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml. bottle. No label - just a sticker that says CLB St Vincent's Dubbel. It pours a hazy auburn/copper with orange highlights beneath a creamy head of yellowed-white. The head retention is somewhat limited, and the lacing is limited to rings of splashes and spots. Steady, fine bubbles rise from beneath.

The nose is spicy (black pepper), phenolic, and candyish amidst dark fruit.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and dextrinous with a moderate carbonation that leaves it smooth and somewhat creamy.

The flavor is much fuller and more complex than the aroma suggests, and it offers notes of sweet malt, candy sugar, light chocolate, dates, prunes, figs, nuts, black pepper, and alcohol. The heat is present, but not overwhelming.

Interesting. Warming. Not really too unlike Chimay Premiere in a way but bigger. Very nice.

NeroFiddled, Jul 28, 2006
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Kegatron, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thank you goes to BeerWorld for this one.

Pours a dark bown with a nice thick lighter tan head. Nose is yeast, dough, spices, sugars and fruits (got some figs up in here). Flavor is full. Nice earthy tones. Smooth sweetness and a nice level of figs and matured fruits. A bit hot with the booze, but it doesn't matter so much. Nice feel and nice to drink. A pretty tasty American version of a Belgian style.

RblWthACoz, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this nice lookin guy thanks to aparris85 since Captain Lawrence doesn't distribute to this part of MA. Poured into my Chouffe tulip.

A: Pours such a large head I had to stop pouring at a 75% head to 25% beer ratio. It contains many large bubbles that slowly pop their way down so I can pour more beer. It's a pretty clear faded copper orange brown color. The fluffy head leaves a light lacing on the glass.

N: Lots of dark sweet malts and yeast hit. It has a yeasty Belgian yeast aroma with hints of spices. It also has a nice dark malt aroma, with Belgian malts accompanying it. There are some light fruit hints, even raisin. A slight boozy aroma finishes it up.

T: Starts with more dark malts. Sweet dark malts with some spices. A little boozy on the taste. Some fruits, raisin almost like the nose. Almost a touch of cinnamon and other spices. A slight warming alcohol feel. Some light juicy malt flavors, blended with hints of Belgian malts. Also adds some light yeasty flavors, with fruity and slightly earthy yeast, some farmhouse dry earthy flavors.

M: Medium body with good carbonation and a warming alcohol.

F: Finishes drier than I thought. The freshening warming alcohol feel doesn't fade quickly. Theres a slight fruity linger, mostly raisin. A slightly sticky feel also stays. The spicy yeast and most of the malts and fruits seem to fade quickly. It also lingers with a slight alcohol boozy flavor. Its a nice dubbel, a little on the boozy side for only being 8%, and a little on earthy farmhouse style.

jlindros, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from mjtierman, Cheers Matt!

Pours an effervescent brown/caramel with 2+ fingers of fluffy cream/sand colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruit, a touch of yeasty phenols

T: Dark cherries, caramel, a touch of oakyness/tartness, some raspberry as well up front. Tartness & oakyness dominate as this warms, figs & cherry also mix in along some leafy hops when warm. Finishes tart with raspberry & oaky dryness

MF: Medium bodied, with subtle carbonation

A decent, stylized take on the style, would buy this again if available

russpowell, May 29, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lovely light brown, rosy mahogany hue, with a cocoa-tan head, smallish, but creamy and staying. Nice looking.

Aroma: ah! prunes and grapes, a bit of brandy, cherries and sherry, rich, burnished character that catapults beyond fruit into other sweetnesses...maple and brown sugar. Yum. Now, let's drink 'er...

Ah, again! Bold, brisk flavor from the start, full flavored, nuts and cherries take the lead, aided by a trickle of treacle. Plums and grapes, and rich caramel flavor. Great texture to it, too, really hangs on the tongue and pleases the palate. Sweet and gorgeous.
This is a sumptuous sipper, a relaxing and rewarding brew, stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of the style.
Very, very nice. The 8% is evident, but also enjoyed.

feloniousmonk, Aug 24, 2006
Photo of mendvicdog
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

mendvicdog, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
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.

Rifugium, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of WesWes
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a smooth, burnt toffee scent along with a light yeast fruitiness. It's warm with a wonderful malt aroma. The taste is good as well. It has a sweet, malty flavor that boasts of roasted and caramel malts. It goes down easy and finishes dry with a nice warming effect. There is a mild yeast fruitiness that blends well with the crystal malts. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a delicious beer. It's warm and malty with just the right amount of yeast esters.

WesWes, Sep 09, 2007
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of ballewblake.

Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit and Belgian yeast with a little bit of tartness. Flavor is caramel malt and dark fruit. You get a little bit of tart fruit in the flavor as well as some Belgian yeast characters that you expect in a dubbel. Medium body and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of jwc215
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pt. 9.4 oz. capped bottle, poured into a tulip glass:

Pours hazed deep amber (towards brown) with a thick, off-white creamy head that slowly descends and stays around, leaving some lacing.

The aroma is spicy, caramelish, bready. Rose-petal floral notes and slight grass in the back.

The taste is malty - caramel with candi sugar sweetness and slight lemongrass. Coriander/pepper spiciness with fairly sharp alcohol gives it a kick. A bit of a metallic tinge is present, but enough is going on to cover it for the most part. It has a rose-petal floral undertone. Complex with a dry finish.

Light-to-medium bodied, somewhat effervescent, the flavor clings to the palate in a spicy way.

Rich and flavor and pretty intense, this is a nice warming sipping brew that hits the style well enough.

jwc215, Oct 08, 2007
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St. Vincent's Dubbel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.