St. Vincent's Dubbel - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
A treat to pick up this grolwer at the new Brew House earlier this spring. Reviewed 2 days after picking up.
Pours a clear chocolate brown with red hue. Thin chocolaty head with large bubbles that cling to side of glass, some open lacing.
Smells of dark chocolate malts, slight funk, some rotten banana peel with hibiscus flower.
Kind of funky past magnolia flower bitter palate. Medium to light body with only enough carbonation to carry the flavors to it's fading bitter finish. Ends with a light flowery funk and off sour. Great spring into summer beer. Malts give way to a flowery barn yard mouth feel. Slight alcohol flavor comes through.
Goes well with garlic olives for no particular reason.
09-17-2012 04:28:24 | More by Willytee3
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
I had this on-tap at someplace right down the street from "The Pony Bar" in NYC.
Served in a tulip.
A: Poured a nice, nutty, almond color, with blotches and all. The center of the beer was dark and chewy with a slight off-colored head floating on top.
S: This had a very potent scent of a Belgian yeast strain along with some caramel and toffee. I Belgian funk isn't your bag, then this beer may not be in your wheelhouse.
T: Just like the nose, this was very Belgiany, with a good bit of smokiness along with the caramel and toffee. I dug it!
M: This was very pillowy and fluffy, so needless to say this was well carbonated. Also, the booze was remarkably well hidden for an 8% brew.
O: I've heard some good things about this one and I've heard some bad. However, I'm throwing all that shit out the window by saying "I dig it, and will stand by that!"
09-09-2012 18:27:54 | More by Chaney
2.88/5 rDev -24.2%
Pours a clear, dark brown body with a small, dense beige head of foam.
Aromas begin with soft, malty brown sugar and caramel, with maybe, just maybe a pinch of molasses. Hints of spiced dates. Yeast esters and phenols emerge mroe and more as it warms.
The tastes begin with sweet, bready maltiness upfront with flavors of caramel and dark brown sugar. Mildly doughy throughout. As it warms you get more of the spiced, candied date fruitiness. Wraps up with the warming, inviting presence of alcohol on the finish.
The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel with spicy yeast esters lingering into the finish.
Overall I really did not like this. Too much yeast induced spiciness and yeasty esters overpowering the fruity date malt profile.
08-17-2012 16:40:33 | More by claspada
3.6/5 rDev -5.3%
A: Pours a coppery-brown with two fingers of beige head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.
S: Belgian spices with bubblegum up front followed by some slightly funky barnyard aromas. There are also slightly sour aromas in there.
T: Belgian spices here followed by funky barnyard flavors and sour, roasted, char-like flavors. A bit unusual, but not bad.
M: Medium body with medium, sudsy carbonation, this beer is drinkable despite being a little under-attenuated.
O: An interesting and unique dubbel. Not bad by any means, though a little unusual for the style.
08-03-2012 01:33:58 | More by n2185
3.23/5 rDev -15%
750ml bottle into a chalice. New style logo bottle cap. Poured at cellar temperature.
A - Very dark/brown body. Somewhat clear when held up to the light. One finger dirty light tan head that sticks around forever. Excellent lacing and retention.
S - Not too far off from genuine Belgian dubbels or strong ales. Chewy figs, cherries, ripe bananas, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and bready yeast. Like other reviewers I am getting some faint earthy mint.
T - Starts off with bready malts, caramelized figs, bananas, and cherries. Layers of mint, earthy grass, tobacco and spicy yeast. Kind of watery and muddled with an acetic soured malt aftertaste. Mouth feel is light to medium, with silky carbonation and a noticeable alcohol presence.
O - Kind of a let down. Appearance wise it looks excellent, and the aroma was rather impressive for an American brewed dubbel...but the flavors and mouth feel just fell flat. Watery, thin, unbalanced flavors, and a harsh aftertaste.
07-31-2012 02:34:12 | More by davey101
3/5 rDev -21.1%
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.
07-17-2012 17:31:46 | More by womencantsail
3.8/5 rDev 0%
A-Clear ruby with two finger head
S-Funk, cherries, some grass and spice
T-Some funk, darker fruits, cherries, the mesh isn't quite there though.
M-Light to medium bodied, some carbonation.
O-Not sure if the funk is suppose to be there, but the mesh of flavors isn't where it should be.
06-08-2012 01:07:46 | More by rlee1390
3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Dark, ruddy copper with red highlights and a thick, creamy almond head. There is some sediment and a coating of lace.
Spicy funk with some minty hops in the background occasioned by pine tar.
The flavor includes mint, pepper, and dates. Overall, well balanced with a long finish. The flavors are more complex than described and quite unique.
A light to medium body with vigorous, fine carbonation. Alcohol is as expected and drying.
An easy and unexpected beer given the flavor combination. While I am not sure this fits the dubbel style, it was well enjoyed while watching the Super Bowl.
02-19-2012 19:58:49 | More by SLeffler27
St. Vincent's Dubbel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.