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Belgian Style Dubbel - Sprecher Brewing Company

Belgian Style DubbelBelgian Style Dubbel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%


Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 06-17-2010)
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Will_Turner

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-07-2012 02:21:41 | More by Will_Turner
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Khocolate

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -24.4%

10-21-2013 03:45:24 | More by Khocolate
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-15-2013 02:12:09 | More by lucasj82
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boudreaux

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

02-22-2013 21:58:36 | More by boudreaux
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psmith161

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-13-2013 00:15:07 | More by psmith161
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

12-17-2012 11:34:32 | More by grahamboudreaux
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b_add


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-21-2012 03:02:13 | More by b_add
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Deep brown body with a finger of very fine tan froth. Ok retention and light lace.

S: Very sweet: butterscotch-drenched banana bread. Crazy, and a bit over the top.

T: Follows the nose precisely. Sweet toffee, huge banana, and some cotton candy. Burned bread crust on the finish. Intense, but a little unbalanced with all the banana.

M: Creamy medium body. Lovely soft carbonation. Perfect.

O: I'd heard some high praise of this beer, and was rather disappointed in its one-note banana insanity. It was certainly fun in its own way, but not a terribly impressive example of the style.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2012 22:06:52 | More by woosterbill
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chris1919

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-07-2012 21:09:05 | More by chris1919
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Twal

Colorado

2/5  rDev -49.6%

09-20-2012 21:54:13 | More by Twal
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Has a brownish ruby color with about a finger and a half of creamy head but little to no lacing. Smells like brown sugar with lighter tones of red vinous notes and some green apple notes as well. Tastes more like raisins and caramel sauce with some toasted bread and more misc dark fruits in the background. Medium body and carbonation levels, smooth nice texture. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 20:27:26 | More by WastingFreetime
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sauron681

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep red color with short head thats very thin and fizzy lacing. Aroma of currants and a medium mouthfeel. Not much carbonation.
Tastes of oak, sherry, coffee and raisins. Somewhat sweet, no bitter taste whatsoever. Finishes with a slight throat warming note. This was one of Sprechers 25th anniversary beers

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 16:56:40 | More by sauron681
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theminutemen

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

06-22-2012 19:13:56 | More by theminutemen
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-01-2012 19:57:52 | More by kayrex
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wakajawaka76

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

05-30-2012 15:00:42 | More by wakajawaka76
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Tasting Notes... Poured from 16 oz bottle into CBS snifter. The bottle indicated the vintage was 2010.

A) This is a nice looking brown. There was about a half finger of off white head, which settled to a swirling dusting. No lacing noted.

S) A very pleasing aroma of chocolate, raisin, banana, yeast and dark malt.

T) Follows the nose pretty closely. Enjoyable chocolate flavor, dark fruits, brown sugar, a little nutty, and a touch of spice. A nice finish, and a good aftertaste.

M) A lighter medium, body, maybe just a little thinner than I expected, but really very smooth. The carbonation was also light and very pleasant.

O) Really quite good. One of the more enjoyable Sprecher beers I've had the pleasure of drinking recently. I would gladly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 03:32:31 | More by RoamingGnome
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allstar255

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-01-2012 19:16:03 | More by allstar255
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery, put away for 7 months. Pours a darker brown, with a small white head. A richer malt aroma, perfume and a little boozy. Medium mouthfeel,and a good drinkabiliy from a rich malty taste, the yeast is in the secondary. Not too sweet, closer to an old ale. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 03:42:45 | More by Sammy
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-15-2012 19:27:44 | More by imperialking
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-15-2012 04:07:20 | More by JohnK17
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Reddish brown, thin khaki head dissipates quickly. Opaque, Deep reddish leather hues.

Smell: Dark fruits, leather. Esters. Caramel. Bready doughy. Molasses, fig, cognac.

Taste: Burnt sugar, deep roasted malts. Chestnut and belgian yeast. Lingering hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Dark Malts. Strong alcohol presence. Medium carbonation. Smooth finish. A tad light.

Overall: Good but not great. I won't be able to find this easily but I am glad I tried their 25th anniversary brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 04:27:21 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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xmasboy

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a bottle into 16 ounce clear dixie cup. nice cognac color. easy drinker considering the six and a half percent. really clean aftertaste for a belgian "style" beer. my buddy thought they were awesome, he doesn't stray to far from spotted cow so that just screams drinkability! by far one of my favorites from them and we have a sprecher brewpub in the dells, you would be amazed how much better their offerings are on tap. "i wish they would can this stuff"

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 07:23:45 | More by xmasboy
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark brown/purple color with a small tan head on top that dissipates rather quickly. Little bits of lacing forms, but does not last long.

S: Lots of fruit in this one, some raisins, plum, figs, and a little bit of banana. There is a good bit of candied sugar and light spice.

T: Lots of fruit right off the bat, raisins and prunes, followed up by candied sugar, as well as some cloves. On the sweet side. Solid.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, just a touch thin, but at only 6.5%, I can't really fault it.

O: Easy drinking and rather flavorful, a solid effort from Sprecher.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 03:17:35 | More by mdaschaf
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.33/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This is another treat sent to me by Mikesgroove. I'm a fan of Dubbels and I haven't had one for quite a while, so I decided to pop this one open tonight. Thanks, Mike.

Sprecher's Belgian Style Dubbel (25th Anniversary) has a mahogany colored body, with plenty of ruby highlights thrown in for good measure. Holding the beer up to the light not only reveals even more ruby, but some orange in there as well. The head rises and falls very quickly, leaving only the thinnest collar of foam on top of the beer.

Dark malts, dark fruits, and a little bit of phenolic pepper and anise shine through in the aroma, and it is quite good.

Fruit is definitely the hallmark of this beer. Plenty of cherry and a little bit of fig mix with some surprisingly lighter flavors, including green apple and lemon. Sweet malt comes next, with bits of chocolate and toffee, but the malt is quickly overpowered by a strong phenolic flavor that once again brings a bit of pepper and the light taste of anise. The finish actually a touch of bitterness too it, but also a bit of warmth.

OK, so the main problem I have with this beer is that it is insanely light. The carbonation is huge too, and it is ramped up to a saison-like level. The mouthfeel problems make this one tough to really enjoy.

I don't know if it is just a trick from the mouthfeel or the beer itself, but this one seems to be lacking in complexity and breadth. I want the flavor to keep going, but it kind of stops. What is there is pretty tasty though, and a little bit of tweaking could make this one of the better American-brewed Dubbels that I have come across.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 00:30:45 | More by Hojaminbag
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deebo

Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A-Poured a 16 oz bottle into pint glass, resulting in 2 fingers of tan head that breaks down rather quickly. Ruddy reddish brown color.

S-Rem. of a dubbel. Heavy in ripe fruits with notes similar to molasses and raisins. Slight alcohol vapor.

T-Over ripe fruits-seems like too much overwhelming the taste of this beer. Not a whole lot else going on but a slight bitter hop aftertaste was noted.

M-Thin for style-my least favorite aspect of this beer. Tingly CO2 bite, with just a hint of alcohol.

D-Rather smooth-would have no problem with a few pints of this beer.

O-I love dubbels so I like this beer, but there are better ones out there. Still great to see Sprecher coming out with all these Belgian style beers for their 25th anniversary. Would be happy to drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 00:47:10 | More by deebo
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Belgian Style Dubbel from Sprecher Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.