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Belgian Style Dubbel - Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.1%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

lucasj82, May 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

boudreaux, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

b_add, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
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!

woosterbill, Nov 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

chris1919, Oct 07, 2012
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2/5  rDev -49.6%

Twal, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
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.

WastingFreetime, Jul 13, 2012
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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

sauron681, Jul 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

theminutemen, Jun 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Will_Turner, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

kayrex, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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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.

RoamingGnome, Apr 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

allstar255, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Mar 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

imperialking, Mar 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JohnK17, Mar 15, 2012
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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.

BerkeleyBeerMan, Mar 12, 2012
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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"

xmasboy, Dec 14, 2011
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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.

mdaschaf, Nov 19, 2011
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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.

Hojaminbag, Oct 19, 2011
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Belgian Style Dubbel from Sprecher Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.