Pro-Am Series No. 4 - Doc's Feet Dubbel - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Another 600 ml bottle from The Beau's taster's pack. Served fairly cold into a pint glass.
Appearance - Dark honey brown color with red hues and 2 fingers of off white frothy head. Decent but unspectacular retention time down to a finger where the rate of dissipation slows further, Slightly hazy with effervescent bubbles. Some pretty spidery lacing left on on the glass too.
Smell - Cherry, other dark fruits (maybe plum?) some rich chocolate and of course the Belgian yeasty aromas. Very pleasant to the nose.
Taste - Cherry and dark chocolate dominate up front with a faint cinnamon taste too. A touch too boozy for my liking and slightly peppery on the back end. A tasty dubbel with a few interesting things going on.
Mouthfeel - Smooth but not syrupy. Full bodied with medium-high carbonation.
Overall - Nice dubbel and would get again, but a bit short of Chimay which has value and accessibility in spades. But definitely wouldn't turn down a glass if offered.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2014 02:45:19 | More by DenisKolkin
4.14/5 rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
600 mL bottle from the LCBO, contained within this year's "Best of Beau's" sampler pack; bottled on Nov. 12 2013. Dubbels are not one of my favourite styles (quite the opposite, actually) but I'm always willing to try something new. Served slightly chilled and poured into a tulip.
Pours a deep reddish-brown colour with a tinge of orange underneath the light, generating about one finger's worth of rather dense, creamy, light beige-coloured head. It recedes slowly over the next few minutes, thinning out into a modest cap/collar. Not much in the way of lacing. Pleasant aroma that is typical of darker Belgian-style ales - quite fruity, with notes of raisin and banana in addition to toasted malts, Belgian yeast, candi sugar, clove spice and an earthy hop note.
Quite tasty, too, though there's nothing particularly innovative about this dubbel. Toasted malts quickly give way to raisins and figs, followed soon after by banana and caramelized sugar. The yeasty notes begin to dominate toward the finish, providing some light clove spiciness which segues into an aftertaste of candi sugar and an unusual (for the style) earthy bitterness. Nice warmth on the tail end, too. Medium-bodied, with active carbonation that gives this brew the palate-prickling bite I have come to expect from trappist-style beers. Not meant for quick drinking; there's enough warmth and variety in the flavour to qualify this one as a solid winter sipper.
Final Grade: 4.14, a very respectable A-. I usually find these North American-made Belgian-style beers to be rather inferior to the stuff made overseas, but Doc's Feet Dubbel is one case where this rule of thumb does not apply. Keeping in mind that I generally don't seek this style out - this is a quality ale that I would happily drink again, and I'd be comfortable placing it ahead of most of the dubbels I've tried previously. A fine way to finish off Christmas evening - cheers, and Merry Christmas, BA!
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2013 04:53:59 | More by thehyperduck
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: It has a nice cloudy deep golden/amber color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, spices, dark fruit (raisins, grapes) some caramel and rich roasted malts
Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some Belgian yeast, spices, sweet dark fruit, caramel and sweet roasty malts.
Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Congratulations Tim Gregory, you did a great job with this beer!
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2012 19:57:32 | More by SebD
Pro-Am Series No. 4 - Doc's Feet Dubbel from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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