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2 Turtle Doves - The Bruery

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2 Turtle Doves2 Turtle Doves

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BA SCORE
91
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402 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 190
Gots: 263 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

2 Turtle Doves is the second in the 12 Days/Years of Christmas Series. We decided to take our inspiration from the name and base the beer on the "turtle" candy, brewing it with cocoa nibs, toasted pecans, caramelized sugar and a lot of caramel malts. Somewhere between a Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale and an Imperial Porter, this beer is designed to take the journey through time until 12 Drummers Drumming.

(Beer added by: Overlord on 10-12-2009)
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Ratings: 402 | Reviews: 243 | Display Reviews Only:
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-20-2013 01:02:25 | More by orangesol
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DruRho

Maryland

5/5  rDev +22.9%

03-19-2013 00:16:56 | More by DruRho
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-08-2013 00:03:24 | More by jsanford
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-27-2013 21:25:01 | More by largadeer
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BlackTuesday

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-27-2013 02:25:39 | More by BlackTuesday
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Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-25-2013 19:41:41 | More by Adamostella
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour for the Bruery Initiation Celebration held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Pours a clear crimson-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and a really unique peanut butter and jelly combo. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great smell and some tasty flavors.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 18:02:33 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jvillefan

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-25-2013 17:30:16 | More by jvillefan
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Trio2shine

California

3.5/5  rDev -14%

02-25-2013 16:22:56 | More by Trio2shine
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-25-2013 03:52:17 | More by Pecan
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-22-2013 19:01:58 | More by hoppymcgee
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle pours a very dark brown color with a thin, bubbly off-white head. Spotty lace and not much retention.

Nose is raisins, plums, brown sugar and allspice. The cocoa nibs and nuttiness come out more as it warms, but I am not sure I would have picked them out had I not read the label.

Taste is sweet and boozy with lots of dark fruit. Yeast flavors abound, doughy even. This is a perfect example of a beer being much better as it approaches room temperature. When cold, this beer is a wreck but it really opens up and the cocoa flows with the dark fruit very well after a bit. Good beer, Id love to have another bottle of this…it seemed like it could benefit from a few more years still.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 20:34:28 | More by twiggamortis420
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MrVonzipper

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-05-2013 03:18:03 | More by MrVonzipper
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DmanGTR

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-28-2013 15:37:23 | More by DmanGTR
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popery

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

01-28-2013 03:33:22 | More by popery
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-22-2013 07:09:14 | More by oglmcdgl
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-13-2013 21:32:53 | More by MordorMongo
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank at Jackie O's 3/1/2013.

Pours a rich chocolate dark brown with a thick coffee head.

Smells of cocoa, nuts, complex and rich dark malt.

Taste is similar but even better. So rich and creamy, loads of chocolate, nuts, maybe some faint fruit, rich and complex and delicious

Mouthfeel is insanely light and creamy. Amazing.

This is a fantastic beer, even better than I remembered!

8.8/10

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 22:17:23 | More by AlexFields
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

12-25-2012 17:14:56 | More by ejimhof
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lilredrocket

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-23-2012 15:01:07 | More by lilredrocket
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NickT1218

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

12-14-2012 03:58:12 | More by NickT1218
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-04-2012 00:52:11 | More by jkane101
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stabbingcontest

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-03-2012 21:47:10 | More by stabbingcontest
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-02-2012 03:27:50 | More by acurtis
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cfh64

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-22-2012 05:09:50 | More by cfh64
2 Turtle Doves from The Bruery
91 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.