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Rub-A-Dub-Dubbel - The Bruery

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 09-25-2011)
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Reviews by sweethome:
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sweethome

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

@ Bruery Provisions

Dark brown - a bit hazy.

Raisins and cocoa with yeast on nose. Smooth entry - softer and thinner mouthfeel than tradition for style.

Classic belgian dubbel flavors of yeast, dried fruits, some chocolate malts - reminds me of dark chocolate.

While the mouthfeel detracted a bit - I enjoyed the flavor profile.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 06:34:47 | More by sweethome
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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ngeunit1

California

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Served a cloudy red-brown with a thin finger of off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet dark fruit with some caramel, Belgian yeast and some oak.

T - Starts off with some sweet dark pitted fruit with some cherries, light oak and yeast. Through the middle, more rich malt flavors come through with a bit more yeast character. The finish is rich and malty with some yeast and dark fruit sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and fruity finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice American take on the Dubbel style. Could have used a bit more complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2012 23:52:44 | More by ngeunit1
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nataku00

California

3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark hazy brown with a finger of foamy tan colored head. Head dissipated after a few minutes, leaving some decent lacing on the glass. A few bubbles visible at the edge of the glass, but doesn't look overly carbonated.

Nose is mostly toffee and molasses with a hint of dark fruit, raisins. A bit of darker spice comes through as it warms, clove and all spice.

Taste is somewhat one dimensional, mainly molasses sweetness with a toasted malt backbone. A bit of dark fruit comes out as the beer warms on your tongue, but not as much as would be expected for a dubbel. Not spice character either so the yeast isn't doing a very good job.

Medium body with some a little carbonation, a few bubbles hitting the tongue here and there. Fairly easy to drink but not too flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 23:09:48 | More by nataku00
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John11486

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-15-2012 19:36:21 | More by John11486
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mthomas84

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-06-2012 04:23:48 | More by mthomas84
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Bruery Provisions

Look: Very dark brown with a 1/4 inch head and ok retetion with some spotty lacing

Smell: Figs and raisins are upfront with a Belgian yeast funk in the background

Taste: Dark fruits especially plums upfront and the beer is a bit on the sweet side but finishes with some coffee and again funky yeast notes

Mouthfeel: Medium body ad medium carbonation and slightly sticky

Overall: A good but not great dubble and from a good brewery I don't know if I would drink this one again

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2012 19:54:11 | More by DarthKostrizer
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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-01-2012 17:52:38 | More by ineva
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft at the brewery.

Pours a dark choclate brown color with plum colored edges and a one finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Slightly medicinal aroma with roasted dark malt and vinous dark fruit.  There's a faint syrupy presence with hints of raisin, cherry, fig and other dark berries.  I'm also picking up some peppery spice.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a nice balance of zesty spice, vinous fruit, dark malt and alcohol.  There's also a slight medicinal, herbal and syrupy flavor/texture but it doesn't over power or get in the way too much.  Hints of caramel and chocolate along with fig, raisin, grape and other dark berries.  The ABV is very well hidden making this beer easy to drink. Pretty good but aside from mouthfeel there isn't much out of the ordinary going on here.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2012 03:41:12 | More by corby112
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FalconA

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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TheCrowsNest

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-24-2012 17:14:21 | More by TheCrowsNest
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ehammond1


3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

Dark brown with ruby edges and a thick, persistent light brown head that leaves the glass messy. Gorgeous dubbel.

An interesting and atypical aroma for a dubbel. The Belgian yeast aroma I'm searching for is faint, with a hint of banana and clove-like spice. There's some simple roasted malt character and a good amount of dark fruit (raisin). I wish the yeast strain played a more dominant role, though the dark fruit and roast is nice.

Again, the flavor is somewhat disapointing, though not altogether bad; I just wish the yeast played a more prominent role in this beer's flavor. There's plenty of raisin presence, a touch of banana, and a good amount of roasted/earth malt character. Slightly better than average, though there are far better American examples of the style, and obviusly, much, much better Belgian examples.

Medium to full mouthfeel with high carbonation.

One of my favorite styles brewed by one of my favorite breweries. I had very high hopes, and I came away very disappointed. That being said, not a bad beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 02:35:17 | More by ehammond1
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery Tasting Room. Dark bodied with a good beige head, Lace. Good malting, some Belgian chocolate and yeast. Ok drinkability.Above average mouthfeel.Some sugar, a tad of bannana, and a bit of roast. Not a bad Belgian, and not quite the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 01:01:26 | More by Sammy
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Michigan

3/5  rDev -15.3%

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clarkenstein

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown with a garnet edge, ecru collar of sea foam. Fig, grape, clove, cinnamon, brown sugar, and old school cough syrup phenolics. Requisite dubbel flavors are there, but a bit too soft and muted. Mild alcohol presence and nice smoothness. A fine dubbel, right down the center of the style profile in my mind.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 15:26:50 | More by bump8628
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California

4/5  rDev +13%

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California

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Rub-A-Dub-Dubbel from The Bruery
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