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Siamese Twin Ale - Uncommon Brewers

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Siamese Twin AleSiamese Twin Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 14
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Uncommon Brewers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 07-26-2008)
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Photo of FickleBeast
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass. Color is a ruddy dark brown color with a half finger of foam that fades quickly. Aroma is pungent with plum malty flavors and lemongrass. It does smell appetizing to me.

First sip is bomb of sweet sugary malts. Molasses and toffee flavors dominate but it is cloyingly sweet. Lime coriander and lemongrass all take a back seat. Credit for trying something out of the ordinary but this misses the mark with me... Too sweet and not refreshing.

FickleBeast, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Pjvanvox
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Pjvanvox, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3%

shelby415, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
3.5/5  rDev -3%

danthehopslamman, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of Kirk
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Kirk, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +10.8%

brotherloco, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of coz
3.5/5  rDev -3%

coz, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of alysmith4
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

alysmith4, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev -16.9%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of jrempel
1/5  rDev -72.3%

jrempel, May 27, 2013
Photo of July2Nov
3/5  rDev -16.9%

July2Nov, May 20, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3%

spycow, May 01, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hopmodium, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours out a deep red/brown with about an inch of tan head. The lace is there, but doesn't last long.

Dark fruit (plum, raisin) and pepper start this dubbel off nicely, booze, caramel and spice follow.

At first I think I taste banana bread followed by plum and caramel. Earth, booze and a sweet taste I can't put my finger on show up around the middle (a good sweet). The finish has a little chocolate and dark fruit. A little high on carbonation, but the body is moderately thick, so it still goes down smooth.

Not my favorite, but still very interesting. Uncommon Brewers does an excellent job of putting interesting twists on old styles. Might grab one more for the cellar an rereview later.

OBeerMeGreatOne, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

noyellowfizzbeer, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -16.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of blackie
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

single can from Beer Run, Charlottesville

a: served in a lager westmalle chalice, the dubbel is the deep brown color of dried dates, a tight head recedes to leave only a ring around the glass

s: very nice dubbel nose of rich, dark fruit sugars - dates and raisin, toffee malt, complex spice stands out - perhaps its the lime and lemongrass additions that are so intriguing, but they're not immediately evident individually, great use of coriander - very delicate, brushes of vanilla, richly aromatic and very pleasing to take in

m: medium-full body, smooth, carbonation on the lower end of moderate with a slight abrasiveness

t: the flavor hits with rich dried tree fruits and a current of dark sugars, a touch of buttery smoothness, this is where the lime shows the most - as a tart/sour note that lingers far into the finish

o: a high quality base dubbel regardless of the unusual additions - the lemongrass and lime are either so well or so lightly used that it's tough to pick them out, but a nice background contributor, expected a gimmick but found a really nice beer

blackie, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

wonothesane42, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of tzolandz
3.5/5  rDev -3%

tzolandz, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of harrymel
2.2/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Canned 14AUG12

Pours nice and toasted brown with some central light etching. Smells of lime, some sweet syrups, a little bit of belgian yeasts, some coriander, and the lemon grass. Taste is lightly tart, some alcohol, some bitterness, some candy. Medium on full body with hi carb and a semi dry finish. Not a good beer really.

harrymel, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -16.9%

t0rin0, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

braican, Feb 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

popery, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of dangermusic
4/5  rDev +10.8%

dangermusic, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of jlenik
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

jlenik, Jan 20, 2013
Siamese Twin Ale from Uncommon Brewers
82 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.