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Siamese Twin Ale - Uncommon Brewers

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BA SCORE
82
good

217 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.9%
Wants: 14
Gots: 7 | 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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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-28-2013 06:25:49 | More by danthehopslamman
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-23-2013 14:06:22 | More by Kirk
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-22-2013 00:20:23 | More by brotherloco
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coz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-21-2013 03:18:15 | More by coz
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

06-15-2013 22:27:29 | More by alysmith4
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-13-2013 20:26:28 | More by djre4orm
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

1/5  rDev -72.3%

05-27-2013 17:00:35 | More by jrempel
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July2Nov

Hawaii

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-20-2013 03:39:03 | More by July2Nov
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-01-2013 05:46:48 | More by spycow
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2013 04:15:23 | More by Hopmodium
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.01/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

04-25-2013 04:36:52 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

04-20-2013 02:10:07 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-06-2013 05:58:57 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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blackie

California

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%

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

04-05-2013 04:55:40 | More by blackie
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2013 01:47:08 | More by wonothesane42
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tzolandz

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-25-2013 13:31:38 | More by tzolandz
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harrymel

Washington

2.2/5  rDev -39.1%

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.

03-11-2013 06:14:25 | More by harrymel
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-04-2013 16:26:05 | More by t0rin0
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braican

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

02-18-2013 02:53:10 | More by braican
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popery

California

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

02-11-2013 18:19:03 | More by popery
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dangermusic

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-24-2013 23:36:10 | More by dangermusic
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jlenik

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-20-2013 14:43:52 | More by jlenik
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +8.9%

Picked this up at Buy Rite in Jersey City recently, having never seen anything form Uncommon, let alone tried it. I'm not a fan of canned beer since the few I had in the paste held onto the taste and where so focused on the packaging as to turn me off, but this didn't have a "tinny" taste to it nor was it like anything I had ever seen before. It felt as strong as a Dubbel but not as spicy and complex as the ones I've had from Belgium but with that being said, I enjoyed this beer and did indeed, find it to be "uncommon".

The pour to this was just as I expected from a Dubbel - dark brown, cloudy, and with a nice head. The lacing nearly matched up to that as it stuck to the sides of my pint glass for a while before slowly sliding down. I don't think I've ever had a beer before that contained lemongrass, booze, and caramel in the nose but sure enough, this did. Couldn't taste the citric acid of the lime here but the aroma and wetness of it were certainly present in the taste, along with some dark fruits like plum and fig. I like the carbonation and mouthfeel since it was balanced but not powerful enough to overtake the flavor of this beer. This finished quite clean, even though the booze stuck around for quite a while.

Yes, this was strong but it never tasted that way while I was enjoying this. While the spice wasn't as present here as in other beers that I've had of this style, a little ginger would have provided a nice kick to this. Regardless, this was a different take on a Dubbel that worked well and was a pleasure to enjoy. It's nice to see the envelope pushed on this and Uncommon did it well, to the point where this may end up being popular enough to prove the Brewer's name to be an oxymoron of sorts.

01-16-2013 22:10:01 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

12-04-2012 00:36:27 | More by Molson2000
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Rmatuszak2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2012 20:13:16 | More by Rmatuszak2
Siamese Twin Ale from Uncommon Brewers
82 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.