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Great Power House Brew - Great Crescent Brewery

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Great Power House Brew
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.88
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Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-13-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
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2.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can. Pours a fairly dark brown color with almost no head on top of it. Nose is a little sweet with some odd hints of some vary dark fruits in there. Taste is both a little sweet up front, and slightly sour on the back end. Yet it lacks the complexity that a lot of Dubbels have. Not a huge fan.

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2.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 16 ounce tall boy can

The pour is a bit unusual. It's a rich looking medium brown color. Early on, it's fairly clearish, but eventually develops the richer looking, thicker color. The head is a finger and a half thick of dirty white bubbles, but there is literally no retention. It's highly carbonated and you can actually watch each bubble burst til there is actually no sign of bubbles after about 45 seconds. At that point, it simply looks awful in the glass, like dirty water.

The smell is cola mixed with some savory, spicy hops. The cola/caramel scent is strong, you can pick it up from several feet away. I don't pick up the sweet Indiana honey, I'd have guessed it to be actual Belgian sugar had I not read the website on the beer.

I can pick up the honey in the taste, along with a little lemony citrus. The caramel is noticeable in the taste as well. It's not really working for me.

Very watery feel. Everything seems to be "loose." There's some fruitiness and slight sweetness, but it's soon chased away by a tartness and kind of savory feel. It seems very carbonated from the pour and all the bubbles, but then after you see literally no bubbles after a minute, the lack of carbonation makes sense. No alcohol presence. Wet, sloppy finish, with a lingering tartness.

Not a very good beer, probably good they discontinued it. Doesn't look appealing and doesn't taste it either. Fortunately, it goes down fairly easily because it's so watery and it's good decent alcohol that's well hidden.

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3.57/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear dark mahogany , thin one finger off-white head that dissipates quickly, not much lacing.

S- Plum, figs, wood, caramel, roasted malts, honey, smell is great.

T- Starts with sweet caramelized sugars, dark fruits plum and raisins, a woody flavor maybe oak, alcohol on the back end. Malty and sweet, little hop presence.

M- A little Thin, moderate/low carbonation. Dry finish. A little alcohol warmth.

O- A decent dubbel that I can pick up close to home. The brewery offers a great bourbon barrel stout aged in Maker's Mark barrels, I think this dubbel would be amazing aged in those same barrels.

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Great Power House Brew from Great Crescent Brewery
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