Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) - New Belgium Brewing
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3.8/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Purchased at Liquor Shed.
It pours a clear dark brown with a huge head of foam and plenty of lacing.
The smell is very nice..yeasty, spicy(peppery, cinnamon), very malty, something else.
The taste follows suit. Nice peppery spiciness, holiday like use of cinnamon, yeasty like a Dubbel should be. Some clove. There's some warming after the swallow that is king of chili like vs alcohol like. This is pretty tasty and a step up from the last 2 NB bombers I've tried recently. I just may buy another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2013 22:29:59 | More by Bitterbill
3.69/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured a deep reddish brown with a half-finger off-white head. It looks alright, not the best looking dubbel around though. Scents of Belgian yeast, candi sugar, dark fruit, raisins and some molasses, some spice, some banana, faint alcohol, with a very, very slight hint of funk. Very much a dubbel in it's aroma, not the most complex, but good. Taste follows the aroma. Begins with Belgian yeast spice and candi sugar, moves into figs, dark fruit, raisin, dark brown bread, some sweet spices, particularly cinnamon and slight brown sugar with an extremely faint hint of sour funk on the finish. Again, a standard dubbel, with just a little funk. Not bad, but not the best. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a semi-drying finish, probably from the brett. Overall this is a good dubbel. It's got the qualities of the style, the sweetness, the dark fruit, the Belgian yeast, just not as good as some examples. The brett and schisandra used in the fermentation was barely perceivable however, so this ended up just being a dubbel.
Serving type: on-tap
11-19-2013 04:58:46 | More by Auraan
3.74/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a 650 ml bottle (code says 13070931) into a chalice.
A-The head is pretty thin, maybe a finger at most, and light, gray-hued tan in color. Retention is poor at less than a minute. The brew is an interesting ruby-tinted brown. It is dark in color but some light gets through towards the edges revealing surprising clarity.
S-First, the odd scents: I smell a bit of cocoa (which probably isn't cocoa, but it has that aroma), some wine-like alcohol gives suggestions of red grapes and oaky dryness. Once the brew gets near room temp, I smell more traditional flavors like prune, tobacco, and spice.
T-The taste is similar with some odd dry (cinnamon and oak, for example) flavors to begin with. Then the prune, leather, tobacco flavors that are more typical of a dubbel. The pepper and clove spices really come out as the beer warms to a decent peppery finish.
M-The feel is medium to heavy with a soft carbonation that produces good volume on the palate.
O-This brew is pretty dry for a dubbel, which sort hurts the complexity and flavor profile. However, it grew on me as it warmed up, which is surprising because I started it at around 50-55 degrees. By the time it reached room temperature, many of the unusual flavors (like cinnamon and oak) had faded into the background, which improved things. In any event, this was not the best dubbel I've had, but not a bad effort, either.
Serving type: bottle
11-13-2013 04:29:23 | More by spoony
3.51/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
COOP Matt provided this bottle tonight at a tasting at his house... Pours a fairly clear walnut with a short lasting off white head that provides little in the way of lacing.
Nose is pretty traditional yeasty phenols with a bit of a peppery essence and something that reminds me of sassafras or artisan rootbeer.
Flavor has a good malt profile and the spice addition adds an interesting peppery quality and something a little warming that I am having a hard time identifying.. and again I get something that makes me think "rootbeer".
Body is medium with an expected carbonation.
Cool brew... Glad I got a chance to try it.. doubt I will actually buy it though. Thanks Matt!!
Serving type: bottle
10-25-2013 06:05:09 | More by JohnGalt1
Lips Of Faith - Wild2 Dubbel (Ale Brewed With Schisandra) from New Belgium Brewing
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