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Brother Joseph's Belgian Dubbel - Straight To Ale

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 4
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010

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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by Book:
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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Photo of busybeecafe
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have been drinking this beer for 3 years now. And I loved it then just as much as i do now. I live in north central alabama so this beer is semi-easy to find.

appearance: is brownish with a slight hint of red

smell: not sure i have a lousy nose

taste: im not gonna break it down like how many do. all i can say is its good and goes good with steak & cheesecake both

mouthfeel: easy to drink i enjoy the medium carbonation

overall: i like it

Photo of brewskifan55
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A: Mahogany colored with an off-white one-finger head that didn't linger. Decent lacing.

S: Belgian yeast pops up, along with dark fruits (raisins, dates, plums).

T: Follows nose with a nice chocolate finish as it warms. Malty and sweet. Goes down easy.

M: Medium with light to medium carbonation.

O: A very tasty dubbel. Will be drinking more of this one. The Belgian yeast really makes it pop. Try a pint.

Photo of tbryan5
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nasa60
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Golden32
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Originally rated in 2014 on tap and adjusted with a 12 oz can in March 2015.
Medium+ body.
Deep, dark, red-brown body covered by a head that has poor retention.

O: Good but lacks the depth, complexity and balance of a fine Belgian dubbel.

Photo of Fulkrum78
3.64/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Dracarys
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of richj1970
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft from bar at concert venue.

A: Poured ruby red with 2 finger head that the bartender promptly poured off the side to fill the glass up all the way. Hard to jug lacing and head retention.

S: Belgian yeast, caramel, and plums.

T: Nice spiciness with some clove and all spice flavors. Lots of fruits - banana, plum, raisin. Sweet finish.

M: Medium body with fair carbonation. Tends a bit on the sweeter side but in a pleasant way.

O: A nice dubbel. Enjoyable to drink. Not the best in the group, but a solid choice especially for a local brew.

Photo of TJK
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of hsvphy
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of miguellunarusso
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of GratefulEdd
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BlueMoon10
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of TexasZach
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A solid, dark, chocolate-banana dubbel that's very drinkable but, nevertheless, not expressly exciting. A sharp, bitter thickness appends the expected deep-brown sweetness, but beyond some banana esters there isn't a lot going o with the flavors of this beer. And yet: it's damn solid. Indeed, for a dubbel, it's downright fairly sessionable—particularly since its mouthfeel isn't too sticky (for its genre). All in all: not incredible, but credibly constructed to a decent number of steps above tolerable.

Photo of JayS2629
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am having a hard time believing I am the first to review this one, but its the only dubbel I see by this brewery and the menu cleary said Straight to Ale Belgian Dubble. So...it was a great interpretation from a small craft brewery on a dubbel. A nice dark copper with a thick white head that faded fast but left nice lace. The smell had faint belgian yeast on top of a caramel and honey toned backbone with some spicy elements. A bit of a watered down version on the taste for the style, but very drinkable. Unmistakable on the belgian yeast profiles with spicy and fruity characters coming through a caramel backbone with hints of cocoa and cinamon. Very good drink. Easy to down.

Photo of Mafia88
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of BigGold
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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