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Double Dawn - Lucette Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 29
Avg: 3.77
pDev: 25.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lucette Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Greggy on 02-26-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 29
Photo of Greggy
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a crystal clear golden color with white head. Head retention is good lacing and some sparce lacing is present.

S- I get some nice belgian yeast, a bit of clove and some good citrus character.

T- nice belgian caramel maltiness comes through with a good dose of citrus (apricot and maybe some orange peel along with some oily hops. The finish is drying with some warming alcohol.

M- nice spritzy carbonation. Good drying finish coats the palette.

O- a nice beer. The alcohol is very well hidden. An excellent choice if you have an opportunity to try it. This will shine with food.

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Photo of pat61
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy straw under a 3” white to cream colored rocky foam cap that lasts forever and hugs the side of the glass on the way down.
S: Nose starts with some big spice, then there is some citrus and a suggestion of grape, a little banana with some floral notes.
T: The palate starts fruity with citrus, grapes, bananas, pears and oranges and pepper in the finish. Has a dry finish with a moderate hop bitter accent.
F: The body starts out a little anorexic but it plumps up a little over time as the effervescence grows. Creamy with very soft carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth, not hot or solventy, not astringent.
O: A big fruit cocktail of a beer that starts a little thin but ends up as a refreshing drink.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double Dawn pours a clear golden color, with a nice lacing head. The aroma is filled with Belgian candies and a yeastyness. The taste has a strong belgican candy flavor, with a nice hint of belgian yeasts. Good full flavors, easy to drink, finishes a bit boozy. Overall a very nice high quality no frills beligan strong pale ale.

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Photo of jera1350
4.11/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Clean golden color with a very thin of white foam with some light lacing.

The smell is of pear, apple, white grape and white wine with a touch of yeast funk and wet hay.

Some white grape sweetness with lots of spicy yeast, white pepper and wet hay. Has a very spicy finish. Tastes much like a farmhouse ale.

Lower carbonation that is soft. Medium body with some alcohol warmth and a dry feel.

A very nice Belgian style ale that probably fits the farmhouse category. $6.99 for a 750 is pretty well priced for the product. I enjoyed this one and recommend it.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lucette Double Dawn Belgian Style Imperial Golden Ale (do you have to call it "Imperial" when the style is already a strong one?). 8.5% Alc. by Vol. Lucette Brewing, Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Appearance: hazy golden hue, large, fluffy white head. Looks the part, indeed.

Aroma: ah! Hits all the right notes: airy, spicy, lightly citrus-y, delicate, devilish, delightful. I just want to keep bringing it up to my nose. Wonderful stuff.

Taste: Spicy, zesty, earthy. Plenty of hop buzz, and herbal notes, as well. Graham cracker crust malt base. More malty than a Duvel, but this is their right of interpretation. It doesn't interfere with their attempt to imitate the style, and adds intrigue. Sweetness lingers through the flavor, laced with spice, citrus-y hop zest keeping pace. More body in this, too, than in the average golden ale. I appreciate that, though. Very tasty stuff.

Let's pause and look at the label: "Lucette Belgian Style Series", with the i in Belgian and the Y in style created by an inclined female silhouette, a la the Playboy bunny figure, the femlin, designed by Leroy Neiman. Or the trashy silhouette on the truck mudflaps. Classy. (But, I will admit that I chose the Perro Duvel glass to match it for objectivication of the female form.)
"From a desire for Belgian-inspired creations. At 8.5% alc/vol., this special Belgian yeast strain will lend complex fruit, spice, and earthy aromas, Enjoy the robust citrus character supported by a wonderful high carbonation typical of the style."

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Photo of Bighuge
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking beer. Regal gold body. Thin, dense white cap. Lacing is pretty full....comes in sheets. Aroma is biscuity and sweet. Not real strong. Flavor, on the other hand, is pretty strong...and unique. Some farmyard nuances are noted first. Slight funk and horseblanket. Sweet doughy honeyed malt center. Not much hop presence or bitterness. Some peach notes compliment nicely. Medium bodied with a speckled presence of carbonation. Solid offering.

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Photo of jwc215
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours golden with a thin lasting head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of cotton candy/bubblegum and spiced bread.

The taste drops off from the nose. Some candy is there, with a touch of honey-like sweetness. A bit chalky and yeasty/bready in the finish.

Easy enough to drink.

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Photo of morimech
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with two fingers of head that had excellent retention and eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Appears to have a high carbonation level sitting in my Duvel tulip.

Smells awesome. Like some of the great Belgian beer. A mixture of citrus and vinous yeast esters. Some phenols as well but mostly esters. Also some candied sugar.

The flavor does not follow up on the aroma. Bit of a weird phenolic/cardboard taste combined with Belgian sugar. A positive is the yeast esters that comes in the finish and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Spirited carbonation and a sturdy body fits the style nicely. Pleasant mouthfeel.

To me this tasted a little off. Certainly did not taste as good as it looked or smelled.

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Photo of maximum12
2.35/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Lucette is making some good stuff, so I'm developing a habit of picking up a bottle/can of whatever new I see from them. Nabbed this one on sale for $6, seemed like a good gamble. Big, round-jawed 750ML split with my wife.

Pour is pale, sunny yellow with hearty carbonation. Nose is heavy on the sweet, sweet candied sugar, along with a ton of Belgian yeast, & a bit of clove & spices. Very lively aroma.

Double Dawn is missing...something, a vital quality that I can't quite put a finger on. Taste is a bit flat (not carbonation-wise) with a strong, wheat-like component that wasn't visible to the nose. White grapes that might be a bit past their prime, which muddle the fruity qualities of the yeast. Fleeting citrus. Back-end is a mash-up of the aforementioned flavors, with the faintest tinge of sourness, which grows unpleasantly as it warms.

This is the brewery's first miss for me. There is a distinct disconnect between the nose & the taste, which tells me that something isn't right with this bottle. A lovely, sweet-smelling beer that really disappoints.

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Double Dawn from Lucette Brewing Company
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