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Vanilla Tree Dubbel - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 20.88%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vanilla Tree is a Belgian-style dubbel brewed with a variety of dark crystal malts and dark Belgian candi syrup. After fermentation, the beer is aged on whole vanilla beans and toasted oak chips. The result is a wonderfully smooth, malty ale with notes of dark fruit, spice, and (naturally) vanilla and oak!

20 IBU

(Beer added by: thadbme on 10-29-2011)
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mbenthall

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +47.1%

12-01-2011 23:40:36 | More by mbenthall
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analienacorn

Florida

5/5  rDev +47.1%

07-01-2012 19:26:25 | More by analienacorn
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GTB

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +47.1%

02-05-2013 18:21:34 | More by GTB
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

06-16-2012 01:45:32 | More by freduardo
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

03-11-2012 16:25:26 | More by UltimateLivewire
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DryHoppedPiano

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +25%

07-21-2013 23:38:58 | More by DryHoppedPiano
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.24/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a - poured a one finger thick creamy tan head into a tulip glass. the body was dark brown bordering on black.
s - vanilla with a hint of oak.
t - vanilla and roasted chocolate with a hint of oak in the finish.
m - creamy and smooth.
o - interesting take on a dubbel. the oak is subtle but well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 16:54:26 | More by GPHarris
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JonnyVendetta


4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Westbrook is a local hero, and they keep cranking out great quality and unique beers. Many of their beers have very complex flavors and it can cause the flavor to be almost harsh, not to say that is necessarily a bad thing.

This vanilla heavy beer pours a dark caramel, almost chocolate color with a short-lived creamy tan head. Upon first taste is provides a crisp taste of vanilla with a hint of spice. The spice becomes more apparent in flavor and aroma as the candi syrup lingers.

Design: Westbrook incorporates classic lettering in bold white, accented with more playful illustrations of a vanilla tree, oak barrels, and decor on a wood grain background.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 01:49:37 | More by JonnyVendetta
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a dark reddish brown with a two finger khaki colored head that subsided to a one finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, earth, spices, scented candle, coffee, and vanilla. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, earth, and spices. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. Every aspect of this one really flowed well together and enhanced the other components really well. The vanilla was very nice on the followthrough to help keep the brew interesting throughout the glass. Definitely a beer that is worth trying or seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 16:48:53 | More by thagr81us
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WillyMac

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

11-21-2011 15:29:09 | More by WillyMac
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jsanford

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-30-2013 03:18:59 | More by jsanford
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ecmoon3

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-02-2012 12:11:57 | More by ecmoon3
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-23-2014 13:46:35 | More by andysc83
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jnr011

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-04-2012 22:46:57 | More by jnr011
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-11-2011 04:28:41 | More by CarolinaKev
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avalon07

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a brownish color and a slightly hazy consistency.There was an inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: The vanilla was very evident in the aroma, along with malt and some fruit.

T: As it was with the smell, the taste had a good deal of vanilla - not a bad thing - along with malt, yeast, and light fruit (apples). Definitely not your classic dubbel, but it's very vibrant and interesting.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a prickly, lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a different type of beer, but well worth checking out.

Serving type: growler

12-09-2011 14:25:17 | More by avalon07
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AintNoTele

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-04-2014 02:11:04 | More by AintNoTele
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Keener

Indiana

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-02-2013 22:00:20 | More by Keener
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McNuts

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-27-2012 04:38:13 | More by McNuts
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-08-2013 04:11:04 | More by RoryOMoore
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ksimons

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a dark chestnut with hints of ruby highlights with a fingers worth of creamy looking head that sticks to the glass

S-rich malt, Belgian yeast, vanilla, and a light bit of dark fruit

T-taste is similar to the smell. It is also unlike other dubbel's I have had, probably due to the vanilla and some fruitiness. I like it though. Good blend of malt, yeast, vanilla, dark cherries, and a mild amount of hops to give it some balance.

M-medium body, medium carbonation, slight drying taste left in the mouth

Overall I am a big fan of Westbrook. So far I have liked all of the beers of theirs I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 23:07:36 | More by ksimons
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edbritton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-24-2013 20:25:46 | More by edbritton
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

12-22-2013 14:16:14 | More by seavercm
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UnderPressure

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-02-2013 13:05:56 | More by UnderPressure
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-17-2013 21:00:28 | More by DangerDawg
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Vanilla Tree Dubbel from Westbrook Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.