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Vanilla Tree Dubbel - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 20.82%
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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Heff19

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -41.3%

03-01-2012 01:56:43 | More by Heff19
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McNuts

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

02-25-2012 23:30:51 | More by 13esd
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Bung

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev +5%

From notes, had last Wednesday night at Gene's in Charleston.
Cloudy light brown pour, finger of light tan. Sticks to the glass ok.

Aroma, I get mostly yeast and vanilla. Some clove and allspice.

Taste, Quite a bit more nutmeg and allspice. Vanilla heavy after. Just mild malt, yeast, rainsin, brown sugar one might expect.

Just to the left side of mid bodied. Nice carbonation, drinks pretty well, as long as you get by the spice. A little over spiced and sweet for me, but worth trying once.

02-12-2012 01:18:23 | More by Bung
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +21.1%

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.

02-11-2012 16:48:53 | More by thagr81us
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ecmoon3

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-02-2012 12:11:57 | More by ecmoon3
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jnr011

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-27-2011 00:56:14 | More by whitekiboko
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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.

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

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +46.6%

12-01-2011 23:40:36 | More by mbenthall
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

11-21-2011 22:30:46 | More by CSQ1111
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WillyMac

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10%

A: Pours a darker brown caramel color into a wine glass that I've got on hand. About half a finger of head, low to mild carbonation on it. The head disapears rather quickly. In the light the beer appears to be a caramel color.

S: A sweet smell to it, more of a caramel smell than the vanilla but its there. Its just a hint, nothing overpowering. The malts smell like they are toasted, in a coffee house kind of smell. There was something else that was there that I couldn't pick up on, and I read from their website, its the oak chips that it was toasted on.

T: A slightly sweet taste with a hint of malts. Its blended well, and is a very smooth drink. I think this is something that the wife would approve of. Not a hint of alcohol in this one, the only thing slowing it down is the fact that it is sweet. A nice pickup for a growler, think this could be a glass or two beer for other folks to drink. Covered in overall better, but I really wish the malts and oak were a little bit more prevalent.

M: Light to Medium body, mild carbonation, not really a great deal of head to the beer. Goes down very easy.

O: A good brew to try. This is a different kind of dubbel than I've tried and that is likely due to the sweetness that comes out from the beer. Its blended very well and nothing is overwhelming. I think its almost a little bit underwhelming, and I was hoping that the flavors would be a little bit stronger (more hops, more oak flavor). The vanilla was just about right. Don't regret trying this one, its worth a shot.

10-29-2011 01:40:11 | More by thadbme
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Vanilla Tree Dubbel from Westbrook Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.