Dubbel Entendre - Sound Brewery
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2.95/5 rDev -19.2%
22oz bomber purchased at Total Wine in Spokane for $6.99. There’s a space for a bottling date on the label, but it has been left blank. I think I tried this on-tap at Jones a while back, but I could be thinking of their IPA.
Poured a dark, cola-like color, taking on a dark, rubyish hue when held up to light. Minimal tan head that dropped away rather quickly.
Rather weak aroma for the style. Dark fruit and candy, but at a very low amplitude.
Tastes a little more interesting than what the aroma hints, but still not very distinctive. And where the hell is the Belgian yeast?
Very low carbonation for the style. If this was fixed, it would go a long way towards improving this beer.
Disappointing. Perhaps this is an old bottle. If the brewers had put a date where their label is supposed to feature one, I’d know whether or not that is the case. The seeming absence of the yeast is very odd.
07-28-2013 21:05:36 | More by woemad
3.03/5 rDev -17%
A: Poured a deep mahogany color with hues of red, crimson with a nice dirty white cap
S: Candy fruits, grains and dark fruits
T: Bland. Immediate sordove muddy grapes, some candy sugar but really appealling and I swear this beer was missing the yeast strain.
M: Well carbonated, medium body, not really full nor fulfilling
O: Boy, this beer has fallen off since the first time I had it in 2011. My intial review when I added this beer was a 4.25 but I am not sure what happened since then. Eventhough it was served improperly in a pint glass I found myself struggling to power through this beer.
10-29-2012 13:58:57 | More by barleywinefiend
3.34/5 rDev -8.5%
Attractive dark red brown color in the Duvel tulip. Plenty of foam and a sudsy mouthfeel, but quite light bodied. Not much aroma.
The flavor is kind of flat and sweet, with an unwelcome medicinal bitterness at first sip. I tell you the truth-- this is a lot like the many actual mediocre beers you get in Belgium. It has the odd mix of candy and cardboard with some burnt raisins.
After some sipping the flavor is taken over by the flinty, dry sensation. If you sip it slowly and let it warm up, the flavors seem to mellow and improve. But given the competition in this category it's hard to score this much above average. Lovely packaging and nothing technically wrong, but we can be choosy with this style.
10-28-2013 04:54:54 | More by mactrail
3.35/5 rDev -8.2%
Dark brown with red highlights, thin tan head, and no retention. Belgian sugar, fruity yeast, chocolate aromas with hints of licorice. Deep chocolate and Belgian sugar with dark fruit/ plum. Light alcohol warming with a semidry finish. Light, dry, thin feel.
Great aroma and some good flavor but the dryness in the feel and linger detracts from the flavor. Everything blends together to make a drinkable yet muddy beer.
08-03-2012 21:58:46 | More by Bfarr
3.53/5 rDev -3.3%
Appearance: Pours a burnt caramel color capped by an inch of foam that fades rather quickly; some spotty lacing is left behind
Smell: Caramel, dates, candi sugar and a hint of phenols
Taste: Caramel and dates, up front, with the sugary sweetness building in the middle; after the swallow, the phenols add a hint of plastic
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Not a bad beer but decidedly mediocre for the style; there is no complexity from the yeast strain and the phenolic element is a flaw
11-10-2013 22:23:51 | More by brentk56
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
A little too tart for my liking... an ale like this, I crave how full bodied, malty, and semi-sweet it should be... love the blood red look behind the light and appreciate the deeper sweet aroma it pushes. The taste, that is less burnt sugar and more a sitting tart fruit of some sort makes it less than desirable for the after dinner beer we were hoping it would be...
04-21-2014 00:14:54 | More by Valley_Town_Sipper
3.64/5 rDev -0.3%
22oz bottle poured into two big snifters. 169 D-1 1913 is the bottle code on the bottom in thin, dark letters.
Pours with very little head, but lots of carbonation when you swish it around. Translucent but dark brown, not very cloudy. Smell is Belgian yeast, dates and dark fruit. Some funk.
Taste follows the flavor. Belgian yeast, dates, and dark fruit, but not much funk. A little bit of bittersweet character.
Mouthfeel is thin, slightly oily. Overall, this is definitely not the best dubbel I've had, and definitely not the best Sound beer I've had. Not bad, though.
10-21-2013 03:12:53 | More by snaotheus
3.93/5 rDev +7.7%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark mahogany amber. Half finger light tan head slowly dissipates to a film, slight lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with a bit of cola, dark fruit. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, dark and dried fruit, somewhat subdued, but well integrated. Flavor falls off in mid taste, ending with a surprisingly dry and hop bitter finish. Then interestingly, lingering aftertaste of the sweet malt and dark fruit. An interesting flavor progression and a nice American take on a dubble. The mouthfeel also has a progression from an initial medium body with a hint of creaminess, then finishing somewhat thin, but with decent carbonation. Sound Brewery is doing an excellent job with its Belgian inspired beers.
08-25-2012 04:26:24 | More by LiquidAmber
3.93/5 rDev +7.7%
Last Sound Brewery offering from Libbey, bummer to see this neck-taped bottle adventure end. Pours a medium brown-ish red color with good clarity. Thick, frothy tan head surprisingly leaves very little lace.
Nose shows caramel-drizzled cinnamon rolls and a fair amount of breadiness. A nice little blend of yeasty bread and spiciness.
Has a nice, silky chocolate component to the flavor with some toasty bread and lighter raisin notes. Quite tasty, the yeast and malt play well together and are complimented by a perfect alcohol/hop dryness at the end. Its not all that bold of a beer...everything is pretty tame, but nicely integrated. Goes down really easy and I would have to put the body at less than medium but smooth comes to mind well before thin. Very good beer, I would love to have another bottle or two of this.
04-28-2012 00:32:51 | More by twiggamortis420
Dubbel Entendre from Sound Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.