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Dubbel Entendre - Sound Brewery

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83
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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sound Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 10-29-2011)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 22:23:51 | More by brentk56
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mactrail

Washington

3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 04:54:54 | More by mactrail
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-22-2012 00:08:53 | More by Rochefort10nh
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2012 13:58:57 | More by barleywinefiend
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superspak

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with decent retention, that reduces to a small lace cap. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big toffee, raisin, prune, banana, toast, molasses, dark bread, candi sugar, clove, pepper, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big toffee, raisin, prune, banana, toast, dark bread, molasses, candi sugar, clove, pepper, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of toffee, raisin, prune, banana, toast, molasses, dark bread, candi sugar, clove, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and unique Dubbel style. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 04:19:58 | More by superspak
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ccrida

Oregon

4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Dubbel Entendre is dark brown, with a small light sand head leaving scattered foamy lace.

Smell is fruity, lots of lime zest, which is an unusual ester skew.

Taste is also fruity and a little earthy, some yeastiness. Dark maltiness on the acrid side. Light sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light, dry.

Drinkability is ok, a solid dubbel, but quickly forgettable. Well executed though not necessarily designed to my liking.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 04:24:55 | More by ccrida
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 04:26:24 | More by LiquidAmber
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 00:32:51 | More by twiggamortis420
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mynie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-01-2013 06:07:57 | More by mynie
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-06-2013 03:00:41 | More by lupercmda
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

07-17-2013 15:38:40 | More by JohnnieNepal
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woemad

Washington

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 21:05:36 | More by woemad
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zeledonia

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Main Street Ale House in Kingston, Washington. I was really hoping to try something from this little Poulsbo brewery, and was happy to find this on tap. Tasted 25 July 2012, reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear mahogany color, with little head or lacing.

Smell is brown sugar, nicely sweet, with a bit of spicy bite.

Taste is smooth, and sweet, as expected, with a surprisingly crisp back-end.

Lovely mouthfeel, rich, smooth, and sugary sticky. Just enough carbonation, and a finish that's less candy-like than many dubbels.

Quite a tasty beer. One of the nicer American dubbels I've had recently.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2012 22:54:01 | More by zeledonia
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uturn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-16-2014 15:43:19 | More by uturn
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grittybrews

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

08-05-2013 01:39:30 | More by grittybrews
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-01-2013 03:59:37 | More by MacStinson
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avaldivia

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-19-2012 04:47:15 | More by avaldivia
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snaotheus

Washington

3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 03:12:53 | More by snaotheus
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-24-2014 00:52:21 | More by tastymug
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NWer

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.8%

08-02-2013 23:44:36 | More by NWer
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Bfarr

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 21:58:46 | More by Bfarr
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mpenning13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11%

07-10-2013 00:47:56 | More by mpenning13
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

04-16-2013 03:41:56 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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bespin15

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

03-25-2012 16:08:57 | More by bespin15
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

10-05-2012 23:08:31 | More by adkieffer
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Dubbel Entendre from Sound Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.