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Belgian Style Dubbel - Cedar Creek Brewery

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cedar Creek Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Andonato on 10-20-2013

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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 7
Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. CAN poured into big tulip

(a dubbel in a can, y'all!)

L: classic dubbel brown but with loads of amber in it; this one built a solid head on a hard pour, close to an inch of tan foam that's quite thick; almost 100% clear

S: wine and yeast, sweet molasses; fruity with just a hint of banana/bubble gum

T: plenty sweet and fruity, a bit of dark dried fruits

F: solid, not fantastic -- it doesn't have that big Belgian carbonation thing. it's not bad, though

O: a good attempt at the classic style. it's not Rochefort 6, but I had to try a Texas-made dubbel, and it's not disappointing

More User Reviews:
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Belgian tulip.

A vigorous pour produces a frothy, light khaki-colored head and scattered lace. The body is dark brown and cloudy. 4.25

Faint dark fruit, caramel malt and some candy-like aroma are in the suppressed nose. It all seems underwhelming. 3

Ahhhh, this taste though, is excellent. Raisin and prune and some tasteful spice lead to slightly toffee-like malts. Some grassy hops emerge on the finish. 3.75

Lighter in body and perhaps more hopped than I expect, but it works and is enjoyable. 3.75

I seem to remember enjoying this more, but it's still good. A solid dubbel.

Photo of champ103
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Again, another beer listing with no actual reviews. It does not take a lot of effort, but whatever. Had this on tap at Down House in Houston.

A: Pours a clear ruby brown color. A one finger beige head rises and recedes with good lace left behind.
S: A good malty aroma. Toasted, caramel sweetness, candied sugars. Simple, but enjoyable.
T: Again, fairly simple, but I enjoyed this more and more with every sip. Toasted malts, sweet caramel and candied sugars. Light dark fruits like plumbs and light banana like fruity esters. Very enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body and low carbonation. Not under carbonated at all. Though a little on the thin side. Very easy to drink and enjoy. I downed my glass quickly and could have some more.

A simple, but well made version of the style. Lots of malty goodness, and easy to drink. Not a world beater, but solid all around. This should not be ignored.

Photo of ChrisKuhns
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really, this is best Belgian Style Dubbel I had, so far. It proved me why it won GOLD medal at 2013 GABF. Hats off to Cedar Creek Brewery. I poured directly into my snifter glasses from its' tallest can. Its' appearance is unique and convincing that it is a good beer to enjoy along with hunting food I had recent. I am confident that I will visit its' brewery in the nearest future.

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.38/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled 16 oz. can into a 33 cl tulip. No canning date. Picked up a four pack for $15(!) about a week and a half ago.

Look- Deep amber-red, nearly brown. Crystal clear. A finger and a half of off-white head settle to a two-fingernail cap, no lacing.

Smell- Currant, nougat, bready without being grainy. Light sweetness, some bubblegum and spice. Swirling brings out more banana and a sweeter, boozier maple-nut aroma. Nice.

Taste- Not as sweet as anticipated, restrained burnt caramel and cherry, toasted marshmallow. Finishes with a touch of astringency and lingering banana-mango.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, light-to-medium carbonation comes off as a bit prickly. Mild bite from the alcohol notable after half the can or so. Light feel.

Overall- Not too bold, but nuanced and depth of flavor. Well done, well above average for the style. Nonetheless, ~$4.00/can isn't something I'd go for under normal circumstances. Good for them getting their stuff out after winning at the GABF though.

Photo of HardTarget
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Brown glass goes glowing orange amber with back light. Holds a modest cover of tan foam and laces the glass.

Smell: Mild, a bit of boozy raisin and tonic water.

Taste: Grape Popsicle! Black bread with more bruised purple grape esters and a mineral water bitter that slowly comes through the sweet light malt base.

Feel: Gassy, light medium body, watery texture.

Overall: A sweet dubbel, close to a table beer and would complement a meal nicely, particularly something meaty.

Photo of BlakeyBrew
5/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect example of the style... I would compare to Chimay Red, but this is even better.. Dark fruit along with bananas, extremely easy to drink, and hides the 7.5% alcohol really well. The carbonation level is on the high side, but it makes this already drinkable beer even moreso. Some malt sweetness and raisin characteristics shine through. I love the complexity of this beer..and everything else about it. And a GABF Gold Medal winner? Can't go wrong...

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Belgian Style Dubbel from Cedar Creek Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.