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Rum Barrel Belgian Dubbel - Three Brothers Brewing

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Rum Barrel Belgian Dubbel
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88
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Three Brothers Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian Dubbel aged in rum barrels

(Beer added by: ygtbsm94 on 12-05-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

ElGordito, Sunday at 07:15 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tommyguz, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of argock
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml capped brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Handwritten bottle number on label from 2014. Purchased at Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Burnished mahogany with short cap of light beige, tightly bubbled head with low retention but a bit of lacing does stick. This beer definitely has legs simlar to spirits or wine.

S: Aroma is dominated by the rum and oaky barrel sourness with some dark fruity esters thrown in. The maltiness is slightly caramelly with some vinous malty qualities.

T: Flavor is also a little overwhelmed by the booziness and rum overtones although the dark,vinous malt notes standout more than in the aroma. There are some figgy, raisiny flavors that come through too with warming. Much more of the oaky sour-ish character comes through with warming as well. Bitterness is low. I would say this beer is a poor but better fit for BSDA. It is certainly not typical for a dubbel with all of the heft and booziness. Interesting idea but this incarnation doesn't fail but is pretty rough around the edges.

M: Medium-full mouthfeel with low carbonation and long finish.

O: An interesting idea but I think it might work better with a more substantial base beer. NOt at all to dubbel style despite the name, more of a BSDA in my opinion, but kind of in between dubbel and a good BSDA.

argock, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Purchased in VA. This was a well-made beer and true to type although the EtOH was a bit high for the style. Rum barrel-aging was nice and did not overpower the overall quality of the beer.

wisrarebeer, Oct 05, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -5.8%

Gadun76, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

HattedClassic, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

kristougher, Sep 15, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev +7.1%

JamieDuncan, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

JMUduke, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Hopbully, Sep 08, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Thomas0790, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DavidHume, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

petermethot, Aug 31, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

Mattyb79, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

nmann08, Aug 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jrohrbacher, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Quafftastic, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

dbc5, Aug 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Rarrar, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

hornsup, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

ajbrenneis, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

rmarth1983, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle. Has a pretty mahogany color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of rum, yeast. Taste has a bit of rum to it, but less pronounced than the smell. there are some dark fruits, malts, smooth and easy drinking for such a high abv. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality and enjoyable beer.

tone77, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

tclipse, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

2dogbrew, Jun 05, 2014
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Rum Barrel Belgian Dubbel from Three Brothers Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.