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Pike Tandem - Pike Pub & Brewery

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96 Ratings

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-19-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

09-12-2012 02:07:56 | More by wattoclone
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4.75/5  rDev +36.1%

08-08-2012 01:12:12 | More by Entropy
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3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange brown. Small fine off-white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of sweet bready malt, dark fruit. Light flavors of caramel malt, light and dark fruit. Very light hop finish. Light to medium bodied. Rather subdued and not too exciting.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 20:26:48 | More by LiquidAmber
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

07-30-2012 20:56:18 | More by Goulash
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

07-18-2012 02:15:55 | More by Arper
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

06-23-2012 20:43:57 | More by hogrider
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3/5  rDev -14%

06-17-2012 00:21:30 | More by MyName
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North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours an ice tea brown color with a rather modest head for a Belgian; leaves a few strands of lace here and there

Smell: Caramel and maybe some golden raisins

Taste: Caramel with a developing subtle tobacco tone; brown bread after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Another rather clumsy attempt at a Belgian by Pike; I have had some good beers from them but they are way out of their element with Belgians; this beer would be better classified as a somewhat hoppy brown ale - it is certainly drinkable but lacks the complex flavors I would expect in a dubbel

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 22:43:37 | More by brentk56
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South Carolina

3/5  rDev -14%

05-05-2012 01:02:24 | More by buckyp
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

03-30-2012 02:45:19 | More by JoeyRamone
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

03-19-2012 18:27:26 | More by taylorplaysmusic
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-15-2012 13:39:33 | More by oldp0rt
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3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22oz. served in a Chimay goblet.

A - Pours a garnet hued dark brown. Thick cream colored head forms a razor thin pattern of micro-bubbles. Thick lacing around the glass.

S - Wow this smells just like Golden Grahams! Sweet toasted wheat bread, honey sweetness, plums, grapes, alcohol, phenolic yeast, brown sugar.

T - Tart plums, thin vinous fruit, brown sugar, cocoa, bready yeast, slight oxidation.

M - Medium thin bodied, low carbonation, slightly tart finish.

Great aroma but the fruit tartness, while nice, seems to take away from the malt. Nothing complex but has an interesting character.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 05:32:29 | More by StaveHooks
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Delirium Tremens snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark brown, almost black, color with a ½ inch head that retains a bit before retreating to a thin ring around the glass leaving tufts of lacing and some surface foam.

S- Sweet and hoppy. Not the typical smell of a dubbel.

T- Mildly roasted malt with herbal hop bitterness. No Belgian yeast characteristics as the style would imply. Tastes good but is nothing like I expected. Odd twang in the aftertaste.

M- Medium-high carbonation and a semi-heavy body.

O- This is not a dubbel. It’s a hoppy brown ale. Good, but not what I look for in the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 00:32:26 | More by Immortale25
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Ontario (Canada)

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

Bottle purchased at the brewpub.

A - Pours very dark brown and cloudy. Good carbonation coming up and a silky light brown head. Good thick lace

S - Rich dark fruit and strong yeast with some sweet spice.

T - Alot of the same with some fairly strong spice. Dark fruit, yeast, and strong spice. Not sweet in the sense a dubbel should be. After a while the spice peels back and more brown sugar and fruit flavours come through.

M - Strong carbonation, creamy medium to full body and a spicy/dry finish.

O/D - Way too spicy for me. For a Dubbel this doesn't seem to work at all. Yet after some time the fruit and sugar flavours came through more. But still, if I wasn't bored I would have poured this out pretty quick. Off for a dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 03:55:06 | More by tbeckett
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3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours hazy-ish brown that isn't transparent until you reach the bottom of the glass. Finger-thick foam that sits atop the beer until the beer is finished. Good amount of lacing on the glass when it's gone.

Smells fruity and estery, in a typical belgian fashion. Sweet and roasty. Small amount of hops.

Tastes great. Sweet and malty, very low hops subdued by fruity yeast characteristic.

Mouthfeel is sweet but not overly thick. Normal carbonation, which for the style makes it a tad undercarbonated.

Overall I liked this beer a lot. Sucked it down a little too fast with dinner. I wouldn't say it follows the Belgian dubble style perfectly but it is certainly a good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2012 05:40:35 | More by corylew
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1.4/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I don't know, but this bottle was just plain terrible. I poured a bottle into couple of snifters for myself and a friend. He warned me that Pike is known for being unreliable in their quality control, and that people are saying that bottles seem to be infected too often.

We both think the bottle I got may have been infected, or it's simply a real bad beer. It's my first time drinking something from this brewery, so that's a disclaimer I'll have to make.

There was a strong and unpleasant funky aroma that's unlike anything I have smelled ever. The taste was terrible. I couldn't even comfortably drink a sip without grimacing. It was so bad that the rest of the beer was poured down the drain.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 02:26:19 | More by 2xHops
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3/5  rDev -14%

01-09-2012 04:08:41 | More by GRG1313
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3/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2011 17:43:34 | More by cdwil
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3/5  rDev -14%

12-12-2011 07:53:29 | More by drewone
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2/5  rDev -42.7%

12-11-2011 06:23:56 | More by jophish17
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

11-16-2011 20:15:11 | More by gdhawley
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3/5  rDev -14%

11-15-2011 20:17:44 | More by projhex
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3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a deep brown with a small creamy slightly brown head. Nose bis malty, dark fruits and some mellow fruit undertones.

Taste is candi sugar, dark fruits, caramel and there's a very smooth slightly sweet finish, light carbonation and a fruity finish make is very well done.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2011 21:34:23 | More by kingcrowing
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New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I managed to find multiple types of Pike at a local liquor store. How or why they got this label so far into the east coast is a surprise to me.

I poured this into a nice, Brasserie D'Achouffe tulip glass. It left a few fingers of foam and the coloring is a deep brown.

I smell a ton of caramel off the top. It is pretty sweet.

The flavor is not very good. I get some of the caramel, but the roast doesn't pair well with this. The lingering funk of this beer isn't very good.

I really like the brewery, but this bottle really didn't hit the spot.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 23:09:58 | More by ummswimmin
Pike Tandem from Pike Pub & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.