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Trubbel De Yards - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-06-2002)
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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kbuzz:
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

kbuzz, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

aszatk01, Jan 31, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled: 1 liter flip-top bottle, in Belgian snifter. A cross between a Belgian dubbel and a Belgian tripel (taste of a dubbel, strength of a tripel).

Aroma that is straight out of Belgium - chocolatey fruity malt notes, with many signature Belgian tones. One of the best smelling beers I've sampled. Pours a beautiful chestnut brown. The flavors of Belgian malt and candi sugar (used?) just blossom on the tongue - velvety, chocolaty, with a number of fruity notes. I lost count of the flavors and wanted to grab a glass away from any one of my friends, whom I had unwisely split the beer with as I quickly realized I should have kept this bad boy to myself. Incredibly smooth - of course, the beer that preceded it was Dogfish Immort Ale, so... Flavor-wise, definitely more dubbel than tripel. An outstanding beer, IMO.

sponberg, May 06, 2002
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4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I must remark on the unique one liter flip top bottle that you don't see many off helps move this beer off the shelves I bet. Picked it up in Erie at the six pack shop. Appearance: Deep bulbous brown with a thick tan head leaves a nice Belgian style lacing. Aroma: Sharply sweet fruit esters appear including tart apples and raisins and a touch of toasted malts caramel, coriander, and other spices. Some tropical and citrus tones peek through with a mild anise note to be detected. Taste: Very sweet with the apple raisin tones stealing the show, finishes with some chocolate malts and other toasted malt varieties. A bready yeast note and touch of chocolate apparent in the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied soft carbonation. Drinkability: Decent tasting American brewed dubbel was taken a back at the quality when compared to some of the other Yard's products I have come across.

WVbeergeek, Jan 27, 2004
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4/5  rDev +1%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of rastaman
4.97/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A truly wonderful experience. I have to admit i wasn't expecting much, only because i was paying attention to some of the more highly rated US beers we had at the tasting. But all that aside, this was a truly fantastic beer drinking experience. Love the bottle, huge one litre swing top bottle, ensured my experience lasted longer, because i got a bigger serving sample. This was a very mellow, yet complex beer. Lovely chocolate-ish malts, some sour fruit, maybe some cherries and grapes, defintiely a bit vinous. Beautiful tart refreshing sourness to finish off (a bit Rodenbachish), with a lingering finish. I won't ramble on about it to much, i think i did last night when having it, everyone was probably like "shut up, dickhead", coz i kept going on about it. What can i say, i loved it.

rastaman, Jun 14, 2003
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3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Dark auburn color as it pours. Nice dark color in the glass, but very minimal head after the pour

Smell - Lots of caramel and malts here

Taste - Roasty sweet and caramelized malts

Mouthfeel - leaves with a nice bitter finish

Overall - Fun boozy beer that is hides the alcohol content well

beatenbyjacks, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

acurtis, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JMS1512, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

DTSweet, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle specially prepared at the brewery. Carefully poured from a long standing (unmoved) bottle it's surprisingly clear. The color is an unusual deep mahogany with a ruby cast. The light tan head is limited but nicely creamy. The nose is quite unique with a combination of ripe dark fruits (raisin, plum) and low level spiciness. It's almost medicinal in a way, except that the lightly tart side of the fruitiness keeps it from moving too much in that direction. I'm not sure if there's a minor amount of spice added, or whether it's from the yeast, but the spice character is quite interesting, much more like candied ginger than coriander. The nose is very engaging, and it tempts you to taste the liquid before you. The body is medium/full and the carbonation is very fine. It's exceptionally smooth across the palate (although the 32 oz. bottles are more highly carbonated). The flavor mimics the aroma with a rich, dark fruitiness that's has a borderline tartness, a sugary sweet maltiness, and an intriguing soft spiciness that brings to mind ginger, clove, and sweet orange peel. The finish is exceptionally smooth, with all of the flavors simply falling away. Really impressive! Well-balanced, complex, and highly drinkable - it continually draws you back to taste again! Quite a nice surprise!

NeroFiddled, Jan 13, 2003
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

let8it8grow, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Dduquette, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

PaBeerLover, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

zillo043068, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

RobDB, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whys this say retired? pretty sure this beer was just released. Darker color then expected, deep deep chestnut with a foamy off white head. Very nice roasty and nutty nose with touches of Dulce de leche, chocolate, and rich sweet caramel. Wow, really different, does kind of drink like a dubbel tripel blend. Sweet caramel and chocolate on the front end with chestnut flavor through out. Dubbel like flavors with a tripel like mouthfeel and body. Bright effervescence clean snappy finish. Pretty well balanced, complex and well layered. Caramel comes through nicely and is the dominant flavor of this beer. Dry tripel like finish balances the brew. So rich up front and crisp on the back end. Really really unique. Not the best beer I've ever had but it really pulls off something nice and different here. I love it. Alcohol slightly detectable but not bad at all.

jtierney89, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1%

ironman88, Dec 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

pat_usher, Jul 12, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Two fingers worth of densely packed uber lush creamy light khaki colored batter like head with a lot of big chunky bubbles sitting atop... Solid retention... Once receded, there is a mostly full yet splotchy veil of lacing and a moderately thick collar... The color teeters on the edge of deep dark candy apple red and a medium brown... A limited bit of moderate paced carbonation throughout...

S - A huge inviting aroma can be detected without even bringing one's nose near the glass... Lots of dark fruit to start... Plums... Cherries... Dates... Fig... Raisins... Some light tobacco notes... A mix of caramel and toffee sweetness... Some brown sugar as well... The Tripel notes are much more muted, but still quite inviting... The first of these is the Belgian yeast... The second is a light subtle spiciness... There is also a faint booziness present as well...

T - Almost exactly as the nose would lead you to expect... Lots of dark bing cherries... Plums are abundant as well... Some fig and date notes as well... The Belgian yeast and spicness takes a distant back seat, but are still adequately present and provides additional depth and complexity...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Sturdy and satisfying... On some slight carbonation... Smooth... Even and consistent... Goes down easily sip after sip after sip...

D - Very satisfying... Every facet of this beer is a success and I have no complaints... This brew only helps to solidify my the lofty regard in which I hold Yards... I can highly recommend this without hesitation...

philbe311, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

mdillon86, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

campfirebrew, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy brownish red in color. It poured with a half finger high dark beige head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a thin collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate of dark fruits are present in the nose along with some hints of spices.
T: The taste is reminiscent of a dubbel and has some sweetness and flavors of candi sugars and dark fruits along with some hints of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting beer and I really liked it because it tasted liked an Imperial Dubbel, if the is such a style.

metter98, May 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

rkcrozier, Jan 14, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep muddy brown color, the head gigantesque, and the lace in thick glutinous sheets, both light chocolate in color. Malt seems to dominate the nose with ripe pineapple and caramel hints also noticed. Front is malt sweet, the top has a middling mouth feel, pleasantly acidic, pertinently hopped, droughty aftertaste. Quite an interesting beer, complex and well worth the effort to find and try for the “Belgian Style beer Lovers”.

Gusler, Nov 07, 2002
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Trubbel De Yards from Yards Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.