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Belgian-Style Dubbel - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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BA SCORE
86
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
20 IBU

Gold at GABF in '09

(Beer added by: stephens101 on 10-24-2008)
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-23-2013 03:26:27 | More by csfcmitchell
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-22-2013 18:10:51 | More by Zach136
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

2/5  rDev -47.9%

07-09-2013 20:26:38 | More by TheMrFarnham
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Slikpitt

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-17-2013 17:30:37 | More by Slikpitt
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Pours lightly hazy, dark brown-amber from a 22 oz bottle., Had a huge, medium density, tan head on top that settled fairly quickly.

Smell: Bready with dark fruits and subtle chocolate. [Served too cold, probably impairing the aroma and flavor.]

Taste: WAY more like a Belgian quad than expected, with a alcohol presence that seemed more like 9%. Also seemed more like a barrel-aged beer than one would expect. The apparent booziness is not unwelcome, and seems to add complexity, if perhaps overwhelming some more subtle flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium+ body with medium-high carbonation; harsh for style.

Overall: A pretty good, but not great, example of the dubbel style; Compared to a true Belgina dubbel, this one has a more intense flavor (more like a quad) and, perhaps, is slightly less aromatic.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 20:46:52 | More by chinchill
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cmbeaudoin

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

04-13-2013 17:11:21 | More by cmbeaudoin
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-25-2013 00:05:28 | More by Sparky44
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

03-13-2013 03:38:40 | More by canawler
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

03-11-2013 05:06:46 | More by spycow
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whickman44

Georgia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-09-2013 21:53:48 | More by whickman44
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-01-2013 22:29:17 | More by OldTime
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Dyce

Georgia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-20-2013 05:17:51 | More by Dyce
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DenverLogan

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought the bottle back from Oklahoma city a year ago...poured in a chalice....lost an ounce on the floor as this is a gusher! Minimal head quickly disappeared. Aroma of raisins, figs, dark malt, caramel. Moderate carbonation, full moutfeel, overall quite tasty. Notes of raisins, caramel, dark malts, galangal root, and a subtle alcohol warmth. As it warms up more melon rind notes appear...small sediment floaties at the end. Nice complexity and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 01:43:32 | More by DenverLogan
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weeheavybutdieting

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A growler from Ale Yeah, Roswell, GA served in a Westmalle chalice.

A - A dark bourbon brown with a fizzy head that runs away quickly and no lacing from my sampling.

S - Sweet caramel notes with a hint of buttery bread.

T - The caramel and roasty malt goodness comes through on the front end of the palate. Surprisingly the middle carries a little hops nugget. It leaves on the back-end with a nice buttery belgian taste you would expect with some of the roasted taste coming back for an encore.

M - The battle between the tight carbonation and the slippery feel (Who said Diacetyl is a bad thing) keep your mouth from being bored.

O - A very good and fairly complex representation of the style. If you are looking for a dubbel with a little something extra then this beer won't disappoint at all. Yet another quality effort from the little brewery from OK.

Serving type: growler

12-16-2012 00:40:33 | More by weeheavybutdieting
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-07-2012 03:44:29 | More by t0rin0
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daysinthewake

California

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

11-16-2012 07:13:05 | More by daysinthewake
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CowboyRob

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-19-2012 23:29:42 | More by CowboyRob
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csiewert

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2012 batch...

A - thick dark brown color with a couple fingers of fizzy tan head on top. Head reduces down quickly, but a thin layer retains very well, no lacing though.

S - Belgian candi sugar, spices and some bready malt... Appropriate to style

T - candi sugar and spices upfront, rounded out with bready and coffee brown malts. Finishes with a slight dark fruit sweetness.

M - overcarbed for sure... Stinging feeling to the tounge... Also some cloying sweetness coating the tongue at the end

O - a good dubbel brewed in OK... Try it out

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 20:56:02 | More by csiewert
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WoogityBoogity

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle between GuldenDraak tulip and Chimay goblet.

Appearance – Pours a hazy dark amber body with slight copper hue. Thick tan head produces mild lacing with average dissipation.

Aroma - Rich malty complexity, toasty notes, raisin character. Fruity esters moderate including cherries and some subtle apple character. Phenolic spices are low.

Taste – Strong malt sweetness that is highly complex. Fruity undertones are present to the palate. Mild phenol spices present, akin to clove, most noticeable alongside a dry finish. Bitterness is medium with balance toward malt.

Mouthfeel – A medium body with medium carbonation. Low alcohol warmth is present.

Overall – A surprisingly good Dubbel…..from Oklahoma. More thoroughbred Belgian-lovers will notice the differences, but this beer is all about the malt complexity, offering a surprising and highly enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 08:03:41 | More by WoogityBoogity
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-19-2012 01:06:28 | More by jmbraxton
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks 4balance for this beer. It's been on my radar for some time now. Poured from bomber to pokal:

Pours a nice ruby red / pear gold body with a noisy finger of off white head that dissipates almost instantly. Steady, slow beading.

The nose is certainly Belgian - sour bread, figs, red grapes, some funky yeast, raisins, there's a touch of soft wood if you really hunt for it.

On the tongue, it's a bit more agreeable than many true Belgian dubbels. There's a certain level of balance that you might not be familiar with.

I wish the mouthfeel was a bit thicker. One of my favorite aspects of the quad/dubbel genre is that velvety consistency. Apart from that though, this beer is well executed.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 04:07:23 | More by yamar68
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-16-2012 04:38:20 | More by TheBishopco
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4balance


4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a St. Bernardus Chalice, bottle spewed foam when I opened it, luckily it was over the sink!

Brownish-red murky color with 1/2" off white head that immediately dissipated to a small ring with minor lacing that also disappears quickly.

Smells like sweet bread, booze, spice, caramel and malts.

Tastes even better that the smell, buttery sweet bread, caramel, toffee, dates, golden raisins, malty with slight peppery spice to the finish to balance it out.

Rich creamy mouthfeel with a sweet buttery essence, medium bodied.

Overall a really good Belgian Style Dubbel from a local American brewery - Highly recommended. Cheers ~

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 04:33:58 | More by 4balance
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RSmith


3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-29-2012 01:32:53 | More by RSmith
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-06-2012 23:19:18 | More by IpeeA
Belgian-Style Dubbel from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.