Belgian-Style Dubbel - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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4.63/5 rDev +20.9%
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.
12-16-2012 00:40:33 | More by weeheavybutdieting
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
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
09-08-2012 20:56:02 | More by csiewert
4.43/5 rDev +15.7%
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.
09-03-2012 08:03:41 | More by WoogityBoogity
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
05-21-2012 04:07:23 | More by yamar68
4.33/5 rDev +13.1%
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 ~
04-29-2012 04:33:58 | More by 4balance
3.85/5 rDev +0.5%
22oz into a tulip. Pours a copperish OK red clay, encouraging pour required to raise a dense tannish head that receded fairly quick, minor lacing.
Yeasty dark fruit aroma including solvent over ripe banana esters.
Fairly sweet, traditional carameld raisinets but with a touch of zinc. The phenolic aftertaste is not a strength but nice none the less. Medium bodied.
03-19-2012 23:10:51 | More by impending
4.78/5 rDev +24.8%
Reviewed from notes:
Beautiful amber color with a finger of head with decent white lacing. Slightly cloudy with a surge of bubbles sprinting to the top. Nose was caramel malt and sugar. Taste was slightly salty with raisins and apples, and tickling bubbles. Overall a great dubbel with complex flavors and a smooth relaxing finish. Highly recommend.
12-25-2011 22:13:21 | More by Hopswagger
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
Appearance: Has a great Belgian look, with a rocky ecru head sitting atop the cloudy chestnut colored liquid; the lacing was surprisingly modest, however
Smell: Peppery phenols forward, with caramel, banana, baked apples, allspice and rye bread elements
Taste: Allspice-spioed baked apples, with banana, raisin, toffee elements, up front; by mid-palate, the peppery phenols arrive and overwhelm the more subtle flavors; the sweeter flavors return, after the swallow, and the finish has a caramel apple character to it
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation
Overall: A pretty good, but not great, example of the dubbel style; surprising that it won a Gold at the GABF but perhaps that says more about the domestic competition than the beer itself
Thanks, chocosushi, for the opportunity
11-25-2011 20:09:42 | More by brentk56
3.88/5 rDev +1.3%
Served in a Sloeber tulip glass.
Thanks to ThirstyHerf for this bottle!
Review #1900. Looks like Belgium has indeed come to the Land of the Sooners. Right on. This bit of evidence pours a deep sunset ruby-auburn topped by a finger of dusty tan foam. The nose comprises clove, raisin, rye bread, banana, fig, dark toffee, light nutmeg, and a nice undercurrent of cocoa. The taste holds notes of clove, banana peel, light orange peel, brown sugar, black pepper, nutmeg, dry caramel, and lightly-toasted wheat bread. The toastedness and spices really come through powerfully, taking out much of the rest. Luckily, enough remains for things to nearly balance out. Unfortunately, I don't get the cocoa anymore. Shame, really. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a very lightly grainy feel. Overall, a more-than-solid dubbel, one that Belgium would be proud to have birthed herself.
10-17-2011 20:59:42 | More by TMoney2591
4.33/5 rDev +13.1%
A - Pours a hazy garnet with a 1 finger of light-tan head that retains very well.
S - A mix of green and red apples, solid caramel background blends with raisins, prunes, figs, spice, with a nutty praline aroma. Hints of dark rum and pine.
T - Dark fruit, raisins, Adriatic fig, currants, raw brown sugar, spice, all blend with a candy syrup sweetness with notes of caramel covered bananas. Dense malt backbone layers well with the fruit esters and spice.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, nice dry finish.
This is a staple December beer in my house. Bold flavors that are delicately inter-weaved. Very well done.
10-17-2011 02:14:56 | More by StaveHooks
Belgian-Style Dubbel from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
86 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.