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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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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
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impending

California

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

B+

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.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 23:10:51 | More by impending
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jALEson

Texas

5/5  rDev +30.2%

02-03-2012 02:43:45 | More by jALEson
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-23-2012 20:22:05 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-03-2012 03:02:49 | More by ThirstyHerf
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-29-2011 18:43:24 | More by Texasfan549
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-29-2011 00:31:27 | More by arkansastroy
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.78/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 22:13:21 | More by Hopswagger
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gwguest

Kansas

1.5/5  rDev -60.9%

12-19-2011 16:21:42 | More by gwguest
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Sinewave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-18-2011 04:42:28 | More by Sinewave
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 20:09:42 | More by brentk56
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -21.9%

11-22-2011 06:23:13 | More by Beertracker
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 20:59:42 | More by TMoney2591
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 02:14:56 | More by StaveHooks
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BeerNutz324

Iowa

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber poured into a pint glass

Ap- pours a cloudy brownish red color with an inch and a half head that dissapears really quick. Seems to be really carbonated, likes its ALIVE!!!

Ar- malt, raisins or plums. the fizz is jumping out of the glass tickling my nose as I smell it. Kinda weird.

T- sweet and malty up front. finishes off with the raisin/plum tast and a little bit of alcohol.

M- medium feel with a lot of carbonation. Is a bit sticky or thick.

O- I think this is the first Dubbel I have tasted (at least that I can remember) I enjoyed it. I don't really have another Dubbel to compare this too but I liked it, so I will give it a B.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 01:54:17 | More by BeerNutz324
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a generous trader for sending this one out my way a few months back. Served in a Mikasa goblet.

Pours a rusty copper with a bit of a reddish hue. Fizzy two-finger head forms off of a hard pour, though that quickly recedes into a thin cap without any real lacing.

The nose brings a bit of caramel and dark fruit. Some bread crust there as well. Faint pepper and phenolic. The dark fruit character is fairly mild, though I'd say it is the most dominant. The flavor adds a bit of sweetness and a bit more pepper. Dark fruits throughout. Medium body with fair carbonation. Light alcohol presence. Fairly dry in the finish as well after a semi-sweet palate. Pretty decent, but not something I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 17:39:32 | More by Thorpe429
Belgian-Style Dubbel from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
86 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.