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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

102 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 14.88%
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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Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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

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4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Belgian-Style Dubbel from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
86 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.