Witkap Pater Dubbel - Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
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1.53/5 rDev -59.7%
A bottle picked up in Bruges in December. This beer is from lot C with a confusing BB date of June 12 or 13, both are notched.
A-Poured into a wide mouth glass this beer cascades into 2 fingers of tan head that recedes to a fairly thin layer that laces the glass a bit. Typical appearance of a dubbel except this one is a little darker brown then most.
S-Oh oh, this one has a bit of a funky aroma, not typical of a dubbel for sure.
T-Yep definitely infected. Tastes like a sour brown ale. Somewhat sour and tart with tastes of tobacco and cherries.
Overall this is obviously an infected bottle. Bummer I'd rather have tried the dubbel! Taste isn't too bad and I managed not to drain pour this. I wonder if this brewery is having issues with their bugs.
03-10-2013 00:42:37 | More by deebo
2.5/5 rDev -34.2%
Dark mahogany-ruby reflexes colour. Creamy and compact beige head. Good persistence.
Smell of rhubarb, candy sugar, caramel.
At the taste: fruity (orange), vanilla. Maybe lightly sour, just a little. Malt. Roots.
The body is a little thin.
Bitter aftertaste, with some sourness again.
It is a beer with various flavour and tastes, but not well amalgamated. Nothing very interesting.
01-06-2004 14:54:32 | More by stcules
United Kingdom (England)
2.88/5 rDev -24.2%
Drank at the 2007 Zythos fest.
Ruby, port red colour with a biege foaming head.
Sweet caramel, burnt malts, some yeast esters as well.
The taste was a let down, a weak blend of yeast and off fruits and sweetness throughout.
The watery aftertaste ruined the beer for me, some hop flavours tried to come out, but almost failed.
A big let down for me.
03-11-2007 12:28:40 | More by BlackHaddock
2.93/5 rDev -22.9%
The Dubbel from Witkap is much better than the Single, but that's not saying much. I found the Single, Dubbel and Tripel all at Julio's in Westborough, MA. It pours a nice brown color with some reddish tints and a manageable sized head. The smell and taste of this beer are nearly identical to that of the single, but less metallic i.e. less offensive. The aftertaste has some very faint traces of chocolate, but other than that, the beer has very little character. It's a step up from the Single, but still nothing to rave about.
05-24-2009 02:53:06 | More by germanbeer1
3.15/5 rDev -17.1%
Pours dark brown with a large off-white head.
Nose shows treacle and bready malt along with some floral hops. Pretty hoppy actually, especially for the style, but still nice.
Flavours are similar but less sweet and with more doughy, bready yeast. Finishes kinda weak.
Body is watery, especially considering the rich flavours.
10-01-2010 08:20:42 | More by CrazyDavros
3.23/5 rDev -15%
Now listening to: Calexico - House of Valparaiso
Thanks to Beechwood for having this on tap!
A- Cloudy purple brown body with small white head.
S- kind of grapey malt, rather interesting
T- Definitely fruity, sour malt and a rather unpleasent metalic finish
M- Nothing special or worth going into detail
D-Tough to say, as this was recomended by somebody who's tastes I generally trust, but I had a harder time with this one.
09-06-2008 09:11:36 | More by opwog
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
A dark root beer color with a modest off-white head and decent lacing served cold in a goblet at Novare Res in Portland, Maine. The aroma is swampy metal malt. Not my cup of tea but the flavor brings much more malt and alcohol grass hop. Thin and not very bubbly, OK drinkability. A good malt satisfier for sure and very worth a try. In fact everyone else at the table loved it but I was head over heels on the Hop Wallop on cask!
12-31-2009 00:37:32 | More by Durge
3.3/5 rDev -13.2%
330 ml bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.
Pours a hazy brownish orange, neat colour, very thick off white head forms, great retention, slowly settles down to medium ring and layer, lace spots stick.
Smell is neat, very wine like, grapes, light sour fruit, some caramel, quite fruity, a lot of yeasty character, light bit of spice, alcohol, some sugar, honey, pretty neat character, light oxidization.
Taste is similar, very winey, grapes, alcohol, some sour fruit, lightly tannic, yeasty, somewhat light on the flavour, almost some sweet whiskey like notes, some oxidation.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation, goes down pretty easy. Not bad, has picked up some neat character with some age, but I wouldn't mind trying this fresh. Thanks Russ!
02-06-2010 04:09:06 | More by Viggo
3.33/5 rDev -12.4%
33ml bottle. No dates.
Bottle is nearly filled to the crown. Pop the top and... GUSHER! Lost some Biere to foam on this bad boy, oh well.
Huge head at first, dissipates rather fast with spotty lacing. Mahogany with orange-red highlights.
Aroma is somewhat oxidized and acetic, but not too bad. Lots of cherry and raisin, with a funky note.
Flavor is very complex and fruity. Lots more cherry and grape, coupled with a yeasty-estery character. Sweet toffee notes are buoyed by the oxidation, which is readily apparent. Dry and surprisingly clean finish. Hugely effervescent mouthfeel, medium-light weight.
This is a very interesting brew, though I'm not so sure what to make of it. Has a lot of character, but it is pretty darn oxidized and possibly infected.
06-16-2012 21:51:13 | More by dasenebler
3.35/5 rDev -11.8%
This is a decent dubbel. Thanks to dogfooddog for the rare sample, which completes my Witkap-Pater hat trick.
The appearance is one of the better aspects of the beer. Pours to a clear brownish amber color, capped off by a decent off-white head. Retention and lacing could definitely be better. Carbonation is decent.
The smell is good. Only a hint of sweet candi sugar, and the rest of the sweetness seems to be malt based. Some dark belgian malts, such as special b. Even a hint of funky hay, which is a bit weird for a dubbel. Very nice ester profile of cherry, fig, grapes and currant, though a bit muted.
The taste follows along from the nose quite well, though the musty hay-like flavor is more pronounced. Also has a hint of copper. Aside from that, it is very nice. It is not too sweet and candied, and the esters work very well with the overall flavor. Nutty with a hint of peppery spice and smoke in the finish.
The mouthfeel is medium to full in body with a nice crispness. The alcohol is fairly well hidden, though warming in the finish. The finish could be a little cleaner without the metallic off-flavors, but other than that it has a very pleasant aftertaste. Could stand to be a little more drinkable without the musty funk and the copper.
02-02-2007 04:22:39 | More by neonbrown82
3.38/5 rDev -11.1%
33cl bottle poured in a snifter.
HUGE light brown head on a dark brown body. Very Belgian-esque aroma, no hops quite malty. Very carbonated and sharp to the taste. A little bit sweet Overall, quite good. The head keeps sticking around all the way through.
07-04-2009 01:07:40 | More by kingcrowing
3.4/5 rDev -10.5%
Found this on tap at the Great Lost Bear and it ended up in my normal flight of obscure belgians like every time I find myself there.
A: Grayish Brown (poor bar lighting) with pretty darn good head retention, some lacing.
S: Mellow scent. A little bready.
T: Nondescript. Bittersweet with a slight roasty and yeasty flavor in the end.
M: Fairly watery but coats the palate well enough anyways,
D: Pretty poor example of a dubbel in my opinion and it was definitely the poorest beer that I tried in my flight. It was admittedly up against Allagash and De Proefbrouwerij, but it still didn't hold a candle.
11-29-2008 00:18:57 | More by Pamola
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
This is the second bottle i am drinking during the final of the world soccer game Holland-Spain. Still it's 0-0.
Poured the Witkap pater in my Struis glass. Nice lightbrown head and a brown fluid with some stuff floating in it. Not a very clear smell, not bad but also not good, just normal.
The taste is quit normal, a bit better than normal; neutral.
A good drinkable beer but not spectacular.
07-11-2010 19:50:23 | More by Brabander
3.63/5 rDev -4.5%
Poured a 3" off-white head. Deep burnt umber brown color with mahogany hints. Smells pretty good, of malt and a little dried fruit. Tasts has the same but to me the smell outclassed the mild taste. Smooth, with a mild sour finish. Not really a Belgian standout though.
09-01-2011 08:51:46 | More by MoreThanWine
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
Be ready with a glass. This beer tried to leap free!
A-Huge long lasting tan head. Full ruby. Lots of carbonation bubbles.
S-Rose, caramel, and perfume. Very light stone fruit. Slightly earthy.
T-Caramel. raisin. Very low hop bitterness. Rose.
M-lots of carbonation. Fairly dry. Light alcohol. Nice
D-Nice dubbel. has the proper dryness and flavor. Not as awesome as rochefort 6 but still a great beer.
04-15-2010 20:23:13 | More by organicbrewer
3.68/5 rDev -3.2%
Bottle: Poured a light brown color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention but minimal lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with some light malt notes is definitely unique. Taste is a mix between some candi sugar with some notes nice floral Belgian malt with a unique yeasty finish. Body is quite full with limited filtration and some good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very interesting and somewhat unique take on this style.
02-22-2008 18:23:48 | More by Phyl21ca
3.7/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a hazy reddish brown with a large slowly dissipating beige head. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, Belgian yeast, some essence of dried fruit, dates and figs with some mild sweet tart bitterness. Palate is a medium body, good carbonation with a pleasant sweet dark fruit and malt flavor. Finishes with a sweet caramel malt, dark fruits and Belgian yeast with some mild sweet bitter notes on the end for balance. Overall a good flavorful and tasty brew.
07-10-2013 19:17:23 | More by Samp01
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
Had a half pour at Beachwood yesterday, and I was taken back just a bit by this one. Pours like a foamy apple cider with a thin sudsy head sitting atop a dirty, cloudy brown body with very nominal lacing. The nose was very much of the holiday season: cinnamon, nutmeg, faint fig, and bold red apple notes. The taste profiles did not waver much from this. Lots of spice notes on the front palate with a slightly dense, dry fruit finish. Again, a big apple crispness and flavor. At the same time, the flavors felt a bit one-dimensional. Slightly chewy but a pleasant finish. Overall, this was a very interesting beer, and I would likely go back for another if given the opportunity.
03-28-2010 17:31:59 | More by WOTO97
3.73/5 rDev -1.8%
This beer poured a dark mahogany/ruby colour, almost opaque, and gave a 1cm light brown/tan head. Settled down to a few mm on the surface. Lacing on the glass was good. I like the look of this one.
Aroma is slightly nutty, with some roasted grains and molasses in it, plus some yeastiness.
Tastes of light stone fruits such as peach, as well as lighter berries with a nuttiness to it. A nice balance of sweet bitter and acidity that lasts reasonably well.
Has quite a thin body, and goes down smoothly. Quite drinkable, and is nice for introducing someone to the style without being too heavy.
02-26-2006 00:02:20 | More by bhb
Witkap Pater Dubbel from Brouwerij Slaghmuylder
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