Local Series Sethvleteren 8 - Ska Brewing Co.
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4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
Had this at the Beerfeast in Sugar Land, Texas on tap.
A really good Dubbel. Not a style I've had a lot of. This was the last of the rare or hard to find beers they tapped at the festival. It was the last beer I had also.
Very smooth, not much bitterness. Plenty of flavor that fits the style. I'd love to find this to pick up somewhere in the future, though I know that wouldn't be easy being in Houston.
11-02-2012 22:23:28 | More by Ford
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
Deep, mahogany red body with a very thick, sticky light tan head; excellent clinging lace on the glass. Fair malt aroma; faint raisin and caramel. Sweet, malty taste ending with a pleasing alcohol warmth; slight spice (cinnamon and clove) notes. Medium bodied; clean.
A nice and mild dubbel. Nothing extraordinary other than the look. Flavor-wise, the alcohol characteristics may be the most memorable feature. Although nothing is mentioned about the beer on Ska's web site, and there is no ABV on the label, I did see on some other web site that the ABV is around 8% - FYI. All in all, a good but pedestrian Belgian-styled beer.
10-16-2012 01:54:18 | More by beergoot
3.25/5 rDev -12.4%
Found this on tap at Mayor of Old Town in Fort Collins. Had to try it
Pours like a dubbel should. Rich dark brown, dark amber. head is soft and quiet.
Aroma is boozy up front. Ripe apples and sharp caramel. Some clove and banana rounds it out.
Flavors are muddled a bit. The ripe apple and banana aren't playing nice. They converge to nudge the ripeness of the apple to almost rotten. But, not quite. Not much else going on here. The booze kills the lingering fruit and clove flavors.
04-25-2012 21:45:53 | More by Mebuzzard
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
22oz purchased from Arctic Liquors in Steamboat. Around $8. Into a NB Globe.
A: Pours a rich deep brown with an off white head, that even an aggressive pour yields only a slight cap of bubbles. Not much is left behind in lacing. Fairly turbid. Overall not a bad looking dubbel.
S: Strong banana and clove yeast esters, definite Belgian action going on here. Some slightly roasty smells and a decent amount of caramel. Not much else going on here. Not bad but not great.
T: A lot like the smell, strong banana yeast esters. The yeast definitely shines in the flavor. Floral and sweet. Strong caramel malts and a little bit of burnt malt in there too. A little boozy, but not bad. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Not bad, but definitely not a great dubbel. Has some more BSDA (I know the style line gets blurred) notes than dubbel.
M: Medium bodied, lighter carbonation, finishes fairly dry. Definitely warm.
O: Meh, it isn't bad, but isn't great. Doesn't do a hell of a lot for me, especially given the price. Good effort, and cool to see a pro-am beer bottled, but not really all that great.
10-04-2011 01:35:14 | More by pokesbeerdude
4.18/5 rDev +12.7%
not a belgian dubbel to a T, but a servicable interpretation. under a different name it might warrent higher scores. went down quicker than it should've for the ABV. local bomber fresh brewed, this is a tasty bottle. 8 bucks seems fair for such complexity. possibly too much residual sugar to be sessionable, but then again maybe not. first ska beer, valiant!
09-23-2011 07:04:19 | More by StonedTrippin
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
A - Very flat and unimpressive. Nice deep brown color. Not too much head to speak of. Quite thin, but there's nice clarity. No lacing either. Edit: Lacing is spotty this time around.
S - Slight spice, not overwhelming. Some nice typical Belgian scents. Some lime and Cloves. Edit: This brew is opening up a bit more with a month or two then fresh...
T - Very underwhelming. Not overly impressed for the style... Very plain and basic. SKA could have gone all out... Edit: this brew is damn tasty, even though thin.
M - Perfect carbonation, texture and mouthfeel
O - SKA let me down with this one. Not too great, but I'm sure their next one will be much better. Edit: a good brew, worth trying.
09-17-2011 04:11:44 | More by chugalug06
Local Series Sethvleteren 8 from Ska Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.