Bastone Dubbel - Bastone

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 8.8%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-18-2004

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of Sammy
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewpub. One of their flagship beers. Yeasty, metallic, orange colour with lots of lace. Wine like character initial from yeast, then sweet carmel sets in. Medium bodied, quaffable somewhat.Sugar and spice but all Didn't all work out. Weak for the style.

Photo of CRJMellor
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours semi-hazy, light brown or amber with a small but solid bright, white head. Leaves few pin-prick sots of lace on the glass.
aroma is light carmelized grain, some small yeast notes and a layer of candy sugar its finished with a light oily hop profile.
Flavors of caramel, candy sugar, cracked grain, wheat bread and a spciy yeasy were noted.
Mouthfeel is mostly grainy with a slight sweet and bitterness. Not as full as many Dubbels.
Drinkability is solid. Pretty good for a place that seems to focus on food. Little bit light for style but good flavor and quality beer.

Photo of hopdog
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Bastone Brew Pub.

Poured a deep and cloudy amber/copper color with a smalerl sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruitiness with some yeast. Tastes of sweet dark fruits (raisins and plums), light yeast and caramel.

Notes from 05/08/06.

Photo of TheBrewo
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served on tap at Bastone in Royal Oak, Michigan. It arrived, without warning, in the largest chalice we’ve ever encountered out at a beer bar. This thing honestly probably weighed ten pounds dry, and was thicker than bone. The color sat near the auburn shade of the spectrum, offset only by a half finger tall worth of sand colored foam. No real lacing, haze, or sediment was appreciated, and carbonation appeared to be mild. The aroma was simple, giving your typical notes of hearty and warming Belgian yeast, dark and dank fruitiness of red cherries and plums, soy sauce, moderately roasted crystal and caramel malts, raw white rice, and a floral perfumed quality. The taste followed appropriately, giving a blend of pale, amber, and caramel Belgian maltiness, potpourri florals, astringent and metallic European yeastiness, sweet toffee sugars, fig syrup, black cherry pulp, Graham crackers, wildflower honey, aluminum, graphite, ceramic tile, lemon cleaner, and vinous strawberry fruitiness. The body was thin and watered, even at warmth, and carbonation was on the low side of medium. Cream, slurp, smack, and froth were minimal, with the mouth left lightly dried and astringent. The abv was appropriate, and drinkability was as a rather slow sipper.

Overall, this was an almost comical beer to consume. To no fault of the actual beverage itself, the glassware was outrageous and exaggerated. Although it didn’t really hinder the aromatics or flavors by being an “improper” shape for the style, it did make it hard to physically consume, especially considering that fifty percent of TheBrewo is a petite young woman. Again, this was funnier than anything else. Otherwise, the beer left us a little confused. On the one hand, when at the chilled temperature of their draft system, the flavoring was subdued, and the feel was a bit more sludgy. As the beer warmed, however, the opposite of each was true. The flavoring opened up to show much more spice and fruit of those true dubbel notes, while the mouthfeel fell off into thinned oblivion. After discussing it at great length, we feel that the worst culprit here is the lack of body, and pin that as our least favorite thing about this beer. Every other aspect of it is rather standard.

Photo of ryseone
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

to start this has a ABV 7.5
Appearance: This had no head like Marie Antoinette but had a nice cloudy brown sugar color that made up for it
Aroma: Big malt and fig with a strange over ripe fruit smell
Taste: Taste like figs and caramel malt with a pungent earthy hop arrangement
Notes: This is a very interesting style unique is not the word but best fit.

Photo of ElGrecoVerde
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice red color with little head. Lots of bitter and dark fruits in the smell and taste. Caramel and sugar flavors compliment the style, though they don't quite seem to mesh as well as the true Belgian brews.

Feel is a bit syrupy, but smooth and the bitterness is kept in check.

Overall solid take on the style.

Photo of DrJay
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy reddish brown with a beige head that formed a solid collar. Little lacing. Aromas of bread and yeast, fruity with some banana. Mild aroma, some sweet malts, brown sugar, caramel, and light fruitiness. Medium bodied with average carbonation, fine bubbles, good texture. Not bad at all, fairly enjoyable.

Photo of nomad
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours hazier than the rest of Bastone's beers, with a deep crimson color shading toward purple from the brown highlights. Head and else is MIA and the carbonation is surprisingly active given its dead-water appearance. And because its Bastone it is of course served in a shaker pint glass. Smart.

Smells toasty and lightly woody with a calm pitted fruit essence. Yeast presence was low but that seemed more a matter of low serving temperature and the brilliant choice in glassware.

Taste is all types of characterful with little balance. Some malt sweetness was badly needed to keep the riot of roastiness, tannic-like dried fruit, sugar thinned body, and dry bittering finish. So many earthy and spicy accents, accompanied by the tight carbonation, it was at times tough to tell what was yeast-driven and what was not. Moderate mouthfeel was fine enough but needed more to counteract the intense spicy and earthy dryness.

A good pairing with chocolate but my tastes would call for a touch of sweetness or at least straightforward malt ballast. Again, nicely done entry into Belgian stylings though a bit pedestrian. As noted by another person below, not a bad beer but not hitting all the right buttons.

Photo of drinkallday
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from tap. Rich deep amber color with a smooth off-white head. Aromas of caramel, plum, malt and slight bready-sweetness. Flavors of caramel, malt and fruitiness from a medium bodied offering. Lace left on glass. Good drinking beer. Deceptive at 7.5%. Very good.

Bastone Dubbel from Bastone
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