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Reviews: 155
Hads: 468
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 19
Gots: 76 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 02-06-2003

During the fermentation of the first batch of this
Abbey-style dubbel, the yeast «died» and was
«resurrected» by brewer Chris Cashell. Made with five types of barley malt and lots of sugar, this beer is quite strong and flavorful, without being too sweet. 7%abv
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Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-27 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty clear, dark tawny-amber with a 3/4-finger head that fades away very quickly with light lace.

S - Sweet caramel, brown bread, light yeast. Not very aromatic.

T - Gingerbread, caramel, medium roasted malt, herbal, light citrus. Dries nicely and finishes with balancing roast and hop bitterness; even leaning towards pale ale territory. Not overly complex but it tastes good.

M - Medium body and high carbonation. Both smooth and crisp. Nice.

O - This one surprised me. I was expecting a more traditional Dubbel but got a style-bending brew, merging a brown ale, dubbel and a pale ale. I'd be glad to have this again.

A – Dark icetea amber body. Bone-white head is creamy, with great retention and solid lace.

S – On the sweeter side with caramel and malt. Kiss of grassy hops, and a light booze as it warms.

Notes: Recommended to me by the Mid-Atlantic Brewery News Baltimore correspondent, Alexander Mitchell, while we were waiting in line on 2012-12-12 for the special release of Westvletereen XII. (1,061 characters)

Photo of t8s8l8
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Really cool to see a Belgian beer in a can, judgment still out on how this will hold up with Belgian beer fans. Appearance had a cherry red raisin color with a slight blood orange hue. clarity was minimal. a big off white head that dissipated somewhat quickly in the glass. The aroma was full of dark candi sugar sweetness. some toffee notes, some dark fruit notes (def. cherry) with a slight citrus and caramel aroma as well. The flavor is not exactly the same though, Some raisin notes perk up in the front. the middle seems to present the moderately strong dark sugar character that is similar in the nose. the mouthfeel i feel is a bit in the middle for a Belgian style ale. it could either finish quicker or hang out but transits while it hangs around. I believe this to be a sessionable style Belgian beer with a higher than average ABV. its aroma really did it for me and the interesting coffee acridness which i am probably confusing for a higher than average hoppyness combined with the malt character is actually very enjoyable. (1,038 characters)

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer at the restaurant on-tap, as well as at Bertha's, but from a can, while in Baltimore in November 2012.

The beer appeared a nice, clear, dark ruby red color that produced a nice white head that left a thin cap. The beer gave off a nice sweet aroma with hints of yeast and sugar. The beer had a really good taste to it. I have to admit, that the style is not my favorite, but I have to say that this is probably the best of the bunch that I have tried. Sweet maltiness with hints of sugar. A hint of alcohol is ever so noticeable. The beer had a nice moderate feel to it with nice carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very good beer, with no let down from the one that I tried from a can. I will have this beer again the next time that I am in Baltimore. (773 characters)

Photo of CHADMC3
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark walnut body beneath the bubbly tan head that quickly dissolves to leave only traces of lacing.

Aromas of sweet fruit such as plum and cherry rise from the glass accompanied by molasses and yeast but not as strong as you would expect.

Flavors also offer sweet fruit, molasses, yeast and hints of brown sugar.

Medium in body and carbonation with a drying finish.

Not bad with many traditional Dubbel characteristics just not as pronounced as some of its style counterparts. (488 characters)

Photo of Rukasu
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, rich, caramel color with a very dense, creamy beige head.

S - Alcohol bite on the nose followed by dried pit fruits, yeast, and even a sweet white wine smell.

T - Jarringly bitter. Grapefruit rind with a yeasty and metallic undertone with faint banana and tropical fruits.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Astringent finish.

D - Everything but the taste of this dubbel is a winner, it is just too bitter. (427 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with a two finger head of white foam on top of a hazy, amber body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves decent lace.

S - Some toffee, spicy Belgian yeast, and a touch of red apple.

T - Spicy yeast up front with a bit of red apple. Some toffee in the middle and more muted spice, perhaps a touch of coriander. Finishes with more of the same toasted malt and light spice.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A bit bland for a dubbel. The yeast character is mild and the malt is not quite as dark as I would expect it to be for the style. Just not much going on here. (620 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: half finger head with poor retention on a slightly hazy deep amber body.

S: aroma is very very light with hints of cola, hints of molasses and toffee and some caramel.

T: very plain. some spices, very light yeast. toffee and caramel base. this one just isnt up to par with other dubbels I have had.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: its definitely very drinkable, its just not very flavorful. almost like a watered down dubbel. (455 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark orange with a prodigious beige head that settles down slowly. Creamy, clingy lacing. Very sweet and malty aroma; fruity yeast notes, bread, subtle citrus hops, brown sugar and molasses.

The flavor is much the same, although the sweet caramel-toffee dries up pretty well in the finish. Nice chewy malt character; a hint of booze; dark fruits, yeasty spice, and some vaguely citrusy hops just poking out and asserting a light bitterness. Unfortunately the carbonation is a little excessive and prickly and detracts from the overall enjoyment of the beer. Its hard to revel in the strong and sweet malt character without much accompanying smoothness or creaminess. The body is just a shade lighter than medium for the style which also didn't help; it could have used just a little more heft.

However not a bad brew at all; I wish the feel had been a little smoother, because the aroma and taste are both quite nice. (933 characters)

Photo of BARFLYB
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Can

Ressurection comes to me looking pretty standard doubleish with a dark brown bordering on red kinda like a maroon color with a cream tan shaded head that sat on top leaving minor ticks on the glass. Nice looking up towards the light. Smell is real bready, a deep dark bread, not overly yeasty like most. Smells of caramel, and plums with raisin plus others. A very good dubble here, better than most american versions I've had recently. Dark fruits plus plums with dark bread. Some faint cherry notes and a touch of chocolate. Some banana and hefeweizen tastes. Feel is a step down from medium and is a tad thin, but that makes this even more drinkable. I finished a 12oz and contemplated getting more, for a style that's not my priority. Get a hold of this stuff. (771 characters)

Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish brown with decent head on top of a spicey and sweet malt (def some sugar) aroma, complete with a touch of yeast and orange found in Belgians. Not as sweet as the smell, nor does it have pronounced fruit flavors but overall there is a good citric/orange fruit quality with a sweet vibe. Beer is medium bodied and goes down easy with a nice little kick at the end and you can sorta feel the booze as you keep sipping. A pretty good ale and def worth a try if your in the Baltimore area. (501 characters)

Photo of MDbiere
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Brewer's Art goblet on draft at their pub.
Appearance is dark amber with hints of carmel color. A little lighter in color than some other Dubbels. Nose is of dark fruit, biscuit, malt, and belgian yeast. Decent head on the beer, and noticeable carbonation. Taste is similar to the nose, with the malt and spice hitting first, full bodied and smooth. Great yeast funk going on in the beer as well. Overall, this is a good interpretation on the Dubbel style, hats off to the brewers. If you are ever in Baltimore, stop by the pub and get this on draft.

As far as the can version of this beer goes, don't fret. There is quality inside the can too. It's not that often you find a Belgian style Dubbel in a can, so credit to Brewer's Art for taking a chance. (769 characters)

Photo of Steasy66
1.79/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can into tasting glass

A- Amber, no head
S- Smells like Carlsberg, a little bit of esters but nothing really appealing
T- Not much to say, bad beer
M- Undercarbed for a double
O- This is a bad beer, tastes like a macro-lager with a bit more malt, never again. (260 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 750ml bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with a thick, frothy, 3-finger,white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Sweet malt aroma with hints of dark fruits.

T: More sweet than bitter with an alcoholic bite. Dark fruits and spicy phenols present in the background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this brew – had it on tap awhile ago – and this was just as good from the bottle if not better. (516 characters)

Photo of jsanford
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Chalice

Appearance - Pours a murky orange-brown with a dense ivory head that settles to a thin haze and sudsy ring, leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass.
Smell - Aromas of roasted banana and prunes dominate, with a hefty dose of Belgian yeast and some sweet brown sugar.
Taste - Mild flavors of banana and caramel malt with just a touch of earthy Belgian yeast. A bit of a letdown from the nose, actually, this isn't nearly as flavorful as I'd expected. Still, surprisingly quaffable considering the relatively high ABV.
Mouthfeel - A bit over medium-bodied, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and decent carbonation.
Overall - A decent enough Dubbel, but perhaps the real magic is putting a Belgian-style ale in a can (something I'd love to see more of)! (784 characters)

Photo of BogBoyJD
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought this 750ml back from home in Baltimore bout a year and a half ago. Date was best before 2/12/12.

"Popped" this one out of a 750. Had a little bit of age. Pours deep red. Nice of"fiz" that turns into a thick, creamy, inch high head. Lacing pretty much all the way down.

Smell is of dark fruit, and candi sugar. A small hint of biscuit and Belgian yeast. Smells like a traditional dubbel.

Taste is very similar to smell. Dark fruit, candi sugar, caramel,etc. slightly astringent, alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Smooth.... Would be a nice Winter Warmer!!!

Feels as a Dubbel should. Viscous, slightly syrupy, though not
excessively. Nice job with this one.

Fairly pleased with this brew. Have tried brew of similar style, body has been thin or taste is astringent, common Dubbel flaws. This one is slightly over carbonated, which could be attributed to the age. Would put this on par with proper Belgian Dubbels. Would get this one again. Wanted to save longer but glad with the result. (1,008 characters)

Photo of djbow
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear amber color with a nicely retained 2 finger white head. Active bubbles dance beneath the surface.

S - Sweet caramel, dark fruit, yeast.

T - Like its nose, sweet caramel and dark fruit dominate. In the background there is spice, toffee, yeast and a bit of hop at the end for a crisp clean finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth. Nice, level of carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth.

O - This is a very nice American Double. It is on of the better beers brewed in Baltimore. Very drinkable and one needs to be careful of it well masked 7% ABV it will sneak up on you. Enjoy!!!

Glass : Tulip.

Temp = 50F. (609 characters)

Photo of cosmicevan
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks to canjeeps.

a - popped the can and filled my ommegang chalice. poured a nice transparent crimson witha thin bubbly greyish white head. not as creamy as i look for typically in the style, but it came from a can!!! head was gone instantly.

s - dark fruit, nutmeg, caramel. aluminum. smells like an american dubble...from a can.

t - nutmeg. caramel. dark fruit. pretty earthy, but i get the aluminum also.

m - medium to full bodied, but not creamy. finishes biscuity. a bit dry.

o - overall, who woulda thunk it...a dubble...from a can! i love canned beer, but this is a style that it seems the canning hurts it. would love to try this from tap or perhaps a bottle, to see if the canning of a dubble just doesn't work, as i suspect. (742 characters)

Photo of timtim
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a light brown with mahogany(ish) highlights and a just-off-white head that hangs out for a while. nose is dark fruits (raisin, plum, date), caramel, malt sweet and spice. taste follows the nose, translating in balance, and with a touch of mustiness. medium body with lower than what i expected carbonation-wise. i think i needed more umph and a little more carbonation to carry things through. spice and must in the finish. minimal alcohol. good beer from one of the forerunners in the belgo-us trend. (507 characters)

Photo of thain709
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - While pouring, a massive head formed then the cascading magic began...it was almost like a nitro pour was happening...after it settled a creamy, white head sat three fingers above a clear, amber body...very nice retention with sticky lacing left behind

S - A sweet nose composed of caramel, dark fruits, and some Belgian yeast

T - The caramel adds a lot of sweetness, but the beer never becomes overly sweet...there's a softer toffee sweetness that lingers in the background...the yeast and dark fruits comes out in the middle...as the beer warms there is almost a slight spice level in the background...the finish is clean with a low hop bite

M - Medium bodied...I want to say this was smooth, but it came across rather flat...there was a little metallic twang lingering also

O - I loved the pour from this can but I can't say the same for the beer...a classic, middle-of-the-road Dubbel...I like seeing a Belgian style beer in a can though! (950 characters)

Photo of Naugros
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a broad tulip glass, turning almost completely into foam which is tan with some orange highlights. The foam settles down into a cloudy, burnt orange liquid.

Immediate Brett mustiness with some citrus and hard cider overtones. Malty backbone as well. These carry into the flavor which begins with the funk and evident alcohol. The hops presence comes off as tropical fruits (pineapple and mango) and remains with the alcohol in the nicely dry finish. The only bad thing here is that the alcohol comes off a little solvent.

One of the few beers in this style brewed in the US where I could distinctly pick out the tasting elements brought in by the malts, hops and yeast. In most of these one or two dominate and the malts or the hops are typically relegated to mouthfeel duty without bringing any additional flavors. (831 characters)

Photo of mentor
3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bottle left over after GABF judging and given to me as a reward for my volunteer efforts. Entered as an Abbey, not a Dubbel as the style here on BA states. Pours an entire glass of light brown foam with no liquid. Upon settling, the liquid was clear brown-copper. Smells fig, chocolate pudding, pears, brown sugar, candi-sugar, floral, clean alcohol, and a waft of spicy zip.

Tastes moderate malt sweet supporting dominant fruity esters. Nice candi-sugar adds depth, as does a spicy belgian yeast zip. Phenols are present, but muted and overpowered by the malt and esters. Malt tastes lightly of chocolate and gently toasted bread. Esters (which dominate the palate) are pear, green raisin, crisp-style apple, and green grape. Finish is a bit musty and weedy which dries is out with a lingering edginess. Light, yet somehow chewy, in the mouth with way too much carbonation. Has a concerning stomach heartburn, which suggest to me, some sort of contaminant microbe. I give this one a 'meh'. (993 characters)

Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can courtesy of Soonami (thanks Mike). Served in my DT tulip at 53 degrees. Pours a hazy mahogany with a latte-like, 1.5 inch cream-colored head embedded with craters. Head eventually dissipates into a bull's eye dollop in the center and a frothy band around the edges. Spots and slashes of lacing are exposed during the tasting and exhibit excellent retention. Nose expresses dark vinous fruits, yeast and an earthy character. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is also a pleasant herbal quality and a light sweetness. Finish expresses a slight metallic tinge. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a touch of acidity. Overall, a very good American Dubbel. I definitely will need to try some more form this brewer. Well worth your time if you appreciate the style and have the opportunity to try it. (848 characters)

Photo of vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my buddy Ron for introducing me to this brew.

12oz can poured into a goblet.

A – Dark icetea amber body. Bone-white head is creamy, with great retention and solid lace.

S – On the sweeter side with caramel and malt. Kiss of grassy hops, and a light booze as it warms.

T – Stellar balance. The profile opens with smooth malt coupled with a great, green, herbal hop bitterness. The hops stand out with fantastic flavor definition, but manage to avoid overpowering the rest of the profile and pulling the beer into IPA territory. The center is loaded with fruit: orange and plums. Caramel and a rolling herbal bitterness balance a net-dry finish.

M – Super smooth, medium/full body.

O – Classifying this beer as a Double doesn't do it justice. It's unquestionably off-style for a double, but it's also unquestionably delicious. I'd be much happier calling it an "American Double"; a lighter, hoppier version of its Belgian cousin - and to that end I'd argue that it was brewed perfectly to-style! No matter how you label it though, it's a fantastic brew. This one took me totally by surprise and I was quite happily blown away. (1,155 characters)

Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Creamy 1 finger head fades with nice lacing hazy darker reddish orange copper color.

Nose light bready malts, light earthy hops, nice bite of spicy hops, big malt and earthy hop.

Taste brings earthy hops, herbal like, somewhat bitter with light spicy hops. Decent malts, light sweet earthy like malts, hint of caramel reddish malts, almost chewy copper malts. Finishes fairly bitter with herbal earthy almost grassy hops light sticky sweet malt character.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall interesting, nice malt balance, hops are UK style herbal earthy hops but not the kind I hate so decent, but not enough of the Belgian malty flavors or esters IMO. (664 characters)

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the cans! Pours into my glass a deep blood red bordering on black that bursts out when held to the light. Two fingers of creamy, bubbly khaki head atop the brew that leaves sticky lacing patches down the glass. Sweet malts with chocolate covered raisins and a spicy yeast undertone. Dark fruits mingle throughout as well.

First sip brings somewhat sweet malts upfront with a mix of cocoa, raisins, dark fruits and a touch of honey. Flows down with a kiss of spicy yeast. Clean finish, pretty tasty!

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with rather punchy carbonation that explodes as it flows down. I have to say, a Dubbel in a can is pretty awesome and this is an enjoyable brew. Glad I had the chance to sample it, thanks smokeypeat! (732 characters)

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