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The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Todd on 02-06-2003

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Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.36/5  rDev +13%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.86/5  rDev 0%
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!

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at brewers art

My least favorite of the lineup

Pours a hazy light brown with some yellowed hues. Touch of white head. Good head retention. Smells lightly roasty and malty. Some yeastiness on the nose. Tastes yeasty and malty. Lots of sweet roastiness. Overall not that tasty but okay. High carbonation. A bit off-putting. Very drinkable but not that enjoyable

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Photo of rwinzing
2.03/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this beer in a trade as an extra. Thanks to my many trading partners.

Poured a nice dark amber with a very small off white head and gentle lacing

Very sweet to the smell with a touch of rasion.

Taste not very bad on the fromt but an odd musty after tast. Thought about pouring down drain but powered through

Mouthfeel was thin

Would not seek or even buy this beer.

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Photo of Franberry
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance: dark reddish-brown hues with virtually no head. Beautiful lacing.

smell: Belgian malts on the forefront with subtle hops and sweetness.

taste: Moderately malty with strong yeast and a sugary, almost nectar like finish. Medium bitterness with just a touch of hops, dark fruit notes, and caramel.

mouthfeel: medium body with a slightly creamy undertone balanced with slight acidity.

drinkability: smooth and easy to drink considering it's 7%. I wouldn't really call this a true dubbel style, but it's good and consistent.

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Photo of obrendano
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

somehow had skipped out on this, save for a small session amount which I could not fully taste due to being overpowered by the other beers

A - dark reddish brown, great creamy head, looks great in a tulip glass

S - evident sugary malt and Belgian yeast, some citrusy florals from the hops

T - sweet malt and slightly biting flowery hop taste followed by the classic Belgian dubbel taste and a powerful bready malt finish. excellent

M - very carbonated, possibly a little too much, but otherwise well bodied

O - a great local staple, and recommended for any beer fan

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Photo of CWBlues
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go to jhughes23 for this one.

A: Pours a dark amber with a cream colored head and plenty of lacing sticking around.

S: I might be getting a little aluminum here? There's some floral malts as well, a little hops.

T: Oohhh. Lots of caramel up front--I like that. Good hop bitterness on the back end. Picking up some spiciness as well. Good tasting brew.

M: Good mouthfeel as well. Good amount of carbonation. Very smooth, goes down easy.

O: I think I enjoy trading just because I get the opportunity to try beers like this. If I'm ever in the area, I'll be drinking several more of these. This is a damn good beer.

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Photo of weller1js
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

appearance: pours a hazy, brownish red-orange, lightly carbonated, with two-finger-thick tan bubbly foam, leaving similar lacing.

smell: musk of belgian yeast is complemented with a more-sweet-than-floral hop scent, malts are very mellow yet pronounced.

taste: begins malty and yeasty, malts are have a deep fruit character, yeast is lightly spicy, yielding to the bittersweet hops, finishing with notable alcohol taste with a moderate bitterness.

drinkability: very well done, complex and complementary elements, decent yet not overpowering, very drinkable.

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Photo of leroyhawkings
4.88/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: dark, with caramel complection. not visable through, but dark dark amber finish.

S: moderately sweet, but typical of an english abbey. not overly sweet an not too much fruit aroma as experienced with prior abbeys.

T: clean finish, great taste and finish. not heavy and lives up to the brewer's name "brewer's art". the complexity and fine flavor is truly an art.

M: incredibly smooth, easy to drink. not like anything over 7% apv that i've experienced. taste make it's easy to drink and have plenty.

O: hands down my favorite beer. reminds me of home, and tastes exceptional. made me a fan of english dubbels without being over bearing or specific.

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Photo of aasher
2.57/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

This can was courtesy of Lunch from an in-person trade at DLD '11. Thanks Paul!

Poured into a New Belgium snifter. It pours a medium bodied nice reddish copper in color with a one finger soapy cream colored head. The aromas are of aluminum, pale malt, and caramel malt. It's hard for me to get much because of the aluminum. The flavors are of slight aluminum, caramel malts, mild yeasty spice with light dark fruits. Again, the aluminum is a little too prominent and takes away from the actual flavors of the beer. This beer is exceptionally smooth and has a near perfect body. Overall this seems that it's a beer that should not be canned and should remain in the bottle. I'd be interested in trying this one from the tap or out of a bottle.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in tall glass at Max's in Baltimore.

A: very little head; autumnal colors; cloudy with browns and yellows; nice lacing
S: fruity—banana and some citrus; very good Belgian-style
T: very flavorful Belgian style, but don't expect it to try to nail the genre; sweet malt, dark fruit, even a hint of celery

Overall, a very good beer, to be taken slowly and with consideration.

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Photo of Chaney
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally, after living in the DC area for over a decade, passing by the renowned brewery/brewpub/upscale restaurant/historical landmark countless times in Baltimore, and trading the "Green Peppercorn Trippel" several times, I'm trying my first Brewer's Art beer!

A: Cloudy crimson, with a massive 2 finger + off white (pink highlighted?) brew that kept it's shaving cream-like consistency throughout the session.

S: Very fruity, and it wasn't the dark fruit, brown sugar bomb I was expecting. I got overripe strawberries with Belgian yeast. Maybe a hint of pepper.

T: No brown sugar or Belgian funk. I never would have tagged this as a Dubbel... more like one of Dogfish Head's off-centered, gourmet, historical brews. The berries hit the palate initially, but at the end, a sort of crushed lollypop quality made an appearance.

M: Very smooth... gulpable even! Nice prickly carbonation and the sweetness was definitely there, may have overstayed it's welcome a bit after a few sips, but was overall pleasant.

O: One of the stranger Dubbels I've had in recent memory, but it wasn't half bad...

One of my friends, who digs this beer said it best, "It's an Un-Belgiany, Belgian ale, for people who typically don't like Belgian Ales."

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful ruby-orange color, crystal clear, with a very nice head and good lacing.

Wow, what a pungent, delicious smelling brew. Malty and floral, yeasty and caramel aromas blend for a pungent and delicious smelling beer.

Taste is bold and rich, yet smooth. Caramel malts mix with great spiciness, plus a dry, fruity flavor, plus a touch of Belgian yeast

It's medium to almost full bodied, leaving a lingering bitter aftertaste that is very appealing.

I'm having trouble fathoming that this is from a can. So good. SO good. It might not be a world class dubbel, but it's a damn good one, and in a can.

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Photo of oline73
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown with a slight red tint to it. There is a two finger fluffy thick off white head that leaves some lacing and a layer remains throughout the pour.

Smell: Mildly sweet bready malt smell with hints of fruit (Cherry) and some Belgian spice.

Taste: Sweet malt backbone with hints of dark fruit and caramel. I'm also picking up some Belgian spice, not as much as in the nose, with a hoppy bitterness at the very end.

Mouthfeel: Medium somewhat creamy body with medium to mild amount of carbonation. The finish seems like it will be dry, but it doesn't really get there.

Overall: This is an enjoyable take on the style. The flavors blend together well. It's also fun to drink Belgian beer out of a can.

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Photo of philbe311
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love good craft beer out of a can, but a Belgian? This should be interesting...

A - A bit of an unprovoked gusher... A thin layer of creamy rich tan earth-toned head quickly settles to a full lacing of identical characteristics... The color is a bright lively amber with a distinctive reddish hue... A cyclone of micro-sized bubbles rises int he center of the chalice... All in all a rather inviting appearance...

S - Figs... Golden raisins... Sweet breads... Some cereal notes... Candied sugars... A very subtle spiciness lies beneath the surface... Perhaps some nutmeg and clove...

T - Golden raisins... Some dark fruits... Candied sugars... Some Belgian yeast... Wheat... Some faint spices... The finish displays the nice warmth of the alcohol within... Perhaps even some faint notes of hops on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Smooth... Slight creamy... Velvety... Even and consistent... Slight carbonation... Very nice...

D - Impressive... Rather quaffable, dangerously so given the 7.0% ABV... A solid all around American interpretation of the Dubbel style; and in a can to boot... A pleasant surprise and welcome introduction to the Brewer's Art...

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Photo of clickpush
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one on a road trip through Baltimore. Thanks to Jon at Honeygo W&S for the recommendation.

Pour: 12oz can to pint glass. Pours a copper color beer capped by a solid covering of lacing. Tons of carbonation in this crystal clear beer.

Nose: Lots of fruit, caramel, yeast. Belgian yeast. Brown sugar. Sweet baking spices.

Mouth: Lots of spices meets a mild, almost ESB like hop presence. Not overly sweet... like a total "American-ized" version of a Dubbel, some cinnamon, baking spices but dry, hoppy finish. Strong, coating mouthfeel. Actually quite a nice marriage of old & new world brewing. Glad I went for the 6-pack.

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Photo of thagr81us
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to Lunch for this in a past trade. Served from can into an Orval goblet. Poured a deep red-orange with a half finger khaki head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, and wheat. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, subtle alcohol, and subtle wheat. It had medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew from a can. It was fairly complex and refreshing as well. The dark fruits were definitely the star of the show on this one. This one is definitely worth trying for sure.

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Photo of readbaron
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a crisp orange caramel color with plentiful tan head that quickly fades into a ring, but laces nicely.

Smells of sugar, dark fruit, and Belgian yeast. A bit of booze and malt as well.

Tastes malty with some dark fruit and a bit of floral yeast. Milder than the nose would indicate, but quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium body, nice carbonation, not sticky.

This one surprised me. I'm happy I have another.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at a beer tasting event in MD. Poured a dark, cloudy orange caramel color with a tall creamy off-white head. There was a sweet malt aroma and a little bit of spice. The initial taste was sweet with a light taste of alcohol present. There was a little bit of a spice and nutty flavor as well. After the initial taste there was a bit of a dry mettalic taste that deleoped into a bit of a hop bitterness on the finish. I liked that this wasn't overly sweet. The hops on the finish blended well through the sweetness leaving a nice feel on the palate.

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Photo of nickthetick
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a hazy brown orange into a Corsendonk tulip like glass with a finger dirty white headthat slowly dissipates.

S: figs and dark belgian sugars.

T: dark malt, sweet dark sugars and a little leathery. Dark fruits and the malty biscuit lingers on the back. Its yeasty but the yeast doesn't give a unique flavor other than yeast.

MF: full body and good effervescence feel. Sweet and a bit dry on the back.

D: I love having a beer this good brewed this close by.

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A goblet served at the Brewer's Art in Baltimore. Dinner with ksak.

A: The dubbel is a ruddy brown color, glowing but opaque. An off-white head accompanied the ale, lasting for the first half of the glass.

S: The nose has plenty of candi sugars, darkly sweet. Fruity yeast aromas follow but I keep coming back to the sugars. A comforting aroma.

T: For all of the malts used in the beer (based on Brewer's Art's own description), the candi sugars are the star, a sweet syrupy flavor that sits well with the house yeast flavor. Overall, a fruity flavor defines the beer, sweet but potent. There is enough booze to be evident. I like the candi sugar profile of the ale.

M: The ale is malty with a sweet candi aspect. A good dubbel is hard to turn down.

D: Another comforting beer from Brewer's Art, rich and lush even with the higher booze content.

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Photo of patreely12
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at Brewer's Art in Baltimore. reviewing from notes.

A - served in a Brewer's Art goblet (I want one). Bright ruby amber, the color reminds me of grapefruit. small fizzy head, not a lot of lacing. good amount of carbonation.

S - fresh fruit. citrusy and sweet. a bit of the alcohol. mildly spicy. there's also a good bit of the hops, malted barley and some wheat too.

T/M - There's a lot going on here. spicy Belgian wheats, barley. hints of the alcohol. citrus from oranges and the sweetness from raisins. some caramel or toffee. pretty sweet overall but does have a slightly bitter finish. medium in both body and carbonation.

D - for 7% this is pretty drinkable. very good stuff, I'm interesting in trying this again.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beandip for this one!

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Transparent, deep crimson with bright ruby highlights. A finger of bubbly, loose head falls to a wisp, some patches of bubbles, & a little bit of lacing. Moderate nucleation is visible. Some small sheets of lacing.

Smell is thin, grape candy, a little caramel, a little alcohol. Recognizable Dubbel aroma, but on the weak side.

Taste is...hmmm. Thin dark fruit, some slightly biscuity maltiness, & a weird kind of burnt root vegetable taste. Character is thin again & much more reminiscent of a dark Euro lager than a Belgian dubbel. I feel like something's off here.

Thin, pretty crisp & buoyant. A little residual stickiness, but that's it.

Don't know about this one. Thin taste, thin mouthfeel, definite sugary quality, to the point that I would've mistaken it for a macro. Actually, the closest reference point I have for this is the St. Pauli Dark I had on Super Bowl Sunday, very similar in taste in character. Decent enough, but I don't think I'd rush back for more.

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