Delerium Dubbel | Five Seasons Prado

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Five Seasons Prado
Georgia, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-08-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by beerdrifter:
Photo of beerdrifter
4.74/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown pour with a quickly fading head. Awesome fruity, nutty aroma that was present from top to bottom. Good mouthfeel with perfect carbonation...very drinkable. The flavor was sweet and fruity with a nutty finish. An excellent complement to dinner. Having visited all 6 Trappist Breweries while in Europe I wasn't expecting this to compare with them but was pleasantly surprised. The best Trappist style beer I've had outside of Belgium.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vertical tasting: I had the fresh on-tap keg as well as a bottle condition version from mid 2004. While they each had their own characteristics, and similarity of dark colour, I found the recent batch to have a creaminess, lace, and distinct fruity colour. The aged bottle had lost that fruitiness, there was more caramel as predominant taste bit while drinkable, had to have food to offset the astringency.

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Photo of dgallina
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on draught in a small snifter. Dark mahogany with red highlights in the glass; a slight film of foam and minimal lacing. Smells slightly sweet and malty, but the aroma is nearly imperceptible. Flavors begin with bitter floral hops, gradually develop a malty sweetness, and finally finish in a burst of fruitiness. Medium-heavy in the mouth with moderate carbonation.

A weak interpretation of a difficult style. Minimal observed head and head retention. The aroma was missing-in-action. Initial bitter hop flavor is inappropriate for a Belgian dubbel, and the expected fruity qualities only appear briefly in the finish.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.01/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this served on draft in their signature small snifter. It pours a dark brown with reddish highlights. The head quickly disappears and there was no lacing. There is very little smell but what I could perceive was malty and yeasty. The flavor is quickly warming hinting of nuts, rich fruits, and was sweet and malty overall. I would compare this beer to Trappistes Rochefort 8 but lighter in scent and warming qualities. Like the Rochefort it lacks something that I cannot put my finger on. However, overall it is a good beer and I would have another on a subsequent trip.

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Photo of aracauna
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, cloudy, wood brown with ruby and gold highlights with a large cream-colored head that slowly faded to a ring and weather pattern. Brown sugar, spice cake and dried fruit aroma. The flavor is more brown sugar and spice with a dried fruit somewhere between prunes and apricots and a bit of cherry. The taste is full, soft and rounded. Very well brewed.

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Photo of Llemon
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of brahyt
4/5  rDev +5%

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

Have had this a few times at Five Seasons. This time it didn't come in a brandy snifter. It came in a long stem glass. Nice creamy, white head with good lacing.
Nice malt aroma and taste with a dark amber appearance. Taste got better as the beer warmed up. This didn't seemd quite as good as the last time I had it. I couldn't taste as much of the fruit as last time. But I did have this after the Flanders ale, which might have covered up some of the tastes.

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Photo of HATS4BATS
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierBand
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was served to me in a small snifter (approx. 10-12 oz.). The head was minimal as was the lacing which, I think, is on par for the style. The beer was dark in color.... like a mohogany and was quite cloudy.

The aroma was redily apparent and quite typically belgian.... lots of yeasty sweetness. Also, a caramel aroma was present.

Taste: Excellent Dubbel. Lots of yeasty goodness with ripe fruit and caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Here is where this one excells in my opinion. Most other Belgians have been too efforvescent and fizzy for my taste. Delerium Dubbel was nice and smooth.

Drinkability: A good solid Belgian Dubbel. I would recommend this highly.

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Photo of GMcNE
1.64/5  rDev -57%

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.68/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A beautiful, cloudy, reddish-brown with a nice thick tan head. Aroma is strong, malty and hoppy, with a good alcohol edge and fruit hints. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, more like a fine bourbon than a beer, with hints of fruit and butterscotch. It has a nice alcohol edge to it so you know that it is a high-gravity beer. This is one to be sipped and savored.

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Delerium Dubbel from Five Seasons Prado
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 13 ratings