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Manchester Dubbel | The Marble Arch

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Manchester DubbelManchester Dubbel

Brewed by:
The Marble Arch
England, United Kingdom

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bluejacket74 on 12-28-2011

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by LiquidAmber:
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.7/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duchesse de Bourgogne goblet. Pours a very dark red brown, nearly black. Huge energetic medium density light brown head that kept growing and became a nice fine density head. Massive lacing. Looks great. Aroma is very unusual, with dark malt and a distinct herbal aroma that I could not place but was very intriguing. Flavor is also unusual, dark and roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate with a nice herbal, peppery hop bite in the finish. At different times, I tasted elements reminiscent of a chicory porter, pepper porter and old ale in this beer. Medium bodied with some creaminess. This is a well made and very unusual tasting ale. I honestly don't detect much Belgian in here, maybe a hint of Belgian yeast. This is much more similar to an English porter, but the flavor doesn't really match any profile I've had. I'm impressed with this. I'm going to review this to my enjoyment of it rather than exactly to style, because I really liked it.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, label says best before 05 07 16. This brew (and brewery) was a new arrival at a local store, and one of my friends said it was pretty good so I figured I'd try it! Served in a Dogfish Head Signature glass, the beer pours dark brown with a couple inch frothy tan head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a good amount of lacing left on the glass. The brew smells like bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit (cherries, raisins, red grapes), caramel malt, molasses and some candy sugar. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some sweet spice as the brew warms up more. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and has high but soft carbonation. The soft carbonation helps make this easy to drink. I think this is a good overall brew, it's definitely worth a try. But it is pricey at $16.99 a bottle.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at 124 Old Rabbit Club, New York, NY

A: The beer is clear dark red in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down and left a patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge and lots of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of yeast are present in the nose along with hints of red currant berries.
T: The taste is a little woody and malty and has notes of yeast and hints of red currant berries.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Slight amounts of tartness are perceptible.
O: With the woodiness and tart berry flavors, this beer is quite unique for the style and quite unlike any of the dubbels that I have tried before.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a bottle at 124 Old Rabbit Club in New York, NY

Best before 22-10-2013

A: Pours an opaque deep dark brown (nearly black) in color with moderate amounts of gentle carbonation along the edges/surface of the beer and some dark crimson + cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy/creamy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted and chocolate malts with light to moderate amounts of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruits (red currants). There are some light herbal/spicy notes and a hint of candi sugar sweetness.

T: Upfront there are roasted and dark/chocolate malts that have a light amount of bitterness which then brings out the flavor of bittersweet chocolate and something very similar to chicory. There are light to moderate amounts of dark fruit (red currant) and candi sugar sweetness with a moderate herbal finish. Light notes of spicy Belgian yeast lingers in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth/slightly creamy with some hints of dryness in the finish.

O: This is an interesting/unusual beer, it does not taste like any of the other dubbels that I have experienced but the alcohol is well hidden and it has a rather pleasant mouthfeel. Not sure that I would get this beer again but it was worth trying.

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Photo of brewcrew76
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best before 121216
When uncaged, the cork exploded across the room and nearly took my eye out.

A - Deep brown with a big tan head the remains until the end.

S - Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits and molasses.

T - The roasted malts are pretty strong. Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, light herbal hops and some Belgian yeast esters.

M - Medium body and very well carbonated creating a very soft and almost creamy mouthfeel.

D - Appears to be more porter than dubbel to me. Not worth the 21.99 sticker price. Glad I at least got it out of the discount rack.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yourefragile
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TonyTalon
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Manchester Dubbel from The Marble Arch
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 10 ratings
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