Dubbel Cherry | East End Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Deuane on 09-16-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Stinkypuss:
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured from a growler into a pint glass. A light hazy brown color with some lovely yeast sediment swimming around. Appears like an apple cider.

S. The pleasent smell of belgian yeast and some light fruity aromas.

T. A nice belgian funk is presented via yeast strain, a bit of earthy fresh hops are in the mix. The cherry adds a bit of a sour punch. A bit of iron comes through in the taste, also some oxidation. The growler was stored for a day and the seal was very tight, not sure what happened there. A good beer nonetheless, but nothing more than average due to a few off tastes.

M. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Good level of carbonation makes it a smooth drinker.

D. This is a pretty drinkable beer and gets some bonus points for originality. I wish I would have caught this one at the Steel City big pour because I believe it would be a lot better fresh.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to SierraGs for hauling a grolwer back for me from Da Burgh!

As per Scott (East End brewer/owner) this one is fermented with Michigan Sour Cherries.

A-Hazy russet brown with ruby highlights. A medium tan head starts off nice then reduces to a thin cap that leaves decent lace.

S-Ahhh...those pleasant Belgian yeast esters followed by a healthy dose of earthy, musty malt. Upon warming, a tease of sourness comes through from the cherries.

T-Rich earth malt and Belgian esters meld nicely. Cherry addition not noticable at first. Upon warming a subtle sour twang kicks in. A nice addition that does not overwhelm the fact that this is a dubbel firt and a fruited beer second. The cherry addition nicely compliments the brew.

M-Medium bodied with a nice chewiness and a building tartness.

D-I like the addition of the cherries as a go with and not as the main attraction. Dubbels are high up on my list of favorite Belgian styles and this one is done very well. Another quality experiment gone right for EEBC!

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into my Duvel tulip glass.

A- Murky muddy brown body that pours with a two finger or so creamy off-white head that quickly subsides to a thick collar and retains well from there. Traces of lacing left all the way down the glass.

S-Nose is somewhat faint and full of spiciness a bready yeast, tartness, and a hint of dark cherry.

T-Flavor has a nice complexity to it. Upfront is a good bit of tartness and cinnamon spiciness along with a hint of deep, almost woody cherry, and a substantial biscuty yeast backbone. The finish is more tart than the initial flavor and a burst of cherry flavor (not overpowering) comes out from beneath it all. What lingers is a hint of yeast and tartness.

M-Low to medium carbonation and a thick biscuty-almost grainy body.

D- This i a very nice dubbel Very rich,tart, and complex flavors. The cherry has a nice tasteful presence that compliments the character of this beer and doesn't go too far from a traditional dubbel but still offers something different.

Edit 9/24/08
I adjusted my scores. My initial review was a bit harsh and was from a top of the growler glass. The biscuty presence is very well hidden and a smoother yeast settles below this.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler into goblet on 9/17/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing this with me!

A - Murky reddish brown body reminiscent of unfiltered apple cider and very thin off-white ring around the glass that left spotty lacing. Minimal carbonation.

S - Belgian yeast, some clove, fruity esters and mild sour cherry aroma with faint hints of candi sugar and coriander. Pretty subdued overall.

T - Overall, the cherry flavor is pretty modest. It does have a slight tart sourness, but not as much as one would expect. The Dubbel qualities are more pronounced with a predominant spicy, yeasty character. Finish is a tad musty with some mild cherry tartness and an earthy hop bitterness.

M - Smooth, watery texture with pretty flat carbonation. Not as thick as I was expecting. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Finish is mildly tart on the palate.

D - Not bad overall, but I would have liked the opportunity to dig into this when it was more fresh. However, the cherry works well with this style.

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Dubbel Cherry from East End Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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