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St. Vincent's Dubbel | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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3.82/5
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St. Vincent's DubbelSt. Vincent's Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John on 03-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,746
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
194
pDev:
11.52%
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Ratings: 194 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another lovely drinking Belgium from this brewery. Yeasty and malty aroma. Full bannana consistency mouthfeel. Sweet whipped up maltiness,carmel, sugar with building waves of moderate bitterness. Fruity, but that's only a hint.A it softer carbonation would be welcome.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of metter98
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured hazy brown with a huge head. There's a moderate level of carbonation.
S: The moderate aromas are rather yeasty and hoppy with some hints of pepper spices.
T: Unlike most dubbels, it lacks sweetness and also has a noticeable presence of hop and yeast flavors. Some sweetness comes out as the beer warms up but the overall taste is still on the bitter side.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate.
D: It's not as drinkable compared to other dubbels given the amount of hop flavors. You really need to warm this beer up.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a medium brown color ale with a big foamy head with some good retention and some lacing. Aroma consist of sweet Belgian malt with some dry fruits characteristics such as dry figs and plums. Taste of sweet Belgian malt with some notes of dry fruits characteristics. Body is full with a creamy texture and some pretty good carbonation. I thought this was a bit too boozy overall to really enjoy on a regular basis thought.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip, no bottle date. Pours nice hazy reddish orange color with a fairly dense 2 finger khaki head with amazing retention that reduces to a thick lacing cap. Some bits of lacing cling to the glass as well. Tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Aromas of huge grape juice, raisin, molasses, caramel, chocolate, nuttiness, and spices. Huge aromas here I could smell as soon as I poured it. Nice stuff. Taste of big white grape, caramel, toasted malt, pepper, spices, bread, and molasses up front; with some chocolate and nutty notes near the finish. A slight bit of tartness in the back adds a different aspect to this, with lingering notes of chocolate, nuttiness, spices, molasses, and caramel. Finish is excellent, not too dry, leaving a nice amount of linger flavors. Nice balance of flavors as well. Alcohol is nicely hidden with none noticed except for a small warming on the finish. Great drinkability. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a nice and creamy mouthfeel. Overall this is definitely an outstanding dubbel with tons of flavor and great balance. This improved a lot as it warmed up.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml. bottle. No label - just a sticker that says CLB St Vincent's Dubbel. It pours a hazy auburn/copper with orange highlights beneath a creamy head of yellowed-white. The head retention is somewhat limited, and the lacing is limited to rings of splashes and spots. Steady, fine bubbles rise from beneath.

The nose is spicy (black pepper), phenolic, and candyish amidst dark fruit.

In the mouth it's medium bodied and dextrinous with a moderate carbonation that leaves it smooth and somewhat creamy.

The flavor is much fuller and more complex than the aroma suggests, and it offers notes of sweet malt, candy sugar, light chocolate, dates, prunes, figs, nuts, black pepper, and alcohol. The heat is present, but not overwhelming.

Interesting. Warming. Not really too unlike Chimay Premiere in a way but bigger. Very nice.

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Photo of jlindros
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this nice lookin guy thanks to aparris85 since Captain Lawrence doesn't distribute to this part of MA. Poured into my Chouffe tulip.

A: Pours such a large head I had to stop pouring at a 75% head to 25% beer ratio. It contains many large bubbles that slowly pop their way down so I can pour more beer. It's a pretty clear faded copper orange brown color. The fluffy head leaves a light lacing on the glass.

N: Lots of dark sweet malts and yeast hit. It has a yeasty Belgian yeast aroma with hints of spices. It also has a nice dark malt aroma, with Belgian malts accompanying it. There are some light fruit hints, even raisin. A slight boozy aroma finishes it up.

T: Starts with more dark malts. Sweet dark malts with some spices. A little boozy on the taste. Some fruits, raisin almost like the nose. Almost a touch of cinnamon and other spices. A slight warming alcohol feel. Some light juicy malt flavors, blended with hints of Belgian malts. Also adds some light yeasty flavors, with fruity and slightly earthy yeast, some farmhouse dry earthy flavors.

M: Medium body with good carbonation and a warming alcohol.

F: Finishes drier than I thought. The freshening warming alcohol feel doesn't fade quickly. Theres a slight fruity linger, mostly raisin. A slightly sticky feel also stays. The spicy yeast and most of the malts and fruits seem to fade quickly. It also lingers with a slight alcohol boozy flavor. Its a nice dubbel, a little on the boozy side for only being 8%, and a little on earthy farmhouse style.

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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Thanks to BeerWorld for this bottle.

Poured into a tulip. Appearance is amber-brown with a light head and some mild lacing with staying power. Nose is dark fruits, toast, and a bit of spicing. The flavor is malty with some dark drugs and yeast. Good body with nice carbonation and a touch of heat. Drinkability is good, though I could have used a bit more complexity.

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Photo of billab914
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my lost Abbey stemware. Poured a deep copper color with a thick and active foamy head to it. It had both very good head retention and lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma shows some grape and apple fruit flavors from the Belgian yeast. Some bready malt comes through but it's really all about the spicy, fruity, yeasty flavors in the aroma.

The taste has a big rich malty flavor to it with caramel and toffee both coming through. The Belgian yeast give it a peppery, slightly fruity flavor with some hints of apple and pear. It finishes slightly sweet with a little more tartness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is pretty good, it's a very nice Dubbel with some very good malty flavors to it along with the Belgian yeast flavors. Very nice beer overall to enjoy on this Sunday afternoon.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle obtained from the brewery about a year and a half ago.

Dark brown pour, with a large off-white head that retained nicely and coated the glass with lace. Mild aroma of bready yeast and caramel malts. Taste was very bland up front, cardboardy malts, yeast, light herbal hop notes, no real sweetness or estery qualities that I like in the style; it was really just pretty lacking in taste, though benign and mostly non-offensive. Could've just been that the bottle was past its prime, but I don't see why a beer like this couldn't hold up a year or two in the cellar. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Pretty average overall, not very tasty, but not undrinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from mjtierman, Cheers Matt!

Pours an effervescent brown/caramel with 2+ fingers of fluffy cream/sand colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruit, a touch of yeasty phenols

T: Dark cherries, caramel, a touch of oakyness/tartness, some raspberry as well up front. Tartness & oakyness dominate as this warms, figs & cherry also mix in along some leafy hops when warm. Finishes tart with raspberry & oaky dryness

MF: Medium bodied, with subtle carbonation

A decent, stylized take on the style, would buy this again if available

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(2006 Bottle)

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark brown body with a small, dense ecru head.

Smell: Soft, malty aroma of brown sugar and caramel, with maybe, just maybe a pinch of molasses. Hints of spiced dates.

Taste: Sweet, heavy maltiness upfront with flavors of caramel and dark brown sugar. Mildly doughy. Spiced, candied date fruitiness. Very faint bitterness perks up late in the taste. Wraps up with the warming, inviting presence of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I usually can go either way with dubbels, but I can't help but find Saint Vincent's Dubbel to be pretty likeable!

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Finally was able to try this one. Amazingly had not tracked it down prior to last night. Served cold and poured into various tasting glasses throughout the night, this one was consumed on 10/04/2009.



Great pour with a wonderful dark color and a really full tan head that reached a height of around two inches before it finally settled down with a good bit of side glass lacing and a nice amount of foam to it. Aroma went south for me though,. Not really much in the way of balance here. Light frit, lots of brown sugar and light, musky aroma. A bit unsure where to place it really. Warming does not seem to assist that matter. Still too much bready tones for me and not enough fruit. Light would be the optimal word here. Nice strong feel to it though and it assists somewhat in trying to get the flavor back on track, but it really just does no do it for me.



Overall not real sure what to make of this, I wanted to like it but it just did not seem to hold up well for me. I am a huge fan of the brewery and this is really the only thing I have no liked.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.01/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The pour is amber in color with a huge off-white head. The aroma is overwhelmingly heavy on the grape. Very vinous and fruit with some sweet toffee and bready malt. The flavor is perhaps even moreso than the aroma. This also has a touch of lactic tartness (which I think is probably unintentional). Not really all that dubbel-like.

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St. Vincent's Dubbel from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 194 ratings
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