Project Venus | Cambridge Brewing Company

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Cambridge Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Brad007 on 03-14-2011

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Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -75.9%

Photo of beenitty
4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours Hazy Dark Reddish Orange. Sunlight shines on my glass exhibits the lighter colors. Looks almost like a mixed drink, not much real carbonation, not your typical brown dubbel.

Note: Poured at the bar, by the time it arrived no head.

S: Familiar Belgian Yeast, sweet fruits, slight booze. Cant really make out saffron, but my sense of smell for spices isnt great.

T: Wow. Multiple levels of flavor. Usual sweet tasting dubbel, plus well blended taste of fruit and spice, but not spicy like a saison can be. Seems the orange + saffron combined very nicely to make an elixir that is very inticing, fruit, honey notes are a very nice addition to the sweet dubbel taste. Very tiny bit of fruit aftertaste leaves you wanting more.

M: See Taste. Yummy, smooth. Flavors swirl across the palate leaving its mark.

D: Very High. Didn't taste any alcohol in this beer, and I could have easily drank pint after pint but I had to drive home and they dont serve it in growlers.

The best dubbel I've ever had. Never had Westy 8, so I can't compare it with the top rated dubbel but I've had several of the top 10-15 rated dubbels and the taste IMO is better than those.

Highly Reccommended. If youre going to CBC and they still have this on draft, do yourself a solid and grab one.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Brad007
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Described as a "strong dubbel", this beer is a collaboration between three female brewers: Megan Parisi (CBC), Whitney Thompson (Victory) and Laura Ulrich (Stone).

This beer pours a dark, nearly crimson red color with a thin head into my tulip.

Plum and saffron come to mind in the aroma. The saffron adds a new dimension to it.

Come to think of it, it is somewhat acidic like an orange. There's only a hint of plum/raisin.

The mouthfeel is warm and the texture is different as noted because it doesn't just slosh down like a typical dubbel. The addition of orange blossom honey mellows it out.

I feel that dubbels are hard to pin down but the willingness of all 3 brewers to find a common ground makes this example so much more. You owe it to yourself to try this the next time you're at CBC!

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Photo of thesarahfuller
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of rudzud
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the BBF.

A - Deep hazy brown ruby/garnet pour with a nice slight head. A nice dubbel.

S - Wonderful saffron notes on the nose. For those who have never had saffron in food, the aroma is incredibly hard to describe...earthy, floral, and something else entirely of its own. Nice sweet fruits and belgian yeasts.

T - Really good flavors here, not quite as potent as the nose. The saffron is lost to your more typical dubbel flavors of dark fruits and belgian yeasts.

M - Good dubbel, the ABV isnt that noticeable on the nose, which is good considering it is 9%.

O - Absolutely loved this beer. Not sure just how much of this I could drink beore the saffron become too much, but it would be enjoyable.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of iciclebrews
4.97/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I enjoyed this at "The Monk's Kettle" in San Francisco during the CBC.
Here are my notes...

A - Slight head, deep reddish brown color.

S - Floral notes combined with essence of citrus. Slight influence of Saffron adding a spicy, earthy aroma.

T - Fruit forward Belgian flavors with an earthy finish (from the Saffron?), smooth yet complex flavors

M - Complex (in a good way)

O -I loved this beer and wish I could enjoy one right now!!!

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Project Venus from Cambridge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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