Double Dubbel | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
17.09%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Federal Bar in North Hollywood.

Pours an opaque brown with a beige head made up of creamy, small bubbles.

Smells of figs, brown sugar, raisins, brandy, and oak. Inviting.

Flavor follows the nose. Tons of brown sugar, brandy, and an oak edge to perk you up.

Mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy.

Overall: I haven't had many brandy barrel aged beers but this one impressed me. Love the sweet taste of brandy and this isn't cloying at all. Surprised Sierra Nevada doesn't bottle this and increase distribution. A worthy beer.

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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2/5  rDev -49%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hard to believe that this hasn't been rated in a year. This was poured from a bottle that has aged about 1 year to date. It poured an amber/red with a slight bit of head and lots of lacing.

The smell was of brandy and slight hops with a sweet accent on the end.

The taste was pleasant and refined. As I am not familiar with dubbel's it seemed to be a nice yeasty beer with some fruitiness and herbs on the palate. The brandy was present, but not overwhelming and the alcohol was hidden well. The barrel taste wasn't very pronounced and I don't think they used a very high quality brandy barrel. Actually, there are very few brandy barrel variants that I have enjoyed, Deliverance being one of the few and Old Stock, but even brandy barrel angel share doesn't rise to the occasion.

Overall, it was a very interesting and actually enjoyable beer. Again, I am not familiar with Dubbel's, but the sweetness did not detract from the experience and I would and will drink this again. Especially since I have another bottle that I will age another year to see how the beer reacts to time in the bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Double Dubbel from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.92 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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