Single Digit Dubbel Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale | Smuttynose Brewing Company

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Single Digit Dubbel Belgian-Style Dubbel AleSingle Digit Dubbel Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States
smuttynose.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Smuttynose Winter Ale

Smuttynose Winter Ale is a full-bodied, amber beer brewed with a special Trappist ale yeast. Stylistically reminiscent of a Belgian Abbey Double, it features fruity aromas and flavor, balanced by soft Crystal hops. Warming, mellow & pleasantly complex, Smuttynose Winter Ale is your perfect cold weather companion.

30 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 10-30-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,058
Reviews:
504
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
100
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Burns9812
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of jacobfern
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of ILiveOffHops
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of SydFlash
4.88/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Checks off all the boxes for a good dubbel - most importantly a tasty blend of spices and not too sweet. Very mild bitterness and lingering caramel flavor. I highly recommend.

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Photo of VG71
4.83/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Exceptionally good!

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Photo of BeerLover48Fan
4.77/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chestnut brown in color with one finger of creamy pale mocha colored head which falls quickly leaving no lace.

The scent is almost imperceptible to my nose at first but I finally get a very mild belgian yeast and some cloves.

Taste is sweet and nutty to start, with a touch of spice - mainly cloves - to follow and a nice yeasty sour finish. There's a mild smokiness here as well which I'm really enjoying.

Rich medium mouthfeel with light tingly zesty carbonation.

Drinkability is very good.

This beer seems to have characteristics of a brown ale, a winter warmer, and a belgian dubbel but doesn't strike me as being distinctly any one of the three. Whatever it is it exhibits typical Smuttynose quality and is quite delicious. I'll be buying more.

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Photo of tconty
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.57/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle

Pours maroon red with a creamy frothy khaki colored foam head. Smells like plums, grapes, raisin, cherries, banana, clove spice, apricot, caramel, dark toffee, brown sugar, molasses, toasted bready malts, mild chocolate, apple, pear, some citrus, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like plums, grapes, raisin, cherries, banana, peppery clove spice, apple, pear, apricot, caramel, dark toffee, brown sugar, molasses, toasted bready malts, mild chocolate, some citrus, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, thick and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice dubbel.

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Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of GinDC
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of TaylorK
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of jski
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Brad007
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color: Dark red/ruby red color with a one-finger head of foam.

Aroma: Sweet and malty on the nose. A small, faint hint of chocolate.

Taste: Thick and rich upfront. Sweet but feels balanced. Smooth in the middle and fades to a mildly sweet aftertaste. Smooth. A hint of raisin in the middle as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, sweet and malty. Not too dry at the back of the throat.

Verdict: Nice and drinkable! Has the hallmarks of the style as well. I think it's solid. Drinkable.

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Photo of fav628
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Jspriest
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of ctobey
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Dburke
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of DMB
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dark brown, at first appears black,but when held up to light,is shiny and is exposed as a very dark brown/copper, with thin white head,leaving moderate lacing.

Smell is dry, very thin. Faint traces of roasted malt,little else.

Very good sweetness hits the tongue. Sweetness of nice, pleasant roasted dark malt. Maybe some light toffee/caramel to go with it. A pleasant medium,highly carbonated body,with flavors coming through the heavy carbonation.

Not sure if this is a dubbel or not, as it does not claim to be one on the label and I never had a dubbel before,but regardless a very good and tasty yet sessionable brew.

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Photo of Heischman
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer/Brewery - Smuttynose Winter Ale 2010 (Aged 1 year)/Smuttynose Brewing Company
City/State- Portsmouth, New Hampshire
STYLE – Dubble
ABV – 5.1%
IBU – 30?
DATE – 04 DEC 2011
SERVING TYPE – 12 OZ bottle
GLASSWARE – Schooner
APPEARANCE – SRM OF 40 thin almost no head
AROMA- Sweet plum and some nice roastedness as well with a hint of brown sugar
TASTE – Sweet with a nice caramelized brown sugar and hints of plum. Finishes with a nice soothing roasted malt
MOUTHFEEL – Good carbonation nice and warming, feels like more ABV than 5.
CONCLUSION – A good standing Winter brew. I am lucky this was shared with me.

-JH-

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Photo of mikalis
4.44/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best winter ales I've tried in a long time. Smooth mellow taste, very drinkable, no weird flavors like many winter ales these days. The only problem is it is disappearing fast along with the winter but this beer could work all year long. I hope they can repeat.

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Photo of oelergud
4.44/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown 12oz glass bottle with a pry-off cap. The label shows a 70's (?) winter scene with a laughing woman cradling either food or drink.
The body is a nice semi transparent ruby brown with low carbonation. The head is a creamy mottled tan with a few medium bubbles. Good retention and little lace.
This beer smells like pure christmas. Warm spices, sweet brown sugar malts with dates and maybe raisins. One of the most inviting smells from a brew I've encountered.
Sweet sugary malts with spice and delicious semi mellow, slightly spiked hops. A very pleasant aftertaste follows the initial flavors with a well balanced overall flavor of pine hops and christmas spice malts.
Medium full body with good coating. Some residual sugars.
Highly drinkable and so very enjoyable.

-Oelergud

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Photo of smakawhat
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a chalice. Good till May 2011, we are good to go.

Pours a nice off tan colored two finger head. Some retention and puck like consistency to it. Body is a nice dark cherry color, with great blood red hues.

Malty sweet denseness of dried fruit cake. Hints of yeasty bread dough. Smells like boxed soft chocolate chip cookies or something. Real neat, kind of enjoyable.

Dense sweet malt with cherries and chocolate. Slightly drying in the palate, but a great body with some good density. Mouthfeel is almost watery but not quite, the bready/malt seems to beef it up just enough.

This is a real interesting take on this style, the low abv makes it real enjoyable and super easy to drink. This feels like a Christmas winter beer for sure, it hints of Black Forest German Chocolate cake with the artificial cherry on top. Great beer.

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