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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
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3.68/5
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1,064 Ratings
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): 8.30%

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
Ranking:
#31,531
Reviews:
506
Ratings:
1,064
pDev:
11.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
102
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,064 |  Reviews: 506
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer was served a dark brown color with a little bit of ruby highlights when held to the light. Upon serving there was a one finger cream colored head that faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was sweet and fruity. Cherries, raisin, and a bit of apple were mixed with a caramel and brown sugar smell. With these aromas was a lighter roasted malt smell.

Taste – The flavor begins with a dark roasted brown bread and dark fruit flavor. While there are flavors of cherry and apple in the taste, they are much lighter then the nose would have let on. While supposedly brewed with no spices light spiced flavors quickly come to the tongue with them initially being of a more allspice and ginger flavor. Toward the end the flavor sweetens a bit with some caramel flavors coming to the tongue. These flavors are accompanied by a bitter cocoa and which when combined with the rest take the taste to its end.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was average in terms of creaminess/thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average as well. A slightly thicker body may have been a bit better, but all in all the mouthfeel was fine.

Overall – A nice blend of malt, sweet fruit and sugar tastes. It is a rather balanced winter style ale that is well worth a try.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy dark amber with a finger width of medium tan head that retains into a smooth, creamy looking layer that left moderate lacing. The aroma is thick with heavy malt, sweetness, spices, and just a touch of alcohol.

The taste is rich malts and sweetness, spices, and a dark fruit element that allows things to end with a combo of tartness and hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied wiht a thick, creamy feel.

This wasn't bad. I liked the full, rich tastes of the malt and spices that leant themselves well to Winter imbibing and that nearly 7% ABV was very well hidden and kept things fairly drinkable. A solid effort from Smutty!

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Photo of Seaba
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of DavidGross
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of trekbiker3000
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A nice brown color but very little head. The aroma was sweet and carmel-like. A complex taste of sweet, bitter and toasted malt. The aftertaste is a definite smoky malt taste. This is a full bodied brew with a nice even carbonation. The aftertaste lingers in the mouth with the smoky malt flavors. A good beer to serve on a cold day, but the complexity of flavors and smoky aftertaste make this too much of a beer to have more than one or two.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has got a 1.5 finger thick head with sheer lacing, and a very dark brown transparent body.

The smell is that of astringent malts. No hops are noticeable in this discipline of the review.

This brew's taste is quite similar, with a rich malt element cutting through the mix. I can't really pick up on the fruits mentioned by others.

A smooth and crisp mouthfeel was given by this "Smutty".

Overall, a 3.75 for Smuttynose Winter Ale - Smuttynose Brewing Company. I may or may not buy this again.

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Photo of Traquairlover
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12-oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A = Good clarity in a medium dark red oak brown, forms a small light tan head that quickly settles into a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a light tracery over perhaps half of the surface area.

S = Caramel, mixture of cocoa and maple syrup, very light peppery bite of yeast.

T = Nice sweet flavors of cocoa, buttered cinnamon toast, caramel, hints of pepper and other warm spices with a nice offseting bitterness in the finish.

M = Medium-light body, good mouthcoating, light effervescent carbonation level keeps the mouth interested without overpowering it.

D = THis is a realy good drinkable little beer on a cold Winter's day.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Ardeer
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Single Digit Dubbel Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale from Smuttynose Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 1,064 ratings
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