Green's Endeavour Dubbel Dark Ale | Green's Gluten Free Beers

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Green's Endeavour Dubbel Dark AleGreen's Endeavour Dubbel Dark Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green's Gluten Free Beers
England, United Kingdom
glutenfreebeers.co.uk

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
70
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
26.13%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
16
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0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of Braz
4.5/5  rDev +56.8%

Photo of Bills453
1.94/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance - dark brown, can't see through it. Nice bubbly 1/2 finger head.

Smell - sweet & sour. Very interesting smell...can't quite place it.

Taste - decent flavor, however not strong how I like most of my beers. The best gluten offering I have ever had.

Mouthfeel - so-so

Overall - an ok beer for being gluten free.

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Photo of valkyre65
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Danobold
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Daniellobo
3.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of srandycarter
2.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Oh my God. I bought this because I had a friend who had allergic issues. It taste like a dark Corona. It's barely drinkable, and franky, for the calories, I might just drain pour and open something decent to get this aweful taste out of my mouth. ICk.

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Photo of RedSpecial1
3.76/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark brown, looks almost like cola. Quite carbonated out of the bottle, with a large dark tan head that quickly dissipated leaving behind significant lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: A caramel sweetness with a hint of acetic acid underneath.

T: Strong sweet malt flavors up front with hints of caramel/toffee that leads into a slight acidity and finishes with an earthy mineral character.

M: Initially the carbonation is silky, and fades to a lingering effervescence. While the flavor is sweet, the mouthfeel isn't sticky.

O: One of the better gluten-free offererings I've had. The flavors almost remind me of Lindeman's Faro at the beginning. While not strictly adhering to the flavors you would find in a traditional dubbel, it is still quite good for what it is.

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Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.53/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - dark brown amber; thin lacing of brown head; decent retention

S - baked apples, bread, faint spice

T - baked apples, caramel, faint yeast, mild spice

M - very crisp, smooth, medium bodied

As far as gluten free beers go this is decent. The apple presence is strong and off putting, but overall this is decent.

My wife who has been searching for a decent gluten free beer for a while says that this is her absolute favorite.

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Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev +22%

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2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +22%

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3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of diamondc
3.38/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Not much head or lacing after the initial hard pour. Just a few wisps of foam remain.

S: Sour cherry candy, soft milk chocolate.

T: Tart dark fruits, toffee, cola, cherries.

M: Very fizzy while taking sips.

O: As a dubbel it's really off the mark, as a Dubbel/Flanders Red hybrid, this is very good.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is very dark black with a red hue at the bottom of the glass. Has a frothy foamy head which take a while to settle
down but stays at some level all the way down. The foam even sticks to glass all the way down.

Smells of faint cherries and sorghum.

Tastes very fruity strong on cherries almost like cherry coke. After taste of sorghum not too bad.

Feels very carbonated at first like a soda but them calms down and feels much thicker in the mouth.

Overall doesn't really taste like a dubbel but as a gluten free beer it's the best I've had and I've tried most of them.

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Photo of nlmartin
1.45/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Blind beer #2 of 12

This beer is a bomber that was gift wrapped no sign of glass ware suggestions so I will give it a sniff test. Off comes the cap a lactic honey aroma rises out. So into a snifter I sent this beer.

A-2.5 The body of the beer is mahogany. The head was a short lasting white coloration. No lacing noted on my glass.

S- 2.5 This is a bit odd. The aroma of honey sweetened lactic and vinous apple cider rise out my glass. At first I was intrigued but this quickly turned into a train wreck as the beer quickly warms.

T- 1.0 This beer taste like an apple cyser / honey mead gone horribly wrong. Lactic vinegar notes combine with MD 20/20 vinous notes. In short not good.

M- 1.0 This beer would have been very limp in character if not for its astringency. Light bodied almost no carbonation.

O- 1.0 I can truthfully state this beer was unappealing.

Thanks for a unique beer experience that will haunt my memory for some time. Is this beer as intended, infected or just off?

The Reveal. Greens Endeavor All Natural Double Dark.

A beer brewed with Millet, Rice, Buckwheat and Sorghum. I would also like to add no redeeming value for a beer drinker.

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Photo of tat2dhllblly
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of jophish17
1.5/5  rDev -47.7%

Photo of animal69
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of cdkrenz
2.37/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cellared for two years above 45 degrees.

A - A head just like a Coca~Cola Classic. It started out at 3 inches and quickly faded to less than a quarter inch. The body is deep brown with hints of purple when held to light. I want to say this beer looks good but the head is so much like a soda that I just can't do it even though at an eighth of an inch it offers some very nice stamina.

Also, I've never seen nutrition facts on a beer label before... that I remember anyway.

S - It smells slightly sweet, with plum, cranberry, molasses, and brown sugar.

T - The flavors here consist of dark sugars, like those found in soda. It tastes less like a malty Belgian style dubbel and more like a cola.

M - The feel is light and airy with a lot of carbonation.

~ If I had Siliac's Disease I would do my best to make this beer work. That being said, I do not, so I won't, and I recommend you do the same. To me this seems more like an alcoholic cola rather than a dubbel.

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Photo of StaveHooks
2.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500 ML poured into a Chimay Chalice.

A - Pours very dark with garnet highlights. Cola brown head that sinks into an active ceiling.

S - Cherries, some tartness, apples, berries, sweet candy, perfume wine.

T - Cherries, vinous oxidation, tart dark fruit, subtle Christmas-like spice, dried orchard apples, dry vinous alcohol thins out the flavors on the finish.

M - Aggressive carbonation fills the mouth with bubbles and thins out the flavors, hindering them from developing.

It's like a sparkling red wine with some yeast thrown in. Not as good as Quest and not a great Dubbel but it has a huge disadvantage being gluten free. For some reason it reminds me of Christmas. I could drink this while decorating the Christmas tree.

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Photo of velosuds
3.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 500 ml bottle into a clear pint glass. Best before 20/12/15 (international dating). Paid 6.35 at Life Source Natural Foods in Salem, Oregon.

A-Pours a very dark chestnut (more like Scottish ale) with a very frothy and loose 3 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S-Fruity and sweet. Decent aroma.

T-Slightly sour, and fruity. Surprising, and encouraging given it is brewed from millet, buckwheat, rice, and sorghum for grains. Gives a homebrewing gluten intolerant (just recently discovered) beer advocate hope.

M-Very smooth for 7.0% ABV. Mouthfeel is a bit thin mostly due to under carbonation.

O-Not a great Dubbel when compared to barley based gluten beers. But, as a gluten free beer this is very good. Green's has produced the best bottled gluten free beers on the market. I wish more brewers would enter the game.

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle, newer label, served in a chalice. Exceptional amount of information on the label, including details of "Gluten Free" claim,

A - Pours a very dark and opaque brown; hazy rather than cloudy. Fine tan head has excellent retention.

Aroma: Light grain and yeast aromas with an about equally floral and fruity bent. A bit more alcohol presence than there should be in a 7% beer, but these aromas meld exceptionally well with the others. Wait ... as the beer warms these become more pronounced (typical) and a little less attractive.

T - Sweet, particularly up front, but remaining so even into the finish -- brown sugar with a bit of toffee and fruit (hints of cherries). Not so sweet, however, as to earn demerits. It does lack some of the toasted malt flavor normally expected. Raisins and other dark fruits linger into the finish which is quite fine but not quite as lasting as I'd like. This brew also lacks the richness, complexity and depth of the best Belgian dubbels (some of the world's finest IMO). Still, this beer has some nice complexity such that different flavors seem to come to the fore across the course of consumption/warming. Rating approaches 4.5.

M - lively yet very smooth. A little less full than preferred.

O - a fine and distinct Belgian dubbel, little hampered by the gluten free goal. While this makes a fine sipper, it is exceptionally drinkable and can disappear quickly. Less than world class but not actually disappointing.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml bottle, an apparent Belgian-style dubbel, brewed with millet, buckwheat, rice, and sorghum, the current quartet selected to play the part of barley malt in this production, it would seem.

This beer pours a murky, dark iced-tea brownish colour, with pervasive amber highlights, and three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and rocky beige head, which leaves a high pressure system of cloudy hanging lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells like aged, oxidized, and vinegary red wine, sweet orchard fruit (plum and overripe apple and pear), middling yeast, and a musty, earthy leafiness. The taste is mildly sweet, and more sour red fruit - stale grapes, red apple skins, cherry lozenges, and plum wine - something endemic in the nature of the input grains, I suspect, a nondescript earthy, somewhat musty graininess, diet root beer, my mom's well-aged cooking vinegar, and soft, slightly funky Belgian yeast.

The carbonation is average in its workaday frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, a tad watery for the purported style, but generally smooth. It finishes off-dry, the various sweet 'n sour fruitiness persisting, and getting boozier in concert with the associated rise in ambient temperature.

Well, like many of the other gluten-free beers I've had, this just seems to be sorely missing the right grain backbone. Conversely, however, it does a decent job of providing some of the other flavour characteristics inherent in the proclaimed style, and hides its elevated alcohol well enough. Overall, though, one out of two and a half just doesn't cut it, I'm afraid. Drinkable, I suppose, but this is not the dubbel you're looking for.

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Photo of CamuMahubah
3.88/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Same color and fizz as a "classic" soda pop. Very appealing.

Wine grapes and alcohol in the nose. A hot warmth.

The taste is a bit complex for a dubbel. Seems more like a Quad. Spiced hot like cider with that characteristic burn. A bunch of flavors. Caramel on the back of the tongue. Berries on the middle of the tongue. Taste like wine on the front of the tongue.

Sparkly. Light and slightly creamy.

Dang fine beer. If I hadn't known already it was Gluten free I would never guessed it in a thousand years had you told me this beer was missing an ingredient so common to beer.

Ahhh...The Belgians...

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Green's Endeavour Dubbel Dark Ale from Green's Gluten Free Beers
2.87 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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