Rub-A-Dub-Dubbel | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Halcyondays on 09-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by sweethome:
Photo of sweethome
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

@ Bruery Provisions

Dark brown - a bit hazy.

Raisins and cocoa with yeast on nose. Smooth entry - softer and thinner mouthfeel than tradition for style.

Classic belgian dubbel flavors of yeast, dried fruits, some chocolate malts - reminds me of dark chocolate.

While the mouthfeel detracted a bit - I enjoyed the flavor profile.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Callmecoon
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of ehammond1
3.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

The Bruery
Placentia, CA

Dark brown with ruby edges and a thick, persistent light brown head that leaves the glass messy. Gorgeous dubbel.

An interesting and atypical aroma for a dubbel. The Belgian yeast aroma I'm searching for is faint, with a hint of banana and clove-like spice. There's some simple roasted malt character and a good amount of dark fruit (raisin). I wish the yeast strain played a more dominant role, though the dark fruit and roast is nice.

Again, the flavor is somewhat disapointing, though not altogether bad; I just wish the yeast played a more prominent role in this beer's flavor. There's plenty of raisin presence, a touch of banana, and a good amount of roasted/earth malt character. Slightly better than average, though there are far better American examples of the style, and obviusly, much, much better Belgian examples.

Medium to full mouthfeel with high carbonation.

One of my favorite styles brewed by one of my favorite breweries. I had very high hopes, and I came away very disappointed. That being said, not a bad beer.

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Photo of Sammy
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Bruery Tasting Room. Dark bodied with a good beige head, Lace. Good malting, some Belgian chocolate and yeast. Ok drinkability.Above average mouthfeel.Some sugar, a tad of bannana, and a bit of roast. Not a bad Belgian, and not quite the style.

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Photo of FalconA
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of nataku00
3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark hazy brown with a finger of foamy tan colored head. Head dissipated after a few minutes, leaving some decent lacing on the glass. A few bubbles visible at the edge of the glass, but doesn't look overly carbonated.

Nose is mostly toffee and molasses with a hint of dark fruit, raisins. A bit of darker spice comes through as it warms, clove and all spice.

Taste is somewhat one dimensional, mainly molasses sweetness with a toasted malt backbone. A bit of dark fruit comes out as the beer warms on your tongue, but not as much as would be expected for a dubbel. Not spice character either so the yeast isn't doing a very good job.

Medium body with some a little carbonation, a few bubbles hitting the tongue here and there. Fairly easy to drink but not too flavorful.

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Photo of vacax
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Bruery Provisions

Look: Very dark brown with a 1/4 inch head and ok retetion with some spotty lacing

Smell: Figs and raisins are upfront with a Belgian yeast funk in the background

Taste: Dark fruits especially plums upfront and the beer is a bit on the sweet side but finishes with some coffee and again funky yeast notes

Mouthfeel: Medium body ad medium carbonation and slightly sticky

Overall: A good but not great dubble and from a good brewery I don't know if I would drink this one again

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Photo of Skuter
5/5  rDev +41.2%

Photo of EJLinneman
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of TheCrowsNest
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of womencantsail
3.28/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at The Bruery

A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with a creamy khaki head.

S: Smells a bit roasty for a dubbel. Some burnt bananas (thinking fried bananas, here). A weird rum sort of aroma, plenty of raisins, and a light chocolate note. Just a very mild spice profile.

T: As with the aroma, quite a bit of roast for a Belgian beer. A decent amount of banana, dark chocolate, and raisins. There's a light acidity to the flavor, too. Maybe even a hint of sawdust.

M: Medium in body with medium carbonation.

O: Like with Cuadruple, there is far too much roast. Some decent qualities to the beer, but too many flaws.

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Photo of Jstark5150
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of spamages
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of FosterJM
3.62/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

859th Review on BA
Draft to Taster

@Bruery Provisions

App- A mix of ruby/amber/light brown color with a 1/2" cream colored head. Falls to a ring of bubbles without a any lace/cling.

Smell- A good blend of belgian yeasts with some dark fruits and a bit of roast for some reason.

Taste- Taste follows the nose to some extent. Didnt get the roast on the flavor profile but seems to be a pretty standard light dubbel. Fruity and yeasty. Pretty good combo though.

Mouth- A little bit light all around. Light bodied and light carbonation with a small dose of yeast and fruit.

Drink- It's good for the style but a little sweet without a blended balance.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.4/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3


On tap at Provisions.

A: Dark brown with a big brown head.

S: Toasted bread with biscuit and pronounced nutty notes. I get a whisper of coffee and esters that remind me of plum, date, and fig. I also get a hint of chocolate.

T: Sweet bread with strong prune and date notes. There's an insistent medicinal note that wasn't evident in the nose. Nuttiness is pervasive.

M: Lower medium body with high carbonation.

Overall. Just okay. Nice nose but I wasn't a fan of the flavor.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Murrhey
3.32/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a tulip glass, part of a flight at Bruery Provisions

A: Dark brown, thin tan head. Moderate retention.

S: Dark fruits, possibly some cherry? Yeasty.

T: Fruity, had some wine touches to it.

M: Full bodied.

O: Not my preferred type of beer, but it was alright.

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Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a dark brown in color with brown highlights and had a thin tan had that left very little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: I was able to detect pears and dark fruit upfront on the nose along with brown sugar, belgian yeast but with a bit of booze as well.

T: the pear with the dark fruits; mostly plum, were more potent on the palate alongside belgian yeast character, brown sugar, and caramel notes but with a touch of booze.

M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, fruity, mild boozey, and sticky finish.

D: it was a great example of the style but was not so drinkable. it was definitely a tasty dubbel.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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Rub-A-Dub-Dubbel from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 42 ratings