St Bridget | MT Brewery

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Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brendan13 on 11-27-2008

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Reviews by doktorhops:
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3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

St Bridget was found at the back of my girlfriend's fridge when she moved house, the last remnant of a delightful trip to Mount Tamborine and its eponymous brewery. Out of a mixed 6 pack of beers this is the only one that survived long enough for me to sit down and type a review, high praise? Not really, as the others were drunk for the purpose of enjoying a beer and not with any second thought to reviewing them. That being said the others were a mixed bag ranging from 'good' to 'WTFWTT?!' (What The F__k Were They Thinking).

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a St Feuillien chalice.

A: A fine cloudy russet body with a beige lace ring for a head. We're well in Dubbel territory here.

S: Sugar plum with a yeast funk and some pear ester thrown in (bit of the old benzyl acetate never goes astray). Other than that I do recall a refreshing mountain spring-water aroma to all the MTB brews and this one is no different, whatever water they're using in their brews it is very soft and easy on the palate.

T: Wow! Big hit of sour yeast at the front. Not sure if that was intended or if this beer has turned while sitting at the back of the fridge. Either way it is quite intriguing and gives the whole brew a sour plum flavour. This Dubbel is quite restrained otherwise, no big sugar hits or various spices going on, just sour plum and lots of it.

M: Medium bodied with dense carbonation.

D: Judging by what others have said I do believe that my bottle has turned, however it was a fortuitous turn because the flavour is as interesting if not more due to this. The big sour note puts it directly in to the Gueuze realm of flavour and actually makes it better than a cut-of-the-mill Dubbel. That being said it does invalidate this review because it would be difficult to replicate this situation again.

Food match: Judging it as the beer I've drunk now I would say it would go well with a cheese platter or roast pheasant and steamed vegetables with a red wine jus.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MsNitch
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"This beer is in the style of those made by the trappist monks of Belgium. It is rusty red/brown color with a dense and creamy head. The aroma is of ripe plum and light caramel and is followed by a medium bodied beer with similar flavors."

A: dense rusty, thick cream head with great retention
S: distinct belgian aroma with thick hay/grass and an underlaying caramel
T: strong forward pop of bitterness followed by honey/caramel and fruit sweetness
M: warm and bubbly with a creamy finish
O: would be great to cook with, this beer features a range of flavor that most Australians would find overpowering and undrinkable, which makes it one of my favorites since being in the country. A Belgian stye beer that isn't exactly true to its roots but greatly drinkable.

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

This pours a cloudy russet brown colour. Thick beige head.

Beautiful yeasty aromas. Some spiciness almost cinnamon like. Some maltiness. Maybe a touch of fruit.

Taste not as strong as I was expecting given the nose. Dark fruit more dominant. Some caramel. Actually as it warms up so do the flavours. Plenty going on here. Yum

Medium bodied, a slight touch of sweetness.

A very nice beer. Will revisit if given the chance.

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Photo of juju7
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Loved this when I had it on tap a while ago and dropped by recently to get some take-aways. Didn't disappoint, just as good as I remembered. Dubbel is actually one of my least favourite Belgian styles but this could make me a convert. Pours a lovely, murky dark copper with a dense head that laced nicely. This is one of those rare beers where the blurb on the label is actually true! Sweet plums, raisins and spice make an appearance on the nose. Wickedly smooth on the palate, low carbonation, a lil alcohol bite and some o'that Belgian yeast spice that I do love so followed by a slap of caramel. A big mouth feel and a looong strong finish. One of the best Aussie Belgians I've had. Love it.

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St Bridget from MT Brewery
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 4 ratings