Siamese Twin Ale | Uncommon Brewers

Siamese Twin AleSiamese Twin Ale
BA SCORE
48.7%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 238 ratings
Siamese Twin AleSiamese Twin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uncommon Brewers
California, United States
uncommonbrewers.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by illidurit on 07-26-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,136
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
238
Liked:
116
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
16.39%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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2.88/5  rDev -20%

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4.24/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.92/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Sam-VW
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - ox blood red with a generous head which dissipates to a thin cap

S - red grape musk, red wine, some sweet malts

T - some brown sugar, red wine again, some tart flavours, subtle banana on the finish

M - smooth, good body, light carbonation finishes sweet

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Photo of ValleyIrish
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer tastes nothing like you'd expect given the packaging.
Has a yummy malty taste but with an edge. I saw it described as liquid candy but it is not really that over-sweet. Didn't love it the first time but tried it again the next day and it was lovely. Enough flavour to be interesting but not heavy so not too filling.
Now, lets talk about the branding. It sucks. The packaging at first glance gives the impression of a cider or light beer. The name suggests a genetic abnormality but it is an organic beer. The whole branding is an oxymoron so maybe this is a hipster beer and intended to be ironic? Either way it is worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of byronic
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper and appears stormy never quite settling down. A nice two finger head forms on the pour but doesn't stick around while the beer remains foggy.

The smell follows what I would expect from a dubbel. Some hints of caramel (plum?) and raisin. What sets this apart is the lime is quite present in the nose. I had a hard time picking out the lemongrass but it appeared as the beer warmed up further.

The caramel and malts are very present but the lime and lemongrass only show in the finish.

Their is minimal carbonation which is followed by a bit of a dry finish. The finish does leave a nice bit of spice dancing on the taste buds.

I'm glad I tried this different take on a dubbel. I would definitely have it again, especially during the summer months.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of sommersb
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 05-07-2014
Freshness: Dating is illegible
Packaging: 16 oz. can
Glassware: Snifter
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder

Appearance: Beer is a murky reddish-brown color. The small tan head is gone quickly, leaving no traces of lace.

Smell: Rich, sweet aromas of molasses and caramel, this is a very malty-smelling beer. it smells a lot like wort. Finally, there are also some grassy and herbal aromas.

Taste: Much as I expected from the smell, the taste is very malty and has a brown bread flavor. Other notes include sweet caramel and dark chocolate. Some spiciness is evident, either from the Asian spices added or the Belgian yeast. No hop flavors or bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Thick in body, with a moderated level of carbonation. The finish has tastes of oak and malty caramel sweetness.

Overall: A pretty good beer that seems to fit the style well.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Uncommon must have saved all of the foam that everyone else is looking for and put it in my can, as an uncontrollable head left a bright ruby clear beer with lots of bubbles. No idea how old this one is, no visible canning date.

Smells interesting and Belgian... like opening up your spice cabinet and taking a whiff.

Tastes bounce around from the traditional dubbel to all sorts of strange but pleasant herbal overtones... cinnamon, raisins, autumnal leaves. Oh, and the alcohol rears its ugly head as well (maybe this reduces with aging?).

Crisp and bubbly.

Crazy beer worth a try, especially if you like picking out spices and like the "Belgian malt liquor" vibes.

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Siamese Twin Ale from Uncommon Brewers
Beer rating: 48.7% out of 100 with 238 ratings
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