Dear Abbey Dubbel | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Granite City Food & Brewery
United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ADR on 09-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Hhawk06
3.97/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The waitstaff served this offering in a chalice, and rightfully so. Its look is reminiscent of apple cider with a bubby texture and frizzy head. The nose is interesting; orange/coriander abound. The taste reveals a beer of many layers. The prominent flavors include a lemon and orange presence. It masks a pretty powerful alcohol content fairly well. The transformation into finish keeps with the orange flavored theme, at first malty and ultimately slightly dry. Well crafted and recommended if ever in the area.

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Photo of alexgash
2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the St. Cloud location. Reddish-brown body. Hazy. Small, sticky, off-white head. Smells of sugary malts, not much else. Taste is sweet, yeasty, and a little cardboardy. Not too impressive. Finish is tangy and way too short. Kind of watery for an abbey double as well. I've had way better.

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Photo of tavernjef
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Color is a liquidy off purpley brown with a thin cream colored head thats foamy and fades to leave tiny spots of lace. Smell is a bit faint of sweetish type malts with some raisin and fig, yeast brings out a bit of candy-like notes of toffee and honey glaze. Taste is uneventful unevenness with bland character, weak malts, light raisin and dried fruits of grape and fig, far too sweet, uneven and unpleasant sour notes dart all over. Very light body for a abbey dupple, nearly watery feel and was just plain and boring. This needs alot of help. Someoen at Review, hey there's a abbey dupple over at Gratine City, so we all piled over there, got our samples, drank, and the faces all said the same, blah.

Sample at Autumn Brew Review from the tap.

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Photo of ADR
3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap, Autumn Brew Review, 2003...

This is noted as a 2003 Summer rendition because the yeast strain differs this year because of availability. Murky swamp brown color, thick with little head and nothing but glass coating properties rather than lace. Aroma is of a highly floral and spiced wild honey with a medium yeasty backbone. Sweet and raisiny flavor, medium body and low carbonation and backed by a Pinot Noir grape like astringency mid mouth and finishing up. All-in-all, a little too vinous for the style for me, could use a deeper molasses like-notes and a bit more mustiness.

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Dear Abbey Dubbel from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 4 ratings