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Thunder Canyon Doble Diablo | Thunder Canyon Brewery

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Brewed by:
Thunder Canyon Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American version of a Belgian Abbey. A strong ale with a rich, toasted caramel malt flavor and aroma and a slightly hoppy finish. Brewed with malted barley, wheat, and Hawaiian turbinado.

Added by Gueuzedude on 09-23-2006

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4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A truly exceptional American Strong Ale. Beautiful copper color and a smooth mouth feel. This beer is malty with a low hop profile - smoother than many strong ales, and is a little sweet without being boozy (despite an 8.6 ABV). Extremely good!

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffwildcat
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler fill at TW. Abv indicates 8.6 on this batch. This has been classified as a strong ale and dubbel. To me this is somewhat in between a dubbel and a scotts ale/strong ale. Very malty and carmelly with low ibu. Very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Satan70
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mentor
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a half finger of yellow-tan head over a clear mahogeny copper liquid. Smells belgian yeast spicey, raisin, rummy, esters (pear, green melon, watermelon), light chocolate, and modest clean alcohol. Yum!

Tastes wonderful. Delicious malt sweet is balanced by drying alcohol, very mild clovey edge, and a gentle peppery zip in the finish. Malt flavors are lightly chocolate and some vienna/munich. vanilla, and white grapes. Esters are pear, raisin, and watermelon. Clove, nutmeg, and woody waxes. Finish dries out to mild oak character, a dash of lemon, and a light baker's chocolate. light, yet somewhat silky mouthfeel is wonderful. Warming alcohol in the stomach and a drying spice in the mouth.

Delicate, balanced, flavorful and delicious. I'm not a fan of belgian-styled beers, but this one was stunning.

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3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an hour old growler
The beer summons a 1/2 finger thick, amber tinged, tan colored head that quickly recedes to a ring of foam. The beer is a brilliantly clear, rich red color that has a tint of amber to it. The aroma is fairly clean, but with a prominent fruitiness that reminds me of sweet plums, red delicious apples and raisins. The aroma is rounded out by a touch of clove and some malty notes of caramel and toasted grain.

Fairly dry up front, it moves to a light sweetness that is almost a product of the prominent fruit character. Finishes with a touch of spiciness and a light bitterness, which combine to add a bit of a bite. Sweet fruit notes of raisins & prunes intermingle with spicy notes of clove, ginger, a hint of cardamom and a peppery note that is as much from the carbonation as from the fermentation profile. The beer has a mixed profile on the palate. On the one hand the sweet fruitiness adds a heft to this beer that can at times be a touch cloying, yet overall this remains fairly easy drinking, though perhaps not quaffable.

All in all a decent attempt, I certainly can, and in fact will with a growler of it, quaff a couple pints of this in an afternoon.

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Thunder Canyon Doble Diablo from Thunder Canyon Brewery
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 11 ratings
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