Dubbelicious | Craggie Brewing Company

20 Ratings

Brewed by:
Craggie Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Spring

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Added by on 03-22-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of jrob21
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of genogirl
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of GTB
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TimP2115
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of dfpratt09
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of getlonely
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Wakefield Tavern 11/18/11.

Pours a hazy dark yellow with a quarter inch of soft, white head that has great retention. The nose has notes of lemon, straw, and yeast and maybe a little faint clove. The taste is lemony at first with straw and yeast coming in to play as well. There are also fruity notes primarily white grapes and red apples. In the finish there is just a hint of spice. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated though a little thin at times.

Drinkable but simple. The flavor profile is mild with the lemony aspect dominating. I probably wouldn't have another.

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Photo of hyuga
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pre-filled, undated, growler purchased in a grocery store{!} in Asheville, just a few miles from the brewery.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a smallish white head of modest duration. A bit light for style. Leaves some lacing.

Aroma: quite floral and fruity, with noticeable yeastiness and some light malt. Plenty of sour fruit.

T - Substantial sweet and sour components with a very good sweet/sour balance, favoring sour; a slight bitterness too. Flavorful and fruity but not challenging. A great sipper.

M - smooth; medium-light body; low carbonation. I felt the carbonation should be higher, but the pre-filled growler makes it impossible to know the original/typical condition of this beer.

O - not entirely true to style, using a Belgian standard, but quite enjoyable and easily recommended.

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Photo of BeerBeatnik
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just average abbey dubble. Aroma shows mostly caramel but missing the distinctive Belgian yeastiness. Pours cloudy dark amber. Flavors never quite meld. Ends on an earthy bitter tip. Probably wouldn't have again. I love that they are a small brewery but maybe this is the wrong beer that I got to taste from them.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bit lighter color than your traditional brown/dark dubbel. This is a super hazy burnt orange color instead. Head isn't huge but there's a crown and skim that keeps kicking for a long while. Pretty healthy bubble action too. I'm just a little puzzled because it looks more like a tripel.

Very much Belgian in aroma, as far as the yeast character goes -- along with the kind of spicy smells you get in a (hate to say it again) tripel. But then there's bubblegum and banana, as in the finest of German's hefe weizens. Nevertheless, I like this smell very much and am already dismissing what the brewer says this is, style-wise. It simply has the makings of good beer. So far.

Taste delivers a pretty authentic array of Belgian-ness. Fruity more than spicy (pear and peach, mostly), and there's a slight herbal twist to this. Yeast is also on the fruitier side, while the hops (Brewer's Gold) are clean and subtly threaded into the more prominent pale malt/Belgian yeast foreground. Ultimately this is fruity and a little sweet, but definitely not too sweet. Banana comes in, especially with some warming. Bubblegum lingers strongest in the finish.

Carbonation is very much present and up front, but not cloying or annoying. A very "wet" (as opposed to dry) feel, slick and round, very pleasant in this aspect, as with all others.

Balanced, very enjoyable, and worth $5 for this stubby-style flip-top bottle. But Dubbelicious might as well be called Tripelicious -- there seems to be some gray area here between dubbel and tripel. It's like a lower-ABV tripel, if such a thing could exist. But who really cares what style it is? The question is: is it a good beer? And I say "yes, it is definitely a good beer."

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Photo of thagr81us
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served from swing-top bottle into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. Poured yellow-orange with a very minimal off-white head that subsided to none fairly quickly. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, nutmeg, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, grain, dark fruit, and bread. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The flavors and aromas on this one were pretty good, but not very robust at all. I have to say the flavor was better than the aroma though. The appearance really didn't look that nice as I thought it was going to be flat until I could hear the bubbles forming in the glass (similar to a soft drink). Worth trying, but I would do so on-tap.

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Photo of babaracas
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Craggie. Super cloudy brownish orange with super thin white head. Smell: bubblegum, pear, caramel, floral. Taste: nice spicy bite, caramel, apple, pear. Active carbonation and medium body with a spicy dry finish. Pretty nice offering from Craggie.

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Photo of farrago
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very thin head, practically gone before its there, light tan in hue. Lightly filmy liquid, the metallic orange base favors yellow over brown by a hair, the minuscule bubbles more dispersed than in beads. At first the nose suggests earth, peat, wood ash and tar before settling into only semi-sweet banana, bubblegum, spiced oranges, biscuit and corn meal, the apple, pear, white grape scents in turn not overdone, overall marked most by gentle weight and persistent outwards expansive pressure. Medium-bodied, the carbonation has a slow, steady churn to it which slackens the pacing and at times makes it feel heavier. Drier than expected, with more tangy bite as well, pleasing emphasis on lemon, orange and a touch of white grapefruit citrus. Here the malts rise a notch, offering mocha to cocoa dust. The yeastiness seems kind of regal, a tough sort of breadiness, not going to pretty itself up with too much honey or banana notes. Some granola or cereal in there. Same pear, apple, peach, grape fruit flavors, pleasant enough but tending to veer away during the mid-palate. Not a lot of "give" here, stylistically appears best suited for the dinner table than casual sipping.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
4.07/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Brawley's beverage in Charlotte, NC. Strange bottle.
Pours a deep yellowish hazy orange color with a thick yellowish white head and a tiny bit of lacing. Smells of grape, orange, and that funky Belgian yeast. Tastes of orange, some dark fruit, and that wheat Belgian yeast taste. Mouthfeel is medium and there is a mind carbonation. Drinkability is medium.

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Photo of mikereaser
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a globe glass on 1/8/11

It pours a cloudy muddy orange with an inch of white foam that quickly faded leaving no lacing. Bready malts with hints of grapes and other fruit. Not alot going on with the aroma and I really had to concentrate to pull that out. The taste is pleasantly unexpected. Nice malty biscuit flavor with hints of grapes and lemon coming through. Medium bodied with a nice almost light feel to it. The carbonation is lively but not overdone. Its really easy to drink and quite enjoyable. I'd have this one again.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Super excited to see this new one at City Beverage the other week. Picked up a bottle. I've sampled some from these guys at different brewfests around the area, but this is first "sit-down" beer of theirs. I think this might be the first of theirs they bottle??

16oz swingtop bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a hazy sunset-orange with the thinnest of lacy sheets on top. No lace left behind. The nose is tart and yeasty with notes of sawdust, a bit of an ethanol burn on the finish. Some banana notes as well.

The mouth on this one is standout. Many of the style can overly spritz and leave the palate a little worn out. This beer has plenty of carbonation, but the bubbles dissipate quickly leaving a smooth mellow finish. Belgian yeast-y flavors right away, but this gives way to pale fruits like mushy pear and old apple. A forgettable finish, as this beer leaves no trace. Very clean ending. Drinkable beer though, no doubt. I don't usually reach for this style often, but nice to know I've got a good local one I can grab when I've got the itch.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the chance to try another fine offering from Craggie the other night up in Asheville. I have been fairly well impressed with what they have put together and this one was no exception. Served cold in a pint glass, this one was consumed on 04/30/2010.

The pour was a nice medium amber in color. Nice dark highlights throughout the mostly cloudy body of the glass. A small head of white peaked out over the top of the glass and settled down nicely into a thin, but firm coating across the top of the glass. Aroma is loaded with bready malts. Tons of rich bready notes that just would not quit. Really nicely laid out, but as it warmed it became evident that it was slightly one dimensional and the light notes of grapes and pears could not save it from being over run by the malts. The flavor was about the same as the huge malt and grain bill dominated all that was around it. Nice and full feel to it though and the carbonation was nearly spot on, the only downside here was that the caramel and fruit that lay underneath was just not given enough room to really flourish.

Overall though I want to say this was actually a success for them. A rich full bodied dubbel, that while heavy on the bready malts, worked very well in its own right. Would have no problem trying this one again any day.

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Dubbelicious from Craggie Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 20 ratings
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