Dubbel | Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation

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Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation
Texas, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mora2000 on 04-01-2010

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of koopa
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rec'd this 750ml bottle as an extra in a trade with a generous RB guy. Bottle says "DUB 6" bottled 1/05 (2010 I assume)

Appearance: Pours a cloudy and ruddy brown with slight burgandy tinge. Crown is 3 fingers, light brown, shows massive retention and lots of lace.

Smell: Toffee, raisins, belgian yeast (slight bubblegum and banana), and a minor spice note.

Taste: This one is all raisins and toffee with some added fig notes.

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium bodied with good carbonation. A bit chewy...like a low abv quad!

Overall: Nothing offensive but nothing special either. Super drinkable but I never know how to interpret the "overall" category on this site now....I preferred "drinkability"

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Photo of womencantsail
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Bobby.

A: The pour is a dark amber color with a khaki colored head.

S: Definitely a bubblegum aroma from the yeast, as well as some banana and miscellaneous spices. Notes of dark fruits, particularly raisins, and a small amount of roasted malts. Toffee is the primary form of malt/sweetness on the nose.

T: The flavor almost mirrors the aromas. Clove, banana, and bubblegum give the beer a very "Belgian" flavor. A hint of booze is in there, but there is a nice toffee and toasted bread flavor and some of those dark fruit notes.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: Another beer from this brewery that I've liked quite a bit. Really easy to drink, and surprisingly so for an 8% beer.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy medium brown color ale with a medium foamy head with light retention and not much lacing. Aroma of dry fruit and candi sugar with some subtle fruity ester is quite a treat. Taste is also a wonderful mix between some dry fruit such as raisin and plums with light residual sugar and some fruity ester with a solid malt backbone. Mix between sugar and malt is perfect with good full body and good carbonation. Very well brewed - additional carbonation and a bit less sugar would have improve what is already a great beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this one up on a recent trip to San Marcos when the brewery had been open for less than a week. Batch number listed as Dub3. It will be interesting to see what these guys come out with next. The beer pours dark brown to black with a beige head out of a 750 ml caged and corked bottle. The aroma is lots of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is identical to the aroma without any of the Belgian candi sugar or Belgian yeast that I expected. Medium-thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. This is not a Belgian dubbel, regardless of what the label said. That being said, it is a tasty American porter and I rated the beer on my enjoyment, not according to style.

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Dubbel from Root Cellar Cafe / Darkside Fermentation
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 5 ratings