The Dun Glen Dubbel | Bridge Brew Works LLC

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The Dun Glen DubbelThe Dun Glen Dubbel
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The Dun Glen DubbelThe Dun Glen Dubbel

Brewed by:
Bridge Brew Works LLC
West Virginia, United States

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.08%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by StoutHunter on 02-26-2011

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Reviews by spedprof:
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #60 (Jan 2012):

LOOK: Hazed chesnut

SMELL: Mint, peppercorn, caramel, alcohol, muscat raisins, mulberries, brown bread

TASTE: Smooth, toasted biscuit, mild caramel, currants, faint lingonberry, yeast, estery alcohol, modest hopping, bread crust, dry toasty finish

Did we just wake up in Belgium again? Quite a surprise, and comparable to its abbey-brewed counterparts. Could be one of the first beers from West Virginia for us, and a great welcome to the state. Give us a simple plate of meat and cheese, and we'd be in beer heaven!

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn, that's a great dubbel. You could have told me it's from Ommegang. There's juicy fruit notes upfront and then toasty cocoa grains rush in with a little orange dry berry flavors lingering. The body is a proper medium weight, still very drinkable. It's one of the fruitest dubbels I've had, but it's fantastic.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Treyliff
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- cloudy brown chestnut with a ruby hue. Small tan foamy head that reduces leaving no lace.

S- buttery caramel, malt, butterscotch, dark cherry juice, a bit of piney hops.

T- creamy buttery malt, dark fruits, plum, raisans, underlying hop bitterness, finishes slightly tart and dry, great linger, well balanced.

M- medium body and carbination, slightly creamy.

O- surprised by this one, great balance of dark fruits and sweet malt. Well balanced and very good!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12.7 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I could find. Served in a chalice, the beer pours a clear dark brown color with a reddish tinge to it. There's also about an inch light tan head that stuck around a little while. Decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like caramel, dark fruit (figs, prunes), chocolate and some earthiness. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some molasses and candied oranges noticeable. Nice and malty! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and smooth with a good amount of carbonation. I thought it was a good, enjoyable dubbel. Certainly worth picking up! $7 a bottle.

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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer for Christmas from my cousin Nate. It's another cold winter night in mid Michigan and a Dubbel sounds pretty good right about now. Poured from a cork and caged 750ml bottle into my goblet. 2010 vintage.

A- The label looks pretty nice, it's a picture of an old train bridge with a tan background. It says its a Belgian style dubbel and to think, taste. All in all it looks pretty professional. The cork came out with a nice popping sound and a little smoke. It poured a nice redish amber color with 2 fingers worth of off white head that died down down to a nice lump.

S- I pick up a nice mixture of tart fruits and dark fruits along with a healthy dose of Belgian yeast and a slight hint of alcohol.

T- This beer tastes very similar to the aroma. The fruits are more toned down then they were in the aroma but they are balanced nicely with some candied sugar. The Belgian yeast imparts some mild spices that help tie everything together. I can detect a small amount of alcohol, but not as much as the aroma lead me to believe.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation and a dry finish.

D- I am splitting this beer with my brother, but if he wasn't around I could see myself taking out the whole bottle. Good drinkability for a dubbel. The alcohol is hidden well.

Overall I thought this was a pretty good beer. I don't have a ton of experience with this style so I can't compare it to some of the authentic Belgian dubbels, but as far as I can tell this is pretty true to the style and tasty. I don't know whether or not this will be a regular in Bridge Brew Work's lineup, but i think it should be. Good job Nate this was a nice dubbel, hopefully more Belgians in the works, I got my fingers crossed for a quad.
EDIT 2012 since writing th review i have had a few different Belgian Dubbels amd I have to say that that this a good example of the style and I bumped the taste up to a4, this brew can hold it's own against the authentic Belgian Dubbels.

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Photo of papat444
3.61/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper brown, quite opaque with reddish hues; barley 2 fingers of head so that's disappointing for a Belgian style ale. Aroma is the best feature; plums, figs and brown sugar are evident. Flavor has less depth but do get lots of raisins. Good but i've had better for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Tone
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, wood, hint of liquor, yeast, and slight raisin. Fits the style of a Dubbel. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, yeast, slight alcohol, hint of wood, slight raisin, and a hint of oatmeal. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, feel, body, and complexity.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of golf4collet
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm reviewing as a porter/stout because it tastes much more like a porter than a dubbel to me. Excellent as a porter, but a terrible dubbel.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duff27
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thin tan head on a dark brown body with light brown highlights.

Fresh fruity aroma. Cherries, grapes.

More fruits in the taste. Grapes. Has a strange, slightly off putting aftertaste.

Lower end of carbonation for the style. Medium mouthfeel.

This west Virginia offering was alright. The aftertaste was kind of distracting. Glad to try it though, thanks egrace84 for the state tick!

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Photo of SmellsLikePoor
4.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bridge Brew Works had a beer dinner a few nights ago down the street from me so I was lucky enough to take home one of these bottles.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color that appears amber when held up to a light. A one finger head appeared that quickly dissipated without lacing.

Aroma: The aroma was a one trick pony. It was fairly strong, but a note of banana bread was basically the only scent present. I noticed a little bit of dark fruit, but it was hardly noticeable. I don't want to give the wrong impression though. That one banana bread note was damn good.

Mouthfeel: It was fairly thin and watery with a minuscule amount of carbonation. This is not what I expected at all from a dubbel.

Taste: The banana bread note from the aroma was present, but not nearly as overpowering. I also noticed more dark fruit and maltiness. The bottle stated that it had a touch of bittering hops, but I didn't really notice them much at all. It finished more sweet than bitter and it really opened up and as it warmed.

Overall: I loved this beer. The price was pretty steep because I bought it through a restaurant, but they threw in two logo pint glasses so I suppose I can live with it. If the price was right, I would definitely get this again.

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Photo of brentk56
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cola color capped by an inch of foam; dotty lacing left behind

Smell: Tamarind and leather, with hints of prune

Taste: Tamarind and prune, up front, with leather, wood and cherry tones building, in the middle; dry, tannic finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: The beer avoids the cloying sweetness that imperils lower quality dubbels but it doesn't achieve the complexity of the best examples of the style; still, quite tasty and in the upper echelon of American dubbels

Thanks, xJMFCx, for the chance to revisit

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The Dun Glen Dubbel from Bridge Brew Works LLC
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