Brother Joseph's Belgian Dubbel | Straight To Ale

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Brother Joseph's Belgian DubbelBrother Joseph's Belgian Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Maimed in an accident that left him with a hunched back, Brother Joseph Zoettl worked in the St. Bernard Abbey power plant shoveling coal. In his spare time, Brother Joseph used found objects such as marbles and chunks of concrete and tile to build miniature shrines and buildings on the Abbey grounds. Over 40 years, he created 125 different models and replicas. Today, the Ave Maria Grotto covers three acres and is world-renowned as both a fun roadside attraction and an awe-inspiring collection of folk art. We have named our Belgian dubbel after Brother Joseph as a testament to his perseverance, his hard work, and his indomitable spirit. A full-flavored abbey-style ale with a complex taste and aroma, Brother Joseph’s Dubbel is filled with specialty malt and dark fruit character.

Added by Todd on 04-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
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7
Gots:
39
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A sessionable Belgian-style with its own character, but not overly sweet?

Sign me up!

Carbonation is lacking- fix that please, and I will make this beer canonical.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this in the store this morning. Belgian style Dubbel in a six pack of 12 ounce cans. Ka-Ching and I'm out the door.

Deep Burgundy color. Not red, not brown, but Burgundy. Aroma wafting up is what, dark fruit, plumbs perhaps? Taste and yes, it's all there, Belgian yeast, clove, banana, dark plumb and fig, rich malt with a full flavor that avoids being heavy. Somebody at the brewery did their homework before making this one. In fact, after the first sip I looked up the brewery phone number and called to ask what's in it (website is long on story and short on detail) but got voicemail. No matter, I have a beer to finish. Warming up the flavor remains constant in a cohesive whole. I don't find the sophistication of a first rate Belgian but it's a damn long sight short of the price of one of those and is remarkably close. Finish is clean, crisp, very nice, with a hop cutoff and just a hint of roasted barley. Contemplating my lot I determine that no, this isn't Chimay Red, but I can get six of these for the price of two Reds.

Man this is good stuff. Brewery offers free tours on Saturday and is close enough I could get there by lunch. Good Lord, I need a designated driver.

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