Double Dawn | Lucette Brewing Company

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34 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lucette Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
lucettebrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Greggy on 02-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
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Photo of pat61
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy straw under a 3” white to cream colored rocky foam cap that lasts forever and hugs the side of the glass on the way down.
S: Nose starts with some big spice, then there is some citrus and a suggestion of grape, a little banana with some floral notes.
T: The palate starts fruity with citrus, grapes, bananas, pears and oranges and pepper in the finish. Has a dry finish with a moderate hop bitter accent.
F: The body starts out a little anorexic but it plumps up a little over time as the effervescence grows. Creamy with very soft carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth, not hot or solventy, not astringent.
O: A big fruit cocktail of a beer that starts a little thin but ends up as a refreshing drink.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in trade.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a deep golden color with a two finger's worth of white foamy head that glistened and slid off at a mild pace. Some stringy lace, but sliding into the beer.
The aroma had some Belgian yeasty sweetness rolling over some honey, grassy to earthy semi-spicy hops, light barnyard, and a little bit of funky sort of oil-like sweat (interesting, but it wasn't bothersome to me, just different).
The flavor was moderately Belgian sweet pulling in the honey and spicy tones to amplify a pretty good balance. Funky sort of Belgian sweet biscuit-like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine, somewhat low but not bothersome. ABV felt on par as projected by the brewer.
Overall, I liked this one and see it as a good job by a Wisconsin brewer that I wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of morimech
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with two fingers of head that had excellent retention and eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Appears to have a high carbonation level sitting in my Duvel tulip.

Smells awesome. Like some of the great Belgian beer. A mixture of citrus and vinous yeast esters. Some phenols as well but mostly esters. Also some candied sugar.

The flavor does not follow up on the aroma. Bit of a weird phenolic/cardboard taste combined with Belgian sugar. A positive is the yeast esters that comes in the finish and leaves a pleasant aftertaste.

Spirited carbonation and a sturdy body fits the style nicely. Pleasant mouthfeel.

To me this tasted a little off. Certainly did not taste as good as it looked or smelled.

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Photo of sahd-1
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of n2185
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CWhite
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of jwc215
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours golden with a thin lasting head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of cotton candy/bubblegum and spiced bread.

The taste drops off from the nose. Some candy is there, with a touch of honey-like sweetness. A bit chalky and yeasty/bready in the finish.

Easy enough to drink.

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Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greggy
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a crystal clear golden color with white head. Head retention is good lacing and some sparce lacing is present.

S- I get some nice belgian yeast, a bit of clove and some good citrus character.

T- nice belgian caramel maltiness comes through with a good dose of citrus (apricot and maybe some orange peel along with some oily hops. The finish is drying with some warming alcohol.

M- nice spritzy carbonation. Good drying finish coats the palette.

O- a nice beer. The alcohol is very well hidden. An excellent choice if you have an opportunity to try it. This will shine with food.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LambicLion
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smogfood
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Fluffmeister
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ballenc
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of bmony26
2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of maximum12
2.35/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Lucette is making some good stuff, so I'm developing a habit of picking up a bottle/can of whatever new I see from them. Nabbed this one on sale for $6, seemed like a good gamble. Big, round-jawed 750ML split with my wife.

Pour is pale, sunny yellow with hearty carbonation. Nose is heavy on the sweet, sweet candied sugar, along with a ton of Belgian yeast, & a bit of clove & spices. Very lively aroma.

Double Dawn is missing...something, a vital quality that I can't quite put a finger on. Taste is a bit flat (not carbonation-wise) with a strong, wheat-like component that wasn't visible to the nose. White grapes that might be a bit past their prime, which muddle the fruity qualities of the yeast. Fleeting citrus. Back-end is a mash-up of the aforementioned flavors, with the faintest tinge of sourness, which grows unpleasantly as it warms.

This is the brewery's first miss for me. There is a distinct disconnect between the nose & the taste, which tells me that something isn't right with this bottle. A lovely, sweet-smelling beer that really disappoints.

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Photo of TEdubbaD
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of kkleu357
3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From notes on 5/29. Light colored body. Really dry spicy beer. I’m not too big on this style and this one doesn’t help push me more into it.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good looking beer. Regal gold body. Thin, dense white cap. Lacing is pretty full....comes in sheets. Aroma is biscuity and sweet. Not real strong. Flavor, on the other hand, is pretty strong...and unique. Some farmyard nuances are noted first. Slight funk and horseblanket. Sweet doughy honeyed malt center. Not much hop presence or bitterness. Some peach notes compliment nicely. Medium bodied with a speckled presence of carbonation. Solid offering.

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Photo of heytomcat
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Double Dawn pours a clear golden color, with a nice lacing head. The aroma is filled with Belgian candies and a yeastyness. The taste has a strong belgican candy flavor, with a nice hint of belgian yeasts. Good full flavors, easy to drink, finishes a bit boozy. Overall a very nice high quality no frills beligan strong pale ale.

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Double Dawn from Lucette Brewing Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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