Double Dawn | Lucette Brewing Company

34 Ratings

Brewed by:
Lucette Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Greggy on 02-26-2013

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Photo of maximum12
2.35/5  rDev -36.1%
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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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of kkleu357
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
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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3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AnalogErik
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of n2185
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morimech
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
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 jwc215
3.68/5  rDev 0%
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 Bighuge
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
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 Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of sahd-1
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
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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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Double Dawn from Lucette Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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