Double Dawn | Lucette Brewing Company

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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

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Added by Greggy on 02-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
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Photo of maximum12
2.35/5  rDev -37.7%
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 bmony26
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of kkleu357
3.11/5  rDev -17.5%
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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Photo of Edgecrush7
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AnalogErik
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of n2185
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dave2234
3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morimech
3.62/5  rDev -4%
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 -2.4%
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 -2.1%
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 -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Double Dawn from Lucette Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 33 ratings.
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