Dubbel Entendre
Sound Brewery

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Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
3.74 | pDev: 11.76%
Jun 24, 2019
Oct 29, 2011
Very Good
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Rated: 4.06 by Mousel from Canada (ON)

Jun 24, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Geosuds from Spain

Jun 23, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 10, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Poured a murky, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, bread and toffee. A hint of dried fruits with a rich, malty backbone.
Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by RB3 from Washington

Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Gdobber from Washington

4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
22oz into my Duvel Tulip.
Look: a nice dark amber, ruby on the edges with a lively 1 finger nougaty colored head. I can hear it bubbling. Very lively beer.
Smell: apple cider vinegar, martinelli's sparkling cider. Dominated by the sour smell when initially cold. As the carbonation subsided, some chocolate, banana, spices and fruits came out, not a lot though. Still dominated by the apple cider vinegar smell.
Taste: The flavors are bounded by a sour note that lingers. In between the sour, I got hints of malt and toffee. No bitterness at all. Tasting blind, I would peg this for an apple sour. Some dark fruits push through, maybe some chocolate as it warmed. Might need to let it warm past what I like to drink beer at.
Feel: feel is lively, the carbonation look and sound continues in the mouth and dances. Not as much as a sparkling water/wine etc...
Overall: tasty beer, not what i was expecting or remember. Not sure why the sour notes are so dominate compared to what other reviewers have submitted. My wife tried it also and thought it was a sour. She liked it still and found it refreshing.
Mar 01, 2018
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Reviewed by constantine_272 from Oregon

4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown with low tan head and champagne bubbles. The nose is sweet with rich earthy soil notes. Hints of volcanic red rock. Taste is sweetagain with molasses and honey balanced with cedar oak and damp black compost. Richly dehydrated raisins. Finish is mildly hoppy, very mild but just enough to mostly balance the sweetness. Mouth feel is on the thin side. The flavor profile is spot on, but just a tad thin on the texture. I'm minor critique though, great beer, I really like it.
Dec 30, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a well made and layered belgian dubbel, better than par for the american brewers, and with a ton of cool dried fruit character in here. its deep amber brown in color with a tall rich tan head, looks very active and smells quite traditional. i get brown sugar and maple right away, with figs and raisins in there behind it and a yeast strain that has some mulling spice element to it as well as a bright estery lightness that helps make this beer seem a little more drinkable than it probably should be. the dried fruits abound in the flavor, nice malt depth for sure. i get dried red apple, plum, fig, date, and raisin, as well as mild cherry as it moves along, orange marmalade, toffee, bread pudding, and the spices from the belgian yeast to finish. it sure is sweet in the middle, but it doesnt end that way which is cool, and the carbonation really keeps it moving. this is a real well made beer and achieves most of the depth i look for in the imports and trappist takes on the style. our bottle tastes just a little oxidized, perhaps not as fresh as it could be, but this is one that should hold up pretty well. enjoyable beer from these guys, ahead of the american made belgian style curve for sure...
Oct 06, 2017
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22 oz. bottle - poured into chalice:

Pours brown with a thin tan head that becomes wispy. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, bubblegum.

The taste follows the nose - chocolate, toffee, dark fruit, bubblegum. Sweet with dried dark fruit in the finish. Some alcohol shows but not hot or raw.

Pretty smooth despite noticeable alcohol and sweetness.

A nicely done interpretation of a sweet dubbel from a "local" brewery.
Feb 01, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Oct 21, 2016
Rated: 4 by jmccraney from Washington

Oct 18, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by MadeInOregon from California

Feb 21, 2016
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle served in a Belgian tulip glass. Rich, yeasty aroma rises off of a brown ale with hues of red, and a moderate chestnut head. Flavor is both strong and mellow, resulting in a delicious and highly drinkable Belgian dubbel. This dubbel doesn't really challenge the palate too much, and that can be a good thing. Primary flavors are a rich caramely sweetness and a dominant clove note. Hop bitterness is extremely reserved, yet the beer finishes clean, not sweet or otherwise cloying. Especially impressive considering the gravities involved. However, carbonation is much too harsh for the style and, I think, that makes for this beer's biggest flaw.
Jan 24, 2016
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Reviewed by Cthulhusquid from Washington

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Updated 8/31/16.

Look: Sound Brewery tasting glass, on draft. Caramel brown reddish body, thin white head.

Smell: Dark fruit, burnt sugar, and notes of coffee.

Taste: Same as above.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation. The alcohol isn't hidden very well.
Dec 20, 2015
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Dec 05, 2015
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
8% ABV per the label.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, cocoa powder, chocolate covered banana, dark fruit, earth, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, banana, earth, spice, and slight cocoa powder flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting cocoa and banana qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.
Aug 21, 2015
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Rated by MaltyPythonsHopCircus from Canada (BC)

3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Nice dubbel. A little on the unique side. Chocolatey but dry and a little tart
Jul 23, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by Juno_Malone from Idaho

May 25, 2015
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Reviewed by jpowelltheowl

4.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Extremely well balanced, all notes are playing in key and with the perfect dynamics, if you'll excuse the cheesy music comparison. There's a delicate bubblegum/banana sweetness, nice gentle hops, smooth caramel and a good oily medium-body behind this extremely easy-to-drink beer. I could drink this all day.
Mar 21, 2015
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Reviewed by RenzoD from Washington

4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I am pretty new to the style so I can't say too much other than I am very impressed by the craft and beauty that obviously went into this beer. Excellent ale!
Jan 26, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jan 12, 2015
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Rated by baywater from Washington

4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
My favorite beer at Sound.
Jan 03, 2015
Rated: 3.19 by Twal from Colorado

Dec 23, 2014
Rated: 4.13 by Takezo from Washington

Dec 18, 2014
Rated: 3.72 by Nm4452

Dec 06, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle. I never really looked up where these guys are from - I guess now their name makes more sense. And at least this offering of theirs lives up to its, um, name - how meta.

This beer pours a clear, dark red brick amber hue, with one skinny finger of bubbly and plainly foamy beige head, which leaves little more than a few wayward specks of sea plume lace around the glass as things gently subside.

It smells of bready caramel malt, banana chips, muddled dark orchard fruit, dry earthy yeast, leafy, weedy hops, and a soft alcohol edge. The taste is grainy, crackery caramel malt, biscuity toffee, bruised bananas and pears, phenolic yeast, watery fig Newtons, ethereal dark candy sugar, weak black estery fruit, a touch of rooted dirt, and a pleasantly benign-seeming booziness.

The carbonation is fairly understated, just a simmering low-fi fizziness overall, the body medium-light in weight for the style, and generally smooth, though a minor yeast incursion messes with things a bit here. It finishes off-dry, but not by all that much, as the biscuity caramel malt carries on its long-form retreat, amongst the lingering yeast, strangely sour dark fruitiness, and still lurking alcohol measure.

Not a bad rendition of the style, if perhaps a tad simple and unbalanced at the same time. The sweetness is the biggest victim here, as this seems to be a dubbel on a quest to become a singel [sic], or something. Anyway, easy enough to put back, given the duly noninterventional ABV quotient.
Nov 25, 2014
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
I really liked this and was impressed, as overall it is very close to the best in the style, however, something seems to be missing, I can't quite put my finger on it. Color and appearance are right on, aroma too, although a tad sweet. taste is also plums / prune juice, again sweet. Short finish, just sweetness. It might be the yeast that could be a bigger part of this beer.
Sep 08, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by QuakeAttack from California

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by goopy from California

Sep 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by ImperialStout from California

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by Rocketman2013 from Texas

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Needmorebeer312 from Washington

Jun 03, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by tastymug from Washington

May 24, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by uturn from Florida

May 16, 2014
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Reviewed by Valley_Town_Sipper from Washington

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A little too tart for my liking... an ale like this, I crave how full bodied, malty, and semi-sweet it should be... love the blood red look behind the light and appreciate the deeper sweet aroma it pushes. The taste, that is less burnt sugar and more a sitting tart fruit of some sort makes it less than desirable for the after dinner beer we were hoping it would be...
Apr 21, 2014
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Pours a burnt caramel color capped by an inch of foam that fades rather quickly; some spotty lacing is left behind

Smell: Caramel, dates, candi sugar and a hint of phenols

Taste: Caramel and dates, up front, with the sugary sweetness building in the middle; after the swallow, the phenols add a hint of plastic

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad beer but decidedly mediocre for the style; there is no complexity from the yeast strain and the phenolic element is a flaw
Nov 10, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2013
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Reviewed by mactrail from Washington

3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Attractive dark red brown color in the Duvel tulip. Plenty of foam and a sudsy mouthfeel, but quite light bodied. Not much aroma.

The flavor is kind of flat and sweet, with an unwelcome medicinal bitterness at first sip. I tell you the truth-- this is a lot like the many actual mediocre beers you get in Belgium. It has the odd mix of candy and cardboard with some burnt raisins.

After some sipping the flavor is taken over by the flinty, dry sensation. If you sip it slowly and let it warm up, the flavors seem to mellow and improve. But given the competition in this category it's hard to score this much above average. Lovely packaging and nothing technically wrong, but we can be choosy with this style.
Oct 28, 2013
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle poured into two big snifters. 169 D-1 1913 is the bottle code on the bottom in thin, dark letters.

Pours with very little head, but lots of carbonation when you swish it around. Translucent but dark brown, not very cloudy. Smell is Belgian yeast, dates and dark fruit. Some funk.

Taste follows the flavor. Belgian yeast, dates, and dark fruit, but not much funk. A little bit of bittersweet character.

Mouthfeel is thin, slightly oily. Overall, this is definitely not the best dubbel I've had, and definitely not the best Sound beer I've had. Not bad, though.
Oct 21, 2013
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 66 ratings