Dubbel Entendre | Sound Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.73/5
59 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sound Brewery
Washington, United States
soundbrewery.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 10-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,942
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
59
pDev:
12.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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...

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Photo of jwc215
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hreb
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | 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.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
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

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Photo of Juno_Malone
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jpowelltheowl
4.4/5  rDev +18%
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.

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Photo of RenzoD
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
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!

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Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baywater
4.42/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer at Sound.

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Photo of Twal
3.19/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Takezo
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nm4452
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of biboergosum
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of goopy
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ImperialStout
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Rocketman2013
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +7.2%

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Dubbel Entendre from Sound Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 59 ratings
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