Sweetwater Dubbel D's | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by blitz134 on 05-13-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings:
3
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of barleyman
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a small, 8 oz. tulip, the remnants of the head receding. The light amber liquid was clear and inviting. The smell of candy sugar was expected from a Belgian style. Quite a departure for this brewery. Taste was on par with expectations, candy sugar, light on the hops. Mouthfeel was excellent. Drinkability is what i consider a session beer, serving size reflected typical Georgia predilections of strong styles. Keep it up Sweetwater, you'll make it yet.

just a thought,

barleyman

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tried the Sweetwater Dubbel D's on tap at Summits Wayside Tavern in Sandy Springs, GA. This beer was served in a small tulip glass. The color is a cloudy milk chocolate brown with an off-white head that faded quickly into a ring with some moderate lacing. The smell is a little light. The nose is of fermented fruit, malt, and some spices. I'm betting if this beer were bottled and cellared it would have far more aroma. Mmmm tasty. It is a dubbel: it tastes of cured figs, raisins, winter spices, and a tad of hops in there. The taste is a bit light as well but not watery in the least. As the beer warmed I could detect more of the flavors. The mouthfeel is also a bit light as well. However, I'm happy Sweetwater (my fav local) is giving Belgian style brewing a go. I think as they work on this recipe a bit it will improve, this is a good start.

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Photo of blitz134
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Taco Mac in Decatur...

Body was a light brown color, fairly clear but with a bit of chill haze. Small white head that reduced to a thin white ring.

Aroma was a bit light to me. Definately has some typical Belgian notes along with some dark fruits, fig and raisin. Taste was initally spicy, a bit of corriander. Then the body came through as ripe dark fruits, plum, fig and raisins. Finish was fairly bitter for the style, IMO, quite earthy.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin for the style, but still coated the mouth well. Good drinkability overall. A fairly light, simple flavor profile and some good crispness makes this one easy to put down. Not as complex as a true, good Belgian, but I definately appreciate Sweetwater stepping outside what they usually produce.

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Sweetwater Dubbel D's from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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