Belgian Style Dubbel | Cedar Creek Brewery

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Belgian Style DubbelBelgian Style Dubbel

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Cedar Creek Brewery
Texas, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Andonato on 10-20-2013

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. CAN poured into big tulip

(a dubbel in a can, y'all!)

L: classic dubbel brown but with loads of amber in it; this one built a solid head on a hard pour, close to an inch of tan foam that's quite thick; almost 100% clear

S: wine and yeast, sweet molasses; fruity with just a hint of banana/bubble gum

T: plenty sweet and fruity, a bit of dark dried fruits

F: solid, not fantastic -- it doesn't have that big Belgian carbonation thing. it's not bad, though

O: a good attempt at the classic style. it's not Rochefort 6, but I had to try a Texas-made dubbel, and it's not disappointing

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More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of BoozerBrad
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a Belgian tulip.

A vigorous pour produces a frothy, light khaki-colored head and scattered lace. The body is dark brown and cloudy. 4.25

Faint dark fruit, caramel malt and some candy-like aroma are in the suppressed nose. It all seems underwhelming. 3

Ahhhh, this taste though, is excellent. Raisin and prune and some tasteful spice lead to slightly toffee-like malts. Some grassy hops emerge on the finish. 3.75

Lighter in body and perhaps more hopped than I expect, but it works and is enjoyable. 3.75

I seem to remember enjoying this more, but it's still good. A solid dubbel.

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Photo of bkeller04
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dvmin98
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of vickersspitfire
2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Westyn
2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of Hdredfern
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of jkn09
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of SadMachine
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of brewflight
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Wayne17
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Atlas1
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

PIcked up a four-pack of tall boys the other day at Central Market. Hadn't seen this one before and was hopeful, despite not being a huge fan of the Cedar Creek beers overall.

Pours a nice amber brown color. Nothing super special, but pretty when it's held up to the light. Some head after a vigorous pour, but no lace to speak of. The nose is full and strong with Belgian yeast. Lots of banana and clover. Some fig and other dark fruit. The strong presence of alcohol in the nose was unexpected, even at 7% ABV. The taste is way too boozy in my opinion. It's as if they got to a point with the trial brews and just said, "screw it, let's roll with this" without trying to refine it any further. I don't mean to be mean, but it just seems a bit unfinished to me. Really strong alcohol notes in the finish, especially as it warms up a bit. Mouthfeel is sturdy, but the strong alcohol finish leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Overall, this just doesn't do much for me. It's too boozy, and not in a good way. It's not a bad flavor up front, but it doesn't hold up. I know dubbels are supposed to have a stronger feel to them, and are by definition higher in ABV, but most really good examples don't burn in the finish like this one does. Still, I'm glad I tried it. Still waiting for something from Cedar Creek to really impress me, though.

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Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of champ103
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Again, another beer listing with no actual reviews. It does not take a lot of effort, but whatever. Had this on tap at Down House in Houston.

A: Pours a clear ruby brown color. A one finger beige head rises and recedes with good lace left behind.
S: A good malty aroma. Toasted, caramel sweetness, candied sugars. Simple, but enjoyable.
T: Again, fairly simple, but I enjoyed this more and more with every sip. Toasted malts, sweet caramel and candied sugars. Light dark fruits like plumbs and light banana like fruity esters. Very enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body and low carbonation. Not under carbonated at all. Though a little on the thin side. Very easy to drink and enjoy. I downed my glass quickly and could have some more.

A simple, but well made version of the style. Lots of malty goodness, and easy to drink. Not a world beater, but solid all around. This should not be ignored.

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Photo of garthorr
3.04/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Jame515
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Thedawgpound79
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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Belgian Style Dubbel from Cedar Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 53 ratings