Kuka - Pumpkin Dubbel
Andean Brewing Company / Nap Time Liquid Creation

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Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #193
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,440
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 12.22%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
23
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Andean Brewing Company / Nap Time Liquid Creation
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  7
SCORE
83
Good
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orcrist_cleaver from New York

3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I'm not sure what the pumpkin necessarily adds to the beer. It should match well with the raisin and clove profile I expect in a dubbel, but this beer seems a little short on sweetness. Strong notes of brown bread and herbal ginseng. Ginger. Overall, a little too woody and dry.

Oct 12, 2015
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scootny from New York

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is one complicated and one I keep coming back to. A clearish burnt orange with a light tan head that is nicely sized and leaves light traces on the sides of the glass.

Smell is not what I expected. Brown sugar and oaken dry notes. Light figgy and raisin fruitiness, cherries too. Pumpkin shows itself in the caramel malt. A bit of pepper and sweet alcohol.

Taste is big on dry and woody notes like the nose. Cherry tinged pumpkin with Belgian funkiness. Malt has a toasty flavor that flows into a vinous tartness, bringing a hybrid sour/dubbel personality to the brew. Dry finish is lightly hopped with earth tones that bring out the tart the sourness as the real finishing note. Quenching and woody with a light fusel edge. Graham and molasses flavored pumpkin lingering.

Feel is on the lighter side for a dubbel but carbonated in the full and creamy character of the style.

I really enjoy sipping this one with just about anything that comes from October to December. It is the fall equivalent of a table red wine that goes with every meal. It grows on you with each sip and has the hearty nature that this time of year brings a desire for.

Dec 13, 2014
Kuka - Pumpkin Dubbel from Andean Brewing Company / Nap Time Liquid Creation
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 23 ratings