Deduction | Taxman Brewing Co.

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Taxman Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Take a Deduction, our abbey-style dubbel. This effervescent ale showcases sweet, malty notes with hints of dark fruit, complemented by mild bitterness from classic European hops. Belgian candi sugar helps deliver a light, dry body to this dark, approachable dubbel.

Added by robwestcott on 05-23-2014

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by Fcolle2:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Photo of Iratolla
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not typically a fan of a Belgian dubbel, but this is an exception to the rule. Smooth and tasty, beautiful amount of carbonation with just the right balance. Big fan of Taxman, grab some when you see it...

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Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There is probably a reason that you don't put Belgian style ales in a can...But I had to try it. This pours a very dark brown with a 1 finger head that quickly dies off. Lacing is minimal. The smell is of malts and a little bread. Not very powerful. The flavors here are, well, odd, for a dubbel. There really isn't the normal yeasty bread flavor. Its very subdued. There is some maltiness here, with hints of chocolate. Slightly tart. A hint of fruitiness. A little sweet from the sugars... The flavors aren't big here. A slight bitterness on the back end from the roasted malts. I don't think the "can" is what's holding this beer back. It just needs more of an identity. And it could use more carbonation....maybe....Its a bit thin for a dubbel. Its just missing that certain something that would make this better. Is it potable? Sure. Is it great or even really good, not really. Worth a try if your curious, as it is affordable.

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Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of estajoe
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tastes just like banana bread, so good.

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Photo of zachpaschal
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured at History on Tap. Taxman Brewing always delivers

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Photo of Dhaehnle
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of secondtooth
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep ruddy burgundy-amber, with a fair head of bone-white suds and a little lacing.

Aroma: Fruity, with notes of grapes, berries, and dark fruit. A little tart, even. Nice.

Taste: More of the dark fruit, and a dry finish with a hint of hops. Not bad at all, but not nearly as complex as a true Belgian dubbel. Feels a mite bit thin, but certainly enjoyable, nonetheless.

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Photo of RickS95
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of A20sp
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from my NBB globe beer glass, poured from a 12 oz can. 55F

L:- Dark brown/red, almost like a ruby port. Small head which dissipates quickly. Leaves a decent lacing in the glass.
S:- Strong and musty barn-like smell, with malty overtones. A hint of alcohol with a sweet candy-like aroma overtops the whiff.
T:- Malty grain with a slight musk, containing a stone(tree) fruit taste which has a slim nutty taste. Has a subtle bitterness which is very tasty. Completes with a balanced candy-like (sort of like bubblegum) touch, which doesn’t overpower the drink as a whole.
F:- Smooth with a medium build. I get a sweet “bubblegum” like flavor after the swallow, but it doesn’t
linger. Would seem more creamy if not for the higher alcohol and touch of bitterness. Has a light carbonation (from a can),
but extremely easy to down.

:- Very tasty take on a Belgian style Dubbel. Very good blend of tastes; from malty to fruity, bitter to sweet. Not overly fruity; which is excellent for someone experienced in beer, yet new to Dubbels (I prefer this over many “traditional” styles for that reason). Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of bwood06
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap into a tulip glass

A - Beer pours a clear dark brown color with reddish mahogany tints throughout. The head is ultra thin (so thin I can't tell the color) and disappears completely almost immediately upon being set on the table. Moderate carbonation clings to the edges of the glass with bubbles rising at a moderate pace towards the surface. 3.75/5

S - Deep dark maltiness and musty hay are prevalent aromas throughout with bits of earthy hoppiness, woodiness, and a light spiciness (coriander and pepper). Musty hay and bubble gum come out very strongly. 3.75/5

T - Ultra dark stone fruit comes out immediately along with a yeasty breadiness and bubble gum. Dark roasted malt, leathery, and a woodiness make up the middle of the profile which transitions to both herbal and earthy hops on the back end. Somewhat musty, like the aroma. Bitterness does not linger upon swallowing. 4/5

M - A bit chewy throughout but also with a lightness due to the hop dryness. Disappears from the palate upon swallowing. Carbonation burn up front but very smooth for the rest of the mouthfeel. Medium bodied in nature. 4.25/5

O - Not the typical Dubbel that I am used to but this is a very good offering. Interesting combination of flavors that complement the fruitiness of the typical Dubbel style ale. Complex but simple at the same time makes for a very approachable beer. 4/5

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz can in a snifter via a friend from work---THANKS JUSTIN!
This wondrous little brew pours a deep red tinged brown color with a
modest head of off white foam that settles to a thin ring and subtle lacing.
Nose of brown sugars, dark sweet bread, dark berry notes, and sweet malts.
Flavors follow the nose with sweet caramel and brown sugars awash in
dark breaded malts with light berry hints on the rear featuring dark cherries
and black berries with a dash of light herbal hops for balance. Mouth feel
is warming, medium body, and a sweet warming finish. Overall a nice
brew I would love to have again. Well done.


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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kptrease
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from a can I got from Tavour.

Not a lot of aroma, but maybe slight earthiness - no chocolatiness that I can detect. Color is dark reddish-brown but clear. Nice mouthfeel - higher carbonation than I'm used to with an ale, but not as high as some lighter Belgian styles. Flavor is mildly sweet and dark, raisiny.

Overall quite nice.

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Photo of GLBClover85
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Good. First try on the style. Can taste the alcohol from the first sip...would buy again. This brewery is about 30 minutes south of indianapolis and is worth the drive

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark brown in color—when held up to the light it is clear and very dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a short off white head.
S: Light aromas of dark fruits are present in the nose.
T: The tase follows the smell and has additional notes of Belgian candi sugar and associated sweetness. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this dubbel to be quite drinkable as it wasn't overly sweet or heavy in body.

Serving type: can

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of austinc94
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MindEyeSight
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Blackop555
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown. Foamy, medium, tan head that lasts a little fading to a cap.

Smells dark fruit, toasted malt, caramel hints and light alcohol. Overall light smell.

Tastes caramel, toasted malt, light dark cherry, candied sugar, light alcohol and slight earthy yeast. Finish is dry with a candied sugar linger. Lighter medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark ruby with two fingers of khaki head. Fair head retention with a little lacing left behind. Aroma has a sharp pine, bitter note cutting straight through it. Caramel, Belgium yeast spice, and molasses are slightly discernible around the cutting note. Flavor profile hits with caramel, molasses, toffee, Belgium yeast spice, and cloves. The fizzy mouth feel keeps this beer from being slung back too quick. It has a medium-thin thickness. Overall, a fair rendition of the dubbel style. The piercing bitter note in the aroma and fizzy texture keep this from being top notch, but otherwise it shows a good deal of quality in its flavor profile.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of SchurmanatorX
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been to Belgium and have tried many dubbles and this is one of the best that Indiana has to offer.

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Deduction from Taxman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 68 ratings