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Defcon III | Faction Brewing

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Brewed by:
Faction Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by largadeer on 12-20-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
18.21%
 
 
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Reviews by elNopalero:
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3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is labeled as a Belgian Quad style but I found it to be more accurately a dubbel.
This pours a burgundy brown with thin foaming.

There’s an aroma of malty, raisiny … bubble gum? I found the same bubble gum sweetness on the palate. Stone fruits, candied fruits, fig and some molasses sweetness round out the double bubble character.

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Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of themathguy
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of mdlb44
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of banger7
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of justinbrown
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of nygannon
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of heymikew
3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cletusdog
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of smitty5245
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of dubinsky
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in a tasting glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: Light tight head tops a golden-brown beer. Clear. Heavy lacing.

S: Banana bread. Smells like a hefe.

T: Bready-malty, with a strong, sweet undercurrent. Spicy, like eggnog. Nutmeg? Clove? This is a sorta bland, muddled, distant sweetish flavor. Undecided feelings.

M: Smooth. Vaguely spicy.

O: Not great, but not bad. Kind of watery? Bland and uninspiring. Would not have again.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

Defcon III from Faction Brewing
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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