Sugar Creek Dubbel | Sugar Creek Brewing Company

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4.11/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sugar Creek Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
sugarcreekbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Complex, mysterious and deceivingly dangerous, our Belgian Dubbel is both easy-drinking and full of character. Inspired by one of our favorite recipes, this craft beer will keep you guessing with a plethora of distinct and delicious flavors: plum, raisin, spice, banana, clove, chocolate, brown sugar, and cherry can all be found in a single tasting! A hint of earthy spiciness with a sweet lingering caramel tone precedes a pleasantly warm alcoholic finish. By far our most expensive beer to create, our Dubbel pushes the limits of our lauter tun’s capabilities and delivers a beer worthy of the famed Trappist monasteries that originated the style.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,325
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
29
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Reef
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tulip glass at the brewery.
Pours dark mahogany with several mm tan head, curtains of lacing
Ginger, stone fruit, caramel scents
Pleasant plum, clove, ginger, pepper notes
Light body, peppery bitterness, persistent carbonation
Tasty dubbel, no off notes.

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Photo of generallee
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

I'm really not sure how much closer an American brewer can get to this style, seriously rivaling the Belgians with this one. Sugary and malty, bold yet approachable, bready and spicy, fruity and nutty. Warming but drinkable. It is obvious that the brewers have a tight grasp on this style. The understanding of its subtleties with all of it finesse is very impressive. This is one example that really pushes the benchmark higher for US brewed Belgian style Dubbels.

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Photo of chinchill
3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap in Greenville, SC.
Pours with a very clear dark brown body topped by a rather weak head. Decent lacing.
Aroma: partly as expected and slightly odd and a bit unpleasant
Flavor: better than the aroma. Hints of brown sugar, vanilla, and toffee. Modest complexity.Good aftertaste.
Feel: medium-light body. Seems too thin but it is smooth.

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Photo of Jason_cs
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WesHowl
4.91/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imperialjake
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.36/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bilco
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bluetrevian
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nvrstck
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft 14oz Snifter at brewery;
A: Raisin, caramel, plum, hint of chocolate, dark fruits.
A: Deep ruby red, clear.
T: Starts with raisin and over-ripe dark fruits, finishes with rich chocolate. Balanced bitterness, no afterbitter.
Overall: this is an exceptional example of the style, especially for an American brewery.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark auburn and brown coloring, with a foamy, off-white halo of head. Nose of caramel, banana bread, candi sugar, fruit cake, and a subtle spice blend. Flavors are roasted, with a candi sugar sweetness, a fruity blend of berry, banana, and apple, all crashing across the palate. Smooth, mid-bodied, with a rich, sweet, slick aftertaste. The finish is rich and click, with a lingering sugary sweet fruit character. Solid brew.

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Photo of brauseboof
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aleckpa
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like your standard Dubbel. Murky, mud brown. Pours with some vanilla-looking head, which gradually fades but lingers just slightly. Some clove, brown sugar, breadiness. Hints of dark fruits.

I think this is a good option for people new to dubbel's. It's not as spicy as something like Chimay. It's a good flavor.

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Photo of Nidhoggr241
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tharper178
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cylinsier
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap at the brewery.

Pours a deep clear brown, very little light penetration through the center, with a light tan film for a head.

Aroma is of brown sugar, biscuit, and a hint of dark fruit.

Tastes of brown sugar and biscuit malt with a whisper of cherry and a woody finish.

Medium body with a tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty good Dubbel, nice flavor and aroma. The flavor is nice and it hides its strength well. Better than a lot of American attempts at this style.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evan35
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HankSpencer
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Sugar Creek Dubbel from Sugar Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 29 ratings