Sugar Creek Brewing Company

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Sugar Creek Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
Ranked #14
Ranked #7,711
4.12 | pDev: 9.47%
Aug 28, 2021
Sep 21, 2014
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.49 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Dec 28, 2019
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Reviewed by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
purchased June 2018

L-The beer pours a deep clear reddish brown. The head is a one and a half fingers of off white foam. The head recedes to a film and thick ring.
S- Plum right off the bat in the nose. Spice reminiscent of cloves follows through the middle. A bit of yeast at the finish.
T-The taste up front is a mix of fig and plums. That perfect spiciness mixed with brown sugar picks up mid sip and finishes out the sip. No alcohol detected. Really nice.
F-Mouthfeel overall is a solid medium. Carbonation is also medium.
O- One of the best American made dubbels I've had. If you like the style this one is worth trading for. Highly recommended.
Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
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.
Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by generallee from Virginia

Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by 2GOOFY from California

May 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +9%
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.
Dec 14, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -20.1%
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.
Nov 12, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by Jason_cs from Florida

Jul 16, 2016
Rated: 4.91 by WesHowl from North Carolina

Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 4.2 by Imperialjake from North Carolina

Dec 06, 2015
Rated: 3.36 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by Bilco from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 4 by bluetrevian from Florida

Aug 04, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by UltimateLivewire from South Carolina

Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by nvrstck from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
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.
Jul 08, 2015
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Reviewed by GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
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.
Jun 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by brauseboof from South Carolina

May 17, 2015
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Reviewed by aleckpa from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -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.
Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by Nidhoggr241 from North Carolina

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 4.74 by tharper178 from Florida

Mar 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%
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.
Feb 16, 2015
Rated: 3.86 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 28, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by evan35 from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by HankSpencer from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by qcghost from North Carolina

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by GTB from North Carolina

Nov 10, 2014
Rated: 3.97 by kell50 from North Carolina

Sep 21, 2014
Dubbel from Sugar Creek Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 32 ratings