Dubbel or Nothing
Monkless Belgian Ales

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Belgian Dubbel
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3.84 | pDev: 5.47%
Monkless Belgian Ales
Oregon, United States
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Notes: This Dubbel is traditional, rich and malty. Finished with candy syrup which gives rise to hints of cocoa, caramel and toast with a nice, dry and balanced finish.
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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a fine dubbel for an american brewer, which is to say the yeast is unexciting and samey, not old worldy and particularly unique to the brewery, but a well executed beer that checks all the boxes, its just the least dynamic and compelling beer we had in here, the most forgettable, even though its pretty good. a shade lighter in color than some, and the head settles fast. the aroma here is sweet and dark fruity, with things like raisin and date, fruit sugar character from the grain, some molasses and maple notes, dried apple too maybe, familiar belgian yeast esters. the flavor and mouthfeel of this are surprisingly full for the slightly lighter color, palate coating even, perhaps a little more residual sugar than it needs, but its pleasant. more of the dried fruit, rum, toffee, plum, caramel, definitely get some added dark candy sugar here, subtle wood and earthiness somehow too, and a slow fading finish thats less intense on the belgian yeast tones than it smells like it should be. smooth and drinkable, a little lighter on carbonation than i like in these, but a nicely proportioned beer overall. i found almost all the others we had here to be a little bit more dynamic, but there isnt a bad beer in here as far as i am concerned...

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a slightly hazy reddish orange with a fine, two finger ivory head with great retention and thick lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, mild citrus, brown bread, lightly spicy. Flavor is dry candi malt, brown bread, light caramel, vague citrus and hints of stone fruit; finishes with dry dark bread and rye notes. Medium bodied with sharp, active carbonation. A pleasant, obviously Belgian inspired ale, but not really a dubbel to my palate, more like a Belgian dark ale, similar to some of the Belgians Unibroue makes for Trader Joe's, but more dry. I like the dark bready notes, but a bit drier than I expected from the name. I like Monkless, but this one was not my favorite from them. Perhaps with a name change….

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Photo of Dr_C
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Another find on Tavour. This truly tastes like a Belgium.

Pour: Rich red-brown with a slighty off-white head standing 5 inches tall no matter how slow and delicately I poured. Pillowly light in texture which never faded.

Smell: Mild with malt and slight citrus undertone.

Taste: Malt dominates. Reminds me of Chimay. Clean, crisp, simple but good.

Overall a very drinkable beer. Nothing wild, but classically good.

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Dubbel or Nothing from Monkless Belgian Ales
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 8 ratings