Chaos
Czig Meister Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Dubbel
ABV:
6.4%
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Avg:
3.85 | pDev: 8.05%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
7
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Czig Meister Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
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Winter
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Photo of hopsputin
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a: vibrant ruby red and with a hint of light brown and murky purple. head is 1 finger tan that fades very quickly...too quickly for a Belgian

s: sweet caramel, toffee, figs, prunes. fresh dough, raisins, and fruit bread. a touch of nutty but nothing more than a subtle smooch

t: super sweet figs and raisins. plums, sweet malts, caramel, and some light brown sugar. a touch of bread crust and multigran muffins. a bit too thin flavor-wise though..it has notes of all of these but it's a bit too watery

m: light mouthfeel with lower-medium carbonation. way too light of a mouthfeel and lacking carbonation

o: valiant attempt at a Dubbel, however it falls quite short. needs more richness from the malts, and the mouthfeel is way too thin and it lacks carbonation

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Czig Meister Brewing Co. "Chaos"
12 fl. oz. can, "RECOMMENDED BY 07/05/19" and sampled on 02/25/19
$2.49 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: OK, so I'm not sure what this is, it simply lists "BELGIAN STYLE ALE" and "6.4% ALC/VOL". Really, as a Belgian-style beer, that could be almost anything. OK, let's see what it looks like. It's poured a hazy dark chestnut body with a reddish sheen and orange highlights beneath an inch or so thick head of creamy khaki colored foam. The aroma suggests dark fruits like raisin and plum, and a touch of chocolate. There's a bit of yeasty phenol there beyond the dark fruit but not much. The flavor delivers more dark fruit, and some berries as well. The chocolate note remains but it's grainy and bready as well. There's a spiciness from the yeast that I didn't find in the nose, and that along with a median bitterness keeps it dry in the finish. I'm finding some clove as well, and in general I'd say it's nicely balanced and rounded. That spicy raisin with soft clove and milk chocolate and a suggestion of cardamom behind it is quite nice. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp. I do think it could use a bit more carbonation as Belgian ales tend to be that way but it's OK as it is. I also thought that the head retention and lacing could have been better - there's no lacing left - and that ties in at least partially with the carbonation level. So, in conclusion I'd say this is done as an Abbey dubbel, and I'm sure if I were to go to their website it would say as much. It's pretty well done and quite enjoyable.
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Photo of pubscout
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Having visited CzigMeister in Hackettstown on occasion, and having done a story on the brewery, I expected quality from this 6.4% Belgian Dubbel. And I got it. First, the color was stunning...a pristine deep, dark ruby red that might be hypnotic in front of a roaring fire. Second, the nose was fascinating with various notes typical of the style. Malt, as is expected, was the star here, but layers of flavors came through on the palate; bread, cherry, caramel and dark fruit. Mouthfeel was perfect, clean and easy-drinking. Its low ABV makes this a definite late-fall, winter session beer that would likely be an excellent accompaniment to many foods, including strong cheeses, game meat and fowl, including chicken, turkey and especially duck. No question: this beer should be at either your holiday table, your fireside--or both.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

DATE: December 25, 2017... OCCASION: Christmas growler with the bros... GLASSWARE: Hobgoblin straight pint... dark ruby red body that prevents much light from passing through... the head is dirty-white, flourishing with a half-finger cloud of bubbles... caramel, tea, cherry, light resin and hedgerow, thick dough and slight medicinal strains... medium body, reasonable weight, a dry finish and a textured start.... the flavor is big on caramel and bread malts, with cherry cola, pine, raspberry and stone fruit striking something of a balance... a beer that befits a holiday--drinkable but worthy of sipping, strong enough to partner with a variety of meats and cheeses but not sending you to an early end...

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Chaos from Czig Meister Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 7 ratings