Double Barrel Dubbel | Brewery Ommegang

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4.2/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian-style dubbel (Abbey Ale) brewed with spices, aged in brandy and bourbon barrels.

Added by superspak on 01-21-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
78
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
22
Trade:
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of TonyLema1
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: deep brown, tan head, moderate lacing
S: sweet, Belgian yeast, dark fruits
T: booze, brown sugar, slightly sweet
F: very well balanced, booze is there, just not overpowering
O: excellent

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Photo of AdamSteve
3.7/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.39/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Deep caramel color, thing foam ring, surprising amount of carbonation. Aroma on this one is a bit overdone - there is a good amount of spice (cinnamon, anise, clove) layered with sweetness from the brandy and a sharp oak. Too much bouncing around that never finds harmony. The taste sadly is along those same lines - the spice is notched-up too high and there is a dry wood underflavor that clashes with the sweeter brandy / bourbon notes, which get a little lost. Not bad per se, but needs a lot of work

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Less foam than average but spritzy on the tongue. The spicy and boozy aroma is an eye opener. Raisin taste with burnt sugar, molasses cookies, and Yukon Jack. There is a sharp edge, like cranberry with a touch of cloves.

Rather sweet but goes well with the holiday spices. Dry finish in the Belgian yeasty style of Ommegang. This is a nice surprise. It's like an Anchor Christmas Ale with a kick in the pants. An affordable barrel aged brew that gives a lot of sipping pleasure. From the 12 oz bottle purchased in a four-pack at Elizabeth Station in Washington state.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great barrels in the bourbon and brandy. Get good booze and malt sweetness up front in taste. Caramel, candi sugar, plum and belgian yeast compliment. Sweet is not as syrupy or brown sugar sweet. Good textures with dubbel sweet smoothness, and alternating barrel wood and booze. Still relatively light overall so drinks easily

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Photo of cdwil
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tomahock
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really like this beer. Right up there with Firestone’s Sticky Monkee. It has a long, malty finish. Minutes long. Very nice. Silky feel. Warming alcohol. Dried fruit nose before and during sip. Very slight char and smoke but mostly brandy, raisins and dates. Don’t eat anything when drinking this beer. Even a pretzel detracts from the experience. Worth every penny.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - slightly cloudy dark reddish brown
Smell - dark cherry, raisin, bourbon/Brandy barrel scents
Taste - just like the scents, pretty sweet
Feel - medium body and light carb
Overall - really yummy great beer!

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Photo of deonreds
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ian_graf
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

The bourbon is a tad overpowering to the point where this doesnt drink like a double barrel aged beer. It is still fantastic but it doesnt quite have the complexity of a DBA beer. It drank very sweet even at 9.9% and had almost no warming from the alcohol. Everything about this beer bends what I know about the style. At $4 a bottle I totally recommend.

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Photo of JPadilla
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy dark brown with a purple tint. Thick light tan head that lingers for a while and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet ripe dark fruits, light bourbon, and caramelized sugar. Flavor is much like the nose but I also get some grape. Feel is creamy and smooth with low carbonation. Overall I love this beer. Will seek out again.

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Photo of Avitra
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a nice looking mostly dark brown close to black color. Slight cap of a little off white foamy head. Some thin filmy messy lace.
The aroma had a nice milk to Belgian chocolate sweet and spicy blend taking in some semi-sweet roaming spicy woody barrel. Dark fruits and bourbon candied sugary notes slide in underneath.
The flavor definitely yields to the sweetness of the blend shouldering a nice holster of a dry semi-sweet chalky quality. Subtle aftertaste of cocoa powder, Belgian wafer/yeastiness, dark fruits and bourbon.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. Superb finish of 'iced apples,' dark fruits, brown sugar and Belgian chocolate.
Overall, damn nice barrel aged Dubbel, well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of metter98
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is dark brown in color and has hues of reddish brown when held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a wide collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brandy and candi sugars are present in the nose along with notes of bourbon.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a moderate amount of sweetness from the candi sugars with notes of brandy and hints of bourbon.
M: It feels medium-bodied and faintly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are also faint bits of warming from the brandy and bourbon.
O: This beer really does a good job at blending in the aromas and flavors of brandy and bourbon from the barrel aging as overall it still tastes like a dubbel. Apart from the brandy and bourbon, you don't get any alcohol in the taste of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of prototypic
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Barrel Dubbel from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 78 ratings