Double Barrel Dubbel | Brewery Ommegang

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4.24/5
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36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#4,742
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
36
pDev:
5.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of JeannieVolpe
3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours so dark brown that it looks black with a 2 finger foamy tan head that was packed with bubbles of all sizes, dissipating slowly while making a crackling sound and leaving minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of caramel, toffee, dark fruit like plum, black cherry and rotting pear, sheet metal, minerals, vanilla, coriander, oaky notes, brandy, wheat bread, floral notes and light peppery spices. Quite complex, it's mostly the base beer Abbey Ale but the barrel influences add nice complexities.

Tastes of dark fruit like plum, black cherry and rotting pear, sheet metal, minerals, vanilla, coriander, spices like cumin, clove and/or cinnamon, tea leaf, earthy notes, caramel, toffee, oaky notes, brandy, honey, wheat bread, mild booze, a mild nuttiness, floral notes and light peppery spices. No sign of the bourbon barrels except for the vanilla notes, which for me was disappointing. The malty complexities hide the 9.9% ABV listed on the bottle very well.

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

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

Bottled March 2018; drank 5/8/18 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque purple/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small khaki head; thick lace.

Oak, dark cherry & faint vanilla notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Oak, carmel & raspberry flavors up front; mild booze heat notes on the finish.

Oak-y & interesting; I'd have another.

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Photo of Ri0
4.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into tulip. It's a dark brown color with a slight reddish hue and a two finger beige head that slowly settles to a nice thin but creamy 2 finger head while leaving spots of lacing on my glass. A wonderful aroma of toffee and caramel, followed by dark fruit, light bourbon and hint of vanilla. Flavor is caramel, toffee, baked apple, brown sugar, faint dark cherry and prunes with a dry walnut-like finish. There is a nice warming sensation and a lightly sweet finish. This is an exceptional Dubble and the Bourbon to Brandy barrels were a fantastic way to finish it off.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark ruby red, almost brown. Hazy, but translucent. Topped by a creamy tan head, with long retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Black cherry, burnt raisin, bourbon and brandy barrels, plum, vanilla, fig, toasted coconut, pumpernickel bread, dark chocolate.

T: Cherry, plum, and pumpernickel bread. Hints of bourbon and brandy. Honestly not much going on compared to the nose.

F: Well-carbonated, but rather thin. It seems watered down.

O: An okay beer, but I feel like something went wrong here.

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Photo of ajdemma
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JasW
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a minimal 1+ finger tan head that dissipates fairly rapidly, though not completely, managing to leave light lacing for the duration. Color is deep cherry gold, brown copper. Earthy nose. Bourbon immediately noticeable upon tasting -- a layered, moderately boozy taste on top of a recognizable dubbel, rendering it somewhat quad like, yet unique. Brandy? I suppose. The mouthfeel is relatively thin and lacks somewhat in effervescence. That's the only shortcoming here, and it's perhaps unavoidable given the barrel aging. Unfortunately, it's priced the same as the top notch Belgian imports -- $20 for a four-pack. Is it in the same class? It's very close, but given that it's a domestic, it's overpriced. Still, an outstanding and, I'll say it again, unique ale.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Double Barrel Dubbel from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 36 ratings