Trubbel De Yards | Yards Brewing Co.

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Trubbel De YardsTrubbel De Yards

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-06-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by drtth:
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a light brownish color with some red highlights and 1/'2" of tan head that slowly recedes to leave some lacing on the sides, a small ring of foam and, eventually, a thin film on the much of the surface. Sipping creates scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas include dark fruits and some spices.

The flavor is much as expected from the nose. There ae some dark fruits and and some malt sweetness along with a bit of spiciness and just a hint of bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with the light to moderated carbonation. As the dark fruit and malt sweetness begin to fad about mid way through the spicy hint of bitterness becomes more noticeable until it too disappears in the back of the palate.

Overall a tasty beer that I'd be happy to have again. This one is on my list of beers to pick up once in a while.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aszatk01
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of ccapurso
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sponberg
4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled: 1 liter flip-top bottle, in Belgian snifter. A cross between a Belgian dubbel and a Belgian tripel (taste of a dubbel, strength of a tripel).

Aroma that is straight out of Belgium - chocolatey fruity malt notes, with many signature Belgian tones. One of the best smelling beers I've sampled. Pours a beautiful chestnut brown. The flavors of Belgian malt and candi sugar (used?) just blossom on the tongue - velvety, chocolaty, with a number of fruity notes. I lost count of the flavors and wanted to grab a glass away from any one of my friends, whom I had unwisely split the beer with as I quickly realized I should have kept this bad boy to myself. Incredibly smooth - of course, the beer that preceded it was Dogfish Immort Ale, so... Flavor-wise, definitely more dubbel than tripel. An outstanding beer, IMO.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I must remark on the unique one liter flip top bottle that you don't see many off helps move this beer off the shelves I bet. Picked it up in Erie at the six pack shop. Appearance: Deep bulbous brown with a thick tan head leaves a nice Belgian style lacing. Aroma: Sharply sweet fruit esters appear including tart apples and raisins and a touch of toasted malts caramel, coriander, and other spices. Some tropical and citrus tones peek through with a mild anise note to be detected. Taste: Very sweet with the apple raisin tones stealing the show, finishes with some chocolate malts and other toasted malt varieties. A bready yeast note and touch of chocolate apparent in the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied soft carbonation. Drinkability: Decent tasting American brewed dubbel was taken a back at the quality when compared to some of the other Yard's products I have come across.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ianjsullivan
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rastaman
4.97/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A truly wonderful experience. I have to admit i wasn't expecting much, only because i was paying attention to some of the more highly rated US beers we had at the tasting. But all that aside, this was a truly fantastic beer drinking experience. Love the bottle, huge one litre swing top bottle, ensured my experience lasted longer, because i got a bigger serving sample. This was a very mellow, yet complex beer. Lovely chocolate-ish malts, some sour fruit, maybe some cherries and grapes, defintiely a bit vinous. Beautiful tart refreshing sourness to finish off (a bit Rodenbachish), with a lingering finish. I won't ramble on about it to much, i think i did last night when having it, everyone was probably like "shut up, dickhead", coz i kept going on about it. What can i say, i loved it.

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Photo of beatenbyjacks
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Dark auburn color as it pours. Nice dark color in the glass, but very minimal head after the pour

Smell - Lots of caramel and malts here

Taste - Roasty sweet and caramelized malts

Mouthfeel - leaves with a nice bitter finish

Overall - Fun boozy beer that is hides the alcohol content well

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle specially prepared at the brewery. Carefully poured from a long standing (unmoved) bottle it's surprisingly clear. The color is an unusual deep mahogany with a ruby cast. The light tan head is limited but nicely creamy. The nose is quite unique with a combination of ripe dark fruits (raisin, plum) and low level spiciness. It's almost medicinal in a way, except that the lightly tart side of the fruitiness keeps it from moving too much in that direction. I'm not sure if there's a minor amount of spice added, or whether it's from the yeast, but the spice character is quite interesting, much more like candied ginger than coriander. The nose is very engaging, and it tempts you to taste the liquid before you. The body is medium/full and the carbonation is very fine. It's exceptionally smooth across the palate (although the 32 oz. bottles are more highly carbonated). The flavor mimics the aroma with a rich, dark fruitiness that's has a borderline tartness, a sugary sweet maltiness, and an intriguing soft spiciness that brings to mind ginger, clove, and sweet orange peel. The finish is exceptionally smooth, with all of the flavors simply falling away. Really impressive! Well-balanced, complex, and highly drinkable - it continually draws you back to taste again! Quite a nice surprise!

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Photo of Bierleichen
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whys this say retired? pretty sure this beer was just released. Darker color then expected, deep deep chestnut with a foamy off white head. Very nice roasty and nutty nose with touches of Dulce de leche, chocolate, and rich sweet caramel. Wow, really different, does kind of drink like a dubbel tripel blend. Sweet caramel and chocolate on the front end with chestnut flavor through out. Dubbel like flavors with a tripel like mouthfeel and body. Bright effervescence clean snappy finish. Pretty well balanced, complex and well layered. Caramel comes through nicely and is the dominant flavor of this beer. Dry tripel like finish balances the brew. So rich up front and crisp on the back end. Really really unique. Not the best beer I've ever had but it really pulls off something nice and different here. I love it. Alcohol slightly detectable but not bad at all.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psg5062
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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