Doppelsticke
Brasserie Vrooden

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Style:
Altbier
ABV:
8.5%
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4.15 | pDev: 0%
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Brasserie Vrooden
 
Quebec, Canada
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Photo of papposilenus
papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 500ml bottle, best by 02/14/19. Served in a... well, first I tried a strange, then a cervoise, then a pub glass but all I get is a glass full of foam. In the end, I drank it out of the bottle.

I can’t say much about how it looks because I’m drinking it from the bottle. I do have a cervoise overflowing with head over on the table that’s been there for over half an hour or so and has maybe a finger of liquid beer in the bottom. So, I guess we can say that retention is, to all intents and purposes, effectively infinite.

As best I can tell, smelling it through the little hole, the aroma is rich and sweet, like brown sugar and cream, and like highly polished old wood. It smells like my grandmother’s antique mahogany table after being polished with Pledge.

The taste is mostly in accord with the nose, rich, dense sticky fig pudding with caramel sauce and a sort of woody character - certainly the beer is not barrel-aged, so I’m not sure where ‘wood’ is coming from. Stickily-sweet, dark dried fruit, dates, figs, prunes, brightened with lemon zest, and rounded with leather and pipe tobacco. There is more biting hoppiness here than I would have expected from what is essentially a big brown ale.

Feel is rich and smooth, medium-bodied but not as thick as it tastes like it had ought to be.

Overall, this is a big beer and, here at the bottom of the bottle, I find that I am too impaired to organize my thoughts enough to write much of a summary.

Dec 31, 2018
Doppelsticke from Brasserie Vrooden
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 1 ratings