Michigan Brewing Cherry Dubbel | Michigan Brewing Company

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Michigan Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by nortmand on 11-19-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of nortmand
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rumor has it that this was supposed to be their trippel release, but it didn't dry out enough. Since it really isn't a dubbel, I'm reviewing based on how it stands on it's own, not vs. other dubbels.

Pours brilliant ruby red with pinkish-red head that retains well.

Smell is a complex mix of tart cherries, horseblanket and spicy belgian flavor.

Tastes like a high octane version of their grand cru with cherries. Huge sweet front a combination of cherries and high FG. This is counter balanced by a distincly tart, lambic like flavor.

Full bodied and smooth twith just enough carbonation playing on the tongue, the huge alcohol is a bit much, but hurts the drinakability little.

This is a strange beer, easily the most complex that MBC has put out in the my last 2-3 years of regularity there. Really doesn't fit any style other that it's a big fruit beer. Definitely worth a try.


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Photo of plaztikjezuz
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Came in a plain unlabeled 12 oz bottle with a gold cap.
purchased from brewery in november 2005.

poured a translucent ruby red with a dark pink head that instantly dropped in to a lace.
the aroma is sweet, alcohol, cherry cough suryp.
the flavor is semi-sweet with cherries dropping out to carmelized malt and some spice, maybe corriander? lingers like a cherry drop on your tounge.
the mouthfeel is a little thick.
beer is drinkable and is best enjoyed with dark chocolate.

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Photo of Derek
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the brewery on February 26, 2006.

A: VERY red, with a redish-pink head. Not much retention, but it leaves a little lace.

S: Sweet cherries & malty goodness.

T: The slightly tart cherry really balances/compliments the sweet malt. It's not a girlie drink. There's enough alcohol & malt here for me to feel confident in my masculinity. Back-to-back with the 'dubbel', it seems like it might have a little more kick (alcohol).

M: Moderate to full body, low to moderate carbonation.

D: Mamma said knock you out! :D

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Photo of ahking
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Wow. Very creative and interesting beer. Aroma was of cherries and cough medecine (this seems very typical of most of the cherry beers I have had including cherry kriek lambic from Belgium). Poured with little head into a snifter type glass. Color was ruddy brown. Flavor was quite nice. Cherries abound and I think it was from real cherries in the brewing process (don't get me started on Sam Adams Cherry Wheat -- ARTIFICIAL CHERRY FLAVOR...). You can tell this is a dubbel from the alcohol in the taste. Hops are perfect in this beer. Just enough to let you know they are there. Recommended!

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Michigan Brewing Cherry Dubbel from Michigan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 4 ratings