10th Anniversary Ale | R & B Brewing Co.

7 Ratings

Brewed by:
R & B Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by canucklehead on 11-05-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by markaberrant:
Photo of markaberrant
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - beautiful deep red, slight haze, pours an off white head that quickly recedes to a thin cap, does not leave much lace

S - rich fruity malt, complimented by some clove and pepper, really nice balance, bursting with aroma

T - well attenuated rich malt, dense dark fruit, raisins and figs, good bit of spice adds an extra dimension, there is some roasted character, more noticable in the aftertaste and seems a little rough and out of place, but otherwise good

M - lean body, well hidden alcohol, med carbonation (could be higher), dry finish

D - a very respectable belgian from a Canadian brewer (that is not from Quebec)

Pretty good stuff, awesome aroma. The roasted malt is out of place in the flavour, and carbonation could be higher. But very well brewed, smooth alcohol, nice esters and phenols.

EDIT: I read the other reviews after posting mine. No one else mentioned the rough roasted character, and everyone's reviews are 4+, but no one reviewed it anywhere close to as old as this bottle... makes me think it may in fact be past its prime, and as I drink more of it, it definitely tastes oxidized. Too bad, because the aroma had me instantly thinking "rochefort."

Thanks to Canucklehead for the bottle!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of grub
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viggo shared this one. thanks eric!

22oz bottle. sampled july 26/08.

pours a nice deep garnet colour with a touch of haze. a small dense tan head forms, quickly dropping to a fat ring around the glass. spotty lace.

aroma is good. light alcohol. lots of dark fruit - date, raisin, fig, dried cherry. wheat bread and cracker. touch of light spice. bit of light citrus too. caramel. bit of toffee.

taste is quite good. light alcohol. low bitterness level. whole wheat bread. bit of cracker and biscuit. toffee and caramel. dark fruit. bit of earthy character too. light fruity sweetness.

mouthfeel is good. just under medium body. medium carbonation level.

drinkability is good. nice balance. definitely not a true belgian, but a good attempt at the style from someone on this side of the world.

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Photo of Viggo
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to canucklehead for sending this my way in CanBIF4!

Pours a lightly hazed but brilliant reddish orange, thick light tan head forms, some lace spots, good retention, very pretty looking. Smell is nice, sweet and malty, some sherry, candi sugar, bread and biscuits, light caramel, citrus and herbal hops, big fruit in the finish, yeast, nice. Taste is very fruity, flowery, some sweet candi sugar, more frut, biscuity dryness, yeast, herbal and spice in the finish, some alcohol comes through as well. Has a very Rochefort-like flavour to it, I dug it. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, with medium carbonation, some warmth but pretty damn smooth and drinkable. One of the better North American dubbels I've had, especially coming from a brewery that is generall mediocre at best. This was very surprising and very enjoyable. Thanks Mark!

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Photo of canucklehead
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy moly this is one amazing beer from a brewery that frankly doesn't usually hit home runs. The beer pours brownish with a big ass head. The nose is all dark fruit , bubblegum and yeast. The taste is huge, refined and full of depth. There is no hotness or discernible weakness in this beer. I truly would put this against any Unibroue product. One of the greatest BC beers ever.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I couldn't agree with canucklehead more! Bold cloudy amber-copper-burnt sienna colour.

Fruity, candi-sugar nose with a spicy, full malt flavour. Great feel and carbonation, and the high ABV is hardly noticeable. One of the best beers I've had from BC and certainly the best from R & B!

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear copper-red with a creamy head of tan foam. A shake and 2nd pour later, murkiness appears from the sediment.

S - Lots of fruit, sugary sweetness and spiciness. Some dark sugars and chalkiness as well. Pungent alcohol.

T/M - Some buttery notes and apples. Complex malty flavour with a full bitter aftertaste. There's some acidity up front and the impression of sweetness. Improves considerably as it warms up. Body is quite full, and carbonation is on the low side.

D - Overall, a favorable impression. Nothing off, and a good deal of depth to the flavour. IMO this one is more flavourful warmed up a bit, and with the lees mixed in some.

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10th Anniversary Ale from R & B Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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