Cardinal Syn
St. Austell Brewery

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Style:
Dubbel
ABV:
7.8%
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Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 8.62%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
4
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St. Austell Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
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MrDell from Switzerland

4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

24.03.2016

St. Austell Brewery – Cardinal Syn
Dubbel – 7.8% - 750ml Bottle - Best Before End Dec 2016

Been looking forward to seeing how this compares for a long time, being a Cornish Belgian-beer fan.

Appearance: Black, very dark for a dubbel with small light brown head which dissipates quickly.

Aroma: Not much here apart from Belgian yeast, alcohol and dark sugar.

Taste: Wow, what it lacks in aroma it certainly makes up for in taste. It actually looks and tastes more like a Belgian strong ale (Chimay Blue) than a dubbel in my eyes. You get yeast upfront, dark molasses and spices in the middle and then a long, sweet finish, courtesy of the caramel and demerara sugar. Don't know which yeast is used here, but tastes similar to Chimay's.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body. Not as carbonated as other bottle conditioned dubbels I've had in the past, but it's nice.

Overall: Very nice indeed. While it’s never going to take over cellar space that has already been allocated to the classics from Belgium, it is still a top interpretation of the style that I thoroughly enjoyed. 8.7 / 10

Mar 29, 2016
Cardinal Syn from St. Austell Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4 ratings