Batch 6000 Dubbel | Bristol Brewing Company

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Batch 6000 DubbelBatch 6000 Dubbel

Brewed by:
Bristol Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by emmasdad on 05-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of freaux
3/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kojevergas
2.67/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a New Belgium pilsner glass in me gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from Bristol.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

The wire is extremely tightly wound on this one; I've never seen a bottle with wire so difficult to unwind. Takes away from the presentation.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige colour, slight to okay cream, decent thickness, and good retention for the 8.00% ABV. Colour is a semitransparent dark copper. Translucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Somewhat dull; not particularly inviting.

Sm: Biscuity yeast, cream, clean malts, and caramel. Some background lightly pale hops. A mild strength aroma.

T: Some light cream gives way to an inappropriate clean malt foundation with underlying caramelization as well as some underplayed light biscuity yeast. Lots of sugars - some candied (to good effect). A very strangely built dubbel; it strays from the style's conventions to its detriment. Lacks a full enough body to satisfy the requirements of the style. Not enough malt comes through; I doubt enough was used. Pretty boring and bland. Not experimental, bold, or inspired. Just plain wrong for a dubbel. It's balanced okay. Not complex or subtle. Why brew this? Structurally, the flavour is almost entirely on the front end.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Adequate carbonation. Decent thickness. A bit too heavy on the palate for its lack of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but unremarkable. A major disappointment in the style. A terrible example of a dubbel, but outside style considerations it's a decent overall brew. I would never get it again at its comparatively high price. This is one dubbel you can pass over.


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Photo of blakelive784
2.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a nearly transparent amber/copper color with two fingers of sticky, rocky off white head. Retention is bad, but forgivable given the high abv.

S - Belgian candi sugar, plum, caramel, fruity yeast esters and a fair dose of floral hops. Subdued, but inviting and pleasant. Medium strength.

T - Opens with a nice yeasty note but fades well before it should. The flavor literally dies halfway through. Sweet caramel malts open to semi-bitter finish. Way too simple. Not right at all for the style.

M - Medium bodied, highly carbonated and dry on the finish.

D - Not a good attempt at the style. Drinks well for the high ABV, but that's about all it has going for it. Wouldn't have it again.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.07/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

good new beer from bristol. pours a slightly murky rich redish color with an insane white head that is difficult to manage. smells like dried fruit, burnt sugar, and belgian yeast. flavors are slightly tropical in the fruit department, like dired papaya or mango or something, but not in a gross trail mix kind of way. alcohol is prominent too. mouthfeel is good but could be improved. its simultaneously too thin and also filling. not sure how that was achieved. overall a nice american take on a belgian dubbel, i appreciate it, but nobody does it like the belgians do. good value though for the abv and size!

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Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In the bottle it's called B6000 Belgian Style Dubbel. It's for the 6,000th batch that Bristol has brewed. 8% ABV. Belgian bottle with cork stopper.

Slightly sweet, and dries out in the aftertaste. A winey mouthfeel with lots of bubbles on the tongue. Slight touch of bitterness. Yeasty, some Belgian flavors, a spicy Hefeweizen accent. Aroma of roast malt and banana bread as it warms. Caramel with a darker funky touch.

Fairly coarse carbonation, but plenty of it. Dark amber with copper shades in the wine glass. Very sippable and pleasant. The malt and wine tastes make it fairly rich, with a nice bitterish tang to finish.

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Photo of emmasdad
3.23/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Ratman for sharing some of this one with me last Saturday afternoon at Wynkoop. Poured a hazy brown color with a good amber head. Aromas of raisins, burnt caramel and light fruit. On the palate, this one was light bodied, with flavors of bread, burnt caramel and brown raisins.

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Batch 6000 Dubbel from Bristol Brewing Company
3.24 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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