True Blonde Dubbel | Ska Brewing Co.

True Blonde DubbelTrue Blonde Dubbel
BA SCORE
38.4%
Liked This Beer
3.58 w/ 151 ratings
True Blonde DubbelTrue Blonde Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
skabrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Crosling on 08-21-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,547
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
151
Liked:
58
Avg:
3.58/5
pDev:
13.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of puck1225
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared this with friends after a hard night In a hotel lobby. It tasted great to me at the time. Nice and fruity and spicy. Mine had a great head even though it was poured into a plastic cup. I enjoyed the beer and the company after a troubling time.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.17/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambit23
2.64/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe I got a bad bottle but it had almost no carbonation, the date was ok but I just didn't care to finish it.

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Photo of akolb
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very light-bodied for the ABV. Dangerously drinkable. The aroma is simple and pleasant yeast, enticing but not a lot there. A slightly sweet, crackery taste. Not bad, but nothing particularly exciting here.

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Photo of elprofe
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DemoniChris
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrisrules9955
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good Belgian ale. Bold flavor.

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Photo of beerbellydaddy
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Some people say their's had a head, but like some others mine poured with virtually no head, a trace of lacing, and less than robust carbonation. Also the smell isn't much to speak of. That said, the taste is good in my opinion. It has a kind of crisp sweetness to it that is good with light cookies or chocolate. I think it is a nice early in the day choice.

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Photo of alobo1
4.47/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer is really good! The taste is great! The design of the bottle is unique. It's a no brainer. (The abv is 8%)

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Photo of Redemption575
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ViragS
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%

Best by 5/29/15.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, honey, spice, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, spice, chalk, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid aromas and flavors for an American take on the style.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Chavi66
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Chilly_E
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Lelampp
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.13/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Golden filtered with little carbonation, and a finger of off white head.

S: Belgian yeasts, slight smokiness, sweet, corn.

T: Belgian yeasts, slight smokiness, light sweetness, corn. Light fruitiness.

M: Medium light, slightly syrupy, medium low soda like carbonation.

O: An okay beer. As good as many Belgian versions I’ve tried. Got it at Earthfare, Asheville for $2.99 which I thought was a great deal for a 650 ml bottle.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma of beer, think PBR
Head ridiculously small, ie 1 cm, white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to < 2 mm broken layer
Lacing surprisingly good – nearly complete rings of small bubbles
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor spicy, slight malt; no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl; as this warms, a spicier underlayer reveals itself
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Not unpleasant, but very little flavor. Watery, decent carbonation and appearance. Meh.

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Photo of timlyon
4/5  rDev +11.7%

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True Blonde Dubbel from Ska Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 38.4% out of 100 with 151 ratings
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