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Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art
Maryland, United States

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
During the fermentation of the first batch of this
Abbey-style dubbel, the yeast «died» and was
«resurrected» by brewer Chris Cashell. Made with five types of barley malt and lots of sugar, this beer is quite strong and flavorful, without being too sweet. 7%abv

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Reviews: 172 | Ratings: 546
Photo of Djoneil
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brace of draught goblets at The Brewer's Art ("home" for this ale). I've actually been enjoying this brew, at a variety of locations (and even from a can) since my move to Baltimore in 2006. Didn't realize I'd failed to rate it in all that time. The main reason why I've been eager to sample other Belgian ales.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can, stamped best by 6/10/18

Clear, dark amber brownish color, thick off white head. Aroma is big - Belgian yeast esters of herbal earthy spice. Taste is malty, sweet, with similar flavors as aroma. Medium bodied fizzy carbonation.

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Photo of BJB13
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a rocks glass.

Dark amber and clear it is topped with one inch of fairly fine and consistent tan foam. The nose is moderate to high in strength and has plenty of aromas to sift through. Belgian yeast, fruity esters and caramel malt and hops. Taste is in line with the nose. Sweet, fruity and malty to start with a medium dry finish with some hop bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. I think the body is a little thin for the style and it feels light and crisp.

Overall, a nice brew that is definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Profundobaso
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look - amber color, slightly cloudy. A solid two finger head.
Smell - fruity, hoppy, sugar, malts, and nuts. Really a myriad of scents that come through.
Taste - as complex as the smell. Tartness initially, followed by maltiness and finishes with a bit of hoppy bitterness. Although smells sweet, doesn't taste very sweet at all.
Feel - definitely a full-bodied beer with tons of flavor. carbonation is light but appropriate. alcohol content is definitely detectable.
Overall - I have to say, I am probably a bit biased about this beer since I have been drinking it for years, but this really is one of my all time favorites. An excellent representation of the style, and just downright tasty.

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Photo of zonker17
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Draft pour to shaker, clear light copper, minimal head and retention. Nose carries lightly the Belgian style yeast notes and malt. Taste also light with a more bitter finish than expected. Medium light body and carbonation.

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Photo of mpyle
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 12 oz can:

Pours a brilliantly clear amber color, with a nice slightly off-white head, creamy and long lasting.

Wonderful dark fruit aromas, some burnt sugar, and hints of sweetness. Has a richness of aroma that makes it seem bigger than it is.

Slightly sweet raisin type flavors, a bit of peppery yeast phenolic character, and has a drying, peppery finish. The smooth dry finish invites more drinking, and makes it quite easy to drink for its strength.

Medium body and carbonation, no astringency. Just a slight hint of warming.

Was surprised I had never rated this beer before. A nice Belgian beer from my state, somewhat sneaky with its strength, and sold at a great price (at least in my area).

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Photo of daliandragon
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This strange concoction pours reddish amber with a magnificent craggy head and early lace. Fresh, sweet malt and solid opposing noble hops balance nicely.

A lot more yeast and malt makes itself apparent in the actual favor. Serious roasted malt follows to the finish but is checked by more hops than would normally be expected in the style. All wrapped in a boozy, Belgian haze.

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Photo of Buck89
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a pint glass. A beautiful clear, copper color with a generous off-white head. Nice lacing in the glass. Serious bubblegum on the nose with caramel, banana, and cherries. The taste followed the nose. I get the bubblegum and banana with less of the classic Belgian character. Dry finish and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of dbl_delta
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can dated "best by 11/16/17" into pint glass. Pours a nice deep reddish amber-gold, with a persistent light tan head. Initial impression is rich, sweet malt with a hint of hops bitterness. Some caramel notes. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium-bodied with enough carbonation to keep it refreshing. Alcohol is well hidden. Somewhat dry, slightly bitter finish. I'm not a big fan of Belgians but this was good.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours more like a red than a brown but the foam and lacing are top notch. Btw, best by May 5th 2017 clearly stamped on the bottom of the can. Kudos to that.

Belgian yeast, candi sugar, some caramel and nuttiness in the smell.

Belgian yeast, bits of roasted malt, some bittersweet notes, a wee bit of butterscotch to my palate. This is really tasty.

Silky smooth mouthfeel.

Another very nice beer from this brewery; I reckon they have fun brewing Belgian style ales. Keep it up!

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Photo of Damian
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 fluid oz. (355ml) can
Best by: 03/12/17
Served in a chalice
Thanks to my friend Bill (via his wife Lauren) for hooking me up with this beer.

Crystal clear crimson-mahogany appearance. The body was topped by a small, frothy, khaki colored crown that fell to a lasting dollop and a thin collar. Patchy, spotty lacing cascaded down the glass.

The nose was rather disappointing initially. Wet cardboard was quite apparent. Some stale, biscuity malts were noticeable as well. As the beer sat, the "off" notes disappeared and the aroma improved considerably. Belgian yeast notes came through strong. Loads of fruity esters. Slightly spicy. There was a fairly sweet, rich caramel malt presence. Somewhat phenolic. Bubblegum was also noticeable.

The stale cardboard notes were also initially present in the flavor profile, but they quickly dissipated. There was a rich maltiness on the front end. Somewhat bready. Bit of caramel. Super spicy in the center. Loads of clove, coriander and allspice. The finish contained a subtle earthy hop presence and was slightly bitter. Big spicy notes lingered after the swallow. For a 7% ABV beer, the alcohol was remarkably well hidden.

Awesome frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained an ultra fine and lively effervescence. Pillowy soft, plush and supple on the palate.

A Belgian Dubbel in a can? I think this might be a first for me. That said, this is a very tasty and well made abbey-style ale that struck me as being a rather authentic rendition of the style. Nicely done.

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Photo of stevoj
2.84/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Can from JP’s Wine &Spirits. Clear ruby/amber with thick giant head that subsides. Musty, dusty aroma Not getting too many dubbel notes, minor brown sugar, yeast accents here and there, but kind of bland overall.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into glass. 7% abv

Appearance- Pours a earthy deep brown with a tint of red. Large finely bubbled head fast to dissipate. Very hazy

Smell- Prunes, fig, caramel

Taste- Has the dark fruit flavors. Mainly prune with a vinous touch of grape. Some banana as well. Still malty with a touch of caramel. A touch of clove that rounds out the many sweet notes of this beer in the finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A great attempt at a dubbel. Smooth and captures the style appropriately.

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Photo of Statik_v87
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My father brought back some cans of this beer from his trip to Baltimore. He said it was better on tap, but gave me a can to try. Overall, this is a very drinkable ale with nice malt character.

L: Pours a clear red-brown, with a two finger off-white head.

S: Smells a bit sweet and malty. Maybe a bit of dark fruit character, but not very strong.

T: Pretty well-balanced beer. Sweet and malty, with a bit of fruit (fig?) Not too sweet and not too bitter. I'm sure it would pair nicely with a variety of foods.

F: At 7%, you can definitely feel the bite of the booze as it sits in your mouth, but it isn't too abrasive. Not terrible.

Overall, a nice beer and I wouldn't mind drinking more of it. Cheers! ^ ^

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Photo of IPA1978
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap, minimal head
smell of carmels and dark fruit
Taste of malty carmel, soft phenols

This was a good dubbel, would try this again in a bottle but was a little disapointing on tap

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Photo of MrIncognito
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Belgian yeast-forward with a lightly sweet malt backbone and some candy sugar. More earthy than sweet overall with minimal hop bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.

Nice beer overall. Lacks some complexity but the flavored are there for the most part

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Photo of oldn00b
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can.

Dark amber color, nice fizzy light tan head.

Bit of spice on the nose but mostly malt and bit of bread yeasty funk.

Flavor is much the same, what I think of as an abbey ale. Lots of malt, a bit of spice. Relatively sweet overall.

Finish is a bit long, and a touch more bitter than expected. Fine but not outstanding.

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Photo of rpjterp
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful mahogany with a light head. Drinks very smooth but its strong smell does not translate to as deep a character of flavor as you would guess.

Quality beer overall.

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Photo of delta490
3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear ruby-tinted copper with barely any head. The is spiced, with a nice malt caramel sweetness and a little bit of mustiness. The taste is much the same. Both dissipate with some time, but still very off-putting. The body is a little thinner than I like for the style, but does have a nice smoothness throughout.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a clear darkish red with thin off white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Banana, candi sugar, and a hint of clove and caramel malt. A bit sweet even for style.
T: Banana and clove, sweet caramel malt, and a hint of dried fruit (golden raisin especially). This reminds me of NBB a good way.
M: Light-medium body...drinks lighter than ABV. Sweet with a hint of spice. Nice lingering on the palate.
D: Good drinkability and solid for style. A pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.71/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2013 vintage 750 ml bottle, poured into a snifter

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, deep, mahogany color, speckled with reddish highlights, and a finger of caramel-colored head that slowly dissolved into a lacing of foam that covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic. I get lots of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, as well as some candied sugar. I also get some good notes of toasted malt, imparting aromas of freshly baked bread or pretzels. There’s some spice notes too, such as clove, cinnamon, a touch of all-spice. Finally, there’s a touch of Belgian yeasty funkiness and piney hops.

Taste: Delicious! Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits, or earthy whole-grain crackers. Next comes some candied sugar, lots of dried stone fruit, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, a touch of pineapple and banana, and spices, such as clove, cinnamon, and a touch of all-spice and saffron. Finally, there’s a touch of Belgian yeasty funkiness and piney hops to balance everything out. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent as there’s some nice carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I found this beer to be delicious and was a perfect accompaniment to my family’s Easter dinner. It’s got great toasted malt, dried stone fruit, spice, funk and hops flavors in a great balance that kept me coming back for more. Recommended.

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Photo of BEERdrinker00
4.89/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was a fantastic beer. It came in a can which is great to reduce light absorption. The beer was extremely flavorful but not overpowering and had a nice finish.

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Photo of Trombone69
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Poured from a 12oz can into a snifter.

Nice orange, copper color, the head dissipates quickly, no lacing (although I don't really care about that), decent mouthfeel, decent balance.

Does anybody else get a fishy, maybe a crabby sort of flavor?
I'm not really digging this tonight. I was expecting something better.
A little thick / sticky on the finish.

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Photo of trippytbta
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Can poured into Pint Glass

A: pours deep amber with fluffy light khaki head that lingers forever

S: Sugar and yeast

T: Slightly earthy, spicy, and malty

M: Medium bodied, great carbonation making it a real smooth drinker

Overall: A Dubbel done very well.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft at Lures

A-Pours a hazy reddish amber with lasting creamy off white 1 finger head, spotty lacing.

S-Aromas are brown sugar, grass, some citrus, dough yeasts.

T-Taste are spicy lemony chinook hops, grass, hints of toffee malts, no alcohol.

M-Palate was soft smooth carbonation with light/medium body.

O-I remembered having this years ago and how great it was and now with how much other great beer has improve my taste.

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