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Brewer's Art ResurrectionBrewer's Art Resurrection

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

Style: 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

Added by Todd on 02-06-2003

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

12 oz can into tulip. 06/15/13 printed on the can. not sure if it is a canned on or drink by. so far tastes like a canned on.

A: super hazy. orange/reddish body. rich color. head is frothy and big. orange and red mix with white. good retention and lacing.

S: a lot of caramel. very sweet. good fruitiness, all dark. plums and red grapes.

T: a little metallic at first, but it doesn't last. big time sweetness. lots of brown sugar. lingering sweetness and a mild yeast bitterness bite.

M: solid carb level on a medium body.

D: besides the slight metallic notes, this is a pretty good dubbel. good sweetness, fruitiness. not too shabby.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a chalice

A- pours a dark & murky reddish purple color with a one-finger creamy off-white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top

S- lots of dark fruit aromas up front with notes of dried cherries, plum and fig. Sweet brown sugary notes with a touch of alcohol closes it out

T- dark fruit notes follow the aromas with big flavors of fig and prune. Mid-palate provides a bit of caramels listed brown sugar sweetness that continues through to the finish with a bit of alcohol

M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel with a crisp finish

O- an enjoyable Dubbel and a good effort on an American attempt of the style

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy reddish-brown color. The amber-colored head is fairly tall initially, with a somewhat dense, foamy texture. Retention is solid, and quite a few splotchy rings of lace cling to the glass.

S: Quite sweet up front. Toffee and caramel is prominent. Quite a bit of orchard fruitiness as well, with notes of golden apples and ripe pears, with faint banana tones. Some leafy and herbal hop aroma is also detectable. Faint spice and alcohol aromas are also present.

T: A malty, sweet beer initially. Caramel, toffee, and Belgian sugar take the fore. Hops arrive midway through to add some balancing bitterness and a bit of leafy flavor. Fruity esters are noticeable, with the same orchard and raisin notes as in the nose. Spicy notes arrive later on, along with some alcohol.

M: Medium body. Actually a bit light for the style, to me. Carbonation is smooth and on the lighter side of medium. There's a bit of alcohol heat here. The mouthfeel does linger a bit into the finish.

O: This is a solid American take on a Belgian dubbel. It grew on me a bit as I drank it, but it never wowed me. It seemed a bit scattered compared to some of the better versions of the style, but it was still enjoyable.

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Photo of ElderBeagle
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: a beautiful dark amber with a bit of lacy foam on top

S: not a whole lot here...maybe caramel, raisin, a bit of the alcohol coming through as well

T: similar to other reviews I perused this is where Resurrection makes its living. A nice carmel, sugar, dark fruit flavor at the front of the mouth then slowly morphs into this great herbal hop bitterness. The hops really cling to the back of the tongue and at a new dimension to the beer.

M: really hefty body,creamy almost. Really sticks to the tongue

O: really a great beer from this brewery and now I really want to try more of their beers.

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Photo of DMXLOX22
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single of this beer at my local establishment, Civera's in Drexel Hill. Lets see how it matches up. Poured from a 12 ounce can into a snifter glass.

Appearance: pours a nice, caramel brown with a slight amber hue. Leaves behind a nice fluffy head, about an inch high that takes its time to dissipate. Also leaves a behind some impressive lacing. Nicely done.

Smell: Dubbels traditionally have a nice caramel aroma and this is no different. Upon first inspection, a full aroma of malts and caramel fill the air. Upon my second whiff, hints of dark fruits come to mind, prunes, grapes, raisins. Not very impressed, I was looking for more of a dark malt flavor. It's lacking in that department.

Taste: first sips, I discovered a hint of the crystal sugars, but not too overwhelming, which is a nice touch and keeps it balanced. The Belgian style yeast is not bad either. There's a hint of that in it. Light spices can be detected, but nothing that really stands out to make this beer it's own. A little surprised/disappointed in that. Upon completion of this beer, I noticed the balance isn't too noticeable and could use some work.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, above average carbonation with a nice cream-style body. Quite nice.

Overall: I guess I had high expect ions coming into this beer. It was good, don't get me wrong, but for this style, I guess I was expecting something out of this world when it comes to my beer palate. It did have a smooth, creamy body that went down nice and hid the alcohol well. I would try again, only if it were on tap since I would love to have another experience from a different side. I would recommend to a friend who isn't familiar with the genre but looking to expand. I would recommend at least a bottle. Cheers!

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Photo of bubseymour
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - 1 finger head with nice retention. Dark orange/brown color and semi translucent.

Smell - For a Belgian style Dubbel, there isn't much in the smell. Very mild malt and breadiness and some hints of spice and hops but barely noticeable.

Taste - This is where it's won, and Brewer's Art did a fantastic job with this. Very wonderfully balanced between malt, spice/yeast and hops. Has a great flavor profile of sweet raisin/fig and hop crispness in finish.

Mouthfeel - very creamy and full bodied

Overall - I was shocked at how well crafted this beer was made and its taste. It's absolutely worth trying. I'll be looking for this one again many times to come.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.67/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a chalice glass

Appearance – Pours a beautiful chestnut colored brew with a decent ruby red hue mixed within. Upon pouring there is a one finger light tan colored head that has a fantastic level of retention. Over time the head slowly fades leaving a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is light overall. Some light toasted malts as well as some darker fruits are the heaviest of the detectable aromas. The darker aromas are mainly of a cherry and raisin smell. These aromas are all mixed with a slightly yeasty and lightly spiced aroma of coriander and clove as well as a bit of a boozy wine like smell.

Taste- The taste begins on the drier side with a lightly roasted malt and bready flavor. Some lighter dark fruit flavors of cherry and plum are present upfront. As the flavors advance a caramel flavor comes and goes from the tongue never really having the chance to take the brew out of its dry tasting state. Some earthy and grassy hop flavors as well as a somewhat more potent alcohol flavor come to the taste more toward the middle to the end, breaking some of the smooth dryness that was present upfront. Other lighter flavor so of a yeasty and spicy flavor join the taste at its end, with the combination of all the flavors leaving a dry, crisp, and boozy flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is crisp and lighter for a 7 % dubbel with a carbonation level that is average to a tad above average. The slightly thinner body and slightly higher carbonation are great for complementing this crisp, dry and boozy tasting brew all while still allowing the lighter fruit flavors to shine through.

Overall- A pretty nice dry and warming dubbel, which all the while still maintains a nice fruit flavor profile. Although it is a bit on the boozy and biting side at the end of the taste, it is still rather enjoyable to drink. Worth a try if you have the opportunity.

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Photo of Rast
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can on the Christian feast of the Resurrection: Easter. Fitting.

Gotta represent the local brew from Baltimore, and a decent one at that. Pours a lovely deep red at the top, a little lighter at the bottom. Head is thick and pillowy. Nose is full, with semi-sweet malts. Taste is complex and lovely. Sweets hit first, then develops into bitter malts and hops. It's somewhat of a poor man's dubbel, lacking some character of flavor. At least the artwork on the can is sweet, with the drop of messianic blood dripping into the chalice of salvation.

All in all, a Maryland brew to be proud of.

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Photo of Mertzy81
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A – Dark icetea amber body. Bone-white head is creamy, with great retention and solid lace.

S – On the sweeter side with caramel and malt. Kiss of grassy hops, and a light booze as it warms.

T – Stellar balance. The profile opens with smooth malt coupled with a great, green, herbal hop bitterness. The hops stand out with fantastic flavor definition, but manage to avoid overpowering the rest of the profile and pulling the beer into IPA territory. The center is loaded with fruit: orange and plums. Caramel and a rolling herbal bitterness balance a net-dry finish.

M – Super smooth, medium/full body.

O – Classifying this beer as a Double doesn't do it justice. It's unquestionably off-style for a double, but it's unquestionably delicious. I'd be much happier calling it an "American Double"; a lighter, hoppier version of it's Belgian cousin - and to that end I'd argue that it was brewed perfectly to-style lol. No matter how you label it though, it's a fantastic brew. This one took me totally by surprise and I was quite happily blown away.

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Photo of thecheapies
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can into an Orval chalice.

Ugly can label. Pours a peach-brown color. Mucky enough to not pass much light. The head looks sloshy and weak. Islands of bubbles pattern amongst foamy scum on the surface.

Dark fruits and phenols. Yeast esters push cherry, date, and raisin through the malts. Notes of dark caramel and stale bread are also prominent. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

Drier than I'd expect for a dubbel. Crystal malts are steely, with a dry toffee note. Alcohol is kind of big for the percentage. Brashly spicy and potent, too. Notes of raisin, date, and dark bread are all quite dried out. If my eyes were closed, I'd never guess this beer to be this dark. Almost tastes like a strong pale with darker fruit flavors. Earthy dead leaf flavor is probably a byproduct of a powdery yeast. A fresher hop character than I'm used to in this style. Medicinal almost turns minty in the finish.

Drinks just light of medium, in body. Carbonation is almost sizzling, however. A mouthfeel that I'm not particularly used to for a Belgian-style ale. Again, the strength is a bit too pronounced.

It's just an okay beer, really. Doesn't taste contrived. After letting it warm up and become fully-realized, I can admit that it's right in the ballpark, after all. A uniquely dry dubbel, and out of a can, no less.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-27 in Columbia, PA

A - Pretty clear, dark tawny-amber with a 3/4-finger head that fades away very quickly with light lace.

S - Sweet caramel, brown bread, light yeast. Not very aromatic.

T - Gingerbread, caramel, medium roasted malt, herbal, light citrus. Dries nicely and finishes with balancing roast and hop bitterness; even leaning towards pale ale territory. Not overly complex but it tastes good.

M - Medium body and high carbonation. Both smooth and crisp. Nice.

O - This one surprised me. I was expecting a more traditional Dubbel but got a style-bending brew, merging a brown ale, dubbel and a pale ale. I'd be glad to have this again.

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Photo of t8s8l8
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Really cool to see a Belgian beer in a can, judgment still out on how this will hold up with Belgian beer fans. Appearance had a cherry red raisin color with a slight blood orange hue. clarity was minimal. a big off white head that dissipated somewhat quickly in the glass. The aroma was full of dark candi sugar sweetness. some toffee notes, some dark fruit notes (def. cherry) with a slight citrus and caramel aroma as well. The flavor is not exactly the same though, Some raisin notes perk up in the front. the middle seems to present the moderately strong dark sugar character that is similar in the nose. the mouthfeel i feel is a bit in the middle for a Belgian style ale. it could either finish quicker or hang out but transits while it hangs around. I believe this to be a sessionable style Belgian beer with a higher than average ABV. its aroma really did it for me and the interesting coffee acridness which i am probably confusing for a higher than average hoppyness combined with the malt character is actually very enjoyable.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer at the restaurant on-tap, as well as at Bertha's, but from a can, while in Baltimore in November 2012.

The beer appeared a nice, clear, dark ruby red color that produced a nice white head that left a thin cap. The beer gave off a nice sweet aroma with hints of yeast and sugar. The beer had a really good taste to it. I have to admit, that the style is not my favorite, but I have to say that this is probably the best of the bunch that I have tried. Sweet maltiness with hints of sugar. A hint of alcohol is ever so noticeable. The beer had a nice moderate feel to it with nice carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very good beer, with no let down from the one that I tried from a can. I will have this beer again the next time that I am in Baltimore.

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Photo of CHADMC3
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark walnut body beneath the bubbly tan head that quickly dissolves to leave only traces of lacing.

Aromas of sweet fruit such as plum and cherry rise from the glass accompanied by molasses and yeast but not as strong as you would expect.

Flavors also offer sweet fruit, molasses, yeast and hints of brown sugar.

Medium in body and carbonation with a drying finish.

Not bad with many traditional Dubbel characteristics just not as pronounced as some of its style counterparts.

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Photo of Rukasu
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Beautiful, rich, caramel color with a very dense, creamy beige head.

S - Alcohol bite on the nose followed by dried pit fruits, yeast, and even a sweet white wine smell.

T - Jarringly bitter. Grapefruit rind with a yeasty and metallic undertone with faint banana and tropical fruits.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation. Astringent finish.

D - Everything but the taste of this dubbel is a winner, it is just too bitter.

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Photo of nickfl
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours with a two finger head of white foam on top of a hazy, amber body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves decent lace.

S - Some toffee, spicy Belgian yeast, and a touch of red apple.

T - Spicy yeast up front with a bit of red apple. Some toffee in the middle and more muted spice, perhaps a touch of coriander. Finishes with more of the same toasted malt and light spice.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A bit bland for a dubbel. The yeast character is mild and the malt is not quite as dark as I would expect it to be for the style. Just not much going on here.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: half finger head with poor retention on a slightly hazy deep amber body.

S: aroma is very very light with hints of cola, hints of molasses and toffee and some caramel.

T: very plain. some spices, very light yeast. toffee and caramel base. this one just isnt up to par with other dubbels I have had.

M: light to medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: its definitely very drinkable, its just not very flavorful. almost like a watered down dubbel.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark orange with a prodigious beige head that settles down slowly. Creamy, clingy lacing. Very sweet and malty aroma; fruity yeast notes, bread, subtle citrus hops, brown sugar and molasses.

The flavor is much the same, although the sweet caramel-toffee dries up pretty well in the finish. Nice chewy malt character; a hint of booze; dark fruits, yeasty spice, and some vaguely citrusy hops just poking out and asserting a light bitterness. Unfortunately the carbonation is a little excessive and prickly and detracts from the overall enjoyment of the beer. Its hard to revel in the strong and sweet malt character without much accompanying smoothness or creaminess. The body is just a shade lighter than medium for the style which also didn't help; it could have used just a little more heft.

However not a bad brew at all; I wish the feel had been a little smoother, because the aroma and taste are both quite nice.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A Can

Ressurection comes to me looking pretty standard doubleish with a dark brown bordering on red kinda like a maroon color with a cream tan shaded head that sat on top leaving minor ticks on the glass. Nice looking up towards the light. Smell is real bready, a deep dark bread, not overly yeasty like most. Smells of caramel, and plums with raisin plus others. A very good dubble here, better than most american versions I've had recently. Dark fruits plus plums with dark bread. Some faint cherry notes and a touch of chocolate. Some banana and hefeweizen tastes. Feel is a step down from medium and is a tad thin, but that makes this even more drinkable. I finished a 12oz and contemplated getting more, for a style that's not my priority. Get a hold of this stuff.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a reddish brown with decent head on top of a spicey and sweet malt (def some sugar) aroma, complete with a touch of yeast and orange found in Belgians. Not as sweet as the smell, nor does it have pronounced fruit flavors but overall there is a good citric/orange fruit quality with a sweet vibe. Beer is medium bodied and goes down easy with a nice little kick at the end and you can sorta feel the booze as you keep sipping. A pretty good ale and def worth a try if your in the Baltimore area.

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Photo of MDbiere
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Brewer's Art goblet on draft at their pub.
Appearance is dark amber with hints of carmel color. A little lighter in color than some other Dubbels. Nose is of dark fruit, biscuit, malt, and belgian yeast. Decent head on the beer, and noticeable carbonation. Taste is similar to the nose, with the malt and spice hitting first, full bodied and smooth. Great yeast funk going on in the beer as well. Overall, this is a good interpretation on the Dubbel style, hats off to the brewers. If you are ever in Baltimore, stop by the pub and get this on draft.

As far as the can version of this beer goes, don't fret. There is quality inside the can too. It's not that often you find a Belgian style Dubbel in a can, so credit to Brewer's Art for taking a chance.

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Photo of Steasy66
1.79/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can into tasting glass

A- Amber, no head
S- Smells like Carlsberg, a little bit of esters but nothing really appealing
T- Not much to say, bad beer
M- Undercarbed for a double
O- This is a bad beer, tastes like a macro-lager with a bit more malt, never again.

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Photo of ckollias
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 750ml bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with a thick, frothy, 3-finger,white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the glass.

S: Sweet malt aroma with hints of dark fruits.

T: More sweet than bitter with an alcoholic bite. Dark fruits and spicy phenols present in the background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this brew – had it on tap awhile ago – and this was just as good from the bottle if not better.

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Photo of jsanford
3.62/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Chalice

Appearance - Pours a murky orange-brown with a dense ivory head that settles to a thin haze and sudsy ring, leaving spotty lacing clinging to the glass.
Smell - Aromas of roasted banana and prunes dominate, with a hefty dose of Belgian yeast and some sweet brown sugar.
Taste - Mild flavors of banana and caramel malt with just a touch of earthy Belgian yeast. A bit of a letdown from the nose, actually, this isn't nearly as flavorful as I'd expected. Still, surprisingly quaffable considering the relatively high ABV.
Mouthfeel - A bit over medium-bodied, with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and decent carbonation.
Overall - A decent enough Dubbel, but perhaps the real magic is putting a Belgian-style ale in a can (something I'd love to see more of)!

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Photo of BogBoyJD
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought this 750ml back from home in Baltimore bout a year and a half ago. Date was best before 2/12/12.

"Popped" this one out of a 750. Had a little bit of age. Pours deep red. Nice of"fiz" that turns into a thick, creamy, inch high head. Lacing pretty much all the way down.

Smell is of dark fruit, and candi sugar. A small hint of biscuit and Belgian yeast. Smells like a traditional dubbel.

Taste is very similar to smell. Dark fruit, candi sugar, caramel,etc. slightly astringent, alcohol is present but not overwhelming. Smooth.... Would be a nice Winter Warmer!!!

Feels as a Dubbel should. Viscous, slightly syrupy, though not
excessively. Nice job with this one.

Fairly pleased with this brew. Have tried brew of similar style, body has been thin or taste is astringent, common Dubbel flaws. This one is slightly over carbonated, which could be attributed to the age. Would put this on par with proper Belgian Dubbels. Would get this one again. Wanted to save longer but glad with the result.

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