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St. Vincent's Dubbel by Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
8.00 % ABV

Review by joe1510 on 05/13/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
46 2 5 9 3 4 2006
750ml Bottle

Bottled: 2006

I've been sitting on this bottle for a little over a year now. A quiet pfftt as I pop the top. An aggressive pour brought about a thick ring and island of head swirling around the glass. The head that did form disappeared quickly leaving a thing ring. The body is a somewhat murky reddish-brown.

The aroma, although not bad, just doesn't seem to jive with the style. Caramel malt is present and forms a solid base. We get offline with a big nose of green apple along with some other orchard fruit it's hard to put my finger on. The caramel is deep and rich.

Flavor starts off a little shyly but before you know it caramel and spicy alcohol come along. There seems to be some of those orchard fruits in the flavor as well and they just don't get along with the caramel sweetness. Things seem to weaken again on the swallow. This is just not a very good example of a dubbel. Alcohol seems to be a little too prominent.

The body doesn't stand up to what a dubbel should be either. The body is thin and the mouthfeel watery. This could stand a burst of carbonation on the tongue.

Not a very drinkable beer. The flavor just isn't where it should be. One glass is enough for me.

St. Vincent's Dubbel is a real disappointment from Captain Lawrence. Everything else I've sampled from them has been top notch. Unfortunately, this offering falls far short.

Reviewed: 2/3/08

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 10/29/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
60 2 7 13 2 6 2009
Pours a mostly clear amber brown color, a bit light for style but ok. A good pour with a limited head that needed some help. Ok retention and limited lacing.

The nose has a lot of phenols. To start there is a light malt character with some backend caramel notes. Some light nutty notes as well. The phenols come out strong. Some plums and a touch of raisins. Cherries and figs come out as well. Noticeable nail polish aromas and a bit of fusel alcohol notes as well. Some butyric with a odd woody aroma to it.

The taste is a bit more balanced but phenolics still really come out. The malt is more apparent versus the nose. More of a malty sweet essence and not much of a sugary finish. More of a nutty and hints of Vienna malt. Some raisin Some minor mineral notes leaves a dirty impression. The phenols are the same, plums raisin cherries and a funky wood thing going on. The fusels back off verses the nose. Some chalky notes in the aftertaste.

The body is moderate. A bit sweet with a somewhat under attenuated feel. Carbonation is a bit low for style but ok. Overall, a little disappointing. Some off notes and big phenolics really distract.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 08/04/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
66 2 6 14 4 7 2008
Pours a deep red/caramel with lots of foamy slightly off-white head atop the brew. The foam settles slowly and leaves wispy lacing stuck to the glass.

Deep slightly sweet malt. Hint of caramel and a bit of roastiness. Belgian yeast imparts fruity notes. Dried apricots and raisins. Bit of brown sugar too. Nice.

Smooth and slightly sweet malt. Rich and flavorful with a nice hint of caramel and touch of roasted malt. Deep fruit flavors imparted by the yeast. Raisins and figs are most prominent. Dark cherry and a bit of berry are also present at the end.

Very drinkable with a full body. Tasty stuff.

Served In: Pint Glass

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