Extra Brune

On tap at Tyler’s Taproom, Durham, NC, USA. Served in a Brooklyn snifter, $6.00.
Flanders Oud Bruin? Not to me. This appeared to be an overly sweet Dubbel. Typical, dirty brown Dubbel body with some floaties. The overwhelming sensation and taste here was sweet, sweet, bubblegum. The bubblegum aroma and taste were extraordinarily strong to the point of being distracting. No hint of any sour notes that one might expect in a more typical example of the (alledged) style. Hubba-Bubba aged??
I dunno, this seems like a bit of an work in progress to me. I’m really not sure what it is trying to be. If it’s trying to be an Oud Bruin then it fails; if it is trying to be a Belgian Dubbel then it is too sweet with much too much Belgian sugar influence.
There’s quite a lot of Belgian yeast influence, but the bubblegum is way too strong to make me want another one of these.

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04/01/2008
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 2.5
Overall: 3
Total: 2.73
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