On-tap, Taco Mac, Decatur, GA. Small tulip serving.
If this truly is a Dubbel it’s the best looking one that I have seen ever! It was a mid-brown, with a small head and most delightfully, it was crystal clear. It lacked the nasty, murky dishwater appearance of so many Dubbel’s. Now, I guess that may be negative points in some purists eyes when we consider the style, but I was delighted with the look – it’s DEFINITELY exceptional FOR THE STYLE, hence the 5.0.
Aroma and tastes are all there in true Belgian fashion, with the yeast and spice notes coupling with the alcohol to produce a super smooth experience. I was surprised at the smoothness of the beer, and the ease with which it went down.
Not a classic Dubbel by any stretch of the imagination, but a very nice start by Sweetwater to venture into a slightly different area. Nice Belgian characteristics, and if this is a sign of things to come, they can only go from strength to strength.