Archives: Style: Dubbel

Westvleteren 8

August 2, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 3 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Brouwerij Westvleteren, Country: Belgium, Grade: A plus, Grade: B plus, Style: Belgian Pale Ale, Style: Dubbel

8% ABV bottled Last Friday would prove to be one of the greatest extended drinking days of my life, and when all was said and done, I had polished off eight top 100 beers, five of them in the top 25, and three in the top 10.*  The centerpiece of the day being a much-anticipated […]

Sixpoint Dubbel Trubbel

April 14, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: Sixpoint, Country: America, Grade: A-/B+, Style: Dubbel

9.6% ABV from a growler This beer was so hot off the presses when I tried it last week while watching the NCAA national title game that it still did not yet even have a Beer Advocate entry.  I’m not saying it lacked a single review, I’m saying it did not yet even have a […]

Portsmouth Belgian Dubbel

March 24, 2009 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Portsmouth, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Dubbel

8% ABV bottled I don’t claim to be an expert at anything, save disappointing my parents, but my rampant autodidacticism has allowed me to become somewhat knowledgeable in quite a few fields.   Beer is one of them.  So is film.  Talking to women is yet another thing I seem to be fairly decent at.  And, […]

The Lost Abbey Lost & Found Abbey Ale

November 5, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | No Comments | Filed in Brewer: The Lost Abbey, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Dubbel

7.5% ABV from a bomber In the 1960s, Stanford University psychologist Walter Mischel conducted a famous experiment. He gave a group of four-year-olds a single marshmallow, telling them they could have it to eat that very moment. However, were they to wait for just twenty minutes, he would then give each child two marshmallows. Tracking […]

New Belgium Abbey Dubbel

September 11, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: New Belgium, Country: America, Grade: B plus, Style: Dubbel

7% ABV memo to bosses re: hungover workers When someone in your employ arrives at the office with two 32-ounce bottles of Gatorade, a large black coffee, and a greasy, greasy bacon, egg, & cheese sandwich, all of which he summarily devours at his desk in under five minutes–well that’s a hungover employee on your […]

Westmalle Trappist Dubbel

July 31, 2008 by Aaron Goldfarb | 2 Comments | Filed in Brewer: Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle, Country: Belgium, Grade: A plus, Style: Dubbel

7% ABV from a bottle I’ll spoil this review right off the bat and tell you I’m giving this beer an A+. After giving only two A pluses in my first 100 reviews, this will now be my second A+ in my last nine. I’m starting to feel like a grade-inflating Harvard professor, doling out […]