Central City / Parallel 49 2014 Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Calendar Day #24 – Rum & Raisin Belgian Dubbel

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown Calendar Day #24

  • My Rating: [D]

Dubbel Trubbel / Rum & Raisin Belgian Dubbel – Central City Brewing & Parallel 49 Collaboration, 6.5% ABV – 330ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada)

-Done with 2014 calendar 2 years late, the summary will be posted shortly.

  • Style: (flavoured; Rum, raisin) Abbey Dubbel
  • Taste: Flat basic sour barley candi malt tangy
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: gads no

Visual: Pours mahogany reddish brown with a quickly dissipating low head, suspended micro sediment, ringed retention, a few bubbles here and there.

Nose: hints of dark fruit/fig-date, not much there. (lvl-2)-pungency

Attack: almost flat, half-slick

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, barely tingly, (MAIN) candi barley malt, sour cherry, light pukey, raisin, sour-tangy

Finish: hints of rum, residual acidic-tangy malt finish.

Summary: The 24th and last beer of the 2014 countdown calendar; what a letdown. Desperately lacking in carbonated mouthfeel and neither rum nor raisin are prominently showcased.