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2 Turtle Doves

Name – 2 Turtle Doves
Country – United States
Type – Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Appearance – Poured jet black with a bubbly light brown head.

Smell – Roasted malts, a bit of coffee, cocoa.

Taste – Very complex with so many flavors to pick up.  The roasted malts and coffee tastes are slightly there but I think the rich cocoa, chocolate and nut flavors really are the prominent tastes and the gems of this one.  It gets a little boozy as it warms up but nothing to much.

I first had a sample of this in November at the Boca Beer Lovers Meetup at the Coffee District and loved it.  I thought it was more of stout then.  I then had a bottle while in Pennsylvania in December and I still loved it.  Now with the Bruery down here in South Florida I was able to pick up a few bottles and give it a proper review.  I love this beer, plain and simple.  So that’s why it’s getting this mark.

Overall Grade – A+

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10 Comments

  • Reply Beer Drinker

    Nice review, Mike. I agree. Very complex. I did like it, but I couldn’t get past the power alcohol and sweetness at the end. Did you by chance share it? That could’ve been my problem.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Mike

    I actually enjoyed it all by myself. I still have two bottles left that I’m going to age. I might pick up a third to share with friends.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:07 am
  • Reply Phil (the Fermentation)

    WOW! and A+

    I think i am going to have to pick up a bottle or two.

    February 10, 2010 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Mike

    You absolutely must get a few!

    February 10, 2010 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Don

    Sounds tasty Mike. We do get the Bruery, but a very limited selection, and I’m not one to drop $13 on a beer I think is just going to be ok. I’ll look for this one though. Thanks for the review.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Mike

    I don’t know about the pricing everywhere but down here 2 Turtle Doves is only $9.99 a bottle. Actually the only thing of theirs that we have over that is Saison Rue. All the other stuff we get (White Orchard, Rugbrod, Hottenroth and this) are under $10. I couldn’t recommend this one in particular more.

    February 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Michael Reinhardt

    I’ve been holding onto a bottle of this for a couple of months. I should pick up another one and try it. I’m fighting the urge to drink mine over cellaring it.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm
  • Reply Mike

    That’s why I have bought a few so I can enjoy now and later.

    February 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm
  • Reply Scott-TheBrewClub

    I’m hoping to see more of their stuff around here, but no place reasonably close to me has any. I’ve found that I like this beer style.

    February 11, 2010 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Mike

    That’s odd you can’t find it. I know Peter at Simply Beer can find The Bruery and then Philly carries it. Bizzare.

    February 11, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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