Dubbel Abbey - Union Barrel Works
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tgbljb:
3.63/5 rDev -4%
Served as a deep reddish brown colored beer with off-white puffy head. Good retention and some modest lacing.
Smell demonstrates some dark fruit, candi sugar and some bready malt.
Taste is a bit dissapointing,. there is a sweet malt presence, but very understated. Some molasses also present.
Only average taste retention.
Somewhat lacking. Way too easy easy to drink, with just not enough flavor. A dubbel for the masses.
08-24-2008 19:37:22 | More by tgbljb
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev +7.9%
Called Dubbel U on the menu (to distinguish from Double Barrel and Doppelbock). Served on-tap at the brewpub.
A: The ale is a dark chocolatey brown color, fairly still without the turbidity that most dubbels have. A finger or so of white head sat atop the ale.
S: The aroma is bready with candi sugar and blackstrap molasses adding a sweet nature.
T: The malty body is quite strong, spicy with a flavor that seems like rye. A touch of smokiness also lingers throughout. The candi sugars are powerful, dry and sweet with the burnt intensity of blackstrap molasses peeking out. The ale is very hearty with a strong malt focus that is typical of UBW's German offerings. This beer straddles the perilous line between Germany and Belgium and makes it look easy.
M: Thick malts, touches of smoke and lots of candi sugars really pack a wallop in the taste department.
D: This German dubble is one of the most unique dubbels I've ever had, strong malt focus with plenty of sweetness lingering throughout.
07-10-2008 20:13:11 | More by akorsak
3.83/5 rDev +1.3%
Apears a dark amber with a reddish hue and a small white ehad that slowly fades into a collar. Scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of raisins, plums, prunes, Munich malt, caramel, toffee, & cocoa powder.
Taste is of the same with grainy sweetness, and mild dryness of raisins, bready yeast, and brown sugar.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, mildly sweet on the front of the tongue of raisin bread and finishing semi-dry with a peppery note. Well done. It actually gets better and grows on you during the enjoyment with a crisp, clean breadiness.
03-06-2008 19:05:01 | More by weeare138
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a smokey pale, crystal, and roasted malt scent with some raisony yeast character as well. The taste is decent also. It has a dry, malty flavor that goes down easy and finishes with fruity yeast esters. Again, it's got a nice raisony character. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tastey beer with excellent character.
10-21-2008 11:48:27 | More by WesWes
District of Columbia
4.08/5 rDev +7.9%
12 oz pour at restaurant.
A: Clear, deep nut brown color with dark red/plum like tinges. Off white, like brown head, nice retention but not much lacing.
S: Dark fruit, malt, cocoa, molasses spicier than expected.
T: Medium body with light carbonation, somewhat smooth. Very strong malt body and light smokey taste and finishes with a strong nutty aftertaste. Body has strong belgian yeast flavor with some spiciness and the dark fruit from the aroma. Not a bad dubbel, not spectacular . Somewhat interesting as it was leaning heavier on the malt body than others do. Very easy drinking and I particularly like the malty sweet, nutty aftertaste.
08-22-2008 20:29:31 | More by yourefragile
3.93/5 rDev +4%
Poured a clear chestnut brown color with a pinky of creamy off-white head. OK retention and some lacing. Smells of dark fruits, nuts, molasses, roasted malt, cocoa powder, and even a hint of lemon. Tastes of candied dark fruits like figs, raisins, and plums followed by more sweetness from molasses mix with bread, nuts, and roasted malts and a finishing hint of light grassy earth bitterness. Medium bodied and low in carbonation. Sweet with nice roasted aspects and a slight bittering finish. Not what I was expecting this to taste like, in fact I had to make sure it was the correct beer since they have several starting with "Double", but it was pretty good and something that I would get again, most likely for dessert.
07-07-2008 21:50:21 | More by HopDerek
3.4/5 rDev -10.1%
On tap at UBW on 3/21/08.
A - Deep chestnut-colored body with garnet and plum hues, and a minimal off-white head that disappeared almost immediately. Very little carbonation present. Not much lacing either.
S - Pretty weak nose with some mild dark fruit, especially cherry, and some sweet candi sugar. Some faint spices also present, but nothing really jumps out.
T - Some Belgian yeast and spices with a dark fruit flavor and a syrupy sweetness. Finish is quite bready and malty. Hops are primarily earthy, but there is also a distinct smokey flavor present.
M - Medium body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy texture. Finish is a bit spicy and moderately bitter on the tongue.
D - Decent dubbel. Not one of my favorite styles, but this one is pretty unique due to the smokey aspect. ABV is not too apparent in this brew.
03-23-2008 22:40:12 | More by ffejherb
Dubbel Abbey from Union Barrel Works
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.