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Dubbel Abbey - Union Barrel Works

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
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Union Barrel Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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Dubbel |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: weeare138 on 03-06-2008

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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7
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3.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of yourefragile
4.07/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.07/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

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3.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of weeare138
3.87/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Dubbel Abbey from Union Barrel Works
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