Abbey Dubbel - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Reviews by MbpBugeye:
2/5 rDev -43.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Given to me by InebriatedJoker, thanks Mike!
Not really that pretty of a beer. Its murky looking. It's at about an 85% cloudiness it seems; some parts of the glass seem like they want to be clear. The head was tough to coax out, and had no retention.
There is a predominate dark fruit aroma; its not fresh, but rather rotty and odd. There is also some cocoa here and there as well as grass hop notions.
A little bit of the cherry fruitness that I attribute to a good dubbel is here, but again, its an old and rotting fruitiness. Odd nips of cocoa and root beer or cola come around. The finish showcases more of those mushed up cherry notes, a little bit of cherry stem and some alcoholic notions.
Carbonation isn't running rampant, but it still manages to be very sharp. Aside from that the body does nothing. There's no good rich fullness to it, once you swallow its all gone.
I'm an Abbey Ale purist and this is another fine example of American brewers not having a damn clue how to brew them. Not a disgusting beer, but way, way off the mark.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2011 01:06:32 | More by MbpBugeye
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3.36/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
P- Wegmans in Mechanicsburg, PA
A- A reddish amber color that is clear. really no head and minimal lacing.
S- Vinegar malts and roasted nuts. I get some sugary hints as well maybe molasses. Smell is very inviting.
F- dark chocolate roasted malts dominate the mouth. molasses or some sort of dark candied sugar fruit. I cant put my tongue on it.
M- malty and creamy. It gets to be struggle as you get closer to the bottom. The malts tend to over dominate.
O- not a bad brew but not sure I would have it at a bar. It is worth a try but nothing more.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 19:50:47 | More by Dodo2step
Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.