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Abbey Dubbel - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 16
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 07-23-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by Thingus:
Photo of Thingus
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recieved as part of a trade with nas4atu... Thanks Eric!! Live review, bottle into Duvel Tulip

Appearance; pours a cloudy mahogany reddish brown color, with maybe a half finger of bubbly brown head, that dissipates exceptionally quickly leaving no lacing and a very thin film... 

Smell; has a bready quality, hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and spices... Definitely has the "Belgian Yeast" smell going as well... The best I can describe that is muted notes of raisins and other similar dark fruits...

Taste; has a definite bready backbone, hints of raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon... Plenty of other spices I can't discern, slight notes of caramel and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel; effervescent in the mouth, with a juicy finish, I'd put this on the lighter side of medium body...

Overall; my fondness for the Belgian style has unfortunately faded quite a bit since the start of my craft beer journey... This was a very enjoyable beer of a style that I don't spend time with.

Thingus, Feb 14, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

BeerDreadz, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of warnerry
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours amber with a minimal amount of quickly dissipating head. No. lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet caramel malt and maybe a bit of raisin. Very subdued. Not picking up any of the spice notes that I enjoy from this style. Still smells pretty good though.

T - Taste is similar to smell, .ostly caramel malts and some hint of raisin. Not getting much else.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation.

O - A drinkable brew, but not a great example of the style.

warnerry, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of Afroman
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Afroman, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +12.7%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Guden
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Light brown with a weak tan head, a little hazy, not great but appetizing enough.

S- Cherries, brown sugar and raisins mingle with soft earthy components. Pretty appetizing.

T- Very much like the nose but with added subtle spice in the finish. Awesome.

M- Medium body and creamy soft carbonation lends to this one being a great sipper.

D- Pretty smooth but balanced, could have more now and will definitely have again. Good beer.

Guden, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of Jason
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long neck bottle with no freshness date, Flying Fish logo on the label but nothing about the beer.

Appearance: Reddish amber with a light chill haze, better than decent off white lace which sticks on the glass like a champ.

Smell: Clean on the nose with quick aromas of roasted malt, light medicinal phenols and a burnt raisin fruitiness. Light caramel and bready aroma also.

Taste: Real smooth mouth feel lead with a creamy and subduing crispness. Medium body from the ample dose of malt. Big chocolaty malt flavour that has levels of roasted and toasted malt and flows into a light medicinal flavour. Roasted malt bullies the delicate palate around too much though does not get into any kind of burnt flavours. Bitterness of the hops rides the tide of roasted flavours to balance, malt flavours flex more middle to end. Nutty yeast complements the roasted flavours, upfront yet vague fruitiness with clean alcoholic esters. Drying effect and flavour take over the after taste with remnants of the medicinal phenols as well as some fruitiness.

Notes: Not a bad try, a tad too much roasted malt flavour with a close to over kill phenolic character that seems too clean. Say it again, not bad but not close to a real Belgian Dubbel whether abbey or trappist or just from Belgium.

Jason, Nov 07, 2001
Photo of Billolick
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no freshness dating. Pours dark russet brown, low carbonation, minimal white, tiny bubble film, leaving some lacing. Makty candi sugar nose. Smooth malt body, sweet, with candi sugars, notes of rum, raisins. Thin body, a bit watery for a dubbel. Sort of a "Dubble lite" Pleasant stuff, but on the lite side as far as body and flavor go.

Billolick, Jun 06, 2004
Photo of jakester
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is from a sampler case from FF. Expiration date clearly marked on the case!! YEA!!

Pours a beautiful, clear, amber with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head falls quickly to islands and a ring. However, some lacing is observed throughout the drink. Carbonation evident.

Aroma is strong toasted caramel malts, some phenolics, not much else. Doesn't really have that Belgiany smell, you know? Alcohol comes through as it warms.

Flavor is pretty damn sweet. Is this a brown ale? Toasted caramel, medicinal a little bit. Some attempt to balance the sweetness with some hop bitterness. Warmth from alcohol is present, as well. Doesn't really have that Belgiany taste, either! Aftertaste is sweet/hot.

Mouthfeel is sweet, with soft carbonation across the tongue. Long finish is lip-smacking sweetness.

As for drinkability, as a Belgian Style Dubbel, it fails, but as a strong, I don't know, Newcastle Brown Ale, it's pretty damn yummy! It even LOOKS like Newcastle. Maybe Flying Fish should call this something else. It would definitely appeal to lovers of brown ales.

jakester, Jul 25, 2005
Photo of tallcoolone
4/5  rDev +12.7%

tallcoolone, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

wattoclone, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Tabni
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Tabni, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of tylerbrowe
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

tylerbrowe, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of jburchett
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jburchett, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of mdtnelson
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mdtnelson, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Very much brown ale esque with a ruby brown hue and tan head leaves nice scattered lacing not bad. Aroma: Biscuit malt sweetness low hop presence some undertoned fruit notes produced by their house yeast not bad. Taste: Toasted malts biscuit sweetness rolls nicely not a bad dubbel just not a true dubbel for me finishes very sugary and cereal in nature not like it's Belgian brethran at all. Mouthfeel: Becomes cloying midway through a bit sticky and syrupy with a rough carbonation in the mix wow not a fan of this one. Drinkability: Medocirty in some of it's glory right in front of me not a dubbel definitely an American Brown ale.

WVbeergeek, Nov 23, 2004
Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle of re-formulated(?) 7.2% ABV ale called "Abbey Dubbel". Consumed from a snifter near the best by date on the label: 30 March 2013. Pours a nice orange-mahogany color, clear despite a tiny amount of sediment, The head is small, short-lived, and leaves little lacing.

Aroma/Taste: nice and true to style; sweet with plenty of dark fruit; brown sugar, toffee/caramel. The flavor largely follows the nose. Still sweet, and a tad too sweet, but not as sweet (or yeasty) as the nose indicates.

M: not bad but a bit too asteingent and thin.

O: Not up with the finer Belgian dubbels but certainly respectable and far less expensive in the US

chinchill, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of jamisonspitzer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jamisonspitzer, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of rastaman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma and start are sweet and yeasty (ribena and apple skins that have been lying in the sun for a while), some plums, grapes and a touch of nuttyness and caramel. I dig the malts, caramelly, nutty, slightly smoky and roasty, plummy, some grapes, light acidity and tartness. Belgian yeast is obvious, nice dry finish to counter the sweetness in the start. In a wierd way i wasn't expecting too much, but i was pleasantly surprised. I dig the lingering nuttyness in your mouth after every sip.

rastaman, Jun 21, 2003
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(Served in a chalice)
A- This beer has a big clear garnet body with a thin wisp of big bubbles making a head. There is a sea of big bubbles popping to the surface.
S- This beer has a clean aroma with a soft dry sugary malt note ans some honey malt notes come through as the beer opens up.
T- This beer has a soft dry malt flavor with a bit of a dark malt note and some toasted qualities. The soft dark caramel taste comes through in the sweet finish.
M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a big fizzy bite in the finish. There is no alcohol heat noticed.
D- There is not much flavor to this beer with a hint of malt and no real yeast characteristics.

rhoadsrage, Sep 04, 2010
Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

richkrull, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

wander4, May 30, 2012
Photo of TeamAlphaDoG
1/5  rDev -71.8%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of Ryanm1
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This Belgian style dubbel is brewed right nearby in Cherry Hill, NJ. Flying fish is a classic brew co that has some good stuff on tab.

Can't hate on the dubbel ale. Its a bit stong registering at a 7.0% but thats a Dubbel. It had great mouth feel and a descent amount of carbination.

Ryanm1, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

#BOTG 76!

Poured from bottle into New Belgium tulip glass. Pours a dirty brown rain water color, very little head retention. some head pools into the middle of the glass. I guess it looks like a Dubbel, but not one of the better examples. Smell- caramel syrup, raisins, a buttery aroma as well. Decent, but points detracted because it reminds me of what melted milk drops smell like when in a movie theater next to buttery popcorn. Chemically in some ways. Taste- chocolate cherry cough syrup. raisins, butter. This is a stylistic miss, and the chemically syrupy nature of this is present even more. This is not a good dubbel, below average. Mouthfeel is syrupy thick. Not good. This would be a strike out.

lnashsig, Jun 27, 2012
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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.