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Abbey Dubbel - Flying Fish Brewing Company

Abbey DubbelAbbey Dubbel

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BA SCORE
80
good

457 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 457
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%


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 jtierney89:
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got a single bottle from a Spirits Unlimited so it's probably pretty old (You can never find a fresh beer at a Spirits Chain in NJ, just a warning) but I figured since it's a dubbel it should hold up. (Also the only beers that ever make it to a spirits mix-a-six section is old beers and seasonals so)

Clear brown color with a head that quickly dies. Faint nose of dark belgian candy sugars, beets, caramel and toffee.

Ripe fruit flavors, on the lighter end of being medium bodied and crisp. Faint dark fruit bowl up front, followed by a sweet belgian candy sugar taste and then finishes clean with a faint lingering sweetness. The flavors are right but barely and almost undetectable (and for once it tastes kind of fresh) touch of alcohol heat. Simple light and drinkable. But that's not how I want my dubbels. This tastes more like a crossover beer as if AB-inbev made a friendly 7.99 six pack dubbel for people to try. The flavors are right if you dig for them, unoffensive, and light. Kind of like "My-First-Dubbel" kind of thing.

This is not a bad beer.
Though it Doesn't embody a true dubbel in my opinion, just an intro to one.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 03:29:56 | More by jtierney89
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A: Translucent ruby brown body, with a bone white head. Decent lacing and retention.

S: Typical dark fruit smell, along with brown sugar and

T: Dark fruit, along with banana, clove, and some mild citrus

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A: A deep-reddish amber hue, close to a mahogany, but not quite. An off-white, slightly khaki colored one-finger head starts off looking nice, but eventually fades to nearly nothing. A legion of pen-dot sized bubbles remains on top with a ring of equally tiny bubbles around the edges. One or two instances of lacing left down the glass.

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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.