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Althea - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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83
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145 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Althea Belgian Double with Plums

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-26-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle dated 9/19/14 poured into a goblet
A: Dark brown with a 1.5-finger head
S: Please see BeerMiler12's note right below mine. I couldn't write it better. Belgian yeast/malt/prune to be simple
T: Matches the nose initially with nice malt, Belgian yeast and plum notes, but just after the plum hits it turns to spoiled prunes and has a rather unpleasant finish
M: Medium-bodied but the unpleasant finish takes it down a notch
O: Happy to try this but I prefer the othr beers I've had from Wererbacher

ONUMello, Tuesday at 03:41 AM
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a deep red/mahogany color with 3+ fingers of head that slowly settles down to a fluffy cap that leaves some nice lacing

S: Belgian yeast, dark fruitiness, lots of plum, and some light spices stand out. Quite a bit of maltiness as well that balances the yeastiness nicely

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the Belgian yeast, dark fruits, and spiciness. Plum definitely stands out. An odd twang comes through from the yeast as well, which is a little distracting. Finishes with a light sweetness and more of the dark fruits and plums

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: The yeasty twang mid-palate is definitely a little distracting. Aside from that, it's a solid brew that supports a great cause

BEERMILER12, Monday at 05:15 AM
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful Dubbel: dark brown with garnet highlights, fairly clear with lots of carbonation, and topped by a thick, 1 1/2 very firm cream-colored head. Excellent retention.

Spicy, yeasty dubbel aroma. Banana bread, dark bread, a hint of cloves and nutmeg, a bit of alcohol presence. Tons of caramel and toffee, and a bit of black pepper. Prunes and dates. I don't get plum, but it may just blend together with everything else.

Plum does come through on the flavor, providing just a hint of sweetness to an otherwise bready, spicy dubbel. Very traditional abbey-style ale. For flavors, see the nose: spiced bread dominates.

Very lively with moderate sting. Medium-full feel with sticky retention.

Overall, a very nice dubbel that is stylistically not out of place. It's a little watery and spicy for my preference, but it certainly represents well among North American dubbels.

Roguer, Nov 10, 2014
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Althea from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.