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Althea - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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83
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150 Ratings
THE BROS
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very good

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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 is a Belgian-style Dubbel brewed with plums, bottle conditioned in a 750 ml/25.4 oz. cork and cage bottle, which weighs in at a substantial 7.7% ABV. It’s a beautiful, dark and fruity ale conceived and brewed by our New Jersey Sales Representative and former Philly Beer Geek, Natalie DeChico.
Every year, hundreds of women in Weyerbacher’s home, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, are diagnosed with breast cancer. For many of these women, this means countless doctor visits, months of treatments and more. All too often this means lost wages and insurmountable bills during what is possibly the most trying time in that woman’s life.

For every bottle of Althea sold, Weyerbacher will donate $1 to The Pink Ribbon Fund to help these women – our mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and their families – cover costs like travel, child care, prostheses and more.

Althea hit the shelves in October 2013 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A limited run with an extremely important purpose, Althea is a unique and delicious way for beer lovers to support women in their fight against breast cancer.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-26-2013)
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Photo of utopiajane
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a beautiful brown with garnet hue. Lovely firm head. Nose is a bit of brown sugar and a soft bread with some malty sweetness. yeast and a bit of pepper. Plum and dark fruit like date. Floral and spices too. There's a sour scent that's just faintly under the nose. Like prunes maybe. Taste is light peppery and fruity. The fruit is sweet but there's a tartness to it. It has a mouth watering quality amidst the dry yeast. It has soft sweet malty bread in ti but it's melt in your mouth light. It's one of the sweeter dubbels I have had. Floral and brown sugar end this one with a light little ticklish bit of bitterness to linger alongside that dry malt and that plum.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of gopens44
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of ONUMello
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

Photo of BEERMILER12
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

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +29.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of Roguer
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.32/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Althea from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.