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Althea - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Althea Belgian Double with Plums

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-26-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

zestar, Wednesday at 12:10 PM
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -5.2%

StephenHopking, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

krs0123, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

stomioka, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

pisano, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

berkshire413, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

NJBeer265, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of tgolden14
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first, the plum flavors in this beer completely overwhelm and not in a good way. However, subsequent sips allow for the greatness in this beer to come out. This is a very refreshing brew, with just the right amount of fruit to go along with just the right amount of hops. Surprisingly, It pairs very well with a meaty lasagna.

tgolden14, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

micropale, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DustinSWB, May 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38%

marleyr, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

GrumpyGirl, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ChaelCox, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Nordbier, Mar 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

sheofshortness, Mar 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

paulys55, Mar 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

beergorrilla, Mar 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38%

Zaphog, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

claspada, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kaelingirl, Mar 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

skiofpinsk, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Served in a goblet, the beer pours a clear ruby red color with about an inch and a half light tan head that sticks around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit (plums, figs), clove, peppery spice, blackberries, caramel and brown sugar. It tastes like sweet and tart dark fruit (plums, figs, raisins, red grapes), blackberries, peppery spice, bready malt/dark bread, cloves, brown sugar and caramel. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a little bit syrupy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good brew overall. At $7.99 a bottle (and with $1 from each bottle sold going to a local Breast Cancer charity), I'd buy it again. Definitely worth a try.

bluejacket74, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into chalice; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours moderately hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big plum, blackberry, prune, raisin, fig, pear, molasses, toast, brown bread, dark candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of plum, fruity/spicy yeast, and dark malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big plum, blackberry, prune, raisin, fig, pear, dark candi sugar, molasses, toast, dark bread, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light dark fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of plum, prune, blackberry, fig, raisin, pear, molasses, dark bread, toast, dark candi sugar, herbal, clove, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and big robustness of plum, fruity/spicy yeast, and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately slick, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice dubbel style. All around good balance and complexity of plum, fruity/spicy yeast, and dark malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Feb 23, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Althea has the Belgian look down, with a huge, frothy head perched atop the rosewood colored liquid

Smell: Fruity, with plum, blackberry and bubble gum tones, buttressed by a spicy Belgian yeast profile

Taste: Fruit and spice mix together, on the front end, with the plum, blackberry and bubble gum tones mixing with clove; in the middle, a medicinal, herbal tone builds and is almost acrid, like the bitterness from the skin of the plums or perhaps the pit

Mouthfeel: Medium body but buoyantly carbonated; perhaps a bit too much so

Overall: Were it not for the medicinal tone, I would really have enjoyed this beer and forgiven it for the slight over-carbonation; still, I rather enjoyed it but these issues kept it from being top flight for me

brentk56, Feb 15, 2014
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Althea from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.