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Althea - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

109 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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metter98

New York

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear reddish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that slowly died down but never completely faded away.
S: The smell begins to develop as the beer warms up—there are notes of Belgian yeast and plums.
T: Much like the smell, the plum flavors really begin to develop as the beer warms up and overshadow the Belgian yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be somewhat enjoyable, but only after it warmed up and the aromas and flavors of plums began to develop. No traces of alcohol are perceptible.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 22:49:07 | More by metter98
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BBB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2014 01:44:02 | More by BBB
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-14-2014 06:13:55 | More by bmjivi221
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StevenH

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-13-2014 06:38:01 | More by StevenH
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-13-2014 02:22:46 | More by Hockey_Fan
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-11-2014 01:48:34 | More by ummswimmin
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mctizzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2014 03:32:39 | More by mctizzz
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2014 02:19:24 | More by PEIhop
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dannyhead

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-02-2014 06:24:33 | More by dannyhead
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2014 03:10:13 | More by SadMachine
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Ljudsignal

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml cork-and-cage poured into my trusty Night Shift tulip glass.

Pours a hazy reddish-brown with an initial frothy two-finger tan head. Head gradually subsides to a surprisingly robust ring of foam and a light film atop the beer. Minimal lacing, but decent legs on this one.

In the nose, a potent blend of dark fruits--the expected plums, but also raisins, prunes, and cherries--as well as burnt brown sugar, caramel, yeast, clove, and a light medicinal note.

In the mouth, sweet malts and burnt sugars gives way to a brief plummy and fruity note mid-palate, before yeasty banana and coriander esters emerge towards the back of the palate. A subtle earthy hop and yeasty bitterness also appears throughout, as well as a slightly unpleasant clove-y medicinal note that occasionally threatens to overpower the more agreeable flavors.

Medium-bodied, crisp and carbonated. Slightly syrupy towards the back, could stand to be a little more carbonated to balance the saccharine feel. Alcohol is not readily apparent.

On the whole, a respectable dubbel that falls just short of being excellent. A little too syrupy, not quite dry and spicy enough in the finish, and the omnipresent medicinal note is a little jarring. Still a solid take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 02:01:58 | More by Ljudsignal
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DrFunkenstein

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2013 17:11:30 | More by DrFunkenstein
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2013 18:24:17 | More by st9647v3
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Stalgondo

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-29-2013 04:49:49 | More by Stalgondo
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-28-2013 02:21:50 | More by JamieDuncan
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

4.0 A: Burgundy brown color. Three plus fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left.

4.25 S: The plums in this are absolutely wonderful. Big aroma that perfectly complements the base beer. Blackberry, currants, and figs add in an extra fruity kick. Starts dry but has sweet caramel undertones. Lightly spicy yeastiness with pepper and a hint of clove. Very nice.

4.0 T: Taste is also quite good, but it doesn't quite match the nose. Fruits mentioned above again with lots of plum. Tangy tartness that wasn't evident in the nose. Caramel and toasty malts. On the drier side overall.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness. Light on the tongue and super smooth.

4.0 D: Tasty beer that I recommend picking up.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 07:03:15 | More by DavoleBomb
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-23-2013 19:41:32 | More by sendbeer
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CreightonSM

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-20-2013 05:03:06 | More by CreightonSM
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irish01980

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-19-2013 21:08:33 | More by irish01980
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-17-2013 20:10:24 | More by Drknight
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northstar23

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-12-2013 02:20:14 | More by northstar23
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-11-2013 22:33:08 | More by bshiban
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to BA ClockworkOrange for sharing this 750ml. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears a murky brown with a tan cap. Some orange clarity is seen around the edges. Patchy lace sticks to the glass.

The aroma is sugary with yeasty spiciness and a hint of something almost grassy. Some belgian candy quality blends to bubblegum and banana. A bit of sulfur towards the tail end.

The taste includes that previously mentioned belgian candy sugar sweetness. Somewhat fruity with pear, apple and bubblegum. A bit herbal, grassy and spicy with clove and more fruitiness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. A little too sweet feeling with not enough malt character (if that makes any sense?) It feels too much like candy and lacks depth. The spice and seemingly a melange of fruity esters just isnt enough to combat the sweetness. Worth trying but I would peobably not revist.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 15:21:09 | More by stakem
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Alex5

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

12-10-2013 03:16:54 | More by Alex5
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-05-2013 00:42:17 | More by brauseboof
Althea from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.