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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: 10.44%
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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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

12-01-2013 07:04:03 | More by NonicPanic
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-30-2013 23:07:28 | More by BeerForMuscle
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-29-2013 19:47:35 | More by ChipMurray
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-27-2013 04:56:46 | More by calcnerd
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-27-2013 01:29:57 | More by Syracuse12
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-25-2013 13:52:57 | More by reizorc
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andthevolcano

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-24-2013 17:29:56 | More by andthevolcano
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-24-2013 02:22:10 | More by Kegatron
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Woo! A new Weyerbacher beer! Into a pint glass

A - Great carbonation with a solid 2 inch head in my glass. Beer is a hazy amber brown. Looks good.
S - Well it smells mildly tart not very medical, fruity yeasts very sweet smelling.
T - Well it's actually quite good mild tobacco with a touch of sweet herbal plum not very tart but balanced. Dubbel notes are mildly sour mostly sweet caramel malts and bready body. Just a mild dry finish with a medicinal cherry tint. Overall tasty.
M - Medium bodied, chewy and tart. On body with the style.

Overall not overly blown away but this is the first plum based beer that works. Pity it's 8 dollars a bomber or I would get another.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 04:47:30 | More by DrDemento456
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RRC03

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2013 23:11:34 | More by RRC03
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2013 01:52:27 | More by Giantspace
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random846

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-17-2013 21:31:56 | More by random846
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-16-2013 03:15:10 | More by KJ2013
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gavjamhawk

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2013 23:50:44 | More by gavjamhawk
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-15-2013 23:17:21 | More by NYR_Rob
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JakeDebus

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-11-2013 19:46:42 | More by JakeDebus
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-09-2013 23:11:58 | More by WanderingFool
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steelslug92

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-09-2013 16:39:34 | More by steelslug92
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-06-2013 15:58:59 | More by taospowder
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Weyerbacher Althea, poured into a Rochefort goblet.

Pours out a soft brown color with darkness and not much passing light. A good head for a dubbel. Thick, and long-standing. Dense, and nearly tan in color. Attractive.

I get tart tannic fruit skins in the nose; evidence of the plum addition. Has a richer sweetness, also indicative, that includes plum flesh, bing cherry, malty richness, brown ale notes, light phenols, tobacco, and aged hops. Actually, very plummy, indeed.

Phenols in the flavor profile evoke medicinal compounds and a strange fruitiness that includes plums and the tannic qualities of the black varietal. More tobacco, nuances of clove, prune, dark maltiness, some residual candi sugar after-effects, and a bitter tartness. As it warms, I get more of those semi-tart cherry notes with red grape character. But, this beer is pretty dry compared to most Belgian-born dubbels. I am in-tune with that dryness, but some extra sugars could help the other complexities to shine.

Sopping wet with aid from a medium level carbonation. Not a bad drink, if not slightly too showy with booze.

Nothing really special, but I can get down with this, what with all of the Bornems and Ommegang Abbeys. I still approve of this effort.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 04:05:14 | More by thecheapies
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a mahogany color with hints of a ruby red shining through. Upon pouring there is a fantastic tan colored head of two fingers that is massively thick and creamy looking. The head very slowly fades over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some darker fruits of plum, prune, and raisin complimented by a good strong malty smell which consists of a mix of biscuit, roasted malt and a bit of a doughy smell. Other aromas of banana and yeast as well as some spice of clove and coriander are there as well, creating a nice dubbel like smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with fruit flavors of plum and cherry upfront with a lighter level of a bready and slightly doughy like flavor. A good level of yeast and spice start right from the start with the spice being a nice mix of coriander and clove. The fruit flavors, while strong at the start, get even stronger as the flavor advances even further. Some raisin joins the profile with the plum flavor gaining a bit of potency and being joined by some lighter grass flavors. Some light alcohol flavors come to the tongue at the end being joined a little bit of a grapy wine like flavor to leave a dark fruity Belgian dubbel flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side for a dubbel of a 7.7% abv with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A little more carbonation may have been slightly better for the fruit and yeast flavors of the brew, but overall the feel was OK.

Overall – A decent dubbel with a decent fruitiness. Rather pleasant drinking and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:15:52 | More by Darkmagus82
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-02-2013 15:57:07 | More by BigMike
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-02-2013 02:43:34 | More by weeare138
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Suds

Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a dark, hazy brew with a thick tan head....the aroma is yeasty, with a little malt and fruit. Some bubblegum, and plenty of Phenolic scents. The taste is where the fruit rally comes out. Plum is note don't eh bottle, and I get the flavor, especially as I work through the beer. The beer is semi sweet, with less malt flavor than the smell projected. Lots of complexity, though... hop, spice, yeast, alcohol, fruit. Medium body. An interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 00:52:10 | More by Suds
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-02-2013 00:27:08 | More by kylehay2004
Althea from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.