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Althea - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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123 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 2
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%

DrFunkenstein, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Stalgondo, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

JamieDuncan, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

DavoleBomb, Dec 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

sendbeer, Dec 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

CreightonSM, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

irish01980, Dec 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Drknight, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

northstar23, Dec 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bshiban, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of stakem
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

stakem, Dec 10, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -38%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

brauseboof, Dec 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Sarge3130, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

NonicPanic, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BeerForMuscle, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ChipMurray, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

calcnerd, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Syracuse12, Nov 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

reizorc, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

andthevolcano, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Kegatron, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

DrDemento456, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

RRC03, Nov 20, 2013
Althea from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.