Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.13/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a fluted pilsner glass at the Saltwater Grille in Litchfield, Conn.
A: Poured a mahogany amber color with tawny edges and a creamy head of ivory foam. Lacing was nice and carbonation seemed adequate.
S: Smells slightly nutty and fruity, with a bit of an alcohol aroma too. Figs, dried dates and walnuts go hand in hand with the spicy, fruity floral aroma.
T: Taste is fairly smooth and fruity. There's some alcohol bite, but not much. It has a bit of that dark Belgian sugar flavor to go with the dried fruits and slight hop spiciness. Tastes like an American Dubbel, not that that's a bad thing here.
M: Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, a bit sticky and spicy with a smooth finish.
D: Quite drinkable at a robust 7.6%, but it masks its strength very well. I wouldn't session this one, but it's good for a deuce, and would probably pair well with a roasted meat or red-fleshed fish.
It was lacking a bit of that Belgian punch I've come to expect from a Dubbel, but the variety of specialty malts and dark Belgian sugar made for a tasty and interesting Dubbel.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2009 19:33:40 | More by Gambrinus1184
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3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
a. Nice brown color, cloudy, with 1.5 finger tan head. Disappears quickly into a trace skimming the top.
s. Spicier than expected - malt coriander, cinnamon
t. Coriander from the spice or the yeast, alcohol on the finish
m. For a 7% ABV it does not hide the alcohol well. Dry, alcohol finish hurts mouthfeel.
o. OK Beer - Coriander kills it for me, but if you like coriander, give this a try.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 18:08:14 | More by gonzo000
Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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