Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle (batch 3411 date stamp 12:37) poured into a tulip glass. Slow pour to keep most of yeast behind mostly succeeded, but some sediment came along with the pour.
Appearance: Translucent coppery-orange-brown color. Off white persistent thin head with nice persistent strands of lacing.
Smell: One must really let this one warm up to let the aroma out. Not a lot of anything when first poured cold, but as it warms up I get some yeast, dark fruits, and just the barest hint of something smoky and roasted (borderline burnt). Even when warmed up the aroma is a bit weak.
Taste: A mix of interesting flavors. Caramelized malt, bitter coffee, spicy notes, slight metallic taste, some woody notes. Hard to pull them out and in what order I get them.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, airy carbonation - a little bit of lingering on the teeth though.
Overall / Drinkability: I wonder if this one was past due - I can't tell since the batch and date code are meaningless to me. It's not really wowing me but it's not bad - a bit weak in the aroma dept. and the blend of tastes isn't quite doing it for me, but it's interesting enough I'm glad I tried it.
Serving type: bottle
08-08-2012 00:09:59 | More by damndirtyape
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4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz. bottle poured into a stemmed tulip.
(A)- Pours a clear cranberry red color with some mahogany shades. Minimal off-white froth but with good retention.
(S)- Lots of biscuit-like yeast. Plenty of bubblegum meets some dark fruits and banana at the end.
(T)- Very similar to the smell with a dry biscuity yeast meets some dark fruits, banana, and subtle bubblegum.
(M)- A good carbonation level. A slight grainy feel the the beer texture-wise, but tastes great and minimal bitterness.
(O)- Not many american brewers makes a great dubbel, but this one is one of the best I have had from the states.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 16:19:07 | More by sweemzander
Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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