Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by granger10:
4/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This offering pours a murky dark woody color with copper around the edges of the glass. Solid sized head with good retention.
Aroma is of sweet caramel, earthy notes, yeast, nutty, and slightly floral with a little sting in the end.
Taste brings me roasted acorns up front mixing with a slightly sugar note then dark fruity flavors of plums, raisins, and purple grape skins. Becomes more chocolately, at first its like cocoa but later its a bitter chocolate mixed a nutty flavor until the finish. Slight acidity underneath the malts and yeast. Finish is yeasty dry, slightly astringent, and lingering. I really like this yeast strain they are using here.
All the flavors are very subtle and go well but I'd almost like to see more vinous flavors and a mellowing together of the residual sugars, hops, and yeast. This is lively on the tongue.
Quite enjoyable and good complexity. I'm thinking that this is a rather fresh batch I got here and I could see this aging quite well for about 2 years. I wish there was some kind of dating code on here but I can't find one.
Many thanks to brewguru for the offering.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2005 22:26:08 | More by granger10
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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
86 out of 100 based on 1,332 ratings.