Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.25/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml corked and caged bottle (batch 101) poured into an Allagash stemmed glass.
A - Pours a slightly reddish but mostly brownish amber color with an even neutral clarity that shows a steady stream of carbonation bubbles over a mostly translucent haze. Two fingers of fluffy pale khacki head lingers for several minutes, eventually working its way to the surface only to leave behind a thick web of lacing.
S - A bit metallic up front with lots of fruity esters. I actually get quite a bit of candied apples with the mix of lightly tart fruit and some nice caramelly malt. A mix of spices including cinnamon that enhances the candy apple impression. Low level, clean hop bitterness, bready grain, hints of Belgian yeast.
T - Rich malty base with Belgian yeast character up front. Surprisingly assertive hop bitterness, clean and crisp. Spicy and fruity with the apple character of the aroma finding a prominant home in the flavor as well...also getting some raisins too. Cinnamon, candy sugar and caramel malt carry into the flavor profile too. No real alcohol is noticeable.
M - Medium/full bodied. Complex blend of malt, spicy Belgian yeast character, fruity esters, and hop bitterness. Super well balanced and surprisingly easy drinking for such a full beer.
O - This really is a great Dubbel. I find that many in the style are over the top malty and way too sweet for my liking. I'm struck the incredible balance found here. This is one of those beers that I see on the shelf all of the time and just pass over. Very happy that somebody gave this to me for a Christmas gift...otherwise I would have probably continued to ignore this fine beer.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2012 01:10:33 | More by portia99
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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
86 out of 100 based on 1,309 ratings.