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Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,477 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,477
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 35
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Dubbel boasts a deep red color and a complex malty taste. The finish is dry with subtle hints of chocolate and nuts. The yeast asserts itself by lending a classic Belgian fruitiness.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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4.93/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Burgundy, mahogany with a nice light brown head and subdued carbonation but leaves nice lace. Raisiny fruit-cake aroma with light peppery spiciness. NIce chocolate, malty, raisin mix in flavor and not too sweet. Medium-full bodied with spicy alcohol tones ... nice ! A dry finish.

An excellent value !

Label states: "Belgian Style Ale" & "Seven malts, a special sugar, and our own Belgian Yeast" & "Methode Champenoise"

Per A.B.Co. website: Original Gravity: 1064

Batch #12 (hand numbered) (aged a few years maybe)
Tasted: 08/23/03

Batch #27
Tasted: 05/18/05 (with consistent notes)

($4.99 / 25.4 oz. / 750 ml corked tall straight bottle with a wire cage)

Photo of yelterdow
4.88/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An example from Batch #46, this has been cellared for at least two, possibly three years. 750ml bottle served between fridge and cellar temperature, allowing to come to room temperature at the end of the tasting.

Served in a wide mouthed Westmalle chalice and paired with two sausages and Raclette cheese from France.

Appearance- On a traditional pour, this beer glows light brown with a trace of cognac, even cherry red in the light. Beautifully light in body, it supports a pale bisque three finger head that reduces over a few minutes. It's soft and delicate, lacing sporadically in long horizontal bands.

Smell- The fragrant, full aromas of dark fruit (plums, prunes, figs, and especially dates) take hold immediately... this is a luscious malty treat for the nose. Some light phenols are in the air, and I'm getting the most subtle whiff of hops. Definitely similar in smell to an Ommegang Dubbel at its prime.

Taste- This is a *perfect* example of what a properly cellared, bottle conditioned Belgian style beer is capable of becoming. Malty and sweet from the start, but the sweetness is immediately complemented by a gentle spiciness and the luscious overtones of dark, ripe fruits. The finish is the epitomy of a perfect dubbel, where the fruits concede to a malt infused palate of musty, old books and leather... and then that spritz of modest hop bitterness completes the swallow. Outrageously perfect.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Liquid velvet in the mouth. Unbelievable... it's impossible to discern the bubbles in this beer's texture. Sip after sip, I'm marveling at the balance and eloquence from start to finish. One of the best beers I've enjoyed over the last twelve months.

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4.84/5  rDev +27.4%

Photo of DudleyRose
4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very drinkable, fresh version of a Belgian. I actually liked it better than a Westmalle I had yesterday, which may have to do with the fact that the Allagash is made close by. True to style in smell and taste.

Brown, slightly cloudy, thin but persistent head. Nice candy, fruit ester taste. No off aftertaste at all. It's just a wonderful beer!

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4.8/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow!

Similar in aroma to an Ommegang, this dubbel hits you like a ton of bricks. Incredibly malty, you might think you are drinking a doppelbock...A few sips will tell you otherwise as you enjoy this sweet yet distinctly Belgiun dubbel. Hoppy aroma yet smooth...

The seven different malts in this lead you in several pleasant directions, chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee....the list goes on. Incredible balance around this.

Amazing, pls try it!

John

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4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle copped singly from Total Wine and More in West Orange... great appearance... dark, ruby-red, off-color brown with modest head... a prune-colored beer... smell is sweet, reminiscent of figs, prunes, and fruits... Allagash White is one of my favorite Witbier's, so had high hopes for this well-respected brewery... didn't disappoint... really good taste... tastes very sweet with fig flavors... some cinnammon sweetness with added fruity tones... similar to a doppelbock... good depiction of the style.. good mouthfeel and easy to drink... would never notice teh 7%ABV behind a palate of thick, rich sweetness.. Definitely recommended...

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4.72/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brown 750 ml bottle, corked & caged. Batch #35 - bottled on 12/27/02 (according to the nice lady at the brewery), sampled on 12/6/03.

Lovely mahogany colour, clear, medium sized bubbles move quickly to the top. Large off white head retains very well & leaves plenty of lace behind.

Deep & rich aromas of dark fruit, chocolate, & other less definable Belgian aromatics.

Yummy! Very port/sherry like character. Spicy with notes of allspice & cinnamon. The middle is big, round, and fruity with hints of raisins. A complex, & dry finish. Medium bodied, racing carbonation. A wonderfully aged masterpiece.

Photo of musicman575
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Color is hazy amber with a thin layer of fine, light tan bubbles.

Yeast is the dominant smell plus pear and some spiciness, even a light note of coffee.

A gentle sweetness and some dextrins compliment the bready and chocolatey malts in this medium bodied beer.

I'm enjoying this more and more!

Leaves a bit of warmth as a perfect amount of carbonation and an ample hopping finish it off

Photo of steinlifter
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This poured a hazy brownish/red, tan frothy head that hugged the glass, and left thick foam on the sides of the glass all the way through.
smell was of raisin, and plums?..definitely dark fruit.
taste was absolutley fantastic, again dark fruits, I can detect a yeasty flavor, mild hops, nice malt, bit of spiciness...extremely well balanced.
mouthfeel was full and creamy, slight dryness toward finish.
drinkability is great! a very well-done beer, on par with the "true" Belgians, I enjoyed this very much, and highly recommend!

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Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,477 ratings.