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Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Dubbel AleAllagash Dubbel Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,358 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,358
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 31
Gots: 81 | FT: 1
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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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-10-2014 20:59:11 | More by gwiedman1
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-14-2014 06:09:02 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-16-2012 02:03:16 | More by jplopez21
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-28-2013 16:29:33 | More by Madfish85
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bdaggett

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-03-2014 17:34:35 | More by bdaggett
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sneaks2210

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-14-2012 21:27:53 | More by sneaks2210
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meltroha

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-18-2013 00:57:52 | More by meltroha
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biergut

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Thanks to BA spointon for this extra in our trade!

Poured in to an Affligem stemmed glass, even a hard pour did not produce much head. Color was an unfiltered light brown and aroma was very hard to determine. It was probably very subtle, but due to a little congestion, I could not make it out. Taste was mild and a little weak; I was expecting something a little stronger in taste. It is listed as 7.60% ABV but the bottle I have says 7.0% ABV on the label.

After letting it get to room temperature, I could detect a faint raisin aroma and the taste was very smooth. Still not quite what I expected from a Dubbel.

10-25-2008 02:34:53 | More by biergut
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-13-2013 02:51:56 | More by jrfehon33
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GTB

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-04-2012 17:23:31 | More by GTB
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s4s

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-26-2012 16:55:34 | More by s4s
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ThirstyHrothgar

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

08-15-2013 01:48:30 | More by ThirstyHrothgar
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-26-2013 00:15:32 | More by tom10101
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beveritt

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -15%

Presentation: Poured from a stubby 12 oz brown bottle into a Duvel chalice. Label is the typical Allagash design, with a forest of colored, falling leaves. This beer is listed as Doubel on BA, but my label says Dubbel. Also, ABV is 7.0% on Allagash's website vice the 7.2% on BA. I assume this is the same beer with slight tweaks. No freshness date.

Appearance: Pours with just shy of two fingers of light tan head. This settles slowly, leaving behind great lacing, and eventually falling to a thin coating of foam. The beer itself is a muddy brown, with slight reddish hints. Essentially opaque. Fair amount of sediment in the bottle.

Smell: Strange as this may sound, this smells distinctly like sushi, at least the nutty after-aroma I get from some sushi.

Taste: Slight metallic copper flavor upfront, followed by a very slightly sweet malt. Vegetal aged hop notes finish this one out.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is good.

Drinkability: Well, actually a little disappointed in this one. Not nearly the sweet and complex Belgian I was hoping for. I had planned on cellaring the remaining 3 of these for a few years to see what happened, but not so sure now.

01-20-2009 01:16:42 | More by beveritt
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John

New York

3.23/5  rDev -15%

Batch #24. This brew is impressive in appearance. Unfortunately that's where it ends. Maybe batch 24 is too young. Extremely high carbonation level. In fact I thought the high carbonation masked much of the flavor for the first half of the bottle. Once the brew warmed and some of the carbonation dissipated, more of the flavors shone through. I detected the typical dubbel flavors, though a bit subdued, raisins, prunes a touch of alcohol and even a bit of vanilla, cinnamon, chocolate and some nuttiness. I can think of many other dubbels I'd prefer over this one. Can't understand how this has a higher average rating than Ommegang. Maybe I should get another bottle and lay it down awhile.

04-26-2002 07:15:47 | More by John
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Halcyondays

California

3.23/5  rDev -15%

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours brown with a light white head, some good lace, fair-solid head retention.

S: Malt, brown sugar.

T: Very malty, molasses and candi sugar heavy. But that is really the flavour, there's no real complexity and yeast nuance that you find from the better Belgian examples. A good flavour, don't get me wrong, just wish there was more. Call me underwhelmed.

M: Nice medium-full body, smooth, not overcarbonated.

D: A solid real intro into this style. The American examples of tripels I have really liked, but the dubbels still have some work to do. Certainly one of the better priced 750s out there, so it's got that going for it which is nice.

02-07-2010 21:48:07 | More by Halcyondays
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts and spices. Taste is mild, malty, a tad bland. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and has average drinkability. Overall this makes for a good but unspectacular beer.

04-11-2010 19:05:06 | More by tone77
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Vancer

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Well, gonna start with the bottom line – I was really disappointed in the flavor of this staple brew. A semi-harsh, phenolic and woody finish really held it back in my ratings. Crap, I really looked forward to it.

Pour was OK – clear ruby red, lacey ring of tan. I could smell the sweet malts, Belgium yeast and sugar cane – where the hell where they in the taste??

Dry and crisp, the malts just were not there. damn

Maybe the pour into a Dixie cup had something to do with it…

12-01-2006 16:54:13 | More by Vancer
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Reviewed on 7/20/08. Bottle. Pours a dark brown/amber with a small light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, fruits, yeast, and peanut butter. Flavor strongly of nuts, with some roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol. I had this on tap awhile ago and really enjoyed this, but having it now, out of a bottle, it was uninspiring. Just ok for me.
6/4/6/4/12 (3.2/5)

12-20-2008 20:18:10 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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jmz62565

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%

This is a beautiful beer.A dark coppery color with a huge head.This has a lot of carbonation.You can smell the malt,sugar and wheat.To me,this taste like a wheat beer and I don't like wheat beer.I'll try to be objective.This has a medium feel thats not bad.
All in all this is OK for the type of beer it is,it's not my favorite.

10-17-2005 22:22:02 | More by jmz62565
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HalfFull

California

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%

Poured form a 12 oz. twist off bottle(twist off? - age unknown) into a wine glass. The Allagash Dubbel pours a slightly turbid mahogany with a bit of haze. A half inch of off white foam settles a bit too fast.

Nose appears rather hoppy yet soapy for the style, segueing to roasted malts. Yeast esters are light though there is an ample offering of leather and burnt malt notes.

Flavor follows with toasted/burnt malts, a bit of smoke and brown sugar. Finish is short and unexciting. Carbonation is light and gets lighter with exposure, not offering that bottle conditioning effervescence one might expect.

An interesting take on the style, yet not really impressed.

Note: Sampled side by side with Grimbergen Double. While not my favorite dubbel, it easily trounced the Allagash version.

Note: Corrected review as this was initially put on their Dubbel Reserve(750) category.

07-15-2010 05:50:06 | More by HalfFull
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%

Clouded burgandy color with a large white head. Tiny bubble retention leaves lacey drifts.

Aroma is of wet, fall leaves and musty sawdust yeast, tangy peach and cantaloupe.

Taste is the usual caramel malts and candy sugar with some mild peach fuzz and plum in back. Sort of a burnt rust bitter.

Lightly oxidized? Though how I bought a mildly oxidized 4 pack of Allagash 5 minutes down the street in Portland is beyond me.

10-09-2009 21:04:53 | More by donkeyrunner
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HugoGrim

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -16.3%

Poured from the bottle into a chalice. Deep plum brown colored body with virtually no head. Lace is also minimal.

Aroma is sweet, slightly fruity, and spiced... exactly what you want from a Belgian nose. Unfortunately the richness and intensity drop off quite a bit as it sits. Straight from the pour it was great, but it weakens quickly.

The flavor is a touch watered down. Dark fruits are there, but the spice profile and malts leave a lot to be desired for the style. The finish is quite muted almost to the point of being bland.

08-20-2008 23:56:26 | More by HugoGrim
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Quej

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%

A - Pours a very dark brown with some light tan head.
S - Fairly alcoholic smelling, along with some hint of coffee amongst the hops.
T - Some fresh hops and roasty malts. Quite boozy and watery. Leaves no trace and does not pack a punch. It promises but doesn't deliver.
M - Mostly boozy and watery, very light bodied.
D - Fairly decent for a dubbel, they are usually harder to drink, but more enjoyable.

04-12-2008 17:57:43 | More by Quej
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Bachus

Rhode Island

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%

Hard pour into a snifter reveals a lovely deep mahogany colour with an off white head that quickly dissipates. It leaves a fine lacing on the sides of the glass.

Aroma is that of strong coffee, hints of sour cherry.

Lots of malt, coffee, and a hint of dark chocolate flavors--very little sweetness to this double.

Mouthfeel is rather one dimensional.

A drinkable ale, but not terribly complex.

02-11-2004 13:35:16 | More by Bachus
Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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