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Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Dubbel AleAllagash Dubbel Ale

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1,369 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,369
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 32
Gots: 83 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-28-2012 22:20:17 | More by CypriotPhilosopher
Photo of robertp1024


3.85/5  rDev +1.3%

The scent and initial taste of malts hits you hard. It has a wonderful malty chocolate smell, and a great taste to follow. The head sticks around for a while and leaves traces throughout the whole drinking experience. The color is a dark brown, which resembles the chocolate and dark fruits you taste with every sip. There is a very slight hoppyness. The alcohol level although high, never effects the taste. Excellent dubbel especially for an American brewery.

07-01-2005 18:13:19 | More by robertp1024
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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

12 oz. screw cap bottle into a tulip glass...

Poured a cloudy brown color with some reddish tints if you hold it up to a light source. Respectable tan head with medium lacing and minimal retention. Very malty in smell with undertones of fruit, wood, and yeast. A good tasting beer with lots of complex malt flavor, yeast, and earthy fruit notes. Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation and a dry/crisp finish. I probably would not drink more than one of these in a single sitting. A little too rich in flavor for my personal liking.

I do have one complaint regarding this beer... a f#!%ing screw cap... what the hell is that???

09-15-2008 16:13:36 | More by ckaufman
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

Poured a cloudy dark apple cider color with a 1 fing head with good lacing.

Smells of dried cherries, fig and light orange.

Tasted some chocolaty,coffee and fruit flavors with a slight hop flavor. Very drinkable with a smooth light carbonation. I had 2 and was feeling pretty good.

04-21-2009 16:51:07 | More by SirDrinxAlot
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Had on draft at the Great Lost Bear in Portland, Maine on May 2, 2010.

Dark amber apple cider color. Tan head. Average lacing.

Smells super sweet and malty, with cocoa.

Tastes malty. Flavorful, but not as rich or complex as I was expecting. Smooth mouthfeel.

05-21-2010 18:44:52 | More by bceagles39
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-21-2013 06:28:14 | More by mstrcrwly
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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%

Allagash Dubbel Reserve
Allagash Brewing Company

This beer is a thick, murky, brown with very faint suggestions of orange when held to the light. A healthy, thick, tan head forms with great retention and no lacing.

Not a very strong smell, rather elusive. I can smell bread from the yeast and a sweet malt caramel odor.

A flavor of roasted malt is surprisingly consistent throughout the drinking experience. Sweet and toasty flavors hit the palette first, then a very smooth transition to an almost untraceable alcohol flavor which leads to a wet finish of bitter coffee and roasted nuts. The finishing flavor lingers in the aftertaste with the slight addition of alcohol flavor. This unique flavor has characteristics of both Belgian ales and nut brown ales, delicious.

This brew has a very still medium to heavy body with very little carbonation.

7% ABV is on the lower end of the spectrum for a dubbel, but it makes this beer much more drinkable. The subdued alcohol flavor also makes it drinkable. The balance between yeast and malt makes it drinkable. The only thing slowing this beer down is the hefty thickness of its body.

07-24-2008 01:11:28 | More by Ben4881
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

A-medium dark copper body with a thick 1 finger head that maintains itself well then fads and leaves ample lacing .body is slightly hazy

S-hops, orange peels, plums, dark fruits, malt, vanilla, clove, honey

T-heavy maltiness, baking chocolate, walnuts, vanilla, subtle hops

M-thick body with very very low carbonation. Leaves palate semi dry waiting for the next sip

O-another very enjoyable offering from what has become a favorite brewery of mine. Every beer they make is deeply complex and rich with flavor.

12-10-2011 04:30:38 | More by HopsYeast
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-18-2012 23:00:11 | More by jburke87
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Dominican Republic

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-03-2014 04:22:14 | More by CesarG
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-12-2013 02:18:09 | More by IOWA33
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-04-2012 00:20:34 | More by maddog4never
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-22-2013 20:03:52 | More by MShirokov
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New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a very dark amber, not a lot of head, but decent lacing on the way down. Smells wonderful...a malty sweetness with a hint of banana and clove in the mix. First sip hits with a subtle but surprising bitterness that quickly washes away in malty sweetness, with notes of yeast and bread in there. A bit on the light side for a dubbel -- some folks might like something more weighty, but I think this makes it a better beer to pair with food, rather than as the after-dinner brew.

Overall, a good representation of the style without the heaviness. For me, that worked well. For others, it might not. But I'd buy this one again.

04-11-2008 13:27:27 | More by Newsman
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-13-2014 00:42:55 | More by informaticsDoc
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +25%

06-23-2012 13:01:37 | More by sizemore84
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-06-2012 15:15:23 | More by DZales1000
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4.43/5  rDev +16.6%

This is an all around great brew, one that I will most definitely seek out again. Indeed, as I sit here and finish my last sips of the sampler bottle I picked up, I'm already planning a trip to the brew store to re-up.

A - Amber to brown, pushing to the dark end of the spectrum as far as color/style. Some haze evident. Fairly low head that sticks around. Lacing present.

S - A very rounded smell. I'm getting some chocolaty notes, mingling with herbals.

T - Complex. Some cocoa/coffee again present. Alpine herbals -- licorice/anise. Very well balanced, and really quite fantastic.

M - Absolutely exceptional. Very smooth, but not slick or greasy. Heavy enough, but not too heavy. The mouthfeel (in concert with taste) is perhaps the most striking aspect of this brew.

D - Drinkability is good, but the 7% ABV will have most imbibers cutting this one off sooner...not that that's a bad thing. This is really a beer to be sipped and enjoyed.

03-17-2009 01:44:39 | More by JJBlanche
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New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

Allagash Dubbel

A= a brownish copper hue between amber and brown with a medium sized head

S= very malty smell sweet , maple syrup.

T= bitter yet slightly malty with bitter orange/grapefruit , figs,grapes,rasins, dried fruit notes.

MF= medium bodied with faint carbonation, finnish lingers.

This Allagash would go well with a steak or a beef stew, game meat, pork, curried/spicey foods.

10-31-2011 00:42:53 | More by mrcarterxxl
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-23-2012 13:57:41 | More by teleman
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-04-2012 17:11:30 | More by Drewrd1988
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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

08-22-2014 06:14:38 | More by StrongOakOnTheFront
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

This is the double reserve batch #69!

It pours a nice brown with a rather large head that subsudes while drinking. The smell is mostly ester with and yeast with a hint of sweetness. It tastes sweet up front with vanilla hints, with a full mouth that fizzes and foams. Unfortunatelly the finish remains a little foamy, but its flavor is rather nice. It has hints of chocolate and maybe some butterscotsh, I also detect some maltiness.

In general this is a decent drinking beer, I think that it might do a little better with some further aging.

01-15-2008 01:02:23 | More by jscondon
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-13-2013 01:20:44 | More by jbcalc
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-19-2013 22:05:40 | More by YoungTeach
Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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