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Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,331 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,331
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 31
Gots: 77 | 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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ggregkwt

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-07-2013 22:28:58 | More by ggregkwt
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valdieuer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-10-2012 00:39:39 | More by valdieuer
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BrianJohnson

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

04-18-2013 12:26:37 | More by BrianJohnson
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Myk

Massachusetts

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pour vigourously to give about 1/4 inch head, which almost instantly died leaving a thin ring. think amber/light brownish color which i was unable to see through clearly. smell was high in alcohol and malt. cold : earthy malt with just the slightest hint of hop kick. good tart. sweet and simi-thick mouthfeel. medium bodied. warm : malt. malt malt. slightly roasted, slightly floral

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2002 16:41:28 | More by Myk
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konadrinker

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- Pored a mahogany color with a small head that disappeared quickly. Fair lacing.

S- Malt and chocolate with dark fruits underneath.

T- Thick malt flavor with a slightly sweet chocolate finish. A little lingering bitterness.

M - Fills the mouth with a smooth mouthfeel and nice carbonation

D- Not as complex as I expected. Not a bad drinker.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 14:57:17 | More by konadrinker
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ClayH

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

08-27-2012 00:18:13 | More by ClayH
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Vdub1803

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-16-2014 16:27:48 | More by Vdub1803
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charlottebeerguy

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 12oz brown bottle into a Chalice

This beer pours a deep hazy copper brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Head seems to dissapear fairly quickly.

The dominate smell is the malts with some underlying wheats and bittering hops. Also picking up on some nuttyness. Possibly almonds. A bit sweet on the nose also.

Malty is right, the malts really stick out on your palate, a sweet character comes through also. The finish is remarkably smooth though. Picking up on the higher alcohol level, but it is not overpowering.A nice dubbel.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2005 04:26:46 | More by charlottebeerguy
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CountJustinian

New York

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked/caged 750ml bottle into an Imperial Pint Glass. Dark brown with amber highlights. Good clingy off-white head. Not much in the nose. Clunky flavor of earth and some spice with a dry finish. Something sterile about it -- maybe eucalyptus? No trace of the fruitiness expected in a Dubbel. Generally didn't live up to its pricetag.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 21:32:11 | More by CountJustinian
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bolanrox

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-03-2013 16:41:24 | More by bolanrox
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jaz

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch #33 - 750ml bottle. Poured a nice deep red color and left a half-inch head. The initial taste was smooth, and the alcohol taste was also apparent, along with a hint of fruitiness. It had a pleasant aroma and excellent lacing on the glass down to the end. I was a little disappointed by the watery mouthfeel, and the body and character were lacking compared to other Dubbels I've tried. However, overall, I found this beer to be enjoyable and balanced. I could easily finish off 2 or 3 in a sitting, providing I lost my car keys!

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2003 13:52:29 | More by jaz
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birdman200

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark caramel color into snifter, minimal head, lovely lacing.
S: Faint coffee, toffee, toasted, wet wood, foresty.
T: Very complex, verrrry faint stout-eque flavor, very faint berry, nicely balanced malt backbone, not very big hop flavor, little tangy.
M: Little bite, sticks to mouth easily. Despite seeming a little watery, had a rather big body to it.
D: A lot going on. Not that familiar with style, but very good nonetheless - Allagash does Belgians extremely well.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 20:32:07 | More by birdman200
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MightyMonk

New Hampshire

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I may be a bit biased because of my love of a great Belgian style ale. This ale is IMHO one of the better American interpretations of the style and under rated. Ommegang may be the king, but this take on the style has a life of it's own.

It pours with a nice off white head, poured at 50 deg. maybe 3 to 4 fingers in a wide-mouth Belgian beer glass. It has a darker color for a true Dubbel. Dark redish mahogany.

The aroma has a nice fruit tone with floral notes.

The first thing to hit my taste buds is the unexpected big malty flavor that is a delight. The after tones of spicy flavors (clove, pepper, coriander) and the warming alcohol are why I love the style so much.

The smooth carbonation and complex character of the taste give this beer a high mark in all the right places. The color may be a bit dark for a true Dubbel, but the malty highlights make this beer a winner.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:00:11 | More by MightyMonk
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Big_J22

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-01-2013 00:12:23 | More by Big_J22
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ChefBenhase

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-18-2013 18:21:35 | More by ChefBenhase
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BigPapaLager

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red almost ruby brown color. Not a big head but a small amount remains the whole time its in my glass. Which then again isn't very long. The easiest dubbel to drink that I have had to date. Looking forward to trying other Allagash offerings. Good brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2003 03:04:59 | More by BigPapaLager
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Doppel07

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an amber-bronze body with a frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian candy sugar, bubble gum, chocolate, and a hint of leather. Nice crisp bitter flavor. Full and smooth palate. This is an excellent and very drinkable beer. One of my favorite dubbels.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2004 02:39:40 | More by Doppel07
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setonhallbluehen

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-28-2011 03:35:30 | More by setonhallbluehen
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Jason13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-22-2014 17:35:07 | More by Jason13
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HanniGunz

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-17-2014 02:28:41 | More by HanniGunz
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Jyubei

New Mexico

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. A thin head on top of a dark amber body with limited lacing

S. Malt and hops, followed by the faint aroma one gets when walking into a home improvement store's garden department. Also has a hint of fruits and an oat bread.

T. Malt and hops with spices, bread and citrus. A slightly astringent aftertaste.

M. A fruit syrup feel with a sticky finish

D. This Dubbel makes an excellent apertif. It got me drooling and would be great with a medium cheddar or rye bread.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2008 23:48:22 | More by Jyubei
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BarHop510

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-06-2012 02:54:07 | More by BarHop510
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BubblesandFoam

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-04-2012 03:47:23 | More by BubblesandFoam
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AdamL73

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-23-2013 21:39:37 | More by AdamL73
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youngs11

Rhode Island

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Copper-colored and rather translucent in appearance, visible carbonation. Half inch head displays great retention and there is good lacing.

Pretty mild aroma. Yeast is up-front in the nose, grain is apparent as well.

Taste is very balanced. Not in your face with the malt profile, and just enough bitterness to break even on the taste buds.

MF is excellent. Smooth and silky. While the carbonation is noticeable, it is not tingly at all. Feels medium bodied.

Overall I really enjoyed this brew. Excellent feel and balanced in taste. I am no Dubbel guru, but I would recommend trying one.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 00:04:23 | More by youngs11
Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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