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Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Dubbel AleAllagash Dubbel Ale

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very good

1,530 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,530
Reviews: 763
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 42
Gots: 135 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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.
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Ratings: 1,530 | Reviews: 763
Photo of maynard713
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of coolandy007
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phished880
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ebrauser
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 to a snifter.

Appearance: Clear, dark amber with a cream colored, 1" head.

Aroma: Lemon, grapefruit, and tons of apples and caramel.

Flavor: Crisp malt with small influxes of apple and cigar smoke moving through the incredibly dry texture. It is so airy that sometimes, it doesnt even taste like I am drinking anything. The small flavors coming in and out coincide with a flavor that I can only describe as a "plainness" that I am guessing has arisen due to it being in the fridge, and not a cellar for a long while.

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of thlayli87
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy reddish amber color with thin head. No lacing.

S - Toffee and chocolate malt aromas.

T - Chocolate, roasty malts, bread, hint of lemon, and some alcohol.

M - Fairly light bodied.

O - The flavor profile is excellent but the mouthfeel is a little thin. I would have appreciated a little more thickness. Good representation of the style. Would not hesitate to buy again.

Photo of jt2488
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of yarnbomb
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

I just don't like this beer. Every bottle I've had tastes like rubber tires and disappointment. The drafts haven't been much better. I love Allagash but this beer makes me sad.

Photo of BadRockBeer
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type Sampled: 750ml corked and caged brown bottle. Features batch number (58) and serving instructions.

Appearance: Burn copper in color slight haze. Very tight tan head that clings to the glass.

Smell: Some what of an estery yeast lingers in the nose. Malt is quite pronounced, biscuity.

Taste: Belgian yeast is first to greet you. Phenolic notes run throughout. Several dried fruits cherries, plums. The finish is quite dry with a large roasty malt complex.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body, light well balanced carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good. This is an easy drinker for such a complex beer. As most know Allagash Brewing is one of the best American/Belgian breweries in the states. The beer is a great example of their abilities and quality.

Photo of Britton
4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rwrk42
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: A dark brown murky cloudy look with a nice foam head
Smell: Sweet caramel with a wonderful malty smell. Slight citrus aroma
Taste: Very smooth and malty. Nice mouthfeel. Sweet malt flavor and caramel undertones
A very good dubbel....would recommend.

Photo of Minotaur
3.06/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Dubbel pours a cinnamon stick brown with very orange-copper highlights. The head is thick and beige and evaporates to a skim across the medium-dark beer leaving an attractive lacing that clings for a long time.

The aroma is surprisingly non-descript. A bit of bread aroma and a bit of pear or apple tang.

The taste is unlike most other Allagash I've tried in that it is not at all deep. There is a bitterness across the flat of the tongue and surprisingly little malt sweetness. The malt is predominantly dry and biscuit-like. There is a definite floral-herbal flavor which I find a little off-putting with the dry bitter nature of the beer; it isn't what I typically encounter or want in Belgian Dubbels. Perhaps this bottle is a bit young but the flavors are not as superbly integrated as I generally find from this brewer. I would even venture to use the term "flat" in taste.

It has an incredibly smooth and bubbly mouthfeel that is satisfying like a bite of bread. It is very drinkable despite the strangely bland taste and aroma.

Photo of jameyp
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BierManVA
4.73/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


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!


Photo of m0ntels
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Moose34
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of AltimusPrime
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Wiedemann
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Rio
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy, dark amber, almost purple color, with a decent head that receeded to a thin lace rather quickly. Grassy aromas that I've found in many Belgians, along with a bit of a citrus (lemon?) aroma, and a dark, sugary fruit smell, reminicents of grapes.

A bit of a fruity, sweet taste, followed almost immediately by a sharp tartness. The taste of alcohol is pretty prevalent in here, as well, while the feel seems almost a frothy, smooth feel.

A very good Dubbel in my limited experience with the style. Very enjoyable. Many thanks to afatty for sharing this beer with me.

Photo of petacutlasaurus
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Allagash's White, Dubbel, and Tripel are all wonderful, but the Dubbel holds a special place in my heart. Granted, Allagash White is one of the first craft beers I ever drank, so it's got its own little spot as well, but that's another review. For some reason, I avoided the Dubbel for years. I didn't think I was as big a fan of the style, and didn't think it would live up to the White, Tripel or Black. I didn't want to ruin my thoughts of the brewer. What a dumb train of thought that was.

I grabbed this bottle along with the white, tripel and black for a side by side tasting. To my amazement, the Dubbel near blew them out of the water. Really, that sense was because it had been the black sheep for so long, but there's definitely no question. This beer earns its place as an Allagash standard.

Poured a lighter, milkier brown than I expected with minimal head. On the nose - as per usual - caramel and toffee, but qualified by a bit of breadiness, quite nice.

On tasting and body, surprisingly unique. Much creamier and more relaxed than most dubbels. The spice doesn't hit you over the head either. A nice bit of hop, as well. Really defines itself among the style here.

Overall, very glad I finally got over the pretense and grabbed a bottle. Can't wait to find this in a bar.

Photo of HopheadEd
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ML corked and caged. Batch #33. Pours a dark brown with a big, creamy head that lasts. Laces well. Aroma was a little disappointing, I was expecting a little more malt nose. First sip revealed surpressed candy sugar, caramel, and light fruit. Nice mouthfeel, but a little under carbonated. Slight "tinny" aftertaste. Lingering malt in the finish, not crisp or dry. Definitely better as it warmed. I will give the benefit of a doubt, and try next bottle after it has been out of the fridge for a while.

Photo of skullsplitter
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brian44556
3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12oz bottle into a SN Ovila Chalice. No date on the bottle.

Pours a dark amber, copper color. A small white head forms, but doesn't last very long. Leaves a nice ring of lacing around the edges of the glass. Smells of toffee, caramel, fresh bread, and dark fruits. The taste is very malty, with notes of sweet caramel, bread, and bananas. The mouthful was average with decent carbonation present. Overall this beer didn't do it for me. I'm glad I had a chance to try it, but there are much better Dubbel's out there.

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Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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