Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Dubbel AleAllagash Dubbel Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,479 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,479
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 35
Gots: 108 | 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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Photo of MickeyHops
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danlib21
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaemeno3
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Shade1951
3/5  rDev -21.1%

I found this ale disappointing. It has a nice appearance, but I am just not getting the aromas many other reviewers have alluded to. I get something quite mild and vaguely fruity.

There is something a bit acrid in the taste. Another reviewer described a flavor of burnt rubber - and while I don't find the flavor that in-your-face acrid, I can see where he was coming from.

Obviously, different people have different receptors in their taste buds. I will finish drinking this, but I can't say that I'm enjoying it.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CSeavey64
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jessealmlie
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of timoteo833
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Dan269605
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of pintofparadise
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of m_hall
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gentle pour from a 750 ml bottle (Batch 113, if you're playing along at home) into a tulip glass. Color is clear, dark honey (took care not to disturb the yeast sediement on the initial pour) crowned by a light tan three-finger head that fell to a sparse film, leaving light lacing on the glass. Naturally there was increasing haziness as the bottle was finished.

Nose is sweetly aromatic- dried fruits, malts, with just a hint of cloves. Traces of alcohol in the background, but not to nose-burning intensity.

Taste is sweet up front- caramel, candi sugar, ripe fruits and an almost chocolate note. The flavors progress into a green apple-like tartness (quite Belgian) with toasted nuts leading to a fairly dry finish that has an almost woody quality that lingers a bit. Hops are quite subdued.

Mouth-feel is moderately rich without being syrupy; not heavy, but not too light. Carbonation is medium, just enough to tingle.

An outstanding American representative of the Belgian style, faithful but memorable in its own right. This one stands up alongside Ommegang's offerings as the best of US breweries attempting this form.

Photo of Gajo74
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark copper/amber color. A thin head quickly dissipates into a very thin white lace that sticks to the sides of the glass and disappears completely towards the end of the drink.
The aroma is my favorite attribute of this beer! I smell malty sweetness with hints of maple syrup, caramel, belgian candy sugar and coffee.
The taste is complex. Sweet roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, grains, a hint of spice, yeast as well as a creamy/milky finish that reminds me of a cafe au lait. The finish also has a slightly dry element.
The feel is rich, heavy, creamy and robust. It feels like a meal. Served cold, it is refreshing at the same time. The carbonation is low but still tickles the tongue.
Overall, this is a solid dubbed; a Belgian style that I love. I have thus far enjoyed all of Allagash's products, and this one is no different.

Photo of dannymo24
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Titanium147
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

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Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,479 ratings.