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Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 39
Gots: 113 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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

Tap poured

Clear honey colored , no carbonation , good lacing

Malt and Yeast aroma

Sweet , rich

Smooth, hint of alcohol

Good beer

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3.38/5  rDev -11.1%

Thanks 302BeerGuy for this trade.

Appearance (4.25) : Has a creamy cap that's somewhere between beige and off-white. Three fingers is the number. Body is kind of a blood-orange to orange tint and 70% opacity. Nice lacing on the glass in rings.

Aroma (3.75) : Malty with some alcohol. Smell of discarded fruit rinds and some acorn. Slight wood, slight banana peel. Bouquet is weak to medium strength.

Taste (3.25) : A bit of sour and lightly metallic alcohol strikes the first blow, giving way to a wheaty bubble gum flavor on the finish. There's really only two sides to this coin. Very simple. Sour alcohol, bubble gum wheat. After a short while (say, 10 minutes) the beer takes on a medicinal taste...with slight bubble gum. I actually ended up pouring it after I finished the review.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Medium bodied, semi-creamy, mild carbonation, ends pasty on the tongue.

Overall (3.38) : Eh, it's okay. I wouldn't have it again unless there was nothing else available. It's an impressive ale, but nothing world class and nothing especially outstanding. Very simple but has a few too many metallic notes going on in the flavor profile.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.