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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

1,456 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,456
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 35
Gots: 105 | 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 fossage78
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Franck, Oct 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Lucoli, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

hurshybear, Sep 29, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

dexterk1, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of rjp217
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

rjp217, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of John911
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%

John911, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of anthony-martinez
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

anthony-martinez, Sep 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Betajeff, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of CowboyRob
4/5  rDev +5.3%

CowboyRob, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of Act25
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%

Allagash does belgian really well.

A: 3.75 - Hazy brown beer, with a dreamy creamy head and only a little lace. While the beer gets better as it warms, the appearance flags.
S: 4.25 Well-rounded meld of brown sugar and fruit, with a church like wood smell and dark walnuts.
T: 4.25 equal to the smell - Sweetness is tempered by spice, nuts, pepper and a wine like / tannin feel. Oaky, dusty, and very complex.

MF: 4 - Fine mouth feel long hop drying finish, gets better as she warms. Good last beer of evening. Plenty of complexity to meditate on.

Other reviewers says it cellars well.

Act25, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of leoinsd
4/5  rDev +5.3%

leoinsd, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MJHolsey, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

embass, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

jlsugarman, Sep 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Stephenkdunphe, Sep 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

kruky, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Irrationalist, Sep 16, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -17.9%

JStampler, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of lovindahops
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

lovindahops, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%

Prune and dark dried fruit aromas, toffee and a hint of chocolate
Pours deep reddish brown under a thick, persistent, off-white 2" foam cap that produces classic cathedral window lace.
Dark malt toffee flavors that approach chocolate, dried fruit - primarily prune and fig, a touch of sweetness but on the dry side for a dubbel
Creamy smooth medium body with above average fine soft carbonation.

pat61, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.16/5  rDev -16.8%

StrayteEDGE, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

FrankHammer, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Trombone69, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Jeffreysan
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, cloudy, amber/brown color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malty, bready, and slightly funky. From the Belgian yeast maybe? There are some notes of crystalized sugar and dried stone fruit, such as prunes or raisins. Toffee.

Taste: Yep, that’s a Belgian dubbel! Strong notes of malt and freshly baked sourdough bread, followed by some toffee-like sweetness, dried stone fruit, like prunes or raisins or figs, and a little bit of Belgian funk. Really, really good!

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy, as a dubbel should be, but with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 7.0%, there is a surprising little amount of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a really, really good American version of a Belgian dubbel! Malty, earthy, bready, fruity, funky, slightly sweet, delicious!

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,456 ratings.