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Allagash Dubbel Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Dubbel AleAllagash Dubbel Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 751
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
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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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the bottle dark red and cloudy and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Smells fruity with bananas and malty sweetness.

Tastes very fruity and malty much like the smell. There is a bitter alcohol after taste which isn't unpleasent. It's a little too sweet for me though.

Lightly carbonated and very smooth.

It's easy to drink but you can taste the alcohol.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass (later a borrowed chalice):

A: hazy brown body leaves a one finger off white head that only lasted several seconds, left some spotty lacing down the sides of the pint glass but clung to the sides of the chalice

S: yeast up front and then caramel, clove, dark fruits (raisins and plums), alcohol

T: all of the previously mentioned flavors combine and make it slightly bready sweet

M: medium, decent amount of harshness on the tongue, sweet aftertaste, slightly dry finish

O: a bit too much yeast for me, probably won't re-visit

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ksimons
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-a slightly hazy medium amber with a gorgeous fingers worth of creamy looking head

S-dark fruits, caramel, malt, and a spicy clove finish

T-taste is similar to the smell, brown bread like malt, caramel, light raisins, and spices. I am getting a high amount of carbonation that is very overpowering and also a slight metallic taste.

M-medium body, high carbonation, dry finish

Overall the look was perfect, smell was good, but the taste I just couldn't get into. Too much carbonation, too light on flavors, and has a very off putting metallic taste. I have had this beer before and it did not taste like this, hoping its just a bad batch.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 101

Mahogany body color with explosive Carbonation. Off white creamy head. Soap-like lacing left on the glass.

Mostly bananas and Belgian yeast. Not much else.

Dark dry fruits, bananas, Belgian yeast, some citrus fruits, brown sugar.

Dry mouth feel, carbonation is light, light to medium body. Nice mouth feel. It leaves the mouth slightly sticky.

I'm still trying to get used to and get to know more about Belgian beers. I have had quite a few Dubbel's before. This is tasty and reminds me of the ones I have had. This gets more complex and tasty as it sits.

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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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.

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