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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

1,476 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,476
Reviews: 749
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 35
Gots: 104 | 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 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.

Photo of gafferjohn
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Sparger
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mbs11
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of cantfindme
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of 9InchNails
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.

Photo of TexAggie011
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of MightyMonk
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.

Photo of Cluker
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of DZales1000
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Ghizmo
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Kinsman
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised to see that I haven't reviewed this yet so it's time to revisit one of my first Belgian-style beers.

Pours a nice dark amber color with some ruby highlights and capped by a thick and creamy head that leaves a healthy dose of sticky lace behind.

Aroma is notably sweet with lots of fruity notes reminiscent of grape juice and apples. Not as much of a spice note in the aroma as some Dubbels but the yeast character does leave some.

Fruity and juicy up front with a touch of brown sugar as well. Spice note comes out a bit more on the palate with notes of clove and maybe some nutmeg. Long lasting finish leaves a bit of toasted malt flavor.

Mouhtfeel is medium bodied and smooth textured with a nice creamy finish. Overall, Allagash Dubbel is nice affordable American made dubbel, making it great for budget conscious beer geeks.

Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jman892
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy amber with a one finger light tan head. Looks just like apple cider

S - Smells nicely of yeast and pears

T - Taste has toffee/caramel malts, balanced off with some apple sweetness. There is a bit of earthiness to it as well

M - Strong carbonation on this one, alcohol is very well hidden throughout

O - Tasty, easy drinker. Glad to have tried it and would definitely have this again

Photo of NCLorax
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of hawkmage
2/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of wcintula
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another good one from Allagash. Poured into a Chimay chalice, to the top with a thin head reduced to a lace around the glass and an island in the center. Has a smell of phenols, spices and biscuits, vague dark fruits. Almost savory.

The taste is a little light while still acheiving a complexity. The malt is strong and acquired a spice from the Belgian yeast. It tastes sweet up front but finishes dry. Not my favorite from Allagash, but that's an easily quaffable beer.

Photo of ONN8
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of rwrk42
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
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 jak
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Mohican88
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Element1290
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,476 ratings.