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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

1,512 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 758
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 41
Gots: 124 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle marked 3411-10:18. Sampled on Leap Day - Feb 29, 2012. The pour is a slightly cloudy medium amber with a generous fluffy tan head. It leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. The aroma is alive with sweet malts, yeast, coriander and other spices, with a slight hop coating. The body is medium. The flavor is of candied malts and pepper. It ends fairly dry. I liked it.

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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  rDev -21.1%

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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a dark amber color that does not allow much light to pass through. It poured with a 3/4 inch head and looked like a classic ale.

The smell is pleasant. It has a dark, nutty smell with a touch of brown sugar.

The taste is crisp, nutty, sweet, and refreshing. I think it tastes great. Balance is a term often used in describing beer but this brew really does have it all in regard to balance. A beer this smooth with an alcohol content of 7% is hard to find.

The mouth feel is light and refreshing, a contrast to its color and nutty characteristic. Before the first sip I prepared for a heavy taste and feel, but got the opposite.

Good beer! Worth a try!

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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  rDev -21.1%

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1.82/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours nice and brown with a creamy-looking head. Nose has a nice foundation of yeasty smells, but gets ruined (for me) by a sharp burnt rubber aroma mixed with some cooked corn.

Cooked corn overtones spoil most of the taste for me as well. Aftertaste of rubber. I feel like I am exhaling rubber fumes after I swallow. Either this is a bad bottle, or this just has a terrible mismatch of flavors for me. I will have to try this again at some point in the future.

Overall: D, I cannot finish the 12 oz bottle

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the first Allagash beer I have enjoyed. I have heard a lot of good things about these beers and have accumulated a good stock of some of their other limited production beers that are in various stages of aging. Anyway, back to the dubbel...(drinking it as I am writing)

A: Golden brown with a nice head and carbonation
S: Fruity and light, pleasant
T: Very nice, fruits with almost a light plum flavor (I did just get finished drinking some pretty steep stouts!!)
M: Sweet and light, creamy and nice
O: Really good beer, a good start for my first Allagash!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a Guinness goblet in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are quite high; I've yet to have a bad beer from Allagash. I'm really looking forward to this. Paired with pretzel goldfish. Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm up over time. Batch 100.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream and thickness, and great retention - especially for the high ABV. Colour is a nontransparent caramel-amber. Appealing for the style. I expected it to be a bit darker.

Sm: Dry fruit esters. Cream and yeast. A light strength aroma.

T: Cream throughout, with dry fruit esters - plums, raisins, etc., and candied sugar. Some yeast, but it isn't overpowering. Not as malty as expected. The finish is lovely dried plum over cream. Light toasted malt is lovely but delightfully subtle. No alcohol comes through. Impressive layering. Complex yet subtle, and brilliantly balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some cream. Suits the flavour profile quite well. Not too thick nor too thin. Not too sharp or overcarbonated. Really well executed.

Dr/Ov: This would age fantastically. Extremely drinkable for the ABV. I'd definitely have this again, preferably aged (in a bottle, obviously). A fantastic dubbel. Allagash still has yet to disappoint me.

B+

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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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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.