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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

1,396 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 739
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 32
Gots: 89 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

MLasoski, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ROGUE16, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of TheHoppiest
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade with CheezyBlaster, thanks! Note that this bottle was from Batch #98.

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Belgian-style chalice. Pours a beautiful ruddy amber color, almost silty in appearance, with a soft, creamy-foam head that starts about 1/2" high and gently, slowly reduces.

Has a very yeasty, malty, biscuity aroma, with hints of burnt sugar, maple, dark dried fruits, and hints of vanilla. I know this is sounding like it has a very sweet aroma, but it doesn't; it simply smells like these flavors, but doesn't smell overly sweet.

Starts slightly sweet yet tannic, with hints of figs and dates, molasses and plenty of yeasty malt. Oaky, peaty and earthy, while it is plenty carbonated, it is not at all harsh or metallic. The ending drops off a bit, drying with a smokey note to finish.

Medium bodied, this feels both soft and very carbonated, with a slightly tacky, dry feel on the tongue.

I still don't have a good handle on this style of beer, and always feel hesitant in stating if what I've just had is good for the style, bad for the style, or simply middle of the road. I know that I liked this beer, though I'm not heartbroken that it may be the last time I have it in a while due to its unavailability in Northeast Ohio. I believe that there's plenty to recommend about this beer -- nice tasting, beautiful in appearance, and it has a decent mouthfeel -- but I also am not finding it to be terribly memorable as I type up this review and it sits in the glass awaiting further consumption. I guess the best I can say is, try it you can find it, but don't stress if you can't find it.

TheHoppiest, Nov 17, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

orangesol, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

TicoCali, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bmur112, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

jheezee, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

richbrew, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

sjstraub, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

patm1986, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

imperialking, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JAHMUR, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

fmccormi, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

EmmetD, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kirbsicles, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

thebouch01, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Jspriest, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 61

Pours a hazy orange-ish to amber color with a light tan head. In the aroma, fruity with notes of caramel. In the taste, fruity and a small tartness and dry yeastiness. A sour like bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry to tart fruitiness in the aftertaste. Nice sour presence that came with age, and a nice fruitiness.

OWSLEY069, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of ebrauser
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 to a snifter.

Appearance: Clear, dark amber with a cream colored, 1" head.

Aroma: Lemon, grapefruit, and tons of apples and caramel.

Flavor: Crisp malt with small influxes of apple and cigar smoke moving through the incredibly dry texture. It is so airy that sometimes, it doesnt even taste like I am drinking anything. The small flavors coming in and out coincide with a flavor that I can only describe as a "plainness" that I am guessing has arisen due to it being in the fridge, and not a cellar for a long while.

ebrauser, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of mrcarterxxl
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Allagash Dubbel

A= a brownish copper hue between amber and brown with a medium sized head

S= very malty smell sweet , maple syrup.

T= bitter yet slightly malty with bitter orange/grapefruit , figs,grapes,rasins, dried fruit notes.

MF= medium bodied with faint carbonation, finnish lingers.

This Allagash would go well with a steak or a beef stew, game meat, pork, curried/spicey foods.

mrcarterxxl, Oct 31, 2011
Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,396 ratings.