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Abbey Dubbel | Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by smithflipper on 04-02-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 4
Photo of ADZA
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky golden copper hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a creamy two finger head and heaps of lacing,the smell is golden honey,maple syrup,bready malts and white fruits,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and has tastes of bready belgian yeast,apricots,maple syrup and finished with a sweet doughy biscuty finish and overall its nice without being sensational cheers.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Local Taphouse in Sydney.

Pours a darkish, but very surprisingly clear copper colour, with a fine white head. Much lighter than is usual for this style, so much so that I almost think I have the wrong beer. Head is good at least, and the heft in the body makes me consoles me to the fact that this is really what I'm drinking. Overall, a little underwhelmed though.

Nose is rather sharp, with a surprising citrus twang above a toffeed malty character, almost like a gueuze-like infection. This takes over the aroma, leaving a sharpness that is not only unwelcome, but verging on unpleasant when you're expecting big dark, plummy aromas.

Taste is a little better. There's not the sting of citrus or acidity here, but the booze is poorly hidden, meaning a sharp vinous twang is the main event. Body is light, which is somewhat expected for the style, but without the other characters, that's poor compensation.

I'm quite surprised at this. Hargreaves Hill should be doing much better. I can only hope that the guy at the Local was wrong, and what I'm drinking is not indeed the Abbey Dubbel, as he contended.

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Photo of brendan13
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a fairly clear copper colour with 2cm of off white head that slowly falls away - nice lacing is left down the glass.
S - Sweet caramel malt with light toasty hints. Spice & alcohol notes along with a stewed dark fruit aroma.
T - Also sweet caramel & stewed fruit in the taste as well as spicy notes.
M - Medium body as well as medium carbonation.
D - A decent attepmt at the style. A touch on the sweeter side but worth trying.

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Photo of smithflipper
3.67/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep copper colour with a slick white head.

Plenty of raisins, cloves and brandy like alcohol on the noze, faint banana also.

Toasted malts, raisin and other stone fruit. perhaps a touch sweet for my liking.

good body.

A touch light in colour for my liking. Also, the sweetness got to me eventually, but still, a nice beer.

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Abbey Dubbel from Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company
3.41 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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