Montbello Farm Dubbel | Appalachian Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.79%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by stakem on 02-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Photo of jmdrpi
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a small goblet as part of the Dubbel, Tripel, Quad flight from the tap at the Collegeville location.

appears dark brown in the glass, a little off-white head. smell and taste are to style, dominated by rich malt, but not too sweet. No determinable hop profile as expected. Not really any of the usual Belgian yeast profile. medium thickness to the body, higher carbonation.

overall - maybe not the most authentic Dubbel, but still a pretty good tasting beer.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep amber color with a small white head. In the aroma, sweet raisin and a mix of other dark fruits. In the taste, raisin and fig stand out, although a bit thin and watery. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry and hint of dark fruit in the aftertaste. It was a bit thin, kind of felt more like a watered down quad.

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Photo of tbrown4
3.73/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the brewpub in Harrisburg.

A - Dark brown, fine bubbled one-finger white head, very fine obvious lacing, little carbonation streams, light head retention

S - Yeasty, dark malty sweet

T - Tastes oddly rooty up front. Settles in mildly sweet, slight essence of mint, some sour cherry notes, a little bit of dark chocolate. Finishes lightly bitter.

M - Thin to medium

O - Alcohol is not present anywhere in the sensory experience. It sneaks up on you though. This is a decent dubbel that is easy to drink and is surprisingly light on the palate. The flavor profile seems very unique to me for the style. I'd get this again.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber red color with a small amount of fluffy off-white head.

The scent is of dark fruit, notes of sugar and roasted malt.

The taste is also of dark fruit, roasted malt, some yeast and noticeable alcohol presence.

Medium body, smooth feel, moderate carbonation.

This was a decent beer the flavor was good and it was very easy to drink but I'm not sure if I would want this again.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I tried this on tap at Applachian brewery's brewpub on Cameron St. Served chilled in a goblet and allowed to warm slightly.

A dark brown w/ ruby hues and thin ecru cap which falls fast to a ring -lace clings and releases. The smell is roasty with some raisiny sweet dried fruit odors and dark brown sugar elemnents w/ light bruised fruit odor-like red apple and pear also perhaps some overripe banana. The feel is decent with slight spice and roasted malt w/ sweetness and very high highly carbonated almost like soda with light malty gassy dry finish.

This has decent flavor when cool w/ some nice yeast flavor and subtle stone fruit/raisin aspects with light toasted malt and dark brown sugar flavor and perhaps a molasses note accenting. The taste gradually has some alcohol apparent and the gassiness overtakes some qualities that could help, also there is a lot of yeast which is disporportionate to the malt flavor. A bit high in alcohol flavor when gulped. Overall I think this is an ok dubbel for the style, but there are a few minor tweaks I would like to see personally that would improve this. I did enjoy it for what it is.

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Photo of stakem
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a sort of short goblet from the tap at the Harrisburg location. This brew appears a muddy brown chocolate color that you cannot see through. It is a milk chocolate color with a finger of creamy tan head that is lightly stained yellow. Lace clings to the glass with legs and retains with a ring around the wall of the glass.

The aroma of this brew has a bit of candied sweet scent of banana and fruity esters. The candy and fruit scent dominates with a character somewhat like dates and plums along with a spiced aspect like cloves. There is a light touch of sulfur that comes out as this brew warms.

The taste of this brew is quite spicy with belgian phenols, it is peppery, has an abundant amount of clove and a moderate amount of herbal bitterness that nicely offsets the sweetness of the brew. The yeast is quite dominant throughout the profile of this brew along with fruity alcohol indications.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. It is well rounded and easy drinking but certainly exceeds the normal abv strength and character of the typical dubbel offering. The alcohol is almost too pronounced and pushes it beyond.

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Montbello Farm Dubbel from Appalachian Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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