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Belgian Dubbel
Ranked #22
Ranked #9,542
3.94 | pDev: 10.41%
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Modeled after the great Trappist and Monastic beers that inspired the founding of our brewery. A richly deep garnet colored ale created from a blend of Domestic and imported malts. As part of our commitment to interesting brewing endeavors, Chef Vince created a special raisin puree for this beer. Malts, raisins and a fantastic yeast strain working in harmony produce a beer of amazing complexity and depth.
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Reviews by Matty123:
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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of daledeee
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 750 ml bottle.

Poured a dark brown with a nice 2" head.

Nose is dark fruit and spicy.

Taste is once again dark fruit(especially figs) and earthy with hints of chocolate. Quite a well balanced brew.

Mouth feel is really nice with good bubbles. Really like this beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Murky garnet hue, small ring of beige foam.

Aroma: prunes abound, and figs, some cocoa, raisins,...deep, ethereal, lovely. Yeast at play with musty malt.

A blitz of fruit and fuzz on the tongue. Floods every inch of the mouth with juicy dark fruit, and roasty malt. Bounces and jumps on the palate, spilling deep, gorgeous flavor all over the place.

Hearty, full-bodied, fiercely flavored, somewhat spicy, lush and delicious...but mellow, relaxing, contemplative...makes you wind down and wonder about the important things in life.
If I lived where this is sold, it would find it's way in my DBF with regularity.

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Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery in San Marcos.

Pours deep amber with a white head that soon reduces but leaves nice patterns of sticky lacing on the glass.

Aroma: intriguing fruity (dark fruit) aroma with a some medium malt base and alcohol esters

Flavor: slightly more yeasty/funky than the aroma, but not challenging to drink. Good sweet/bitter balance.

Feel: near medium body; medium, lightly crisp carbonation.

O: lacks the complexity and well hidden ABV of fine Belgian versions.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of TexIndy
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle (no dating info) into my DT snifter. Nice story on back label. It was a russet color with some carb but no lacing. It had a good sized beige head that slowly settled into a collar.

The aroma was very sweet with prunes, figs and sweet malt. It settled down as it warmed otherwise it might have been too sweet smelling. The taste was also sweet but not overly so. For a dubbel it was very subtle. The dark fruits didn't dominate like in other dubbels that I've had which is good cause I don't like it when the darker fruits especially raisin dominate. However, nothing else really stood out so it lacked a lot of flavor. It was very drinkable but not very tasty. Mouthfeel was good.

Overall, a pretty good beer but it was missing a solid flavor to it. I'd recommend if you can easily get but don't kill yourself getting it.

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Photo of Pehlman
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a Bruery tulip glass. Burnt-orange/red colored body with a Very light, off-white head that dissapates quickly leaving not even the slightest hint of lacing.

S: The aroma seems to hit harder with spices first. Backed up strongly by a dark-fruit body. A deep sniff can pick up a bit of booze but nothing off putting.

T: Similar to the smell but with more of a burnt/roasted note to it. The fruit comes in at the end and lingers nicely.

M: Despite the very little to no head. The beer has a nice bite of carbonation in the mouth. Works well for the style and flavor profile.

D: Wouldnt want to finish a bottle of this alone. 10-12oz would be plenty for me. I would definately drink this again and I bet when fresh from the brewerey, this beer would really shine.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 750ml corked bottle in a snifter. This most excellent brew
pours a medium dark and slightly murky amber tinged brown with a
nice head of off white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin pool, and
displays some subtle lacing. Nose of definite raisin, subtle sweet cherry,
brown sugars, and yeasty goodness. Flavors excel in the style with a dark
raisin note awash in medium dark brown sugars, subtle cherry, subtle
vanilla, and a touch of yeasty bread with cola notes. Very nice mouth feel;
medium body, nice soft medium carbonation, and a lightly sweet and subtly
dry finish.

I like me some dubbel action, this one fit the bill and look forward to trying
more from this most excellent brewery.


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Photo of Mitchster
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this at Binny in Chicago. I think it was $9.99 for a corked and caged 750ml bottle. Pours out to a sparkingly clear medium amber, forming a tall whipped meringue head with beautiful retention and lacing, owing to it's brisk carbonation, 3.5-4.0 carbs or so. The nose opens with brett, that horsy dusty basement smell, no vinegar, and not really picking up on any cloves or bananas as I would expect for a dubble. The mouthfeel is champagne like at first, and is intially very dry and more bitter than expected, but once it warms up to about 55F, really opens up. The finish then becomes balanced by a nice residual sweetness, and the bitterness mellows a bit. Very different beer at 45 vs 55F. The taste is mostly that brett character up front, then is followed by a rummy candy sugar bite with some peppery alcohol notes, a somewhat firm bitterness for the style, then some leather in the finish. Overall. finishes dry for the style.

A very interesting take on the belgian dubbel. Take a decent dubbel, add brett, dry it out, and bump up the bitterness. Enjoyable.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark ruby orange color with almost no head and a nice ring of lacing.

Scent of candi sugar, dark fruits, some biscuity malts, bananas, and yeast.

Taste of candi sugar and biscuity malts start along with some bananas and cherries. A hint of alcohol warms the beer while some more malts reduce the sweetness. Finishes somewhat dry with malts and some yeast with a slight warmth from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel is clean and smooth, but a little lighter than I like from the style.

A very enjoyable Dubbel, and I will certainly pick it up again when Lost Abbey hits Chicago.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewBeechum
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a nice fresh bottle gifted from my birthday. Thanks guys!

Deep dark chocolate brown with a whitish head riding shotgun over the light yeast haze.

Aroma of milk chocolate riding strong over a light plum and raisin aroma. Cardamom, light cinnamon, and a touch of gingery pepper and sweetness.

Flavor of cinnamon runs hard with ginger to run over a sugary brown malt.

Overall a good beer. A little too sweet on the finish, but drinkable and enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of weeare138
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a dark amber with red edges when held to the light. The off white head slowly fades into a mild cap. Streaky lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of raisins, caramel, rum, vanilla, nougat, ripe fruit, brown sugar, with a nutty finish.
Taste is of the same as the aromas with brown sugar, nuts, caramel standing out to make for a very nice flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, boozy, rummy raisins, caramel, light cocoa, along with lightly smoked meat grazing along the tongue.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. Bottle is from sometime in 2010 (I think). There's sure as hell no lack of carbonation in this one. The cork was eager to be freed from the bottle and the first pour yielded twice as much head as liquid.

4.0 A: Nearly clear deep amber/mahogany color. Two and a half fingers of frothy light brown head after second pour. The head is maintained quite well, which is in part thanks to the furious bubbling from the nucleation etches on the bottle of the glass. There's a decent amount of lacing and if the head were a bit stickier, there would be an incredible amount of lacing. Either way, good here.

4.0 S: Raisin and plum, figs and dates. Belgian yeast spiciness and a dirt earthiness. Crystal malts and candi sugar. Really nice aroma, but could use a steroid injection as it is a bit weak.

4.5 T: The taste mainly follows the nose - lots of raisin, tobacco, and fig. Dates and plum on the next level down. Spicy Belgian yeast, earthy muskiness that almost tastes like a nuttiness, candi sugar, and crystal malts. Pretty damn good.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Initially overcarbonated, but became good spritzy carbonation after enough swirls. Creamy for how light the body is and super smooth. My only complain here is that the body is too thin. I don't think the thin body was the intent here and I also think that the overcarbonation wasn't intended either. Something makes me think that the two are related.

4.0 D: Well, what can I say. For as much as I hate Tomme Arthur, he can make a pretty good brew when he can get it carbonated. This is right up there with most of its native counterparts. If I could trust that every bottle would be this good (read: carbonated) I might even be willing to pay the premium that Lost Abbey commands. Great taste and good overall except for the lack of body.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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