Abbey Dubbel
Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #227
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #44,816
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.09%
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
803
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Flying Fish Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  180
SCORE
81
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Stevosps from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

When Poured from a bottle this Belgian style ale has a Lacey head clear dark amber color. It has a malty sweet aroma.It has a subtle fruit cherry taste as it passes the palette.With a Slight chocoholic sweat finish. It is a good over all flavor and one i would go to again.

Jan 22, 2021
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours as a transparent, dark brown body, with tan head. Smell is slightly sour, with a sweet malt core, and a pungent alcohol note. Flavor follows nose, with different levels. So the flavor is slightly sour in the open, the sweetness present comes forward in the midst, and the finish introduces a mild boozy note. It all works fine, but is not spectacular.

Jan 23, 2020
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Mr_Brown from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a can. thin quickly receding foam. light brown hazy in color
caramel in the smell. sweet
sweet taste very well predicted by the smell. An aftertaste characteristic of the dubbel. more balance would be great
thin body
A decent beer. reminiscent of brown ales, but with dubbel aftertaste (spirits)

Dec 22, 2019
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akaizer from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a beer of the month club. Poured a clear reddish-brown with a thin white foam head. Scent comes across as complex, but I do notice some berries and/or fig along with some subtle floral-ish scents. Taste is similar in complexity, but the cheery/fig flavors the bottle mentions do seem quite present and enjoyable, along with a sweeter finish. Feel has a touch of the alcohol present, but is otherwise thin (in a good way). All around a pretty enjoyable drink!

Nov 03, 2019
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good_to_sea from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Fairly opaque. Reddish brown with a small white head.
Smell: Raisin, cherry, plum, and banana. Licorice. Hints of coffee, chocolate, and maybe some cinnamon or brown sugar.
Taste: Cherry and raisin sweetness up front. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, licorice, and molasses/brown sugar. A tiny bit of peppery hop bitterness.
Feel: Light-bodied, slightly slick/oily.
Overall: A nice beer that's sweet without being cloying. Mild, but has some interesting flavors and aromas. I'm a big fan of cherries, so this beer gets some free points from me.

Aug 18, 2019
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brewerang from Florida

3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep red color with aromas of dark fruit and cherry. The head subsides quickly, but leaves some lacing throughout the session. Overall taste is fruity and pleasant, but not very complex and lacks the strong Belgian yeast flavor characteristic of the style. Not the best dubbel I've had, but still a pretty good one for 7.99 a six pack.

Aug 05, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My good friend and old neighbor from Oswego gave me a bottle of this beer. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that did not leave any lace. The scent had Belgian malt and sweetness notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with a subtle typical duppel flare. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer.

Jul 19, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

C medium brown not much head
S sweet with a hint of booze
T still sweet, maybe a bit too much so
F not unpleasant just a kind af syrupy coating
O not at all familiar with this genre, but I feel there are probably better examples. It is a smooth, easy drink. Just maybe a bit overly sweet

Feb 16, 2019
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HardCider from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with a two-finger head that dissipated rather quickly. Minor lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty: very pleasant. It tastes spicy and sweet with some bitterness. Malty. A very good Belgian Dubbel!

Dec 29, 2018
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Clear, burnt amber color. Thin, off-white head that fades quickly to a cap. Good lacing.

S---Sweet, candy sugar & molasses. Raisin & plum. Some booziness is apparent.

T---Booziness disappears. Sweet, maybe too sweet. Caramel & molasses. Not as complex as the nose. Just too sweet.

F---Feels flat, like it's uncarbonated. Thick feel and maybe a bit oily.

O---There's promise here, but it doesn't fulfill it. I'm actually surprised as hell that I haven't had this one before, but it'll also be my last one.

Dec 06, 2018
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justintcoons from Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker.

Appearance
Mahogany brown / copper. Excellent clarity. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Bread, earth, molasses, clove, and banana.

Taste
Munich malts, caramelized brown sugar, dark candy syrup, and molasses. Earthy and toasty. Hints of banana. Lingering clove and potpourri spiciness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, oily, crisp, effervescent, and lightly bitter.

Overall
Not remotely close to a Trappist Dubbel, but then again nobody does it like the monks. It makes a fine American Brown though.

Nov 14, 2018
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lpd3 from New Jersey

3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brewed almost in my back yard, it seemed worth a try. Delicious with malt dominating. Hardly any bitterness. I am very new to craft beers. It is very differerent from anything I've tried. Yummy

Sep 13, 2018
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle

Pours clear maple brown, bit of lacing for a head.

Smells of molasses, candi sugar, biscuit and maple.

Flavor is of caramel, molasses, candi sugar, biscuit and banana.

Medium to full body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

This beer looks nothing like a Belgian and smells overly sweet, but the taste is surprisingly not too far off. However it's not especially traditional. Decent, worth a try at least.

Sep 04, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Nice caramel ruby color with excellent clarity. Head is grey-beige and 1 finger.

Aroma of a hot roast beef sandwich. I know that sounds weird, but it takes me back. Perhaps with Arby-Q sauce. Slight root beer barrel candy. Maybe some plum, I dunno. Roast beef sandwich is what's coming out the most.

The flavor contains a boozy burn right at the start, with hints of sarsaparilla, slightly plum, and tangerine gum. Lingering flavors of bubble gum-like yeast, slight molasses candy.

Painful carbonation in the belly, slight yeasty starch, slight drying alcohol.

Overall a very decent Dubbel. Not amazing, but definitely nothing to scoff at, and for $7.99 a six pack I'd have it again. Bought my single, probably will go back for more. Exceeded my expectations.

Jun 17, 2018
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: dark managing color with some nice ruby red and purple notes

S: raisins, plums, brown sugar, fig, toffee, and sweet caramel

T: brown sugar, plums, raisins upfront. Fig, caramel, and toffee behind that. A big bready malty backbone

M: lighter side of medium with high carbonation. A bit lighter of a mouthfeel than I like in the style

O: an alright representation of a Dubbel. Dark fruits take center stage, as they should. It’s a bit light in the mouthfeel though, it could use a bit more body. Still worth a try for sure

Apr 22, 2018
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Sable from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Should really have some Gregorian Chants playing while I experience this fine beer! Flying Fsh Abbey Dubbel is a Belgian Abbey style ale. It's strong and richly flavored, caramel with a touch of fruit at the finish, plum and raisin, I think. The head dissapated pretty quickly, and what was left didn't seem to lace at all. I may have to start buying beer in pairs.

Feb 26, 2018
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feuematt from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head. Taste is sweet with both nutty and dark fruit flavors. Very good beer that I am glad I gave a try!

Feb 21, 2018
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VoxRationis from New York

3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 03-21-18.
A: Pours a crystal clear, light copper color with a one inch, light tan head, but low retention and little to no lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, raisin, and cloves/spices.
T: Palate generally follows the nose, although also a banana flavor. Sweet to semidry with a bit of a cream soda feel. Only light bitterness, with a sense of spiciness.
M: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable and seems like it would pair easily with a range of foods. A bit less complex than some European (and American) offering, but would certainly have it again.

Jan 16, 2018
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this was super tasty. very easy drinking and refreshing but also smooth and rich. alcohol doesnt show at all and there is a nice sweetish malt profile bringing caramel, brown sugar and nuttyness, that plays nicely with a touch of hops to provide balance. well done!

Nov 25, 2017
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FLima from Brazil

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber copper with a thick thin beige head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of plums, caramel, lots of almonds and Brazilian nut, some cream chocolate, raisins,
Flavor with notes of brown sugar, mild pine, orange citrusy, ginger, white pepper, cloves, raisins, chocolate, red apples that turns to a mild tart green, vanilla, a bit of banana and nuts. Dry aftertaste with a low bitterness.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% is well disguised.
Chocolaty Dubbel with a good balance of esters and phenols. It initially gives the impression of being not a complex brew, but then it reveals a decent myriad of flavors. Still not as rich as Belgians counterparties. It feels easier to drink, though.

Nov 11, 2017
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Vetbidder from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reddish dark brown yet see through with a decent tan colored head. Lots of bubbles seen rising through this beer keeping that head going a bit. Scent is caramel malt maybe even some unsweetened dark chocolate in there. Sort of mildly caramel malt, maybe a little dark fruit and sort of a quick finish. The flavor is ok just it doesn't have very much depth there and no tricks to the finish. Carbonation is medium with some creaminess to the mouthfeel. Not bad.

Oct 18, 2017
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Jsalz21 from New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drinking this in an effort to try more Belgian styles I have seemingly ignored, and I decided to start with Flying Fish like any good hometown boy (hometown being NJ... yeah, it's a stretch.)

A creamy, off-white head and a reddish-dark brown color when poured. Sitting around, it has good head retention and decent lacing. Quite impressive actually.

A nose with caramel, nuts, and Belgian yeasty character greets you when poured into a glass. Also has some notes of raisins, and a little toast as well. Usually I try to disregard what the bottle is telling you it will taste or smell like, but they are pretty accurate on the raisins and caramel qualities. Unless they mean how it tastes in which case I still need to see....

As soon as it hits the palate I feel it's really leanign on the Belgian yeast for a light, crisp raisin-y flavor. Slightly spicy, and the maltiness is playing along well, but it also feels a little lacking, like it's flavor is missing something. Nothing really pops but it's got a good profile of flavors to it.

The mouthfeel is very creamy and slightly spicy which is good enough for me for it to be great, but again, I sense a slight lack in the body to its detriment.

All in all, I actually enjoy this beer a lot. It could be more vibrant and flavorful, but it is certainly a good attempt that has more going for it then against it.

Sep 22, 2017
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beervionics from Arizona

4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, complex malt character. A hint of alcohol up front with some caramel sweetness. Very well balanced and tasty. A good substitute if you cant find a true trappist dubbel brewed by or under monks. Overall a great belgian ale.

Sep 09, 2017
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Makeitadouble from Florida

4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Flying Fish Dubbel - This beer is complex,yet straight forward.
Typically it is difficult to find a good Dubbel that is not an import, if you find that this is the case for you I would recommend this you look no further. This Belgian Style Beer is a beautiful caricature of its inspiration. with 9.1 IBU’s this Beer is SWEET, very chocolaty, and malty. Its Dark Amber in color with a 1 finger vanilla colored head.The nose of the beer is very nutty and smooth. The carbonation is somewhat light but it only ads to the charm. At 7.2& ABV I has enough kick to to keep you coming back.

Aug 28, 2017
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Shade1951 from Pennsylvania

1.76/5  rDev -51%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not sure what this is a "Dubbel" of.

The color is nice. Kind of an amber-red. No head to speak of. The smell does nothing for me. A bit bitter and medicinal.

It tastes watery, and the flavor is vaguely unpleasant. I don't get any "Belgian" qualities. The flavor doesn't invite additional drinking.

Maybe it's a palate thing. Maybe it's a bad batch. Maybe it would be okay with pizza or some other heavy food. But on its own, it's not working for me.

Fact is that of the 3 or 4 beers I've tried from this brewery, I haven't found any that I genuinely like. And this one... I may or may not be able to finish.

Jul 11, 2017
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