Abbey Dubbel
Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Dubbel
Ranked #236
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
81
Ranked #42,106
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 13.09%
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
786
From:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
81
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Reviews: 319 | Ratings: 786
Reviews by Moneypenny:
Photo of Moneypenny
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not Your Father's Root Beer. Not your father's anything. Not your Brother's either, as in Monastic. Not remotely like a Belgian dubbel, aside from the name. Double malt maybe? I don't think you should get to name things for how you want them to taste. They should actually have to taste that way. How crazy would that be? Would save me from pouring beer down the drain at any rate.

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

thanks to BA Carlos for sharing this, enjoyed chilled from the 12oz in a goblet

The color is dark brown, practically black with thin off white head with no lace sticking and retention is good. The smell is prune-like with spice and lots of yeast esters that carry a somewhat phenolic odor with mild toast and slight hint of cocoa earthiness. The feel is semi-dry with medium high carbonation and light spice with a nice warming dry finish.

The taste is very good with malt up front and yeast cohesion in the light spice and hint of dark fruit in the taste. The light toasted grain and subtle dried plum character enhanced by subtle caramel and mild peppery quality lead to a gentle alcohol flavor in the finish. Overall a solid example of the style with very drinkable dry quality -Thanks to JC for sharing!

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received from dberger624 in a great trade... Thanks Dan! Pours standard clear walnut brown.. short lived light khaki head.. raisin and light clove.. hints of cola on the finish.. dark dry toast... A little metallic on the finish.

3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

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Photo of mikeg67
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy brownish color with a foamy medium lasting white head. Good amount of carbonation. Aroma is bready, Belgium yeast, floral spicy hops, some fruit and brown sugar. Medium body with some tartness. Flavor is caramalt, brown sugar and spicy hops. Finish is sweet, but not cloying, with some spicy hops balance. Simple, but tasty and inexpensive dubbel.

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Photo of EvoRich
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.07/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired via trade from NeroFiddled, so a big “Thank you” goes out to him.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color with a very thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malt, spice, apples, dark fruits, some Belgian yeast and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is nicely balanced, with flavors of apples, caramel, Belgian yeast and some spice. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy. There’s a mild hops presence but it’s very complimentary. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, it’s a beer well worth drinking for an evening. This is the fifth of five beers from Flying Fish Brewing that NeroFiddled traded to me and I’ve been quite pleased with all of them.

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Photo of Giggy
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tim9m1r
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet

Pours a beautiful dark reddish amber with a small tan head that faded quickly. Crystal clear. No lace whatsoever. I expected a lot more carbonation.

Smells of candied sugar and caramel hit first. Slightly fruity and spicy.

Caramel malts and an herbal spice. Alcohol warming finish.

Light an medium bodied on the tongue.

Very easy to drink, goes down smooth.

Not an overly special dubbel, but a decent take on it. Worth a try.

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Photo of jcartamdg
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a translucent brown with no head at all. Aroma of malts, malts and more malts. Taste follows the nose, no hop presence, sweet with dark fruit notes, a little too sweet. It's smooth and hides the alcohol very well. Not bad but certainly not the best dubbel, very good considering that it's an American brewery's take on the style.

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Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of crwills
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a couple bottles of this while in NJ.

Dark orangey brown with a nice big, beige head. Fades a bit, but leaves quite a lot of lacing. Fairly clear beer.

Aroma is malty, yeasty, with some elements of strawberries or other field berries, and cotton candy.

Thick creamy mouthfeel. Tart, slightly sour flavour up front, and then the bready, toasty malts kick in giving it the typical dubbel warmth. Mild fruitiness remains, as well. Sweetish, yeasty aftertaste.

Not bad.

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Photo of richkrull
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark amber with a nice violet hue that’s slightly cloudy. The head is just wisps of off white and a narrow collar.

Smells strongly of concord grapes, honey and creamy bread dough with a nice, slightly spicy, creamy yeast that’s nestled in with a hint of alcohol and a light ginger.

Tastes of a light but sweet woody barley with a touch of red grapes. There’s a little dry, sour coffee here but comes out much more sweet in the finish. Nice dynamics.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a tiny carbonation.

Considering how much this one sells for, this could be in the running for the most cost efficient dubble ever.

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Photo of RPH2327
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up a few weeks back, as this was one of the few offerings from Flying Fish currently available that I had yet to enjoy. While this beer had a lot going for it, it was clearly not as good as the Dubbels from Belgium that this would inevitably bound to be compared to. This was just a bit lighter in mouthfeel and not as complex but on its own, it stood up fine and was strong enough to remind me that it was still not to be taken lightly!

The pour to this was a dark brown, bordering on plum. The head and aroma were sufficient but not overpowering and there was hardly any lacing to be seen. A fair amount of candied sugar and dark fruits would be found in the taste but it was muted relative to its counterparts from overseas. Not a very full mouthfeel either and there wasn't a lot of bread and "chew" to this as well. This could have been more complex and only faint plum and currant could be detected before sliding down with the rest of the watery consistency of each sip. The yeast was hard to find as well and only a hint of sugar stuck around long enough before I took another swig of this.

There was enough alcohol here, to be sure but not enough to make me think that this was purely a Dubbel. It just didn't feel like a Trappist Ale and almost felt like an Imperial Brown Ale, because of the stickiness and plain nature that this had. This just didn't quite measure up but Dubbels are full, complex beasts while this was more of an introductory beer to that style. If you've never had one of these before, this would be good to start with since more than one could be enjoyed in a sitting without be overwhelmed. Had this warmed me up a bit, I knew that it would have been more on target.

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Photo of mdtnelson
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kenatbeerswap
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.

A: nice amber reddish color with half finger of head that disappeared quickly.

S: raisin, caramel and toasted aroma.

T: raisiny with slight dark fruity flavor and a hint of spiciness. fair amount of malt flavor coming through.

M: medium body with low to moderate carbonation.

O: nice malty beer with sweetness and raisiny flavor standing out.

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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 786 ratings