Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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81
good
734 Ratings
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Abbey DubbelAbbey Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by stirgy on 07-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
734
Reviews:
300
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
156
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
1.76/5  rDev -50.4%
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.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbjb0720
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgiordano88
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tre1994
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Thanks Joanne for buying a sixer for me.

Pours a clear amber body with a white one finger head that reduces quickly to leave no lacing and a layer of retention.

Aromas are fruity and estery, bananas and wheat, spices, sweet caramel. Taste is sweet dark fruits, banana, belgian yeast, candied sugar and toffee. Mouthfeel is lacking, this is undercarbonated.

Pretty good, lacking in the mouthfeel category but the taste is there and on par with other dubbels.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pretty mediocre. Drinkable but has a weird soda flavor to it. Almost as if its a flat coke. Very thin, little carbonation when I poured it in the glass. It tastes like it was trying to be more complex but didn't quite get there.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Red/brown color,the aroma is real light and subtle .oddly it looks a bit like cola in color and at first it almost tastes the same.After a while the different tastes come out of spice and malt.if you hold to tried and true Belgians you may not care for this one. I really liked it and thought it was a nice attempt at the Belgian style but unique in its own way.sorry I only got one bottle

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tohibii
3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I'm actually getting this for $8 a 6-pack, so I really wasn't expecting much, but this is quite passable.

It's an easy-drinking mild and dry malty sort of number with a slight sweetness and - while by no means a great dubbel - it's less than half the price of many of the quality entries. There really isn't anything offensive about it, being well balanced if lacking in complexity.

I see some reviews saying that they're getting it for $10 a 6-pack, so I wouldn't recommend it there, but I'm struggling to come up with a large number of better options at $8. Many times I'll start with something cheaper like this and then cap it at the end of the evening with a higher quality beer - this will undoubtedly be called upon again for duty under those circumstances.

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Photo of Timtac
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jliscin
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cyrano41
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of perfectsilence3
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Semi-opaque mahogany pour. Thinner than expected off-white head. Only modest lacing.

S: Caramel and dark sugars... raisin bread and spice.

T/F: Toasted candy sugars and some dark fruits... off-sweet to start but not cloying. A little bit of spice. Slightly medicinal and yeasty. Well carbonated... zesty in mouthfeel. Leaves a bit of stickiness on the tongue.

O: A fair stab at the style and easily drinkable, but doesn't approach the complexity of a real Belgian Dubbel. I'd have it again but can't say that I would seek it out.

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Photo of Pete9094
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmitC
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
2.84/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brushkanna
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 734 ratings.
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