Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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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

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Added by stirgy on 07-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,879
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
761
pDev:
13.13%
Bros Score:
3.36
 
 
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of DocD
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

BOM 4/2018

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Photo of BobbyOlson
4.38/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Giggy
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice Belgium style Dubbel with rich malty flavors of caramel, raisen, plum and spiced rum. Pours medium golden reddish brown with light lacy head.

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Photo of JmpJckFlsh
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
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

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cb8282
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sable
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

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Photo of feuematt
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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!

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Grinky
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
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!

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Photo of FLima
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

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Photo of beervionics
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 761 ratings