Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Abbey DubbelAbbey Dubbel

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

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 07-23-2001

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Ratings: 748 |  Reviews: 309
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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Photo of Makeitadouble
4.22/5  rDev +17.9%
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.

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

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

Photo of Shade1951
1.76/5  rDev -50.8%
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 +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mbjb0720
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgiordano88
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tre1994
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
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 -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
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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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 748 ratings