Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

Abbey DubbelAbbey Dubbel
BA SCORE
36.9%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 737 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#38,019
Reviews:
302
Ratings:
737
Liked:
272
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
13.17%
Alströms:
3.36
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
159
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 737 |  Reviews: 302
Photo of JMS1512
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.04/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tohibii
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
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 -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jliscin
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cyrano41
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of perfectsilence3
4.75/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EMV
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
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 +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyNole
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmitC
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
2.84/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brushkanna
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wingnut93
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.95/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

$ 10.55 (Including tax)/ six pack ($ 0.146/oz) at Denny’s Beer Barrel
Bottle dated 12/28/16 at 40 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – weak dark fruit and cinnamon (?)
Head small (< one cm, aggressive pour), light tan, fizzy, gone in seconds leaving an irregular one to two mm ring and some scummy-looking bubbles
Lacing – none
Body – red-amber, clear
Flavor – sweet and cloying, some dark fruit, again with a hint of cinnamon; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate mediium, watery, fizzy

A below average attempt at a dubbel but at that price point not unexpected. After Flying Fish’s excellent Exit 18 Baltic Porter it was still somewhat of a disappointment. The best thing about this beer is the color and clarity of the body!

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.75

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmaskell33
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

12 oz bottle. Dark brown color. Nice sweet plum and raisins flavors in this Belgian style Abbey ale. If you like Belgian ales, definitely worth trying.

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Photo of scschory
4.83/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Color & clarity are as expected.
I really like the tast of this beer it has the malty spicy notes expected from the style but with a lightness that makes it easier to drink.
Perhaps more carbonated than expected, but still with good body.
Overall, a satisfying dubbel that begs you to have another.

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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.9% out of 100 with 737 ratings
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