Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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81
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732 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:
732
Reviews:
299
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
13.2%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
155
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 732 |  Reviews: 299
Photo of Noooddle
2.84/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brushkanna
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wingnut93
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmaskell33
3.04/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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 +35.7%
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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Photo of Walleybeer
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a solid brown color typical of the dubbel style. Unlike the style, the head is not large and soon disapates completely.
In the aroma; hint of faint chocolate, dark fruit, toasted malt and caramel.
Mostly sweet, bubblegum like and with a more subdued spiciest that I'm a costumed to from dubbels. I would have liked it better if the latter was present for balance.
Cola like mouthfeel. A bit light for a dubbel.
Easy to drink and tasty enough, however, not the best example of the style.

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Photo of Act25
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hoping for a bargain I bought 6 but I'm done at 1 (this is going towards my next party).
Heavy on the malt!

Appearance: Pours a hazed muddy chemistry experiment color with a slack head that leaves a bit of lacing behind. Not a fun color.

Smell: Best part. Sweet perfumy aroma; floral, abundant, grassy. Slightly medicinal.

Taste: A lot going on, and definitely let it warm. Bready, with a peppery Belgian yeast mid play; then after the swallow, it's perfume and flowers. (too floral, malty, sweet, and flattish for me)

Mouthfeel: Thin, flattish body with low carbonation.

O: OK. Not terrible, probably good for a blend. But nothing like say a Bronx Belgian Pale Ale for same price.

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Photo of AZgman
4.38/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and creamy. A good double, but not very Belgian in taste

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Photo of hman43
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Look: It pours dark amber with ruby hues. It has a light brown head.

Smell: It has a malty sweet aroma that is rich and complimented by dried cherries and apple aromas.

Taste: It is malt forward rich with raisins, dried fruit, bits of cherries; that finishes sweet.

Feel: It has a light-heavy feel to it with low alcohol warmth.

Overall the balance it slightly towards the malt with a full range of dark fruit flavors with the raisins being pronounced.

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Photo of dshiplet
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased June 2016, says best by 8-10-16 (hard to read).

Pours easily without much head or head retention. Color is very dark brown but clear.

Smells of caramel and malt. Mild and not boozy.

Taste is very mellow with just a slight sweetness. The caramel really comes out. Not much in the way of flavor complexity. I was hoping for some dark fruit but none is detectable.

Very smooth across the back of the tongue. Very easy to drink for such a dark beer. Pleasantly refreshing for the style.

Overall I think this is a good beer but not a great example of the style. It could definitely use some raisin or other dark fruit character to bring it up in complexity. I'd drink it again and again but probably wouldn't go out of my way to get one.

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Photo of EvoRich
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
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 DubiousGopher
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrod79
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stanzy1
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The color is a beautiful reddish brown, fairly similar to many of this kind. Not a lot of head or lacing which I don't care about personally. Smell is mostly yeast with some prune and brown sugar, but in general not very odoriferous.

I like the taste the best. It has a satisfying baked good with cinnamon and brown sugar taste. Deep but not too syrupy. A bit spicy.

The feel is a bit bland. Reminds me of a flat cola. Some more carbonation would add to it in my opinion.

Overall this is a very nice, approachable abbey dubbel - good for new triers of the style and those not trying to spend a lot. A 6 pack (not 4), came to only $9 which gives a boost to the overall rating. I would buy again.

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Photo of GangOf1
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated best by 5-5-16 into pint glass. Pours a clear amber-brown with an eggshell-white head. Initial impression is a little malt sweetness, with a hint of dark fruit. Flavor improves slightly as it warms, but still not a highly flavorful brew. Mouthfeel is on the light side of medium; carbonation is on the heavy side of medium. Neutral, slightly bitter finish.
Perhaps this is too subtle for my jaded American tastes, but it doesn't light up much on my scoreboard.

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Photo of Lilbeck23
4.83/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of acurtis
2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gautch726
3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an auburn brown with a slight head. Smells of malt and plums. The taste starts of on the sweet side but gives way to an almost acidic bite that had me confused. Turns out it was the alcohol unmasked and isolated. Could have been better presentation. Overall, an average Dubbel.

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Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 732 ratings.
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