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Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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3.57/5
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740 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 07-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,929
Reviews:
305
Ratings:
740
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
3.36
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 305
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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My bottle says 7.2% but it's not bourbon barrel aged. Paid 3 dollar for the single.

A - A nice deep cherrywood brown with a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head that pulls back to a thick sticky lace ring.
S - Very fruity yeasts and somewhat apricot preservative smell. Not much hops must be mixed in well.
T+M - Not much sweetness or fruity flavor from this. Body is light to medium and the taste is overall crisp with a well hidden ABV. If anything it does have some dark fruit flavor mostly raisins.

Overall this beer is easy to drink but because of the high price (12-15 dollars a six pack) it's really not worth the revisit or session. Pity because their "Exit 4" triple rocked my taste buds.

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Photo of DustinSWB
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of KajII
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Trappist Glass]

The pour was a cloudy medium chestnut brown with a small (less than 1 finger) off white frothy head that quickly diminished, leaving behind a light scattered film and having fair spotty lacing.

The aroma had a bold fruity ester (raisons and prunes) right off the bat along with a dark bread malt and a musty Belgian yeast with a touch of brown sugar and a mild vinous scent.

The taste was malty sweet with a slight yeast presence from the start and pretty much was the case throughout, with the finish being rather fruity and mildly tart with light alcohol presence at the end. The flavor faded quickly off the taste buds with just a hint of dried fruit and a mild alcohol warming sensation left behind.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a mildly dry texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall this was a very enjoyable yet mild Dubbel, with an avid aroma and a somewhat subdued yeast intensity in the flavor...

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of dheacck11
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a deep dark brown, with some hints of chocolate and amber. No real head.

Nose is pretty soft. Has a little roastiness. Nice gntle sweet malt and caramel notes. Little bit of oak.

Taste is pleasant and mild. Nice fig flavors, some green raisin. Little bit of bready sweetness on the finish. Little too mild and soft overall though.

Feel is on the medium thick side. Leaves a nice coating.

Decent Dubbel. Not epic by any means, but pleasant. Could definitely drink a couple on a cold night.

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

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear ruby color. It really is a beautiful pour - too bad it's clarity makes me a bit wary. The head isn't too impressive, either. It's a one finger light brown affair, without much in the way of retention or significant lacing. The pretty-looking body ticks its score up a notch or two.

S: The aroma definitely suggests something bready and peppery. Beneath the (bog-standard) yeast character, there's a character of fruit esters, and some *very* sweet caramel. I can't say I'm finding the nose to be impressive...

T: There definite wisps to suggest it's a dubbel - for example, it opens with a fairly bready tone - but even on the first sip, I know this one isn't going to be Rochefort 6. The finish is almost generically sweet: there really isn't much in the way of defined character. It doesn't seem like that much of a problem, but defined subtlety is what can make or break a dubbel - and that generic finishing sweetness (along with the lack of depth) keep it in Mediocreville.

M: Pretty thin, and also pretty light in terms of carbonation. The wet finish leaves behind a lot of lingering sweetness, but this doesn't really harm the drinkability too badly.

O: Not much of a proper dubbel, but not BAD. I'd recommend this to a beginner drinker: the yeast profile is both subdued and very basic. That, and it's easy to drink. It's lowish score stems from the fact that it's vapid and unfulfilling to someone who enjoys this style done well.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up a few weeks back, as this was one of the few offerings from Flying Fish currently available that I had yet to enjoy. While this beer had a lot going for it, it was clearly not as good as the Dubbels from Belgium that this would inevitably bound to be compared to. This was just a bit lighter in mouthfeel and not as complex but on its own, it stood up fine and was strong enough to remind me that it was still not to be taken lightly!

The pour to this was a dark brown, bordering on plum. The head and aroma were sufficient but not overpowering and there was hardly any lacing to be seen. A fair amount of candied sugar and dark fruits would be found in the taste but it was muted relative to its counterparts from overseas. Not a very full mouthfeel either and there wasn't a lot of bread and "chew" to this as well. This could have been more complex and only faint plum and currant could be detected before sliding down with the rest of the watery consistency of each sip. The yeast was hard to find as well and only a hint of sugar stuck around long enough before I took another swig of this.

There was enough alcohol here, to be sure but not enough to make me think that this was purely a Dubbel. It just didn't feel like a Trappist Ale and almost felt like an Imperial Brown Ale, because of the stickiness and plain nature that this had. This just didn't quite measure up but Dubbels are full, complex beasts while this was more of an introductory beer to that style. If you've never had one of these before, this would be good to start with since more than one could be enjoyed in a sitting without be overwhelmed. Had this warmed me up a bit, I knew that it would have been more on target.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep copper brown color with a white head.
Aroma of doughy bread, caramelized malt and Belgian yeast.
In the taste, malty sweet with some light dark fruits and earthy hops. Nutty and hoppy, definitely has a raisin, plum, pecan thing going on. Firmly malty, but nicely balanced. Caramel, raisin toast, almond, pretty complex dubbel. Medium bodied feel with a fairly aggressive carbonation. Overall, a classic American version of a dubbel, and frankly, better than most.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 740 ratings
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