Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

Abbey DubbelAbbey Dubbel
BA SCORE
3.57/5
738 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:
#38,439
Reviews:
303
Ratings:
738
pDev:
13.17%
Bros Score:
3.36
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
158
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 738 |  Reviews: 303
Photo of BuzzLitebier
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

So, I poured this from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. The color was great, but I could tell from the pour that this was going to be a thin dubble. I know there's no solid numbers for ABV for the Belgian styles, but 7.2% seems respectable. The beer looked like a Coke in terms of color and viscosity. The nose was OK- nothing really jumped out at me other than the yeast, but the taste was pretty decent- dark fruit (figs, raisins). It was very carbonated but thin. Would I have this again? Probably not.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear mahogany red in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin off white head that quickly died down, leaving a few small patches of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light aromas of dark, sweet malts are present in the nose along with notes of dark fruits.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also seems to have some slight hints of spices towards the finish, which negate nearly all of the sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with just under a medium amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a little lighter compared to other dubbels and doesn't seem to have enough flavors of dark fruits.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours dark reddish brown with fast settling foam. Raisin, plum nose. Sugary. Malty sweet cola taste. Rich dark fruit flavor. Black cherry flavor. Firm carbonation. A touch sweet but good flavor. Pretty good all around.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of spokeydonkey
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Clear, dark amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell - Dried fruit: figs and prunes.

Taste - Starts off sweet, middle is dominated crisp carbonation and smoky flavor of plums and figs. Finishes dry with a lingering smokiness.

Mouthfeel - medium-light bodied. Enough carbonation to give it a bite.

Overall - an easy drinking dubbel that's a bit too light for the style. But right now I'm drinking it on a hot summer night and it's simple and refreshing enough to be a "lawnmower dubbel."

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Photo of BWED
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. poured into a tulip

A- Pours a dark brown, amber highlighted body, with a cream 1/4" off white head. Just a few speckles of lacing and the retention is only barely there.

S- Dried dark fruits, some spice. A little unexpected roast aroma, but it added a nice unique complexity to the nose.

T- Light malty sweetness, caramel and a little fruity.

M- Smooth, slightly creamy, and mild carbonation. An easy drinker.

O- This was a pleasant surprise. Definitely not at the same level of real Belgians, but a solid Dubbel from Jersey? This would be good for the beginning Dubbel drinker. A smaller price tag to sample the style.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a finger of head on a deep amber colored body.
The aroma is a sharp caramel, barnyardish and dark fruits.
The taste is grainy, caramel and mild dry bitter finish. It has a watery beginning.
The texture is fairly smooth with low to moderate carbonation.
It's a fine ale but it could use a bit more in the flavor profile.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 738 ratings
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