Abbey Dubbel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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81
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735 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:
735
Reviews:
300
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.24%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
156
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mjgrady
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Onenote81
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a ruddy mahogany with a thin off-white cap of foam on top. This fleets away quickly, leaving just bits of lace on the glass. Aroma of fig, raisins, yeast, syrup, wet hay. Moderate body bolsters this beer. Not overly carbonated as some tend to be. Rich syrupy finish.

Dark fruits pervade. Fig, plum, toffee, bits of ginger, rounded out with a touch of spicy yeast. This isn't overly "Belgian" by any means. Definitely an American stab at it, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. A good representation, and a tasty cap to my evening. I think this would make a good one to draw someone into these Abbey-styles. Nice work, FF.

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Photo of DmanGTR
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of PintOHops
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Glass - Tulip

A - Amber/brown color with just a touch of haze. The head was about 2-fingers worth and dissipated within a few seconds. Lots of carbonation can be seen. No lacing.

S - Softer aroma's going on. Caramel, toasted bread, cherry. Reminds me of fruit cake a little bit. Slightest bit of herbal hop in there. I got a touch of alcohol as it warmed.

T - Lots of brown sugar, cinnamon, biscuit, caramel. Cherry and alcoholic notes warm the palate and throat. I pick up a bit of raisin as well. It finishes with almost no bitterness, and lingering fruit cake like flavors.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth airy like feel. Carbonation is moderate.

O - I think this was a good offering from the brewery, and a decent shot at the style. Definitely an introduction to the style sorta thing to me. Tasty and satisfying, with a great price tag. I'd have it again. Cheers!

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Photo of JosiahS
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

a: A dark red-orange color, clear body and lots of bubbles. The head is thin but leaves a pleasant ring atop the beer.

s: The aroma is sweet with dark sugar, coriander, banana and clove.

t: strong and pleasant malt base, toasted malts mix well with the yeast to give a consistent sweet & reduced banana flavor with a vegetable quality. Finishes clean with very little bitterness.

m: medium body, clean and semi-crisp. Very nice and approachable.

o: Not bad, a straight-forward representation of the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Jimmys
2.83/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle. best by: 05.17.13.

A: a beautiful chestnut hue. relatively clear. carbonization is streaming to the surface. slightly off-white head is solid. retention is moderate. some spotted lacing.

S: sweet. brown sugar. a slight figgy aroma. a little flat.

T: much more on the malty side than I expected. a little fishy. much too one note in my opinion. nutty and grain lingers into the finish.

M: carb is mellow. a bit silky. medium bodied.

D: meh, there are a lot of better dubbel's out there as well as a lot of better flying fish brews out there. pass on this one.

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Photo of djcira
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of gr0g
3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A few years ago, this was the first dubbel I tried (possibly my first Belgian style beer, period). Now, with a lot more experience as well as a great fondness for Belgian style ales, lets see how this offering from South Jersey local Flying Fish stacks up.

Poured into a Chimay chalice, initial appearance is appealing with a reddish-brown color and slight haziness. Head is about one finger with only so-so retention; at least there's a nice "island" of froth in the center. Aroma leads with yeast-forward chalkiness and clove. This tends to hide other components such as fruity esters of pear, plum, raisin.

Flavor profile is "authentic" tasting and would be commendable for a sub 6% abbey single, but for a dubbel it's unremarkable. Esters are more alive than on the nose and there's a satisfying malt base, but it's all too weak. I thought that this at least used to be bottle conditioned in the past, but the relative lack of carbonation points to this currently not being bottle conditioned. The mouthfeel is still pretty good with the carbonation being just fizzy and vibrant enough without becoming harsh.

Like other members of FF's "classic," year-round lineup, this doesn't stand out within its style. Look to the Exit Series or the newer Red Fish for some of their better offerings.

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Photo of MaltAndHopsFC
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MarcWP
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear amber with two-finger, white, creamy head that lasted a couple minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Belgian yeast, fruit. Mild.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Mild dark fruits. Belgian yeast and toasty malt.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation.

O: Interesting beer. The taste makes up for the mild nose.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Got a single bottle from a Spirits Unlimited so it's probably pretty old (You can never find a fresh beer at a Spirits Chain in NJ, just a warning) but I figured since it's a dubbel it should hold up. (Also the only beers that ever make it to a spirits mix-a-six section is old beers and seasonals so)

Clear brown color with a head that quickly dies. Faint nose of dark belgian candy sugars, beets, caramel and toffee.

Ripe fruit flavors, on the lighter end of being medium bodied and crisp. Faint dark fruit bowl up front, followed by a sweet belgian candy sugar taste and then finishes clean with a faint lingering sweetness. The flavors are right but barely and almost undetectable (and for once it tastes kind of fresh) touch of alcohol heat. Simple light and drinkable. But that's not how I want my dubbels. This tastes more like a crossover beer as if AB-inbev made a friendly 7.99 six pack dubbel for people to try. The flavors are right if you dig for them, unoffensive, and light. Kind of like "My-First-Dubbel" kind of thing.

This is not a bad beer.
Though it Doesn't embody a true dubbel in my opinion, just an intro to one.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Abbey Dubbel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 735 ratings.
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