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Mons Abbey Dubbel | Brasserie Belgh Brasse

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BA SCORE
85
very good
20 Reviews
Mons Abbey DubbelMons Abbey Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Belgh Brasse
Quebec, Canada
monsbeer.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerKangaroo on 10-18-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
60
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
15.49%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by liamt07:
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4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Steve, 750ml bottle into a tulip.

Dark brown, with mahogany hues. Thin mocha head with decent retention and lacing. Spicy nose, clove, grape, slight anise, light brown sugar and molasses. Taste has more grape, spice, brown sugar, dark fruits. Medium full feel, with a gentle medium carbonation. A very well done dubbel, I'd revisit this in an instant.

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More User Reviews:
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3.85/5  rDev +1%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

Wow, quite the treat we have in front of us. The subtle spicing is spot on which adds to the pile of complexity we are still trying to sort out sip to sip. We’d go as far to say that this is comparable to its counterparts in Belgium. This brewery should jump into the arena of quads and tripels pronto or even something a little less traditional … A Belgian IPA. Give this Dubbel a whir.l

STYLE: Dubbel
ABV: 8.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Deep dark mahogany, tall light tan head

SMELL: Caramel, spicy, charred raisins, blood oranges, estery, quince paste, dark bread, candied lemon

TASTE: Medium bodied, crisp, slick, mild caramel, brown bread, burnt oranges, mild spice, herbal phenols, cooked raisins, bread crust, dried hay, yeast, mild hopping, faint broth, drying dark malt finish

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours clear, dark chestnut brown, with a decent head that has good retention. and leaves very good lacing.

Aroma: pleasing, with dried fruits and faint spices.

Flavor: lightly sweet - excellent bitter-sweet balance. Faint hints of orange peel, chocolate and vanilla.

Feel: medium body and medium, soft carbonation.

O: a very good (Canadian) Belgian dubbel at a nice (U.S.) price.

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Photo of virushuo
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Masterful dubbel, ironically found at Premier. A fascinating change up for a sourfest. Dark brown with a substantial bubbly head. Well malted withs spice and dark malt and grapey in the secondary and building on multiple samples. A nice sweetness. Recommended for Belgian fans.

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Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 25.4 oz. bottle.Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of spices, malts, fruits. Taste is malts, spice, dark fruits, some licorice. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle. Sampled on August 21, 2014.

A darker brown colored pour leads up to a lingering tan or beige head that is silky and soft.

There are red grapes on that nose. Along with Belgian toasted biscuit, yeast, candied sugar, and some light spice.

Medium or better body.

The flavor echoes the aroma with a definite fruity character ala grapes, orange, or cherry. But other than that I get the typical Belgian toasted biscuit and malt characters I would expect from a Dubbel, with a tad more punch that makes me think Quad. Some light hop finale. Enjoyable.

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Photo of rugene
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear deep brown color ale with a large brown color head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light fruity ester with some candi sugar and light dry raisins notes. Taste is also dominated by light dry raisins notes with candi sugar and light fruity ester. Malt backbone is pretty solid with some caramelized malt with a light spicy yeasty finish. Body is pretty full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Pretty solid rendition of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mJJJJJJJ
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Poirierxgab
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yoda22
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Humphreyproject
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brewed close to my home in northwestern Québec, this beer is a source of regional pride for us Abitibiens. That being said, I have to say that although I really do enjoy a glass of Abbey Dubbel, it is very yeasty and it will probably please fans of Belgian brews. It has some surprising and refreshing fruity aromas and it goes well with meaty comfort foods.

Beau travail Belgh Brasse

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Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SebD
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice deep hazy brown color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark fruit (raisins and grapes), Belgian candi sugar, brown sugar, some spices and yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet dark fruit, alot of Belgian candi sugar, some sweet brown sugar, molasses, faint spices and yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Mons tulip glass, cold.
Very dark opaque beer with a 2 finger beige head that subsides almost instantly.
From 3 feet away I smell pineapple!
Tastes of pineapple, sweet malt, a hint of molasses. Some chocolate malt and some acidity. Also some noble hops.
Of the four beers in the mixed pack this is the most complex. The 8 % abv is completely hidden. As the beer warms up the taste seems to expand. The feel is well balanced between the smoothness of the carbonation and the various flavors.
Overall a beer well worth the purchase. Also available in a 750 ml sharable size!
I think the water from the local esker is one reason for the great quality of this brewer's beer.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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