Mons Abbey Dubbel | Brasserie Belgh Brasse

Mons Abbey DubbelMons Abbey Dubbel
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Mons Abbey DubbelMons Abbey Dubbel

Brewed by:
Brasserie Belgh Brasse
Quebec, Canada

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerKangaroo on 10-18-2012

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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Yoda22
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of lgmol
2.79/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

I found the smell and taste muted on this one. I didn't detect any off-flavours but I also didn't find that any nice flavours really came through in full force. I could taste the alcohol. Certainly not a beer that is hard to drink, but I wanted more pleasant esters and malt flavour from a dubbel.

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Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Opaque dark brown, almost black color with a copper hue, and strong glass clinging activity. Light brown 4 fingers island head explosion, extra frothy with sparks, lasts around 15-20 minutes, with strong leggings.

Aromas of ginger, floral, molassy, and dark fruits. Flavors of syrupy molasses, dark fruits, ester fruits, spicy peppercorn, herbal and floral spices. Ginger bread feel.

Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Strong and long finish, ending with an overly spicy feel, thick syrupy sugary feel, leathery and molassy tongue coat.

Overall average quality craft. OK flavors that are unbalanced and way too spicy and sugary. Too intense and doesn't feel very fresh. Still good accessibility with low perception of alcohol.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.36/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - This beer pours a very dark amber, almost a black but when put in natural light has a red hue. It had 2 fingers of foamy offwhite head that fade to a thick half finger layer. The carbonation is extremely lively and active.

Aroma - Ginger, molasses, floral hops noticably present as in the blonde, raisin, plum, to a lesser extent figs and dates. a hint of peppery spice from the yeast. These smells come together to remind me of grape soda To be completely honest.

Taste - plum and raisin dominate some toffee in the background, floral hops combined with the yeast make a strong pepper taste on the finish. It starts out completely sweet and finishes completely spicey there is no balance. I gave it a 3 because it has the characteristics of a dubbel but its a mediocre one as far as fkavor and aromas are concerned, I'm also noticing a lasting dark fruit aftertaste as it warms.

Feel - mouth feel is the best part This is a heavy-medium body with loads of creamy carbonation sending this beer down the throat very smoothly .

Overall - There doesnt seem to be much going for this beer in terms of style. I mean all the flavors that should be in a dubbel are there. but they just dont come together as I would like. A beer that fits the confines of a dubbel will already be a decent beer its just when a style is so good you expect to be wowed by the smaller breweries and I'm not, try it if you can get your hands on it and let me know what you think.

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Photo of chris826
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rugene
3.47/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of northof60hops
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gio
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of fortyfield
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevofficiel
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mons Abbey Dubbel 8% ABV bought it in a 12 mix pack for 21,99$

Look: Dark, brown color. No head at all.

Smell: Sweet floral hops, caramel, raisin, dark fruit.

Taste: Very sweet, raisin, dark fruit, chocolat a finish of a touch of vanilla.

Feel: Heavy, very sweet. drinking 1 is enough because it is really sweet, heavy body,

So overall would I recomend it? Sure this is not a bad beer overall, just remember it is a heavy beer, it is not a session beer where you can drink 5 or 6.

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Photo of AaronOp
3.54/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beersnake1
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a very dark brown with good carbonation. Nose is raisin, fig, dates, molasses, some caramel, and candy. Taste is heavy on the raisin, but follows the nose. The raisin dominance is probably the one detractor from this beer. I was expecting more of a traditional Belgian ale, which this is not. Other flavors are caramel, sweet malty, and fig. It's not my favorite, but definitely good. Mouthfeel is good.

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Photo of AndrewC
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%

Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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 Supergenou
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Humphreyproject
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
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 BrunoPettipas
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jcubz
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Into my chalice, it poured a nice jet black with a superb nice foamy half-centimeter off-white head that lasted for most of the beer. No lacing whatsoever. The smell was centered around sugars, slight dark fruits, and a little bit of yeastiness. The taste had the same yet brought in a very slightly hoppiness in and around the maltiness. The mouthfeel is about a medium with a superior smoothness. Overall, good for style, and good for me.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Mons Abbey Dubbel from Brasserie Belgh Brasse
Beer rating: 64.6% out of 100 with 65 ratings
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