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Mons Abbey Dubbel | Brasserie Belgh Brasse

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85
very good
18 Reviews
Mons Abbey DubbelMons Abbey Dubbel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Belgh Brasse
Quebec, Canada | website

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:
18
Ratings:
56
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
15.49%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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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 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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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 liamt07
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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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 jdhilt
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a two-finger, thick khaki head that stays and leaves a good lace. Deep ruby/brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is dark fruit, flavor is dark fruit, sweet malt and smooth. Higher ABV is hidden, decent abbey dubbel. $10.80 for a 25oz (not a 750ml) bottle, from Tully's Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

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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 Axnjxn
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml corked bottled into a wicked weed snifter.

Pours a dark brownish red color with a very big foamy white head that quickly dissipates. The smell is very sweet...candied sugar. The tasty is bready...candy sugar again...very yeasty. extremely sweet. Not offensive though. Solid flavor. medium bodied with medium-high carbonation.

overall i dig it. nothing out of this world but just solid. recommended.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
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 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 polloenfuego
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml bottle into a chalice

Pours a nice dark brown/ruby with a low one finger head that gives way to some nice swirls and mists of foam.

The smell is dark fruits and esters with some yeast coming forward.

The taste follows the smell...dark fruits and yeasty. Molasses comes through a little.

The carbonation is medium and the body is full.

Overall, I am quite impressed with this beer. I'm more of a tripel and quad fan, but this is a nice beer. I love finding beers like this. I had no expectations and I am finishing my beer a happy man. A good beer at a very good price point.

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Photo of brewskifan55
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at the Prytania Park Hotel, New Orleans

A: Caramel brown with a nice tan one-finger head that lasted. Frothy lacing.

S: Belgian yeast dominates, followed by candied sugar, dark fruits (dates, raisins, figs) and chocolate.

T: Follows nose to a T. Smooth, sweet, sensual. Tangy. A yeasty aftertaste.

M: Medium with medium, frothy carbonation.

O: Glad I finally found this Canadian brew. A great abbey ale that should be shared.

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Photo of lgmol
2.79/5  rDev -26.8%
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 TheBierdimpfe
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
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 VbolieuV
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brown with a red hue under light. Nice big fizzy head and lots of carbonation. Smell of caramel, dark fruits and malts. Taste similar to smell, really sweet. Nice feel in the mouth, really not bad.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On the way home from hockey game and looking for a nice beer to accomodate a good night's sleep after a hard fought game:

Into my chalice:

A: jet black colored body with a film of an off-white head that lasted for most of the beer. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. No lacing whatsoever.

S: centered around sugars, yes, sugars and not malts, very aggressive in my nose.

T: same aroma flavors yet brought in a very slightly hoppiness in the maltiness, hard to describe, interesting, yeasty

M: medium with a very nice smoothness to it that leads anyone who at least in my opinion may not be a dubbel drinker that would love how this feels on your tongue.

O: ok, how long has this beer been out on the market, just curious why someone like me is the first one to review it, no worries. I will say this, though I'm not much of a fan of true "dubbels" this one stuck with me and helped me sleep like a baby after my hockey game on Tuesday. Well done, Brasserie Belgh Brasse!

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.36/5  rDev -11.8%
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 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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Mons Abbey Dubbel from Brasserie Belgh Brasse
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.
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