Althea | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Althea is a Belgian-style Dubbel brewed with plums, bottle conditioned in a 750 ml/25.4 oz. cork and cage bottle, which weighs in at a substantial 7.7% ABV. It’s a beautiful, dark and fruity ale conceived and brewed by our New Jersey Sales Representative and former Philly Beer Geek, Natalie DeChico.
Every year, hundreds of women in Weyerbacher’s home, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, are diagnosed with breast cancer. For many of these women, this means countless doctor visits, months of treatments and more. All too often this means lost wages and insurmountable bills during what is possibly the most trying time in that woman’s life.

For every bottle of Althea sold, Weyerbacher will donate $1 to The Pink Ribbon Fund to help these women – our mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and their families – cover costs like travel, child care, prostheses and more.

Althea hit the shelves in October 2013 to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A limited run with an extremely important purpose, Althea is a unique and delicious way for beer lovers to support women in their fight against breast cancer.

Added by Jason on 08-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,118
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
237
pDev:
10.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
40
Trade:
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Ratings: 237 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of yinz11
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting beer....a dubbel brewed with plum. The beer poured cloudy red with a slight purpleish hue. The scent carried some dark fruit. The taste had the similar Belgian flare with almost a pinot noir push. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of Thrifty101091
4.19/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KTCamm
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

6/12....pours crimson brown with white thick bubbled foam. Rich dark fruit and china mom nose. Complex fruity taste, plummy and jammy. Some chocolate, nutty and cola flavors.

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Photo of Sjsussman
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of strYkn14
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Homebrew
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dry fruity bitter finish beer. Decent but not quite up with some of the better dubbels.

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Photo of zac16125
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a chalice
bottling dates rubbed off


A: Hazy, mahogany brown, 1+ fingers width of dense tan head, great retention, fair amount of lacing. 4.25

S: Dark fruits, candied sugar, caramel/toffee, fruity esters, subtle spice. Plum is noticable. 4.25

T: Dark fruits, cocoa, spice, fair amount of bitterness. 4

M/D: Full bodied, carbonation heavy but appropriate, fairly smooth, drying finish, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: Very enjoyable American take on a Belgian classic. 4.25

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Photo of sanitarium16
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bf7
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerma
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

No did not like it not interested in more!

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lgmol
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of En29356
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swright752
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Interesting beer with the nose of white wine, the body of a light ale, and all the funk of a Belgian beer.

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Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pav5069
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ajm5108
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RazorX67
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Althea from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 237 ratings