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Stoudt's Abbey Double Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Abbey Double AleStoudt's Abbey Double Ale

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Mitchster on 09-23-2001

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of harryhops
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%

Bottle at 40 degrees into a snifter
Aroma none cold or warm
Head small (< 2 cm), off white, fizzy, rapidly diminishing to 2mm ring and broken layer
Body dark amber, chill haze
Flavor as it warms sweet, dates; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl; alcohol becomes evident after
Palate full, syrupy, soft carbonation

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 2.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.0625. Final weighted score 3.2.
The lack of aroma over a wide range of temperatures is definitely a detriment. Not very complex. An OK example of the style but not the best.

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Photo of jholland
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bskrug
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of beertardis
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of HRamz3
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of JTomczak
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of IPAchris
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of thain709
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Mastracchio's

A - Served with a deep copper body that showed some ruby highlights...the head was white and creamy and stood two fingers tall...it fell to a full cap and left some lacing

S - Rather sweet on the nose...caramel, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, dates, cherries

T - First sip reveals a high sweetness level again with caramel and brown sugar leading the way...the transition into the middle of the beer was subtle and pleasant...the dark fruits take over and really stand out...the dates and raisins can be picked out right away...cherries and plums are more subtle, there's even a hint of grape...some sweetness comes back and joins the fruit for the finish

M - Medium bodied...smooth and creamy...semi-sweet

O - I'm not sure if Stoudts is brewing this again or if this is a vintage keg...either way this Dubbel showed a nice balance of flavor, but one pint was enough for me

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of mcslain
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber purchased at the brewery.

Pours with a nice head and some sticky lacing.

Color is a gorgeous mahogany brown red.

Taste is fruity and smokey: plums, brown sugar, raisins, clove. Quite sweet and malty. Spicy fruity yeast.

Nice full almost syrupy body. This one is a real smooth drinker. Not my favorite style but clearly a well made brew.

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2.59/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle dated 11/12/01. Found at the rt 59 beverage in nyack today.

Vigorous pour, produced some head on a reddish brown beer.

Smells kind of smokey, a tad bit fruity, hard to placecould be the ten years.

Taste like it smells. Must be past it's prime and broken down. I get tart cherries, smoked malt, but at the end it is just off, almost to a sour level. Im not a fan of sours,but i dont hate this.

Mouthfeel, something is off, it feels a little bit grainy.

That being said I'm not going to dump it, and i'll keep on trying this.

I wish i had a fresh one to compare it to, but if i had a shot at another I'd pass it up.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ppoitras
4.32/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

765ml (1pt, 9.87oz) bottle from unknown source, maybe Yankee/Sturbridge. Vintage date 6/4/03.

Poured into a large glass chalice, with little to no head over the clear reddish amber brew. Brew is leggy, but no lacing to be had. Aroma is deeply malty, with dark fruits present and accounted for as well. Taste follows the nose, starting the rich grains, then omving nicely into the dark fruit character, and the combo fades away upon the close. Mouthfeel is soft over the tongue, still plenty of carbonation, and drinkability is great. Age hasn't hurt this one a bit.

6/23/04 - 4/4/4/4.5/4.5
765ml (1pt, 9.87oz) bottle from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a dense 1/2" beige head over the reddish amber brew. Laces excellently. Nose is quite malty, with some bits of fruit and alcohol present as well. Taste is the grain backbone upfront, but quickly segues into a tangy fruit flavor. Well balanced. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both good to excellent, with the only limiting factor being the fruit character could get a bit overpowering, possibly.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A corked and capped 750 mL bottle purchased at the brewery just before Christmas.

A: The bottle opens with a loud pop and pours with a bubbly black tea color. As the ale settles, it takes on a dark brown hue that has enough sediment that clarity is thrown out the window. The head was never sizeable and sits as a small pool atop the glass.

S: The aroma is a delectable blend of raisins and plums, some dry cherry and plenty of candi sugars that have a fuller, darker aroma.

T: Fruity, dry, slightly funky. This dubbel offers it all. The first flavors to register are dark alefruits: the raisins and plums and dates. A Belgian yeast strain adds a distinct dryness, an almost but not quite tart flavor. Candi sugars come in near the end and give a dark sweetness to the beer that nicely combats the yeasty dryness.

M: Sweet and full of flavors, this beer does the dubbel style right. I hadn't had this one in years but it is as good as I remember.

D: The alcohol is low but also well hidden. The full flavors make for a very enjoyable bottle. I;m gonna have to nab a couple more of these.

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4.36/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

According to my brother in-law this is the best beer I've every on tap at my house. There is a small tan head on top of a deep dark mahogany body. The smell is very complex, a little alcohol then some plum, a little citrus/apple tartness, and some sweet caramel. The taste has more of the apple tartness with a good malt background, there is a touch of bitterness in the dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium with a good biting carbonation. The dry finish and the medium body make this beer very drinkable. I had this with some English Cotswald and they went together really well.

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2.76/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy deep amber color with a tan head. In the aroma, sweet dark fruit, primarily cherry and a hint of alcohol. In the taste, sweet to dry plum and dark cherry, hints of alcohol as well. A malty and smooth mouthfeel and a dry dark fruity aftertaste. Big alcohol presence, and a not a good representation of style.

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3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

thanks to zrrbrrt for including this in my ba anniv. package. Appreciate the opportunity. Vintage 04 champagne bottle, capped.

Pours a dark hazy plum color with hints of brown. A thin one finger off white colored head holds nicely towards the edges of the glass leaving a hole in the middle. Bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass are making me think this one is a bit carbonated. We'll see. Deep dark fruits. Figs and juicy purple grapes laced with thick molasses and caramel. Real sweet malt.

Figs and prune drenched in caramel. Burnt brown sugar notes are quite hefty. Slight nuttiness underneath the sugar notes. Belgian esters are there, but are a secondary part of the mouthfeel. Mouthfeel takes on a yeasty bready characteristic that adds to the thickness of the body. Dry and a tad chalky towards the back of the mouth. Slight nestle cocoa powder taste on the tongue also. Thick and too sweet for my taste buds. I'd rather just suck on some rock candy.

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4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

stoudt's.. once doubted, lately.. all beers i've had from them have been winners. nice.

this one is an 03 vintage 750ml, pours a muddy brown with bloody highlights.. nothing but a wisp of condensed cream on the surface in a swirly-bird pattern. not much lacing to speak of.. looks aged, i guess.

sweet roasted nutty smell, similar to a chocolatey stout. interesting twist on the dubbel stereotype. caramel and sweet potato hints waft up as well here. complex in its charred sweetness.. appealing nose.

age has affected this beer nicely producing no off flavors. big brown sugary caramel presence with a hint of acidity, like a candy apple. malt presence has held up well, revealing a donuty breadiness that remains solid and together. slight coffee presence muted ultimately by the creaminess that the brew has developed.. like reversing the proportions of your daily coffee with cream. love the brisk tartness present in this beer.. slightly vacant yet grassy, contributing mostly to the body of an aged beer something that i dont normally see.

got one? open it the f- up...

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Stoudt's Abbey Double Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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