Allagash Dubbel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,706 Ratings
Allagash Dubbel AleAllagash Dubbel Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Allagash Dubbel boasts a deep red color and a complex malty taste. The finish is dry with subtle hints of chocolate and nuts. The yeast asserts itself by lending a classic Belgian fruitiness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,706
Reviews:
791
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
64
Gots:
224
For Trade:
2
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of benbazi
4.94/5  rDev +30%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of RBorsato
4.92/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Burgundy, mahogany with a nice light brown head and subdued carbonation but leaves nice lace. Raisiny fruit-cake aroma with light peppery spiciness. NIce chocolate, malty, raisin mix in flavor and not too sweet. Medium-full bodied with spicy alcohol tones ... nice ! A dry finish.

An excellent value !

Label states: "Belgian Style Ale" & "Seven malts, a special sugar, and our own Belgian Yeast" & "Methode Champenoise"

Per A.B.Co. website: Original Gravity: 1064

Batch #12 (hand numbered) (aged a few years maybe)
Tasted: 08/23/03

Batch #27
Tasted: 05/18/05 (with consistent notes)

($4.99 / 25.4 oz. / 750 ml corked tall straight bottle with a wire cage)

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4.89/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Allagash knows what they're doing, but we all know that. I haven't had the dubbel because I feel it'll be close to their tripel, which is a good beer, but doesn't blow me away—but the Dubbel Reserve is cut from a different cloth. It pours a dark amber color and smells of fruit and sugar. It tastes of fruit and goes down very smoothly with a little bit of an edge to it that makes it unique. It says it's aged in a cellar, and I wouldn't mind taking a trip to that cellar to thank it for its great work.

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4.85/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An example from Batch #46, this has been cellared for at least two, possibly three years. 750ml bottle served between fridge and cellar temperature, allowing to come to room temperature at the end of the tasting.

Served in a wide mouthed Westmalle chalice and paired with two sausages and Raclette cheese from France.

Appearance- On a traditional pour, this beer glows light brown with a trace of cognac, even cherry red in the light. Beautifully light in body, it supports a pale bisque three finger head that reduces over a few minutes. It's soft and delicate, lacing sporadically in long horizontal bands.

Smell- The fragrant, full aromas of dark fruit (plums, prunes, figs, and especially dates) take hold immediately... this is a luscious malty treat for the nose. Some light phenols are in the air, and I'm getting the most subtle whiff of hops. Definitely similar in smell to an Ommegang Dubbel at its prime.

Taste- This is a *perfect* example of what a properly cellared, bottle conditioned Belgian style beer is capable of becoming. Malty and sweet from the start, but the sweetness is immediately complemented by a gentle spiciness and the luscious overtones of dark, ripe fruits. The finish is the epitomy of a perfect dubbel, where the fruits concede to a malt infused palate of musty, old books and leather... and then that spritz of modest hop bitterness completes the swallow. Outrageously perfect.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Liquid velvet in the mouth. Unbelievable... it's impossible to discern the bubbles in this beer's texture. Sip after sip, I'm marveling at the balance and eloquence from start to finish. One of the best beers I've enjoyed over the last twelve months.

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4.84/5  rDev +27.4%

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4.8/5  rDev +26.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very drinkable, fresh version of a Belgian. I actually liked it better than a Westmalle I had yesterday, which may have to do with the fact that the Allagash is made close by. True to style in smell and taste.

Brown, slightly cloudy, thin but persistent head. Nice candy, fruit ester taste. No off aftertaste at all. It's just a wonderful beer!

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4.73/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow!

Similar in aroma to an Ommegang, this dubbel hits you like a ton of bricks. Incredibly malty, you might think you are drinking a doppelbock...A few sips will tell you otherwise as you enjoy this sweet yet distinctly Belgiun dubbel. Hoppy aroma yet smooth...

The seven different malts in this lead you in several pleasant directions, chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee....the list goes on. Incredible balance around this.

Amazing, pls try it!

John

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4.7/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle copped singly from Total Wine and More in West Orange... great appearance... dark, ruby-red, off-color brown with modest head... a prune-colored beer... smell is sweet, reminiscent of figs, prunes, and fruits... Allagash White is one of my favorite Witbier's, so had high hopes for this well-respected brewery... didn't disappoint... really good taste... tastes very sweet with fig flavors... some cinnammon sweetness with added fruity tones... similar to a doppelbock... good depiction of the style.. good mouthfeel and easy to drink... would never notice teh 7%ABV behind a palate of thick, rich sweetness.. Definitely recommended...

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Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,706 ratings.
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