Allagash Dubbel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,705 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:
1,705
Reviews:
790
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
224
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,705 |  Reviews: 790
Photo of Admiraldinty
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark, hazy amber with a creamy, sticky lace. Typical Beligian aroma: grassy, earthy, and a bit tart. Taste is very earthy malt. I did not detect very much fruitiness. Clean aftertaste. Quite warming. Certainly not one of the best dubbels I've had, but not bad all around.

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Photo of pastafarian
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of brbrocc
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Boto
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle: This one pours an opaque brown color. There was some tan head, but it dissapated quickly. The aroma is sweet: mainly caramel malt. Possibly a hint of cherries down in there, there is definitely a hint of fruit. Somewhat yeasty too. The taste isn’t as good as the nose. Sweet, yet a bit thin in body. Caramel, fruits and a bit of spiciness to the taste. Good, but I think it should be a little more full bodied.

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Photo of Noodleboyg
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bill235
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copy of a review deleted due to BA maintenance. This is a review of Allagash Dubbel Ale, which was once a separate entity from Allagash Dubbel Reserve, back in the day....

Thanks to JohnnyP for the extra Dubbel! Poured a pleasing brown/mahogany color, with a thin, fine head and nice lacework. Refreshing aroma of sweet malt, candy sugar and dark fruit. Mouthfeel very acceptable! Taste mirrored the aromas: malty, sweet, great fruitiness, some dryness in the finish. Aftertaste lingered and hit the spot! Not as complex as the Dubbel Reserve, yet good nonetheless!!

4
appearance: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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beer review id: 20748 / 07-30-2002 17:16:49


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Sampling a 750ml from batch #34 today (04JAN03)of Allagash Dubbel Reserve, a cold, blustery, snowy New England day. Shoveled out over a foot of snow earlier, and it's coming down again! Color is more of a mahogany.... Lacing is decent! Nose displays dark fruit, and a whiff, albeit slight, of chocolate. Medium body, and a carbonation-induced foamy/creamy mouthfeel. Dark fruit flavors, malty, with a dry finish, and, once more, hints of chocolate. Nice brew! Same ratings across the board as batch #20... Prosit!!

overall: 4.1
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4

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Enjoyed batch #20 of Allagash Dubbel Reserve out on the deck on a lazy Spring afternoon (31MAR02) in New England, with the temps hitting about 70F.... Dark brown color, hazy-cloudy due to the yeasties swirled in! Frothy head, but doesn't last; is lacey, though... Fruity, sweet nose, with same fruity, sweet taste to start. Some toasty maltiness....leads to a sourish-fruity, bitter, dry end.... good flavor. Medium body and tongue-smoothness... albeit with a touch of prickly carbonation....but this diminishes as the bier warms... All-in-all, another nice job from Allagash! (4.5/4.0/4.04.0/4.0 = 4.10)

86

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Photo of JakeDebus
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BeerBelcher
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I thought this beer was quite good and quite complex. The flavors were a really nice blend of roastness and touches of sourness and cloviness. Quite distinctive...and recommended.

Appearance is a hazy red-brown with very good head formation. Aroma was very roasty, plus a touch of sourness that I really liked. Flavor was more of the same, plus some spiciness. Mouthfeel was smooth and good. Quite a good beer.

A 4-pack of 12 oz bottles I bought from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This dubbel had a nice brown color with a dirty-white head floating on top. A musty smell at first and a pleasant taste with chocolate and estery flavors. I liked this beer and it was easy to drink. Very nice dubbel and at $6 a bottle a pretty good deal.

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Swedgin
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of impending
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml into a tulip. Batch 88 poured a dark chestnut, medium foamy head, unexceptional.

Figgy, yeasty, spicy aroma, very nice.

Taste is the aroma plus minor phenols and subtle trailing bitterness. Not too sweet, little bitterness, phenols in check - this is a balanced brew!
cheers
jd

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of anzb
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TicoCali
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jameyp
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of zander4dawin
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright brown beer with a fluffy tan head. Nutty, doughy flavors with a mouth coating yeast flavor, soft biscuity malt and gentle hop backdrop. Excellent dubbel.

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Photo of will_eye_e
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Element1290
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Allagash Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,705 ratings.
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