Dubbel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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Dubbel AleDubbel Ale

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber in color with a fizzy, quickly building and fading off-white head. Very little lace and retention.

S: Nicely roasted malt, yeast, some grass/barn, light fruit, faint hops.

T: Everything in the nose. The fruity flavors and yeast come together to create a balanced Dubbel with a slightly hoppy but cloying finish.

M: Good carbonation, dried fruit finish, but a little cloying although not detracting from the overall experience.

O: Fine stuff. I haven't had many beers of this style but it seems to be a consistent, middle-of-the-pack example.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured into a Duvel tulip.

A- Pored a mahogany color with a small head that disappeared quickly. Fair lacing.

S- Malt and chocolate with dark fruits underneath.

T- Thick malt flavor with a slightly sweet chocolate finish. A little lingering bitterness.

M - Fills the mouth with a smooth mouthfeel and nice carbonation

D- Not as complex as I expected. Not a bad drinker.

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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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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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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!!

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)


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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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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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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!

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Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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