Dubbel Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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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
Ranking:
#18,328
Reviews:
793
Ratings:
1,718
pDev:
11.32%
Bros Score:
3.97
 
 
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Photo of BonzaiZymurgist
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - beauteous deep amber, 1 finger brief head
S - yeasty, granny apple
T - nice balance of malt, mellow and round caramel flavors
F - what would be expected of a bottle conditioned ale
O- Allagash has done it again. This will be reteapted.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A nice murky brown beer with an off white head. The smell is caramel, dark fruit, apples and yeast. The taste is sweet with caramel apples and yeast with a peppery and mildly bitter finish. Great carbonation adds to the peppery effect as it stings the tongue a bit. Love this one.

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Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Red maroon with a moderate beige head that dies down to a ring.

Smell is nutty, with raisin, and coffee.

Immediately warming on the palate, this Dubbel is surprisingly nutty, with a lot of notes of coffee and chocolate blending well with the yeast to help smooth the flavor and finish. I also get some sweet caramel, wood notes and tea.

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Photo of exitmusic
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: cloudy, chestnut with small off-white head; dissipates quickly, but good lacing

Smell: good belgian yeast notes; sweet malts; candi sugar and spices; smells great

Taste: fruity with tobacco notes and some dark fruits; finishes slightly dry; good, but not outstanding

Mouthfeel: slightly thin with good effervescence

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of David19457
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ErrandWolfe
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kevintaraross
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had in May of 2016.

Tried it again on 12/03/16 in a 25 oz. bottle.

Nice legs/head/smell. Better taste than earlier this year.

Maybe this one was fresher? Definitely had better from Allagash - I'm thinking "malty" beers are not my thing.

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Photo of djchrismac
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pstanek
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Maybe a little dark for me I'm a fan of allagash triple and white which are more suited to my taste.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trevordglenn
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As one of the few American dubbels to chase the Belgians for this entire Century (albeit a young one still), Allagash's rendition seems to have a very wide opinion that, frankly, is harder to digest than this dubbel. So, here is what I think.

The Allagash Dubbel Looks slightly better than OK. But it Smells much better; the initial chocolate aromas give way to mostly malt manifested in some dried fruits (call it figs or raisins) and supported by a few spices. Tastes are about the same with nothing new emerging, but clearly the yeast is enriching the flavors. My only criticism is that the carbonation -- while consistent with the abbey style -- prevents me from appreciating this until it warms. Note that I found this magnum even better on the second day because of less bubbles.

Here is a crazy suggestion for a successful ale: make another dubbel that is low-carbonation. If we have low calorie and low salt, why not low bubbles ?

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Photo of Lucienbel
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sandsonik
3.27/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CTHomer
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: cloudy; brown with a little orange at the edges; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: Belgian yeast, sweet malt, brown bread, spicy; a hint of clove; a little apple pie;

T: sweet dark fruit up front; yeast gets added in at the middle; finish is dark fruit and milk chocolate - like a Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar;

M: medium to full bodied; creamy carbonation;

O: complex aromas and flavors;

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Dubbel Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 1,718 ratings