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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of bensbeers
3.49/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a snifter. Color is between ruby red and mahogany with a loose off-white head; slightly hazy; low retention; minimal-moderate lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet; candy, caramelized sugar; a hint of floral, earthy hops. Taste is a mellow sweetness; can definitely taste the Belgian yeast; nutty with a hint of banana; a little boozy. Feel is pretty light; carbonation is nice; no lingering aftertaste.

Overall, not too impressed with this. Glad I tried it, but was hoping for a better offering from Allagash. The smell and taste were lacking. Maybe they were trying to understate these two components, but it didn't keep my interest. Will move on to try their Tripel and Quad soon. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into goblet.

A - Classic look of Belgian dubbel. Nice head, beautiful color, nice lacing on glass.

S - Pretty standard smell, but maybe just a tad light.

T - Enjoyable (especially at first). Maybe just a tad thin and watery. Still, the malty and bready flavors come through.

M - While the taste is thin, the mouth is not quite so. Pretty standard medium body.

O - This is an enjoyable beer, but certainly not in the elite of dubbels. I won't avoid it in the future, but I do prefer Allagash's Tripel.

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4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a dark copper color with a 1/2 inch light tan head that retains well before sitting down at a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient sheet of lacing slides slowly down the glass.

S- Belgian yeast brings notes of banana and bubble gum and the carbonation provides nice effervescence. Also some mild spice and a twinge of wild funk.

T- Bready malt melds with yeasty richness and some herbal spice. Has a clean taste with very little hop characteristic. Alcohol is incredibly well-subdued creating a very smooth drink. Speaking of smoothness, there's a slight butter flavor that bounces off the sweetness. Soft notes of toffee and caramel.

M- A bit spritzy from the medium-high carbonation. The body is about as medium as it gets.

O- One of the best dubbels I've ever had, if not the best.

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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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