Abbey Dubbel | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
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Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in the style of a Belgian monastery. This mahogany ale has the sweetness of dark Belgian candi sugar paired with a distinct aroma of plum and pears.

25 IBU

Added by NeroFiddled on 12-14-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
80
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
14.44%
 
 
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4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle corked & caged with a nice label that features the Belgian flag. It pours a slightly hazy, dark russet brown body beneath a fair-sized off-white head that's lightly creamy. The head retention could be slightly better, but this is also not quite as carbonated as many examples and that's a trade-off in that it's quite smooth and creamy in the mouth. The body is medium with a very fine-bubbled carbonation that gives it a lightly tingly, creamy mouthfeel. And although it doesn't hold real well, it does leave a good collar and some light lace.

The aroma offers dark fruit (lots of plum and raisin), caramel malt, brown sugar, and a distinct spiciness (could this be Chimay yeast?). The flavor follows suit with some additional candyish sugariness and more spice. The fruity and spicy aftertaste is quite nice, and beckons you to take another sip as it softens to reveal a lingering, sweet maltiness. And although the alcohol does make it's presence known in the finish, it's otherwise very well balanced and nicely cloaked.

Enjoyable to say the least!

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Photo of weeare138
3.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a mahogany color with a small off white head and scattered lacing.
Smell is of raisins, prunes, and bready yeast.
Taste is of the same sweet aromas with a pleasantness that seems to be a nice take on a Belgian Dubbel.
Mouthfeel is dry with some sweet caramel upfront with the nice yeast.

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Photo of FoolCircle
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

As far as the Dubbel style goes, this beer was incredibly easy drinking.

It first arrived in a 12oz. short-stemmed goblet which bewares the drinker of a higher alcohol content. It appeared to be a ruby-walnut color with a half inch light white head. The smell was sweet and satifactory but not overwelmingly suductive. As the first taste reached my tongue I was impressed by it's smooth sweetness followed by its sharp bite. It felt slightly port like to me, a little syrupy, in a good way. This Dubbel easily went down to quickly when it was originally acquired to be pondered.

Nice beer.

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Abbey Dubbel from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
85 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.
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