What's your favorite Dubbel?

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  1. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Virginia

    This list sounds like the perfect way to celebrate my birthday next month! I've got some beer shopping to do!
  2. MasCervezas

    MasCervezas Aspirant (241) Oct 15, 2014 North Carolina

    When I first got into craft it was Craggie's Dubbelicious...now that they are closed it would have to be Westmalle
  3. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Canada (ON)

    How old do you drink your dubbels? I have had Westmalle at 2 years and it was arguably better than the 6 month bottles I have right now.

    How does Westvleteren 8 compare to Westmalle Dubbel?
  4. Mlkluther

    Mlkluther Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2014 Canada (AB)

    A little different but in the same category: Unibroue Maudite
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  5. Bunman3

    Bunman3 Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2014 Canada (AB)

    Chimay Red
    Valar Morghulis
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  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

  7. polloenfuego

    polloenfuego Pooh-Bah (2,310) Jan 26, 2013 Canada (NB)
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    Another for Westmalle...
  8. Fear4Beer

    Fear4Beer Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    My favorite best bang for the buck Dubbel is New Belgium's Abbey Belgian Style Ale. I just hope they can keep it at the price that they sell it at. Seriously one of the best beers you can get for $1.50 a bottle. Best American version of a Dubbel that I've tried.

    Ommegang's Abbey Ale is divine but I don't really see it as a dubbel. The one thing about that beer is that you can taste just a tad bit too much of alcohol. It would be in my top three favorite beers if they could just dial down the alcohol taste in it.
  9. Fear4Beer

    Fear4Beer Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Sorry for the double post but I checked online and I'm seeing some places saying that Ommegang's Abbey Ale was 8.5% and now its 8.2% abv. When did they dial it down? I'm wondering if I tried the 8.5% abv version, not that a 0.3% difference will make a huge difference. But it might!
  10. jmueller216

    jmueller216 Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Kansas

    I've asked this question to a few friends, and never gotten many options as a response. I've tried maybe half of the ones posted, but I'm glad to see there are quite a few out there that I should try! Nice question, OP.
  11. drmeto

    drmeto Pooh-Bah (2,076) Jan 29, 2015 Germany

    chimay red
  12. Fox82791

    Fox82791 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2014 New York

    Rochefort 8 with ommegang a close second
  13. George-Saison-Brett

    George-Saison-Brett Initiate (0) Mar 24, 2015 Texas

    Boulevard Nommo (one of my favorite beers all-time)
    New Belgium Abbey
  14. drocpsu

    drocpsu Zealot (577) Dec 25, 2006 New Hampshire

    Another vote for Westmalle Dubbel from me.
  15. MisterGone

    MisterGone Initiate (0) Jul 23, 2014 California

    Lots of great labels here. I would add to the pile Lost Abbey's (Port Brewing) Lost and Found Abbey Ale, especially if you like the dried fruit profile.
  16. buckslayer50

    buckslayer50 Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Florida

    Not to derail the thread, but I have a bottle of this that for some reason or another has been forgotten since August of '14. I have not yet dabbled in the style so I have no way of knowing this, but would it even be worth trying at this point? Is this one that is still good with age or should I just pour it down the drain?
  17. Domingo

    Domingo Grand Pooh-Bah (3,884) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    I think it's similar, although I've always gotten a little additional fresh hop character from the Westy beers. Probably because they haven't been sitting on a store shelf for months and someone bought them fresh :stuck_out_tongue:
    I also think it has a hair more of a cocoa note, while the Westmalle has more dried fruit. Still, they're fairly close.

    Glad to see NB's Abbey getting some love. For the price, that's a good one. For the people who have only recently gotten the NB flagships - do they send that one (and Tripel) too? For a while they were only sending their main 3-4 beers to new markets.
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  18. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,493) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    That would be my choice as well.

    As for American made, I used to be a fan of the Goose Island Pere Jacques.
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  19. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    Only one way to find out.
  20. buckslayer50

    buckslayer50 Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Florida

    Fair point lol
  21. Treyliff

    Treyliff Grand Pooh-Bah (4,654) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Bridge Brew Works Dun Glen Dubbel
  22. MattSuder

    MattSuder Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014 Pennsylvania

  23. Wobbly

    Wobbly Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2013 Missouri

    Westmalle is still the classic by which all others are measured.
  24. corbmoster

    corbmoster Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2014 Texas

    I haven't had many. But so far, I'd have to say Devil's Backbone by Real Ale
  25. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2005 Arizona

    Westy 8 is the best I've had, but considering what is always available, Westmalle is my fav.
  26. EyePeeAyBryan

    EyePeeAyBryan Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 Arizona

  27. VincentFrey

    VincentFrey Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 Maryland

    I believe it's a dubbel: Resurrection from Brewer's Art. One of the few "number beers" I'll actively seek out.
  28. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

  29. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Initiate (0) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Certainly isn’t going to win the popularity contest, but REALLY liked Ale Asylum’s Diablo Belga; it's a "sleeper." Tried it for the first time at my homebrew club meeting and was very impressed.

  30. MarcM

    MarcM Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2011 California

    This would be a great inexpensive alternative if I could ever find it anywhere.
  31. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Grand Pooh-Bah (5,290) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    Just drink it. You won't die.
  32. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Grand Pooh-Bah (5,290) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    For me it's all about Ommegang Abbey Ale. Honorable mentions include Rochefort 6, Grimbergen, and Trillium Rubbel.
  33. drmeto

    drmeto Pooh-Bah (2,076) Jan 29, 2015 Germany

    should be good
  34. BMBCLT

    BMBCLT Grand Pooh-Bah (3,341) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Hard to beat it. Around $8-9 a 6-pack. But you can only find it at craft beer stores. Same goes for their Trippel. Even though you see Fat Tire and Ranger at every grocery store, including Walmart. Next thing you know, they'll discontinue them. Because they don't sell. I sure hope not, those are the only two beers that I buy all the time from NB.
  35. TheeWalrusHunter

    TheeWalrusHunter Initiate (0) Aug 23, 2013 Oregon


    That order.
  36. ICMTM

    ICMTM Crusader (496) Mar 20, 2014 California

    Wrong kind of dubbel.

    Honestly Brother Theloneous from North Coast is my go to!
  37. buckslayer50

    buckslayer50 Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Florida

    Well I am not worried about dying, just dont know anything abou this style of beer and if it was ok with some age on it or like IPA's where it falls off really bad. I am pretty new to the game and belgian styles are not something I have gotten around to yet.

    Cool, I am gonna probably drink it this weekend
  38. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Grand Pooh-Bah (5,290) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    My reply was definitely a little snarky so I apologize. But my point was that you won't know how it held up until you drink it. There's nothing in there will be dangerous to drink. In my experience, Dubbels age fairly well.
  39. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Initiate (0) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I like Chimay Premier the best. Last night I tried Ommegang dubble abbey ale. It was really good and I usually am put off by American Craft breweres attempts at the style. Troegs JOVIAL is also worth a try.
  40. buckslayer50

    buckslayer50 Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2015 Florida

    No need to apologize good sir, I wasn't offended or anything. Good to know, I am looking forward to exploring belgian style beers more in the coming months, now that I have dug into the stouts and IPA's, these are the next style I will probably focus on if I enjoy them.
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