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Allagash Dubbel Reserve boasts a dark malty taste. The finish is dry with subtle hints of chocolate and nuts. With time, Allagash Dubbel Reserve will mature in the bottle and acquire distinctive port and sherry characteristics.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 12/29/2012. 12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a gorgeous hazy amber color with a nice stream of carbonation rising up from the center. The head is a thick, frothy two finger offwhite color that retains itself quite well. As it slowly recedes, a beautiful but slight layer of lacing is left on the glass. This is everything a good dubbel should look like, period. S: Classically bready, with a great balance between yeast and malts. There’s also a nice amount of candied sugar, apple, pear, and chocolate. While subtle, it gives off a nice vibe of apple pie. T: Sweet sugars come first, before transitioning gradually into a neutral, bready finish. A little on the simple side, but the balance here is top caliber. A faint touch of hops give it a perfect amount of bitterness to neutralize the candied sugar. Given a chance to warm up, a modicum of complexity makes itself known - and it’s just enough to keep the beer interesting. M: Clean, dry, and - dare I say - refreshing. Palate tingling astringency appears on the aftertaste, giving off said refreshment ability instead of weighing it down. A great beer to savor in spite of its initially light impression. O: Really hard to complain about this one. This hits a nice balance between being clean and being complex. An excellent example of a ’subtle’ beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy white head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is yeast, brown sugar, dark fruit, figs. Medium mouthfeel with flavors matching nose, nice booze, very good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Lord Berri, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, hint of dried fruits, floral and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long malty, caramel and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle, 12oz. As Allagash Dubbel. A hazy, dark amber colored beer with a small, dense, light beige head. It’s rather fruity on the nose, with dried fruits doing most of the work. Dried figs, some sulthans and a little bit of caramel. It’s semi-dry on the palate, nicely carbonated and full-bodied. Caramel, some bread and most of all dark dried fruits in the flavor, balanced by hoppy bitterness. Long, caramel and dried fruits finish. Nothing impressive going on here. 150612

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2375) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2015
pours a dark amber brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, slight hop bitterness and mild roast. Taste follows, really smooth with great malty flavor

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
migwell (101) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2015
I liked the Allagash tripel, but this one is a miss for me. It’s thin bodied and lacks complexity. I don’t care for the flavor and wouldn’t want to have another. As is my practice now, I let this slowly warm up to bring out more flavor, but it just seems like more bad flavor. Not a keeper!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Brown pour with tan head. Smell of almonds brown malts and bread. Flavor of pecans and more brown malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3826) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Batch#114. Une bouteille de 75 cl partagée avec ma femme et ma belle-maman. Une robe brune acajou sur laquelle flotte une généreuse tête beige. Au nez, les malts sont foncés en caramel et en notes chocolatées. Bonne présence de noix autant aux arômes qu’aux saveurs. Raisins et figues avec une touche des houblons terreux et quelques épices (cultivars et/ou levure?). Bon corps crémeux qui mousse à la belge. Une finale bien sèche et modérément longue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Dark maroon red, 1 finger dark brown head. The aroma is nutty, pistachio, burnt sugars, caramel and wood. Clean yeasty taste with hits of dessert wine, dark fruits. very interesting. nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. It comes to my attention I have never rated this beer... Brown hazy pour with tan head. Sweet brown sugar, sweet malt and light fruit aromas. Spice, fruit, some sugars, mild fruit and sherry flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drpimento (2460) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Best thing here was appearance, which was a huge, rocky, cream-colored, long lasting head, some lace, and a clear buckwheat honey amber color. Aroma is mainly yeast, some malt, fruit, spice. Flavor’s similar to nose, somewhat bittersweet along with some carbonic tang and a little metallic. The metallic affects the body leaving high points that don’t fit. Maybe this beer gets a lot better with age, as the label suggests.


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