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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 (747) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Was a gift from my cousin, Meghan, and her boyfriend Dan (whom couldn’t make it). 750 mL purchased at the source, or so I was told. Read: "Batch# 113" on front of label. To red wine glass, it pours a chestnut oaken brown with which a trim, sudsy off-white head 1 and a half fingers in length stood. Aromas of banana bread, Belgian yeast, salted butter, molded tangerine, burnt plastic, sweat, and pistachios. Tastes the same with the addition of spent grain, unripe pineapple, aged hops, DME, and sweat. Bready with undertones of underripe tropical fruit, cotton, and yeast. The yeast character is transformative...it once had smelled like a boring (American take) Dubbel, but quickly had turned into something much more...was essenially akin to consuming stale pumpernickel doused in an expired store-bought punch blend...that sounded as if its distinctiveness had been horrendous and undrinkable, but, oddly enough, it’s unique, hearty, and palatable. I’m genuinely surprised I haven’t rated this until now.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a lovely ruby-red with a creamy off-white head that stays a while. Nose is musky with notes of dried fruit and nuts. Taste is sweet, but not too much. Full body. Lively carbonation. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
spokeydonkey (28) - somerville, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Nice malty dubbel. Peppery yeasts note. Alcohol heat at the end. Mouthful is creamy and rich.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HarryPlopper (29) - - OCT 30, 2014
Dark amber color, minimal head in glass when poured from bottle. No lacing. Fruity taste and a off tasting finish and aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Brown with a thick creamy head. Aroma is nuts and co2. Flavor is caramel and wheat bread. Good all around, but somehow I was hoping for more.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (134) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Notes of caramel, toast & raisons. Appearance is a cloudy dark amber with an off-white head good retention. Flavor contains notes of cardboard. Oxidation is evident. Caramel flavors are present with dried fruit flavors. Balance is on the malt side. Mouthfeel is medium full with medium high carbonation. Overall,the beer tastes old. I'm sure it would taste better if it was fresher. I'll give it another try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"somewhat port-like in it’s initail sweetness and complexity, this is a tasty dubbel. chocolate and ripe fruit, a little dough and belgian yeasty spice, and barely noticed alcohol. better than the triple or grand cru."

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (768) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Deep copper color topped by a large rocky beige head. Fruit toasted malt nose is nutty with notes of cocoa. Flavor is more nuttiness with notes of cherry and milk chocolate. Subtle yeasty character imparts an earthy dried fruitiness. Silky smooth with nice complexity. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (852) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle from Wegmans Pub. Strong kick, heavy burnt malt, dark fruit, possibly cherry, bittersweet chocolate, a really nice dubbel. Color was ruby gold. Minimal white lace.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnwokedi89 (56) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Aroma: light almost cinnamon in smell. Not over powering but definitely spicy in nature Appearance: cloudy brown almost amber in appearance. Zero top line head. Taste: almost sweet after taste with a smooth finish Overall: well worth the try! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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