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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuedmaster (203) - Vista, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Poured into a chalice from a 750 ml bottle, batch #96. Aroma of chocolate, roasted grain, brown sugar, cherry, caramel. Dark amber color with a reddish hue, small one finger head that maintains and leaves lacing. Nice balanced flavor, chocolatey, nutty, and spicy with just the right sweetness, almost like a dry stout with less roasted grain. Medium body, thin and creamy texture, average carbonation, dry finish. A fine rendition of a Belgian Dubbel. You could pair this with many different kinds of food, I had it with liver and onions.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (244) - New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip glass..cherry/maroon color with off white head..aroma of cherries, plums,toffee..malty,fruity taste..very good dubbel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
Gift from the brewer, who visits Belgium regularly. Thick, sticky, off-white head, colour a misty copper. Interesting aroma of caramel, tomato, kahlua, iron, nutmeg, some tobacco; taste kicks of with dried fruits, a hint of smokiness, somewhat metallic, caramel-like malts, spicy accents, somewhat resinous, smooth mouthfeel, finish with a peppery, American hoppiness, aromatic and long. Basically an American interpretation of a Belgian dubbel and in that respect lacking the Belgian spicy yeastiness and fruitiness, but that doesn’t make it less interesting - on the contrary.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Thinner than I’d expect for the style, the basic maltly and fruity tastes, with a slight hint of sweet apples. I like it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a dark rusty caramel color with a finger or two of eggshell foam. Nose has a mix of dark dried fruit, belgian candi sugar, toasted malt and undertones of fig and cocoa dust. The palate follows nicely with a soft caramel nutty backbone and layers of dried fruit, cherry, fig, date, raisin and a hint of round dark cocoa lingers into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Amber pour, white head, nose is cider, taste is caramel, bomber from whole foods

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1040) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Murky brown and amber with light head. Aroma is prune and raisin. Taste is sweet and some significant carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (224) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Batch 110. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma has lots of prune, raisin, caramel & dark sugars, wood, yeast. Flavor is nutty, pretty big & sweet. Med/full mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (418) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Allagash Dubbel is my introduction to the Maine brewery’s Belgian-style ales. I can see what the hype is all about. Dubbel has a vibrant, dry fruitiness that I’ve not encountered in a beer of this style. These vinous characteristics work wonderfully with the sweet, toasty malt flavors of chocolate, caramel, nuts, and brown sugar. The mouthfeel is bright, rich, warm, and smooth - fantastic. This brew is a must for people who love hearty, malty ales and Belgian enthusiasts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1705) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Just when I thought I had uploaded everything I’ve had by Allagash, I find these notes. Here goes. This has always been poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice dark hazy brown color with a thin one finger white foamy head that dissipates within about a minute and leaves some light somewhat foamy lacing. The smell started off with a light Belgian spice, bready yeastiness, light apples and then slightly shifts towards an earthy raisin quality. The taste was sweet and spicy through the previously mentioned flavors. It left a long lingering sweet and spicy aftertaste which lead to the finish. On the palate, this one sat at/about a medium in body. There was a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still not bad for the style. Overall, I say this was a good Dubbel. The best thing about it was the smell as it had a lot going on with it.


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