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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. Thereís 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 itís 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 ísubtleí beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3261) - 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 (4222) - 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 (2351) - 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. Flavorís similar to nose, somewhat bittersweet along with some carbonic tang and a little metallic. The metallic affects the body leaving high points that donít fit. Maybe this beer gets a lot better with age, as the label suggests.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Beer Authority, New York. Colour is cloudy dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, some sweetness and malts. Quite malty dubbel in fact. Nothing special still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (559) - - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from Total Wine in Charleston. Definitely tasting old- second bad bottle I have bought from there. Pours a nice dark amber. Sort of a rich old-world color. Definite Belgian notes upfront- spice, banana, clove with malty caramel sweetness and fig/date coming through in finish. Pretty stale so hard to judge accurately. Slick and full mouthfeel. Bit metallic at the end. Might be great. Seems to be well balanced. Will have to try again- maybe on tap at source.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (534) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark copper medium tan head. Aroma of yeasty dough, caramel, banana, and clove. Medium sweet taste. Medium full body, light dry bitterness and slight metallic finish. Solid overall.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESPh (93) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Nice ruby amber color, white lacing after the pour. Medium body with a little cherry, cinnamon, vanilla but not sweet; a complex taste. Nice and smooth, high carbonation, crisp finish. Not sweet, just enough bitterness. Good alcohol level. Highly recommended.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1044) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pours a dark caramel brown with a khaki head. Dark fruit, molasses, yeast, clove, caramel and malt aroma. Fig, date, molasses, yeast, clove, caramel, chocolate, malt flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation and a dark fruit and malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1027) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2014
750ml bottle batch 113 pours clear red brown with a finger of head. Nose is bready fruit, fig, plum, some berries, grain, cereal, touch of yeast spice. Taste is similar with a prominent bready malt backbone, belgian yeast spice and nutty dark fruity plum, light grape, earthy. Finish is dry, grainy cracker and bready, spice, soft dark fruit and berries. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1082) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Was a gift from my cousin, Meghan, and her boyfriend Dan (whom couldnít 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, itís unique, hearty, and palatable. Iím genuinely surprised I havenít rated this until now.


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