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Ampleforth Abbey - Abbey Dubbel

Ampleforth Abbey
Brewed at Little Valley

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Ampleforth, England


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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Bottle: 330ml Unfiltered.
Contract brewed by Little Valley for Ampleforth
The only traditionally English brewed Abbey Beer - Based on a beer recipe used by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth Abbey in the 19th century which they had carried with them to France during the Reformation in 1608, brewing it there where it became known as La Biere Anglaise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3912) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle from the Abbey Shop. Deep ruby colour with white head. Slight christmas pudding aroma. Taste is only really a light sweetness. Rich thick body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Antzrhere (32) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016
330ml Bottle, Booths. Pours clear coke-like dark brown. Medium carbonation. Big frothy head as expected but very quickly disappears to a lace. Faint dandelion & burdock aroma with some background Belgian-esk estery notes and alcohol.Taste is sweet, slightly creamy and super malty with very subtle spice and a strong licorice and a distinct dandelion & burdock vanilla end-taste. A lingering sweetness masks the ABV. Style is weakly reminiscent of Abbaye de Rochefort beer but not as tastey, complex or full bodied. Depending on what you think this beer is trying to be it’s quite tasty or a little lacking in flavour for the style, but still enjoyable and very drinkable for the strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
comperchris (84) - - JUN 2, 2016
Boy did I need this! Very tasty with toasty maltiness. Expensive and there are better examples for the price

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2016
Not sure why there’s so many poor reviews for this, I thought it was a good dubbel, and ticked all the right boxes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
STACETHEMACE (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Bottle from House of Trembling Madness, York. Lukewarm. Pours a deep red colour, with a quick head. Really strong dried fruit notes on the nose, dates, raisins with a slight alcohol. Big punchy flavours of chocolate and dried fruits with a nice malt hit, slight hop towards the end. Really glad we have such a tasty traditional Abbey Dubbel in North Yorkshire

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (843) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Dadster. Dark brown like cola with a very smooth mouthfeel but ultimately quite flat in the taste department. Initial fruitcake and liquorice notes give way to...not much at all in the finish. Deceptively light given the high ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from Buckfast Abbey. It pours deep mahogany red - brown with a thick off - white head. The nose is bitter - sweet, candied fruits, sweet berry, earthy roast and coffee grounds. The taste is earthy roast, toasty, charred wood, cocoa nibs, light spice, dark fruits, some alcohol warmth, coffee, candy and liquorice with a dry, toasted finish. Medium - full body and moderate,foamy carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle conditioned. Pours a black colour with a mid size white head, rich malt aroma, taste is bitter and malty with a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hatzer (162) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Ok for muddy dish water bit over carbonated but not unpleasent just ok and drinkable oi

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (586) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle from Mainsgill. Deep red with a fluffy tan head that quickly fizzed away. Sweet, caramel, bubblegummy aroma. Taste is toffee, banana and surprisingly strong alcohol flavour for 7%

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