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RATINGS: 480   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Winner of the silver medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival, this Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel is an exceptionally complex beer with many interwoven flavors. This classic-style Abbey beer features an immense head with a fruity nose and a generous body. Malty in the middle, the beer features a clean, almondy dry finish and a slight alcohol warmth. More like a wine than a beer—it has a lot of the qualities of a fine Burgundy.

Beer writer Michael Jackson has praised the Flying Fish Dubbel as “a wonderful example of the style.”

Malts: Two-Row Pale, Munich, Special B, Chocolate, Demerera Sugar
Hops: Styrian Golding
Yeast: Belgian Abbey Ale
Original Gravity: 16.8 Plato

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2002
Yellow-brown. Sweet, vinuous, mild and soft with short, intensive complex aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light brown color, small tan head. Aroma of peppery caramel. Taste is rye bread, caramel, black pepper. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Warm malt aromas. Med body or more. Flavor is caramel. There’s a bit of hop flavor, and it’s more dry than not, but it is not at all bitter. That said, it rather fits the style, tho I think it could be taken for a doppelbock. There is a touch of chocolate eventually. But I’ll go with it being a dubble. I like a little more flavor variation - the complexity is clearly too subtle for me - but I’ma gonna drink it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle poured a clear cinnamon brown with a long lasting amber head. Aromas of raisins, toffee, and spices. Palate was medium bodied, dry and a bit astringent. Flavors of dark fruit, spices and a bit of smoke with a dry bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Clear brown body topped by minimal beige head. Aroma is candy sugar sweet, raisin, toffee, some orange, light cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, raisin. Watery light-medium body -- hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, sweet butterscotch, cloying, rather Irish-Scottish, In mouth, a sweet cloying malt with fruity esters, nutty, not very good. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 12 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber body with a small off-white head. Complex aroma of fresh bread, caramel, cereal, perfume, citrus, and butterscotch. Malty base flavor with some caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a rich dissipating off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-molasses, spice, yeast. Taste is lots of sweet medium malt-molasses, peat, spice-hops, yeast. Nice, easy drinking, interesting interpretation of the style. Has a dopplebock character. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (dough, horse blanket, earth) with notes of banana and pear. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Thanks Ariel. Clear reddish brown. Aroma of caramel, some dark fruits, a bit of cardboard hints and a faint hints of smoke. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, some dark fruits and light oxidized hints. Medium-bodied. Not great.

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