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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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. The beer is bottle-conditioned.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Another one from EC. Hazy, amber body with a thin head. Rich plum aroma with some peach, cinnamon, and allspice. Nice flavor of pitted fruit. Aforementioned spices and cherry are also present. Some clove and brown sugar round it out. Light body with fun, spritzy carbonation. Crisp finish with hints of fruit and spice. Nice beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer61Mark (8) - - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
Good American interpretation of the Belgian Abbey style. Complex flavors abound. Nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle. This is a pretty flimsy belgian style brew. It has the sweetness but there is not much more to it than that.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2013
12 oz bottle of 7.2% ABV "Abbey Dubbel" ale consumed from a snifter near the best by date on the label: 30 March 2013. Pours a nice orange-mahogany color, clear despite a tiny amount of sediment, The head is small, short-lived, and leaves little lacing. Aroma: nice and true to style; sweet; plenty of dark fruit; brown sugar, toffee/caramel. The flavor largely follows the nose. Still sweet, and a tad too sweet, but not as sweet as the nose indicates. O: Not up with the finer Belgian dubbels but certainly respectable and far less expensive in the US

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redtechnj (185) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
Appearance- Clear dark amber with a thin head. Little lacing Aroma- bready, spicy, sweet malt, cereal, caramel,butterscotch. Flavor- medium sweet, spices,bready. Very nice dumbbell.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2296) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
It pours dark orange with hints of brown shadows. The head rises and falls quickly. Caramel and raisins are the first aromas that greet the nose alongside some plum notes. The first sip has quite a carbonation kick to it. The scrubbing bubbles push the fruit and malt notes through the tongue. A bit like having trail mix to a certain degree. Quite effervescent along with some vanilla and spice contributions.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dinkle50 (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
Cloudy red pour with no head. Aroma of sugar and alcohol. Hints of stone fruit. Syrupy mouth with a very sugary taste. Mouth burns a bit. Not much flavor in my opinion. Hints of grain and that is about it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (3417) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2013
12oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of light spice, notes of dark fruits and caramel and toffee, and a little bit of hops. Flavor the same, with everything being a little light. Average texture. Not the best of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3126) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 9, 2013
12oz Bottle purchased at Candlewyck Bottle Shop - Buckingham, PA.Soft, mineral rich aroma, tempered caramel sauce and apple skins. Opens nicely with a pear tarts, almond paste, and citron. The yeast profile is awesome on this beer, one of the better American-brewed Belgian yeast examples I’ve had in a long, long time. What kills this beer though is Special B (or similar very dark crystal malt). It’s cloying, out of balance, and detracting, making the finish acerbic and tasting like concentrated cola syrup, artificial caramel sauce, or some other unnatural browning agent. I know that some really enjoy this, but I find it tough to work through and enjoy, as it feels too heavy handed and contrived.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 5, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a nice clear amber with a little off white head. Nice fruit aroma combined with caramel and malts. Taste is sweet too but with a nice bitterness and dryness towards the middle that extents to the end. Very nice Dubbel very well executed.


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