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Portsmouth Abbey Style Dubbel Ale

Portsmouth Abbey Style Dubbel Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   ABV: -
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Amber/copper pour with very little head. Faint but pleasant aroma of cherries with a hint of cocoa (a nice combo, I might say). The flavor was a nice blend of dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. My only complaint would be a lack of yeastiness present in most belgians. At least they didn’t overdo candied sugar,n as many US belgian wannabes do. Enjoyable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2009

Name: Dubbel
Date: April 25, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: muddy brown, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocollate aroma with fruity esters
Flavor: dry chocolate and caramel flavor, light tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2008
[tap @ the Brewpub] Dark fruit and sugar in the aroma. Pours a dark red/maroon color, with a nice layer of foam on top. Flavors are full of fruity esters, plum, raisin and caramel with a mellow herbal bitterness to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1521) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 4, 2008
On tap at brew pub. Served in a snifter. Brew is a hazy deep brown color with a thick white head. Fairly thin body with a medium mouthfeel. Nose was yeast and caramel with some dark fruits. Taste was yeasty with plum, raisins, figs & caramel in the background. Also spicey notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
22oz bottle shared courtesy for weeare138. Poured a medium and lightly hazy brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of plums, raisins, light yeast, caramel, an dnuts. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, citurs, and cherries. Thinner body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Poured a hazy caramel color, with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of raisins, caramel malts, toffee, bread, and a bit of citrus as well. Taste of caramel malts, dried fruits, a bit of tart citrus, raisins, and light yeast, with some alcohol in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Thanks to weeare138 for sharing this one. Pours a translucent golden amber with a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, some cardboard, some mustiness, light spices and banana. Flavors of the same with some more toffee and yeast some citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Deep amber/copper in color with a small off-white head. Aroma of bubblegum,banana,sweet smalt, mellow caramel and spice. Flavor is sweet, malty,bready,bubblegum,banana and spice.Easy drinking dubbel, alcohol didn’t seem overwhelming or apparent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2004
2004 draught @ the brewery. Copper-amber as boto describes, which makes me think of a trippel. Rapidly fizzling white head and a stiff aroma of clove, alcohol, yeast and perhaps some bitter hops. Flavor starts out very strong and sharp of yeast, alcohol, spicy tettnangs or saaz hops. Mild sweetness with some light banana esters, clove and a bit of orange blossom-like honeyed malt. A body that would be medium-full if not interupted by the amount of alcohol sharpness. Some notes of light toffee, some citrus (perhaps some american hops) and a lightly spritzy, mostly smooth mouthfeel. Warming, high alcohol and quite flavorful, but this seems like it needs to be cold condtioned right after being brewed to halt the strong estery, alcohol assault.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1826) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2003
Draught: This beer has a rich coppery hue to it. There is a bit of a head that lingers awhile. Nice bit of lacing down the glass. Very nice aroma of sweet malts, caramel and toffee. No hops to speak of. Very smooth taste. The sweetness is evident but not overdone. I don't know how long they aged it, but they did a nice job with this beer.


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