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Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale Brewed with Plums. Althea is an ancient Greek name meaning healing. Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds of each bottle of Althea to a fund that helps those in need to defray the costs associated with breast cancer treatment.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
njnut (311) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Poured a deep amber with some head a some lace. Aroma was yeasty, with the dark fruitiness of the plums coming through. Taste was dark fruits, caramel, toast, malts, and yeast. not my favorite Weyerbacher but worth the try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3/26/15. 750mL bottle from Five Points. Nice amber pour with a soft, supple, luscious head. I can’t wait to stick my face right in there. I was going to try to rate this through booby related puns, but I’m fresh out of ideas... so we’ll just go normal from here on out, I guess. Mild but nice aroma, malty, light fruitiness... just... pleasant. Hard to explain, but I like it (not making a boob joke, though I guess it fits). Nice flavor, mild, smooth, creamy, lightly nutty, fruity, a hint at a tart aspect. Tasty and creamy but there’s also a harsh carbonation in there. Otherwise I’m kinda digging this!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Tap. mahogany brown with small head. Medium caramel and brown sugar base. Light Belgian spice. Simple, but pleasant dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1118) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Pours a hazy light brown with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits (mainly plums), sweet malts, toasted dark bread, raisins, brown sugar, and some candied yeast. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel an a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty and interesting dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3866) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Total Wine in Delaware: Pours murky light brown with a tan head. Aroma is sugar, fruit, yeast, and sugary malts. Taste is moderately sweet, but not too much so. Serious fruity and yeasty notes abound. Easy finish. Nice and pleasant dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1421) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Appearance: cloudy maroon with tons of floaties and a purplish, thick tan head and average lacing. Aroma: candi sugar, molasses, dark fruits, some cinnamon and clove. Taste: plums, prunes, and raisins, with candi and brown sugars, Belgian yeast, clove, with a hint of pepper. Finish: lingering slick, fruity sweetness over a bit of peppery yeast. Notes: An interesting concept. Just not what I was expecting, whatever that may have been. Bottle from Sarah for Beersmas 2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (162) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Poured a dirty brown colour with a fluffy two finger off white head that left thick lacing. Aroma is of spiced yeast, sweet malts and dark fruit. Flavor is of dark fruit with a bit of a tart bite, yeast, and caramel malts. Medium bodied brew with a bite from high carbonation ending in a smooth sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2983) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2014
At Fegleys Brewfest. The aroma is yeasty, Brady, fruit. He appearance is hazy (yeast in bottle) , brown. The flavor is stone fruit, yeast, spicy, pepper. The finish is pepper, dry, stone fruit. Odd, but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2223) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. Clear, rusty brown with a thin khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of plum, toffee, slightly tart black cherries and yeast. Taste of yeast, plum, toffee, slightly tart black cherries and bananas foster. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (454) - - NOV 18, 2014
It is very good the plum real balances out the Belgian yeast it is very mellow yet unique

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1840) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft at Good Dog. Very murky medium amber pour with some off-white foam. Muddled blood oranges. Mild toffee malts. Browned amber fruits. Slightly tart plums. Plantains. Dried passionfruit. Oaky tannins. Aged duck sauce. Starts a bit sharp but finishes dark and dry. Complex but not overly enjoyable.

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