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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


PorterPounder's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6223) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a deep dark chestnut brown with a thick khaki colored head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some fruity plum accents, a hint of pipe tobacco. Flavor is full-bodied with some light plum accents, a hint of light chocolate, some brown sugar, a touch of pipe tobacco. Mouthfeel is a tad thin for the style and flavor. Still a solid brew thing and hits the spot on the first really cold night of the year.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1350) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Dark ruddy-brown pour, hazy with yeast. Off-white head. Aroma of figs, plums, yeast and blackberries. Flavor of figs, prunes, yeast and cherry. Aw man!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crispy34 (465) - Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Bomber bottle. Aroma is sweet fruit and and Belgian yeast. Appearance is a hazy brown with a frothy white head. Taste is very dark fruit and and Belgian yeast. Palate is dry and sweet. Overall, a decent dubbel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out a rusty amber topped with a sand head. Nose is Japanese cherry blossom plums and a belg yeast. Taste is more of the plums belg yeast and some caramel sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle from delabierman. Plums add sweetness, but detract from the overall dubbel character. Slightly tart and fizzy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Draft at Varga Bar in Philadelphia. Poured hazy chestnut brown with no head at all. Mild aroma of plums and earth, with some nutty malt too. Medium body with a light astringency to the finish. Flavors of nutty malt and earthy yeast, with lingering notes of honey and plum in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveOrz85 (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottled 9/12/14. Big bottle into pint. Massive fizzy head at pour, slowly dissipates. Head is off white color. Amber color beer. Aroma is mostly yeast with some dried fruits. Mouthfeel is smooth. Light to moderate carbonation. Lightly sweet taste with a slight bitter finish. Dried plum notes. Alcohol taste is well blended. Over all good belgium with an extra twist that works well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (931) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a dark murky brown with a pillowy white head. Smells and tastes of Belgian yeast, spices, a hint of plum and some dry peppery notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Quite a unique Dubbel, I liked this beer a lot.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1057) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours dark mahogany red with a small light brown head. Smells fruity and of caramel. Taste is dark fruit, sweet, slight toffee notes. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Weyerbacher Althea finishes with a supple fruity sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2015
Pretty tasty. Dark red brown pour...lots of carbonaton. Light malts, big fruitiness, some nuttiness, nice amount of sweetness. Good balance. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6841) - 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!


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