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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 (6715) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2639) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy medium brown with small off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is dark fruit and plums.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScoWRee (406) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Pours a nice deep brown, cola color. A nice tan foamy head. Aroma is malty. Taste is of dark fruit, plums, raisin. Hint of roasted malt. A little sour.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (10314) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
750ml corked and caged bottles. Havent had a weyerbacher in a while, good to see they fully employ horrible marketing practices. It is a hazed brown-copper pour. Aroma is mild some estery character, dark fruit, and booze. Flavor is spicy with some vinous dark dried fruit, tart, some caramel, autolyzed yeast, and a touch of sweetness. Not horrible but getting there. The body is decent though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
With Z, bomber, pours a dark mahogany brown color with a nice foamy beige head . Nose is fruity, floral and punctuated with tartness and yeast. Taste is tart fruit, with sweet yeasty notes. Finishes dryly on the same fruity , yeasty , tart notes with a moderately long finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bomber. Pours a red brown with a tan head and aroma of spices and yeast. Taste is full of spices as well, with yeast, fruits, and the plums coming through into the spiced finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2702) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle from Maro. Nice mahogany pure, notes of prunes, dates, raisins, caramel and brown sugar. Finish was mildly sweet with hints of spice.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
katrinaez (947) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Exactly as stated. The dubbel is missing a bit of the standard concept. The scent is heavy on the deep fruit, slight cocoa and vanilla. Really floral like spring cherry blossoms. Thick hazy and brown red. Tap

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlindGuardianco (60) - - NOV 6, 2015
Solid belgian, Malty and complex, couldn’t really tell the plum apart too much but it has bit of sweetness to it, will buy again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9152) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of red fruit, plum, some caramel, toffee, toast, hints of spice, slight yeasty notes, touch of nutty notes. Taste was a mix of big plu, raisin, fig, dark fruits into some caramel, toffee, nutty notes, hints of earthy notes into some spice, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Burgundy brown color. Three plus fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is very good and plenty of lacing is left. 4.25 S: The plums in this are absolutely wonderful. Big aroma that perfectly complements the base beer. Blackberry, currants, and figs add in an extra fruity kick. Starts dry but has sweet caramel undertones. Lightly spicy yeastiness with pepper and a hint of clove. Very nice. 4.0 T: Taste is also quite good, but it doesn’t quite match the nose. Fruits mentioned above again with lots of plum. Tangy tartness that wasn’t evident in the nose. Caramel and toasty malts. On the drier side overall. 4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light spritziness. Light on the tongue and super smooth. 4.0 D: Tasty beer that I recommend picking up. ★ 817 characters DavoleBomb, Dec 26, 2013


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