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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Winner of the silver medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival, 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.

Beer writer Michael Jackson has praised the Flying Fish Dubbel as “a wonderful example of the style.”

Malts: Two-Row Pale, Munich, Special B, Chocolate, Demerera Sugar
Hops: Styrian Golding
Yeast: Belgian Abbey Ale
Original Gravity: 16.8 Plato

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3.4
sawbuck (762) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Aroma of caramel, malts, some toffee, and some raisin. Crystal clear orange brown amber color, large tan head quickly fades. Rich sweet malt, up front. Quite sweet. Notes of toffee, some dark fruits, and a tiny hint of funk from the yeast. Bitterness is dry and even, mutes sweetness nicely. Medium to light mouth feel, slightly watery. Solid

3.5
Doofgoblin (513) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Would have liked a little bit more spiciness in the taste on this one. However, it’s a pretty good brew with some banana notes and plenty of toasty, sweet. Overall, it’s good and will leave your mouth sticky sweet.

3.9
Pumpkin87 (248) - - JUL 16, 2016
Pours from bottle a dark amber with red highlights and a fizzy off-white head that disappears quickly, leaving lace and skim. Nose is raisin, burnt waffles, candied cherries. The palate follows with a mix of dark fruits, brown sugar, figs, whiffs of clove and coriander, mild yeast, roast malt. All these notes revolve around a caramel core, which carries through a short finish. Body is light medium with pleasant mouthfeel; carbonation is sprightly without being forceful. The alcohol shows up primarily as a mild warmer. This isn’t quite Belgian in accomplishment, but it’s a tasty, affordable and easy drinking substitute.

3.4
hman43 (1769) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2016
It pours dark amber with ruby hues. It has a light brown head. It has a malty sweet aroma that is rich and complimented by dried cherries and apple aromas. It is malt forward rich with raisins, dried fruit, bits of cherries; that finishes sweet. It has a light-heavy feel to it with low alcohol warmth. Overall the balance it slightly towards the malt with a full range of dark fruit flavors with the raisins being pronounced.

2.9
HeadyDE (873) - Delaware, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle pour..medium caramel brown color..nose is mostly brown sugar..sweetness..raisins..mouthfeel is a bit thin..not really complex..some off burnt almond flavors with a lingering spicy character...

3.1
Voodoo (702) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a cola brown with a thin white head which is gone in a hurry.....aroma of raisins, sweet malt, honey.....taste is light on the Belgian funk, slight earth, raisin, a tad thin, then disappearing into a sllght bitter spice.

4.5
iggynelix (168) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2016
6flight tap at Geraghty’s Pub, Burlington, nj. Ruby red, Malty nose with hints of roasted caramel, sweet malty goodness.

3.5
ByTheirLimpin (321) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2016
On tap at Philadelphia International. Ruby dark in the glass. Nose is malty sweet. Palate is all Belgian. Sweet malty goodness. Syrupy. Not cloying. Not as complex as I hoped, but decently balanced to style beer.

2.3
beerlover82 (241) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Dark ruby with white head. Nose of fruits, nuts and malt. Tastes of dark fruits, banana and some sweet malt. Low on bitterness, if any at all. Light body.

3.4
EvanFriend (628) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pretty generic for the style, taste is about what you’d expect. Some banana and clove, honey malt, and I get a bit of bubblegum too. Not great, but certainly drinkable. And only $8.99 for a six pack; you won’t find too many Dubbels for that price.


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