RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass, pours clear red-brown, quick off white head, light lacing and slight retention. Aroma caramel and raisin. Taste is sweet, slightly sour. Medium body, moderate carbonation, soupy mouth feel. Finishes long. Tasting notes of raisin, brown sugar, toffee, licorice, allspice and bread. Not as sour as I’d like but a solid, interesting take on a Dubbel.

floydslip (398) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Dark chestnut colored beer with a thin off white head that disappears immediately. Nose of brown sugar, stewed prunes, and toffee. Flavor starts with a surprising nutty almond flavor that gives way to raisins, caramel, and a subtle sourness. Finishing with a mild bitterness, this is a tasty beer.

jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle. Brown/copper body with a short off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Mild aroma caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. No Belgian yeast characteristics. Taste of plastic and chemicals dominate resulting in no chance for the malts to come through (as they should in a dubbel). Slick and oily on tongue in the finish. Meh. Any good qualities? Not in this drain pour of a beer.

G_Ro (9) - - SEP 6, 2015 does not count
Very spicy with prominent dried fruit flavor and aroma. Enjoyable dubbel, slightly too much fruit for my liking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle from Cork 57. Rich cola body with slight head. Nose is malty, sweet of brown sugar, caramel. Taste is similar of malts, brown sugar, sweetness. Quite alcy. Enjoyable.

Evolutionary (501) - Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Tap at local restaurant at philly airport. Great red brown color and nose is brown sugar and dark fruit. Malty and rich but not overly complex. Pretty good and great in a tall glass. Boom!

Jrwhitney6 (496) - - AUG 25, 2015
Beer of month club. Pours a brown with reddish hue into a snifter. Nose of brown sugar and spice. Taste is dark fruit, pumpkin spice, and malt. Easy to drink, pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Ft, Lauderdale, Fl - Total Wine - 12 oz bottle. Murky dark brown pour, slight, but persistent eggshell colored head, light lacing. Aroma has some brief chocolate accents, some earthy peat-like notes. Chewy flavor with some light chocolate notes, some molasses sweetness, a hint of dates, touch of brown sugar in the back end. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Pretty decent.

fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle purchased on a brewery run thru Maryland and poured into a snifter reddish dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is malty with dark fruits. Flavor is mild for a dubbel. Quite Smooth.

CObiased (499) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2015
12oz bottle - pours a dark amber/brown with a slight head that coats the glass. The aroma is mostly sweet prune like malt but also a touch of rich biscuit and herbal notes. A mouthful is slightly thin yet layered with rich ripe fruit malts coupled with a tiny hint of pumpernickel.

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