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RATINGS: 483   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 beerit 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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2004
On Tap. This is a good Abbey Double. Fruity, caramel, and sweet flavors. Finishes smooth, clean, and dry.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2004
On tap. Dark red, little or no carbonation. Seemed to have some apple aroma/flavor which I don't like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2348) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Deep copper with a malty, fruity-spicy aroma. Hints of spice and raisins with a warming alcohol feel, though not strong. A bit easier to drink than expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2004 For the price, a really good interpretation of the style. You can easily pick up a six pack for like 7 bucks. Very complex with fruity notes and many other enjoyable flavors. The high ABV is an added bonus. Beautiful, dark brown color. Plus, its from Jersey. JERSEY!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2004
a good looking dubbel beer with a dark brew and long lasting head. the aroma was a distinct fruity/spicey smell. the flavor had the classic belgian/abbey flavor which is hard to describe other than a spicey/fruity/nutty semblance.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Pours a reddish brown color, with a big craggy head. The aroma is sweet and tangy, mouthfeel is slightly thin with a kind of watery finish. Has some nice candy and toffee flavors. Not really what I would consider true to the style but a nice try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
12 oz bottle. Tall, creamy, rocky white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a medium brown-red body. Caramel malt (M); candi sugar, toffee aromas. Nutty, coffee taste. Moderately sweet throughout. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: Dubbel? Close, but no cigar.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Clean tasting. Dark brown in color. Nice flavorful aroma. The beer has a malty and nutty finish. Enjoyable. The first time I had it it must have been a bad batch because the first time I had it I really didn't enjoy it. Its pretty good though. Its a nice warming beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (6276) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Poured a dark brown color with no head or lacing. Dark fruits, some hops in the nose. Malty, slightly spicy, some vanilla, and even some fruit in the taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 Cask, dry hopped with fresh Cascades: Same color. Aroma is very green and freshly grassy, and the maltiness blends nicely with the hops, hiding any hints of Belgian fruityness. Flavor is much the same, with the big malt blending in nicely with the fresh dose of green grassy hops. This is delicious, and way better than the standard version, IMHO. The only problem is that you would never think this a Belgian, but who cares?
Bottle:Nice red brown color. Not enough carbonation for the style. Thin tanish head. Get a little diacetyl? in the aroma, and definitely not fruity enough. Nice malty flavor with a gentle fruitiness. Not bad and can be improved easily. Very drinkable, but the flavors may be in need of a little oomph. 6-4-7-4-13


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