RATINGS: 484   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanscourt (1440) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Thought the appearance looked a little light and aroma was a little listless for the style. However the body was better and more complex than I thought. Still falls a little short. Brown sugar and nice malt body but lack the dark fruit flavor that I like in the style. Good, not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (16248) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2017
Bottle - 1st beer at 38 and 99th Abbey Dubbel tick. pours brown white head - nose/taste of caramel, grape, bubblegum and sugar - medium body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Clear, deep amber appearance with a lasting tan head. Aroma of fruity esters, caramel malt, light toffee and a touch red wine. Similar flavor, rich, fruity, vinous and sweet with a light spicy bitterness and a lingering finish hinting at Belgian yeast. Medium body with ample carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2889) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle from total wine. Pours clear light brown with only a dusting of a head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel malts. Taste is black cherries, chocolate malts, caramel, but overwhelming dark fruit, especially cherry. Almost a peanut buttery finish as well. Quite tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6883) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Flavors same with some butterscotch. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1893) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
A Belgian yeast nose, pours an orange caramel color, sweetish taste of caramel and Belgian yeast. Medium body with a lasting Belgian yeast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olenickj (103) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pretty tasty, a bit of the Belgian flavor in the back but not over powering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (721) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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, its a pretty good brew with some banana notes and plenty of toasty, sweet. Overall, its good and will leave your mouth sticky sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (247) - - 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 isnt quite Belgian in accomplishment, but its a tasty, affordable and easy drinking substitute.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1499) - 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.

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