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RATINGS: 482   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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear ruby color. It really is a beautiful poor - too bad its clarity makes me a bit wary. The head isnt too impressive, either. Its a one finger light brown affair, without much in the way of retention or significant lacing. The pretty-looking body ticks its score up a notch or two. S: The aroma definitely suggests something bready and peppery. Beneath the (bog-standard) yeast character, theres a character of fruit esters, and some *very* sweet caramel. I cant say Im finding the nose to be impressive... T: There definite wisps to suggest its a dubbel - for example, it opens with a fairly bready tone - but even on the first sip, I know this one isnt going to be Rochefort 6. The finish is almost generically sweet: there really isnt much in the way of defined character. It doesnt seem like that much of a problem, but defined subtlety is what can make or break a dubbel - and that generic finishing sweetness (along with the lack of depth) keep it in Mediocreville. M: Pretty thin, and also pretty light in terms of carbonation. The wet finish leaves behind a lot of lingering sweetness, but this doesnt really harm the drinkability too badly. O: Not much of a proper dubbel, but not BAD. Id recommend this to a beginner drinker: the yeast profile is both subdued and very basic. That, and its easy to drink. Its lowish score stems from the fact that its vapid and unfulfilling to someone who enjoys this style done well.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hershiser2 (2522) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6550) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1781) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olenickj (86) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pretty tasty, a bit of the Belgian flavor in the back but not over powering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (669) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (512) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (238) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (1299) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (777) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (596) - 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.


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