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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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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 it’s clarity makes me a bit wary. The head isn’t too impressive, either. It’s 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, there’s a character of fruit esters, and some *very* sweet caramel. I can’t say I’m finding the nose to be impressive... T: There definite wisps to suggest it’s a dubbel - for example, it opens with a fairly bready tone - but even on the first sip, I know this one isn’t going to be Rochefort 6. The finish is almost generically sweet: there really isn’t much in the way of defined character. It doesn’t 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 doesn’t really harm the drinkability too badly. O: Not much of a proper dubbel, but not BAD. I’d recommend this to a beginner drinker: the yeast profile is both subdued and very basic. That, and it’s easy to drink. It’s lowish score stems from the fact that it’s vapid and unfulfilling to someone who enjoys this style done well.


3.3
hbiermann (24) - - NOV 5, 2017
Pour from bottle. Clear brown color. Toasted malt nose. Surprisingly tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
gripweed57 (2966) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Copper, brown color. Small bubbly beige head. Sweet toasted malt nose has phenolic notes. Sweet fruity malt flavor has yeasty notes. Cocoa, nutty malt middle. Earthy yeastiness in finish, with alcohol warmth. Somewhat pale in comparison to the real Belgian examples. Good nonetheless.

4.2
makeitadouble (8) - Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2017 does not count
Flying Fish Dubbel - This beer is complex,yet straight forward. Typically it is difficult to find a good Dubbel that is not an import, if you find that this is the case for you I would recommend this you look no further. This Belgian Style Beer is a beautiful caricature of its inspiration. with 9.1 IBU’s this Beer is SWEET, very chocolaty, and malty. Its Dark Amber in color with a 1 finger vanilla colored head.The nose of the beer is very nutty and smooth. The carbonation is somewhat light but it only ads to the charm. At 7.2& ABV I has enough kick to to keep you coming back.

3.5
beastiefan2k (4179) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2017
I drink this a decent amount cause my wife likes the beer. So, when I am making a mix 6 and it’s available I throw it in. At this point, I’m rating it in a flight at the brewery. It’s a slightly too sweet and too clean American version, but neither too much. Lots of herbal and phenolic yeastiness counteracting it. It’s a bit much in draft but nice in a bottle that finally made it to a mix-a-six rack after a few months at a store.

2.8
jtclockwork (17604) - , 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

3.4
ajnepple (7338) - Lakewood, 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.

3.6
hershiser2 (3821) - 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
Iphonephan (7474) - 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.

3.3
Luvystypotables (2099) - 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
olenickj (119) - Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pretty tasty, a bit of the Belgian flavor in the back but not over powering.


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