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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 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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3.9
omhper (25107) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2002
Yellow-brown. Sweet, vinuous, mild and soft with short, intensive complex aroma.

3.1
Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle. Hazy light brown color, small tan head. Aroma of peppery caramel. Taste is rye bread, caramel, black pepper. OK.

2.8
jtclockwork (16581) - , 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

3.3
bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine in Roseville, CA. Pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Warm malt aromas. Med body or more. Flavor is caramel. There’s a bit of hop flavor, and it’s more dry than not, but it is not at all bitter. That said, it rather fits the style, tho I think it could be taken for a doppelbock. There is a touch of chocolate eventually. But I’ll go with it being a dubble. I like a little more flavor variation - the complexity is clearly too subtle for me - but I’ma gonna drink it.

2.3
Ratman197 (14826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Bottle poured a clear cinnamon brown with a long lasting amber head. Aromas of raisins, toffee, and spices. Palate was medium bodied, dry and a bit astringent. Flavors of dark fruit, spices and a bit of smoke with a dry bittersweet finish.

2.5
DSG (14764) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at LiBira Pub in Haifa. Thanks Ariel. Clear reddish brown. Aroma of caramel, some dark fruits, a bit of cardboard hints and a faint hints of smoke. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, some dark fruits and light oxidized hints. Medium-bodied. Not great.

2.9
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Clear brown body topped by minimal beige head. Aroma is candy sugar sweet, raisin, toffee, some orange, light cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, raisin. Watery light-medium body -- hides the alcohol well.

2.7
Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
A reddish brown ale with a very thin off white head. In aroma, sweet butterscotch, cloying, rather Irish-Scottish, In mouth, a sweet cloying malt with fruity esters, nutty, not very good. Bottle at Mondial 2011, June 12 2011.

2.8
Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2011
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Fredericksburg, VA. Pours a hazy rusty brown color with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of raisin, toffee and treacle notes. The taste is toffee, raisin, brown sugar, faint hops. On the sweet side. Medium bodied.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours brown with an average, creamy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (herbs, grass), average yeast (dough, horse blanket, earth) with notes of banana and pear. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.


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