holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. Pours a clear red brown with a smooth beige head. Aroma of red fruit, yeasty doughies. More red fruit in the flavor with pears, chocolate, roast and too much alcohol. 7/4/6/3/13 = 3.3 thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Rerate: I thought fruit and dough played alot better together. The alcohol did not seem to dominate as much as I had previously noted. Maybe it was a bit too warm at the dubbel tasting. 6/4/7/4/14 = 3.6
Appears a dark amber with red edges when held to the light. The off white head slowly fades into a mild cap. Streaky lacing is left around the glass. xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Smell is of raisins, caramel, rum, vanilla, nougat, ripe fruit, brown sugar, with a nutty finish.
Taste is of the same as the aromas with brown sugar, nuts, caramel standing out to make for a very nice flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, boozy, rummy raisins, caramel, light cocoa, along with lightly smoked meat grazing along the tongue.
Rated blind from "Better Know a Style: Abbey Dubbel" tasting. Dark brown, some rubiness, small off-white creamy head. Aroma is doughy with alc. Flavor is yeasty, dough, red and dark fruit, and alc. Thin to medium body and creamy. Pretty nice. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 28, 2007
750 mL bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a hint of purple and a bubbly beige head. The aroma is banana peel, anise, some sweet fudge, mild tobacco, a few stray citrus notes. The flavor is very yeasty, with lots of sweet bread notes. Some banana, anise, and caramel follow, then some peanuts and wood. It finishes with a slightly tannic, fruity note. Not bad. Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
On tap/bottle many times. Had a pint last weekend at the Neighborhood and realized that I hadn’t rated this one. Im not a huge fan of dubbel’s, but this is pretty good stuff. Dark brown color, nice aroma of fruit and yeast. Flavor is nice, dominated by raisin and prune with a touch of alcohol.
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2007
Pours a murky brown color with a thin offwhite head. Nice aroma of leather, yeast and caramel, there’s a rich malt presence too. Good flavor of caramel, leather, caramel, there’s a luscious malt presence and there’s astringency in the finish. The body is full with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2008 From a 750 ml bottle. brownish orance pour with a tan head. Flavors of sweet malt some alcohol and finishes with some bitter hops. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2007
The beer pours from the 750ml cork and caged bottle a rather hazy brownish red with a large creamy light tan head that fades away leaving a velum like coating of lace. Nose is rich in sweet malt, fruit aromas; I’d say cherries with a bit of raisins. Start is fruity sweet; the malt presence makes the top feel moderate, touch of alcohol bitterness at the back. Finish has a spiny acidity, alcohol warms the belly, and hops provide some spiciness, dry and long lasting aftertaste, quite a nice drinking beer. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
On tap at Port Brewing in San Marcos. Pours a hazy amber with thick tan head. Very malty aroma but spicy in taste. Not bad, good brew. dmac (6501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2007
750 ml bottle shared at Glouglouburps rooftop tasting. Poured a muddy brown with a tight bubbly quickly disipating light tan head. Sweet aroma of flowers, chocolate, dark fruit, yeast and a spot of alcohol. Medium palate but was a touch overcarbonated. Flavor was rather sweet with lots chocolate , flowers and yeast. Reminded me of a chocolate flavored Belgian dubbel.