Allagash Brewing 'Dubbel' Ale

Allagash Dubbel Ale 1
Allagash Brewing 'Dubbel Ale'. 7% abv. Amber color. Hazy. Thin white bubbly head that gradually recedes to a reliable collar. Fair retention and lace. Nose of caramel malt, subtle fruit. Slight chocolate aroma and some spice notes emerge as the temp rises.

Front taste is sweet amber malt, slightly roasty, chocolate, distant plum. Aftertaste is earthy, dank, dark fruit tones over bittersweet herbal. Medium body. Mouthfeel is warm, carby, clingy.

This is a very good brew, a malty ale with an ensemble of mild flavors. Chocolate, fruit, and herbal notes are embedded in a somewhat roasty amber malt. Good stuff, indeed. It didn't grab me, but it was well crafted and quite enjoyable. Recommended.

"Allagash Dubbel hews close to the Abbey ale tradition. Its combination of 2-row malted barley, Victory, Carapils, malted red wheat, Munich, and black malt imbue it with a rich, copper color and complex, malty taste. Despite its full flavor, it finishes dry with subtle hints of chocolate and toffee. Not to be outmatched, our house yeast asserts itself by lending the beer undertones of classic Belgian fruitiness."

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