Ommegang Brewery Abbey Ale Dubbel

Happy Sunday Funday ya’ll! I had a pretty eventful weekend with a crawfish boil on IMG_6096Friday with some good friends. Saturday I managed to sneak in some bank hopping between chores and then was able to grill out! While we didn’t slay any slobs, we still had a good time. Our Sunday has consisted of meal prep, a nice hike down the Econlockhatchee River, and enjoying another hot Florida summer day. Anyways, maybe a Belgian Dubbel might be a bit strong to drink in 95 degree weather, but I’ve never been known for good decisions.

Appearance: This dubbel pours a chestnut brown with a huge head if you’re not careful. There is a solid head that leaves a nice lacing throughout the pour.

Aroma: This is heavy on plums, spice, and brandy-like booze. It’s heavier on the nose than a typical dubbel.

Taste: The taste is strangely light compared to the aroma. There are notes of raisins, mulling spices, and aged brandy but nothing is very heavy. Even for a hot Florida day, it’s a bit thinner than most dubbels.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation shown in the head does not dilute this from being a heavy and full bodied beer.

Value: It was $3 for a single, so not too bad.

Overall: I would give this a 6/10. While the flavor may be lacking some, there is great aroma, it is a full bodied beer, and the price point is solid. There are definitely better dubbels out there, but this is not a bad one by any means.

Until next time, tight lines and cheers!

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