This Belgian-style Abbey Dubbel is a local beer for me. I can drive to the factory, Flying fish Brewing is in Cherry Hill, NJ, I actually have friends who live in the area, anyhoo about the beer.

Smell after Pouring:

It was a nice smell it was it did not smack you in the face, very nice on the nose.

Appearance:
This beer has an earthy brown color, like coffee mixed with caramel. This beer had a head on it, but it may have been due to my pour.

Smell after sitting a minute:
if you let it warm a little you get a hint of light coffee, hops (I think) It a rather pleasant smelling beer.

Taste:
For me there was a slight coffee taste to match the color, it seems like it would go well with something slightly sweet. I want to describe as having decent hops, but I think I need to learn more about that before I can say that.

Mouth feel:
To me this beer reminds me of a strong carbonated South African chai in cold other words a really good, strong cold carbonated tea. It covers the tongue rather nicely.

Alcohol feel :
The beer does not hit you, it more cradles you and gently tells you, “ you have had a drinks sir, don’t drive for a bit, relax.”

Drinkability:
It’s a good brew, a slight well constructed bitterness, it’s very good cold, I had it on a summer night and it was relaxing to drink.

Pairings:
I would like to drink the Abbey Dubbel with a piece of chocolate or a chocolate chip cookie it is almost a desert beer to me. I Would love to have this beer with a good piece of French bread early in the afternoon while reading comic books under a shady tree.

Some info from the brewer

http://www.flyingfish.com/beers/dubbel.cfm

Malts: Two-row pale, Munich, Special B, Chocolate, Demerera Sugar
Hops: Styrian Golding
Yeast: Belgian Abbey Ale
Original Gravity: 16.4 Plato
Alcohol by volume: 7%
Formats: 12 oz. bottles,1/2 kegs, 1/6 kegs, cask-conditioned
Availability: Year round

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