Review – Stoudt’s Brewing Abbey Dubbel
Stoudt’s Brewing Abbey Dubbel
Poured from a corked and caged 750 ml champagne bottle into a room temperature pint glass.
Cloudy dark reddish brown in color with lots of apparent sediment. The off white foam sat atop the glass with about an inch of head.
The smell was of dark, ripened fruits such as plums or peaches. There was a very distinct aroma from the yeast, almost like a sweetened tea.
This beer is like an explosion on the taste buds. There are a mixture of fruity flavors, yeasty bread flavors and sweet malty flavors going on.
A little bit dry but good carbonation. Sweet and mushy feelings on the tongue as this beer goes down a little slower than others.
I was lucky enough to receive one of these special brews from my good friends at Stoudt’s after my Head Brewer interview with John Matson. I thought about aging it for a while but temptation got the best of me and I cracked it open to see why this beer made it to Stoudt’s private brewer’s library. I love the style and grace in which Stoudt’s produced this beer. It is one of the best in its class in my book.