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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Abbey Ale honors the ancient tradition of monks who perfected the art of brewing beer to support the monastery and the brothers with their "liquid bread". We offer up our support and thank them with a 25 cent donation to St. Joseph’s Abbey with every bottle of this heavenly brew. Dark in amber color, the aroma of caramel, fruits and cloves invites you to contemplate the creamy head of this "dubbel" or double ale. Abita Abbey Ale is a malty brew, top-fermented and bottle aged to rapturous perfection.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (2233) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mahogany brown with a short-lived off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is more grape-like than malty with a kind of faded earthy hoppiness and muted herbs. The body is medium. The taste has too much of a grape juice quality to it for my liking with buttery roasted malts and a slight dry bitterness kicking in a moment later. The grapes make it taste like a malted wine (NOT a barleywine).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (894) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pours amber with a thick, creamy khaki head. Malt, caramel, brown sugar, molasses and dark fruity aroma. Caramel, molasses, unfermentable sugars, malt, plum, raisin and some alcohol flavors. Very sweet with a medium body and carbonation. Sugar and caramel finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
A deep amber color with a nice head, this ale emphasizes its extraordinary malt flavoring, caramel and subtle fruit. The hops are moderate in intensity, allowing the wonderful malt flavor to shine through. This is a truly great ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
A nice abbey ale. Pours a beautiful dark red with a tan head. Smells like cranberries, cherries and the Classic Belgian. Taste starts out with a bit of maltiness, has some cranberries in the middle, and a nice smooth aftertaste. Some lambic notes throughout, but not sourness. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremugohio (94) - springboro, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Delicious aroma. Nice taste, definitely fruit notes, raisins and cloves, maybe bananas. I enjoyed this and would buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4284) - Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Rated on 3-27-2013 (Bottle) When poured, this beige head is medium sized, creamy and mostly diminished. The body is transparent, fair amount of lacing, fizzy, lively and fast rising, and the hue is orange. The Aroma is malt, caramel, sweet, fruity, and clove. The Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, and fruity. The Palate is slightly bubbly and this is a medium bodied beer. In conclusion, this beer is quaffable, the ABV is hidden, but I have drank/rated better beer of this style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Very nice beer. Bready and lots of caramel. Some clove. Slight alcohol. Had at a tasting thanks to Ryan P.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bomber..Clear red pour with white head.. funky fruit aroma.. some rotteen raisen..raste us fruit..tart grape..good hhit

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Over-ripe orange, cardboard, and toffee malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet spicy orange malt flavor. Okay.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
The first half of this bottle I didn’t like, then I guess it grew on me a little. Hazy brown color, large pitted tan head. Aroma was soft banana and misc fruits. Flavor similar, leading toward a semi-dry cocoa finish that preserved a hint of banana, giving the impression that you might have eaten a chocolate covered banana sometime in the recent past. But then the drying finish got swallowed up by an overly bitter hoppy finish that clashed dramatically. This was the worst part, and the part I adapted to in the 2nd half of the bottle. Soft fluffy palate


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