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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bomber from BevMo Pleasanton. Pours hazy amber with yellowish-beige head. Aroma is bananas and cloves. Flavor is slightly salty, with notes of bananas, cloves, vanilla and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Bomber from Sidneys Wine and Spirits (New Orleans). Pours a hazy dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly malty with notes of spice, banana, cooked veggies, phenol, caramel, honey and some hints of brown sugar and toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, grass, hay, some bready and yeasty notes as well. Medium body with a pleasing sweet malty finish. One of the better beers I have had from Abita.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2009
22 oz. bottle. Clear mahogany with ruby highliights and a creamy, generous, ecru head that unfortunately collapses quickly, a spotty lace left behind. Aroma is decidedly fruity with figs, dates, raisins, and some caramel in the background. Smooth and slightly sticky on the palate with a medium body and carbonation. Caramel and toffee flavors up front with a tangy bitterness that takes the edge off the sweetness and ushers in a softly dry finish. Certainly a departure from Abita’s usual offerings, and surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle shared by some fine gentlemen at the Free the Hops monthly chapter meeting in Huntsville. Poured amber with an off-white head that left light lace. Fruits and spice in the aroma. The flavor also found fruit and spice with a hint of hop and alcohol. Medium body and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bomber. Clear ruby-copper with a lasting finger of cream. Spicy date, banana and a hint of plastic resin/band-aid in the nose. The flavor is spicy nutmeg, allspice and mixed dark and light fruit, with some roasty nut and cocoa notes on the finish. Maybe some wheat as well. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and drinkably watery. Creamy frosting all over the Trappist chalice. Actually not a bad dubbel. The aroma and taste would get higher marks from me if not for that plasticy hint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4533) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, amber in color, and has an ok off white head. The smell is fruity, banana, yeast, belgian, clove, and sweetness. The taste is yeast, belgian, candi sugar, spices, and earthy. Good feel and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Sampled on 3/9/2009. This abbey double pours a medium reddish amber color from a 22 oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with decent retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, caramel and a touch of yeast. A medium bodied double. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet, touches of raisins, plums and a little banana and clove. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Decent, lively carbonation. A touch dry at the finish. Not a bad double. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, smooth and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Reviewed 3/9/2009 (Bottle): Pours a huge foamy yellowish colored head, big bubbles. Very clear medium brown body. Good lacing, sticks to the sides. Very bready, banana, some clove in the aroma. Very floral. Strong banana and some spices. Some alcohol in the nose too. Very creamy mouthfeel, some light sweetness. Floral taste, but very light tasting. Pretty drinkable. Letting it warm up a bit...still very light and floral. Very typical of a belgian style beer. They hit it on the head with this one. A little too sweet to drink too much of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4334) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Red amber in color with a good sized off-white head. Aroma is of grain, citrus, orchard fruits, and yeast. Taste is of candi sugar, yeast, alcohol, and fruit...mostly pears, apples and raisins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2009 The aroma is fruity and yeasty with malt and spice. The appearance is amber with with an average head. The flavor is tastes like the aroma with a touch of pumpkin pie spice. The palate is average. Overall it is better than expected.

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