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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 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 (4446) - 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 (4334) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
22oz Bomber thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a pretty, off-white head over a hazy amber body. Aroma of candi sugar, plums, prunes, apples and alcohol. Taste is brandy, alcohol, baked pear, spice and yeast. Light bubbles, water like mouthfeel. By far the best Abita product I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a dark amber/red and hazy. Aroma is nice, tart, some funk. Flavor is sweet, fruity, citrus and some alcohol. Mouth feel is medium body and medium carbonation.....not bad....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle. Body-dark red, almandine, lasting dense head. Nose-tea, must, Belgian yeast. Taste-Belgian, fruity, yeast, lychee, apricot, cottony, rotten fruit. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Sweet malt and raisin/fig aroma with light yeast. Sweet caramel malt flavor with raisins and figs. Medium bodied. Sweet malt lingers with yeast and dried fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bomber. Pours a clear amber colr with a frothy light tan head and a lot of bubbles. Good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a strong dark fruit malt with clove and yeast. The taste is a dark fruit with brown sugar malt and a lingering finish. A good Abbey Dubbel from Abita.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3362) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bomber from K&B Wine Cellar. Damn its nice to see this beer and abita bombers in San Diego. This porus reddish amber with a puffy tan head. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is malty with celar candied feelings and some muddled fruit. This isn’t so great for the style but its drinkable and not all that bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
Bomber...I always like it when a brewer of average beers goes for something interesting. This Belgian did not disappoint. The aroma was powerful, almost too much. Poured a cloudy dark color. Not much head. Major flavor of banana and citrus fruit rind, probably orange. More tart than I generally like, though. First few sips were quite good, then it became a little one-dimensional. Still, not bad. I would get it again. Nice artwork on bottle also.

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