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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. Josephís 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 15/20
BMan1113VR (7880) - 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 (2876) - 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 (7051) - 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 (3976) - 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 (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), 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 isnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3172) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Murky deep amber color that easily puts up a frothy off-white head that falls to a persistent foam scum. Makes a quickly falling lace on the glass. Fruity with thin malt aroma. The flavor is a mix of sweetness and a touch of sour bitterness. Somewhat strange, and hard to describe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. Purchased at Sams Quik Shop in Durham. Deep Amber color, clear, with semi-creamy off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, sweet, caramel, raisin, peach, plum. Flavor is similar, bit of clove in finish, dark fruits, touch of alcohol in finish. Probably the best beer I have had from Abita. Not as spicy as some of the Belgian varieties, and the yeast is there, but it doesnít seem to drive the aroma and flavor. Still, I think this beer is a little better than folks are rating it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep, lively, thick ruby mahogany with a nice head of beige. Aroma is veggie oatmeal cookie with raisins; really unusual scent. Flavor follows suit but adds a bit of smoky licorice in the mix. Lingering and bitter flavor of vegetable plum. Slick mouthfeel that leaves a woody presence on the tongue. Not bad, but I canít say I truly enjoyed this. Flavor is really unusual but not necessarily in a good way.

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