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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3699) - 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 (3360) - 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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - 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 doesn’t 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 can’t say I truly enjoyed this. Flavor is really unusual but not necessarily in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1400) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2009
Deep copper color with a fine slight head and some lacing. Aromas of oatmeal cookie, yeast and chocolate drink. Really sweet, and lacking a certain yeasty punch that a dubbel ought to have. Sweetening, malty finish matches with a woodsy, earthy element that brings the beer full circle. The flavors are problematically out of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Clear garnet pour with a thin beige head. Doughy, sweet malts, and spicy aroma. Floral/ vinous notes, spice, and caramel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1450) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Pours a reddish amber with a decent antique lace head that coats the glass. Aroma is sweet malt, spices and tobacco. Taste is sweet malt again along with some citrus, caramel, licorice and a little hop bitterness. Pretty well balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Bottle from la bodega. Mahogeny brown with a fluffy white head. Alcohol and sweet fruit aroma and taste without much else going on.

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