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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jefcon (1517) - 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 (1589) - 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 (5535) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2009
pretty sharp looking bomber picked up at papago... rich hazy amber color with a gigantic soft pale beige head. there is a load of assorted lacing as well as a ’u’ shaped ring of foam. big aroma of overly floral yeast with notes of buttery caramel, toasted nuts and a tart fruitiness similar to white verjus or grape water. the palate is nearly sticky along with a substance and thickness of yeast. the flavor is rather meh... toasted nuts, lots of caramel, golden raisins, and dried herbs with a spicy alcohol laden finish. mouth feel is thick with yeast and approaching sticky. medium bodied. 6/3/5/3/12/2.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bomber from the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: It pours a somewhat hazed brownish amber body with loads of bubbles and a dense, fizzy light tan head. It’s a bit light scented, but carries an aroma of rich caramel, spices, dark dried dates, and brown sugar. The flavor flattens out a bit, having just the caramel and light spices with a faint fruitiness at the finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3555) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
22oz bottle 2/15/09 (Binny’s Naperville)-Pours a dark amber body with some floaties suspended as if they were in jello. Aroma of belgian yeast, candy sugars, caramel, spices, and cloves. Taste of the same with all the flavors being a bit mild. This medium bodied brew doesn’t really live up to the aromas but is still not bad. Darn nice try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOLTZ7555 (2984) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Boring. Just no umph!!! Rusty copper pour with a decent eggshell head and spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, and spice. Flavor is raisins, prune, and plum. Medium mouthfeel. Not an abomination but nothing special. Guess I can’t be too upset...only $5 a bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12427) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2009
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, clove, raisin, spice. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, clove, light spice. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour. Smells like a sweet raisin bread. Slightly bitter taste with a mild sweetness. Not too bad.

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