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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (5640) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2009
reddish brown, nice foamy beige head. Everything seems OK at first (might be benefitting from lowered expectations), with a nice enough prune, molasses, caramel aroma. Flavor is, well, uninspired. Nicely sweet at first, but finishes with an unpleasent medicinal note.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Pours ruby colored with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of phenols, with notes that are plastic, medicinal and spice. Taste is also dominantly phenolic, with notes of clove, apple, and spice. Some bubblegum notes show up after warming. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lush carbonation. Didn’t care for the yeast by-products in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
22 oz. bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s in Marietta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a huge, frothy, off-white head. Smell: Bready-scented malts laced with sugar and stuffed with bananas and other fruits and generously spiced with cloves. Like some whacky-ass sandwich! Taste: Bready, sugary sweet maltiness sprinkled with some light brown sugar. Fruity flavors of golden raisins, ripe plums, and candy-coated bananas. Big kick of spicy cloves. Very minor hop bitterness. A few pieces of Dubble Bubble. Slight warming alcohol presence on the semi-dry, fine carbonated finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: It’s nice. Typically, I’m not a huge fan of their offerings, but this is actually an admirable shot at a dubbel by Abita.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
HonkeyBra (3827) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Pours a lightish amber with some head. Smells like rancid malt. A bit metallic, gross. Taste is the same, with maybe a bit of ketchup thrown on there. Also pennies. Atleast the brewery donates money to charity when you buy this. They should just give it back though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4427) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Pours a translucent orange amber with a creamy light tan head. The nose is very typical dubbel, rusty, malty, bready, meaty, lightly spicy, yeasty. The flavor is rusty and dubbelish, malty, bready, has a light waxy bite. The palate is crisp and has some mild waxy feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1591) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2009
At the Columbia Street taproom in Covington LA. Bomber. Chimay glass-nice touch. A bit cold. Nose is sweet and a bit malty. Taste is sweet, nosey, fruity, caramely. Very easy to drink but a bit too sweet. Will review again after I try another at a proper temp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Bomber from Del Cerro. Dark amber/ruby in color. Sweet yeasty aroma with a lot of dark fruit. Flavor is dominated by dark fruitiness. A good amount of yeast as well. Good thick mouthfeel. Pretty sweet with a slight hint of alcohol. Very solid Abita brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 27, 2009
I made a recent visit to the brewpub in Abita Springs and had this on-tap along with a cask doppelbock and satsuma wit. This was served in a pint glass instead of a goblet, but I rarely get proper glassware anywhere. Had a nice aroma of dark fruit. Taste was similar to the aroma. Little carbonation, head, or lacing, and mouthfeel was correct for the style. Hid the alcohol fairly well. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (913) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2009
Pours a wonderful clear brown/amber color with nice forming head. Very fruitful aroma and good taste of malts. Great brew, wonderful dubbel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
sthlm (1255) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2009
[Bottle] Wow, looking at the other ratings I have to wonder if the beer I got was a bad bottle or what, because what I sampled was truly awful. The aroma was plastic and play-doh. The taste had a decent amount of green grape and also an unusual, unappealing taste that I associated with the play-doh aroma. Poured dark golden with nearly no head. Average mouthfeel with a finish that was (unfortunately) long. I like abbey dubbels, but this was really wretched stuff that I don’t even like to recall drinking.

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