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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 16/20
emacgee (4054) - 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 (1534) - 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 (2492) - La Mesa, California, 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 (615) - Dahlonega, Georgia, 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 (1231) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5604) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber. Dark orange, slightly murky pour with a nice thick, sticky white head. Sweet, malty aroma with hints of molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is similarly sweet with some dates, raisins, brown sugar and molasses.Hint of cloves in the finish. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Abita jotted it up a notch with this one. Like the departure to the bombers that they seemed to have taken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4223) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2009
22oz bottle. Hazy orange copper color, light brown soapy head. fruity aroma of dates, clove. fruity flavor has a nice rich malt character, clove, sweet raisins. Lots of sugars. Alcohol is very well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3788) - - JAN 16, 2009
650 ml. bottle. hazy dark amber under a small beige head. dark fruit and clove aroma. flavor of plum, clove, raisin. medium bodied. a nice average example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Deep amber-orange beer. Aroma is lightly spicy. A bit of red licorice and some light fruitiness. Light malty sweetness and a bit of fruit. Soft plums and a light peppery character. It’s okay, but not great.

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