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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle in New Orleans with Bobby and Lex. Pours a hazy amber with a lasting white head. Fizzy belgian spices are in the nose. Taste is slightly creamy, but very generic. Some cereal notes are there and the alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 27, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy light tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a semi-transparent copper brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was Vienna malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting caramel hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of semi-sweet Vienna malt mild red malt mild hops caramel and breads. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2211) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2013
Somewaht hazy darker ruby with decent lasting light brown foam head, lacing to glass. aroma is mainly caramel, some pear. taste is caramel, fruity and cloves. Aftertaste is bittersweet. (Houston 201303)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy, darker orange gold with a finger of off-white head. Settles to cap quickly with moderate lacing. Aroma is super sweet, malty, mild alcohol, sweet corn. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, mild alcohol. Tastes like sweet corn to me. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Don?t remember it tasting like this las time but it reminds me of a big can of sweet corn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle pours amber with a full light tan head. Aromas of caramel malt and dark fruit. Tastes a bit thin for a dubbel, but lots of sweet caramel, raisin, and a bit of cloves. Slick mouthfeel and a malty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
We had this beer at the 2013 Tops of the Hops in Biloxi, MS. It had a caramel flavor that we enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (798) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
This pours a clear, medium brown color with a mild, malty scent. The taste is sweet, malty, and toasty mixed with hints of fruits. It finishes clean and refreshing. Quite a well made Abbey Ale from the Deep South.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Smells of vegital sweetness, caramel, roasted malts. Tastes of raisins, honey, caramel, lingering funkiness, some cheese notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1468) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a decent off white head. Strong caramel notes with a hint of various fruit and spice. Complex flavor. Raisin’s, various fruit, and spice in the flavor. Not the best Dubbel, but a decent try from Abita.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LiMuBai (176) - - DEC 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Full, chestnet, foamy head. Spicy/Citrus-like aroma. Maybe a hint of blueberry? A cloudy dark amber color. I tend to rate the higher ABV’s a little lower than others. A bit on the heavy side, with a firm alcohol finish, but a solid beer. Abita rarely disappoints.

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