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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (798) - USA - MAY 28, 2009
Copper with an off white/tan head. Aroma is mainly yeast. Flavor is also mainly yeast with a somewhat sweet finish. Some spices present as well. Overall, very pleasant drinkable, but not one of the better examples of the style. If you’d like a Dubbel that’s fairly easy to drink though, this would definitely qualify.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2041) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3/6/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Poured dark amber with a tan head. Aromas are fruity and malty with caramel. Sweetness from dried fruit, alcohol, caramel and light on hops. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (809) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Poured into a chalice. Typical looking dubbel with less head than usual. Golden amber with some haze. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, dark sugars, mild hops and bread. The taste was a little less exciting than the aroma. Although the Belgian yeasts were present, the dark candies and fruits were rather muted and a subtle almost tart dryness was present. A little cardboard flavor as well. Not sure what that was. Medium body and carbonation. Finish is dry and papery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
VikingMetalGod (39) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2014
I am seldom disappointed in Belgian style strong ales but this is one of those rare caes. Light color and flavor for a Dubbel style, tastes of grape wine and earth at first and finishes with some brown sugar and...i dont know, something astringent. Not horribly offensive, but a very weak effort in the grand scheme of imitated Belgian brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle, shared at game night, and tried alongside Lips of Faith Wild Dubbel. This had a more tawny body with a longer lasting, creamier head. Lots more yeast character here, quite estery. Slightly chewy malts, dark caramel, dates, marzipan, with nice yeasty spice character. Rustic, and although it is fairly simple, it had more Belgian character than the New Belgium brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vestlake (82) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Decent one-finger head from a bomber. Aroma is sweet and malty and taste is the same. Pretty close to the other Belgians I’ve tried, but comes up short in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puboflyons (1889) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mahogany brown with a short-lived off-white head and some lacing. The aroma is more grape-like than malty with a kind of faded earthy hoppiness and muted herbs. The body is medium. The taste has too much of a grape juice quality to it for my liking with buttery roasted malts and a slight dry bitterness kicking in a moment later. The grapes make it taste like a malted wine (NOT a barleywine).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thebullshornbar (64) - Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Upon drinking this dubbel seems to be lacking. This beer comes off juicy (grape) with a touch of spice and light esters. The finish is smooth but fleeting

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (492) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Amber/brown with medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and light Belgian notes. Medium body with some yeasty Belgian notes, caramel, and a hint of spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Malaclemys (244) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Tap pours dark copper with an off-white head. Aroma is olive, vegetable, yeast funk, spices. Taste is clove, spice, caramel, yeasty. Medium body with sweet finish. I guess I will have to try it again, not sure if it was an off keg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ikigai (33) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Dark with big creamy head. Carmel coffee smooth flavors. Not bitter and not much malt or hops but good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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