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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Shag (2561) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Abita, oh Abita with my low expectations you have wow’d me! You had me at hell yeah! This poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma is nutty with some caramel, cherries, and toffee. The flavor is a bit sweet with some caramel, toffee, cherries, oak. This is sweet and sour and better than many Belgian made Dubbles I’ve had. Holy crap I love being totally wrong about beer expectations.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbhenry (89) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
A deep amber color with a nice head, this ale emphasizes its extraordinary malt flavoring, caramel and subtle fruit. The hops are moderate in intensity, allowing the wonderful malt flavor to shine through. This is a truly great ale.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bustedukulele (6) - USA - MAY 7, 2010 does not count
nuts, brown, hazy, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, slick feel, lively, bitter,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - MAY 30, 2008
First the executive summary: Take a typical Abby Dubbel, and add a woody taste, *WAY* up front to the tastes typically present in a dubbel, and you’ve got this beer. Now, the full review: Poured a cloudy maroon color with a medium sized head with lots of persistence. Nose of plums, prunes, roasted malts, and wood. Wood was way out front in the taste, apparently picked up from the wooden cask in which the beer was conditioned, with notes of dark fruit, typical of a dubbel, behind the woody taste. Short, understated bitter hop finish. This was an interesting American/Louisiana twist on an abby dubbel, and was really quite good! Abita doesn’t publish the ABV but it’s probably high; two pints of this stuff kicked me in the ass.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1321) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Very nice beer. Bready and lots of caramel. Some clove. Slight alcohol. Had at a tasting thanks to Ryan P.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4039) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2010
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear mahogany/amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose. Flavor is sweet and sour dark fruit - that’s different but it is very drinkable. Higher ABV is hidden. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bama_Hog1 (35) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Nice pour with foamy head that disappears a little quick. Good lacing. Aroma is good, but a little light for my preference. Taste is great with hints of vanilla, banana, and big malt flavor! Love it. Also very "clean" tasting with just the right amount of hop after taste for this style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (379) - - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle. Nice sweet caramel aroma with dark fruit notes and clove. Pours reddish amber with a decent off white head. Taste is strong caramel to start with a very sweet dark fruit finish with a hint of clove. The flavors meld wonderfully making this an great Dubbel-style beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1106) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2009
This is a delicious dark ale with a creamy beige head, nutty aroma, and dark amber and somewhat cloudy appearance. The taste is very bready and caramel notes are present. It has a heavy mouth feel, but no alcohol taste was detected. It is very strong, however, so one is warned. Should pair well with spicy foods or even better as simply a stand-alone beer. RJT


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