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Ampleforth Abbey
Brewed at Little Valley

Style: Abbey Dubbel
York, England

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: 330ml Unfiltered.
Contract brewed by Little Valley for Ampleforth
The only traditionally English brewed Abbey Beer - Based on a beer recipe used by Benedictine monks at Ampleforth Abbey in the 19th century which they had carried with them to France during the Reformation in 1608, brewing it there where it became known as La Biere Anglaise.


Niller's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niller (1254) - Hammel, - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle from Hammelhus. Pours amber with a tan head. Malty taste of dark fruits, caramel, some chocolate, some spice. Smooth mouthfeel. Light bitter finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
STACETHEMACE (1) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2016 does not count
Bottle from House of Trembling Madness, York. Lukewarm. Pours a deep red colour, with a quick head. Really strong dried fruit notes on the nose, dates, raisins with a slight alcohol. Big punchy flavours of chocolate and dried fruits with a nice malt hit, slight hop towards the end. Really glad we have such a tasty traditional Abbey Dubbel in North Yorkshire

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
foxo82 (836) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle from Dadster. Dark brown like cola with a very smooth mouthfeel but ultimately quite flat in the taste department. Initial fruitcake and liquorice notes give way to...not much at all in the finish. Deceptively light given the high ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (11358) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from Buckfast Abbey. It pours deep mahogany red - brown with a thick off - white head. The nose is bitter - sweet, candied fruits, sweet berry, earthy roast and coffee grounds. The taste is earthy roast, toasty, charred wood, cocoa nibs, light spice, dark fruits, some alcohol warmth, coffee, candy and liquorice with a dry, toasted finish. Medium - full body and moderate,foamy carbonation. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2434) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle conditioned. Pours a black colour with a mid size white head, rich malt aroma, taste is bitter and malty with a dry bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hatzer (92) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
Ok for muddy dish water bit over carbonated but not unpleasent just ok and drinkable oi

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabuzzer (461) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle from Mainsgill. Deep red with a fluffy tan head that quickly fizzed away. Sweet, caramel, bubblegummy aroma. Taste is toffee, banana and surprisingly strong alcohol flavour for 7%

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4825) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
Bottle from that shop in Malton. Appearance - deep brown to black with a generous fluffy head. Nose - a bit meaty at outset. Taste - toffee, nuts and burnt biscuit. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a dry but lacking in balance finish. Overall - somehow this isnít quite like Last Trappe or Westmalle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8679) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2016
330ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Pours clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose is earthy, nuts, light malt, fruit. Taste is sweet malt, nutty, bit thin. Dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baaj (29) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2016
Malty aroma with a hint of coriander Red brown and slightly fuzzy A bit sour oand ligthly bitter Overall a lightly sour and coriander and more... with a bitter hoppy finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (949) - SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Hazy, reddish-brown beer with an off-white head. Fruity, yeasty aroma. The beer is quite lively so initially the flavour is obscured somewhat by fizz on the tongue. Thereís a fair bit of banana in the taste and perhaps a touch of apple as well. Yeasty, bready quality to it. Itís not as rich as you might hope for a beer of this sort and thereís a bit of an unfortunate alcohol-y aftertaste as well which isnít really concealed by anything else.


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