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Brooklyn Abbey Ale

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Formerly brewed at Brooklyn Brewery
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Brooklyn, New York USA

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Breukelen Abbey Ale a winter seasonal beer, is brewed in the style made famous by the monastery breweries of Belgium. Abbey is made with a blend of nine European malts, and fermented with an imported Belgian yeast. Abbey is a traditionally brewed Belgian "dubbel," a strong russet-brown ale with a spicy aroma reminiscent of chocolate, cloves, dates and figs. It contains one surprising ingredient, sugar. Many Belgian beers are brewed with a type of caramelized rock candy called candii sugar. For Breukelen Abbey Ale, we use raw Dominican sugar from the nearby Domino sugar refinery.


blatantdream's rating

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
On tap at the Brooklyn Brewery. Aroma was fruity but kind of faint. Taste was full, slightly toasted, yeasty and enjoyable. Foamy quick dissipating head with a nice lacing. Palate full of flavor and finished nicely with the bitterness of the hops lingering nicely at the back of the mouth.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2008
bottled, thanks to henrikb. murky reddish brown, decent off-white head. plenty of spice in the aroma - nutmeg, aniseed and clove. plenty of stewed pear and plum, quite sweet but with some earthy dryness to keep it in balance

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
2004 vintage at the Blind Tiger. Deep ruddy brown beer with a thin white head. Aroma is excellent, sweet plums and light caramel, toasted malt and light dried cherry/raisin fruitiness. Light apple and plummy fruit as well. Spicy yeast, some clove and cinnamon. Flavour is a bit less impressive but has lots of caramelized Belgian malt, candi sugar and lots of candied plums, dried fruits and toasted malts. As it warms, some nice banana and smokey phenolics come forward. Sweet but not cloying and surprisingly complex. Good integration of yeasty spice/fruit and malty sweetness. Why they’ve stopped making this, I have no idea.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2007
2004 version on draft at the Blind Tiger. Some belgian spices and malt in the aroma. The flavor has some bubble gum and spice, but maybe isn’t as smooth as one would expect. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Very malty. Good head. Rich amber with dry finish. Fruity with classic belgian yeast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/05/1999
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Duramn, NC, Winter

amber, rich malty aroma and flavor, well balanced, uninspired but desrving another review
-------- /> Date: 03/05/2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

dark brown, thin tan head, spicy aroma, rich malt flavor, nice ripe fruit character, mosyly dry, touch of balancing bitterness in the finish, needs a bit more depth but still quite tasty

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3598) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle, DBF 2005. Bronze, thin off white head, moderate condition. Big estery banana maltiness in the nose, sweet full and estery in the mouth with hints of esters and banana, lingering bitterness mingled with esters in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Tap. Pours a dark ruby brown with a lingering beige head. Aroma is dried fruit, yeast, sweet. Flavor is sweet, dried fruit, yeast, clove, alcohol. Palate is medium-full, sticky sweet finish, medium carbonation. good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2006
Draught at Capital Ale House in Richmond, VA. Clear golden color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Pleasant yeasty, estery nose and flavor, especially cloves. Dry without any tartness. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (5614) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2005
Tap - sampled at the Copenhagen beerfestival 2005
Amber, brown low head. Caramel, fruit and berries, relatively light body - easy accesable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FrkAabenhuus (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
Draught at DBF 2005. Dark brown with a off-white head. Sweet malty, fruity aroma and flavor with lots of yeast. A bit thin I think, but still very soft. A bit dry in the end.


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