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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Abbey Normal is created using Belgian specialty malts, dark candi sugar in the kettle, and our secret Belgian yeast. It has a deep reddish-brown hue, aromas and flavors of sweet malt, brown bread, raisins and plums. A soft touch of Hersbrucker hops and that enigmatic fruity spiciness that can come only from an authentic Belgian yeast finishes the experience on your palate. Medium-bodied, with a spritzy yet gentle carbonation, traditionally conditioned, and, of course, unfiltered. OG:1.074 FG:1.008 ABV:8.6%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Tap at the ACBF 2009: Brown/copper pour with a thick tan head. Sweet aroma with lots of brown sugar and sweet plum along with metallic notes. Average carbonation- sweet flavor with residual candy sugar notes, sweet raisin and fig, honey, and a metallic note. Just another overly sweet American Abbey Dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear dark orange color with an off white head. Smelled of brown sugar and light buttery caramel. Medium bodied and semi-sweet. I tasted distinct brown sugar, plum, clove, and earthy root. There was also a hint of alcohol and a bit of tart banana. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zapprentice (316) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Sugary notes in aroma are nice. Flavor is powered with sugar that just sits on your tongue. Nothing special, interesting though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Aroma of plums, prunes, doughy yeast, and a whole lot of candi sugar. Flavor even more dominated by the sugars. A bit cloying. You get the idea, too much sugar.

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