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Capitol City Belgian Abbey Ale

Capitol City Belgian Abbey Ale
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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Strong unfiltered Belgian style ale. Maltiness accentuates raisin like flavors, high fermentation temperatures produce a fruitiness that is complemented by orange peel, coriander and star anise. Brewed with 200 lbs of sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Served on draft at the Shirlington location. Pours a hazy dark reddish brown color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, spicy notes and toffee. The taste is toffee, candi sugar, clove, bread, plum and berries. Medium bodied. nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5557) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2005
Dark copper coloured body with a real thin tan head. Aroma of strong pit fruit, malt, yeast, caramel and toffee. Very nice smell-perhaps one of the nicest brewpub beer smells i’ve ever encountered. Medium to Full-bodied; Spicey flavour with sweet burnt sugars and a good malty taste with yeast & spices noticeable. Aftertaste sweet, but still showing malt and alcohol. Overall, a nice beer-a good attempt, more tinkering with the recipe is needed, however. Thanks to my brother-in-law, Andy for letting me sample this one poured from the Growler purchased earlier in the day on 09-January-2005 from the Shirlington (Arlington), Virginia location.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 24, 2004
Cloudy copper body with no head. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, coriander, curry(!). Taste is very sweet, candi sugar, soriander, some pepper, orange peel. Full body, light carbonation, alcohol fairly well hidden.

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