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Carrefour l’Abbaye (Can)

Brewed at Saint-Omer

Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Levallois-Perret, France


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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50cl cans stating ’Authentic flavour’ and ’Bičre d’Abbaye’.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (93) - - MAY 5, 2015
Can from France. Pours golden yellow - medium white head which quickly dissipates. Little carbonation. Decent aroma - easy on tongue and in mouth. Not fizzy - quite nice but maybe a bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Arek (533) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Can 0.5 l, Carrefour, Wrocław, Poland.
Bursztynowe, mętnawe piwo o puszystej ale niezbyt obfitej i szybko opadającej pianie oraz słodowym, biszkoptowy, aromacie. W smaku gęste biszkoptowe, lekko zbożowe z metalicznym posmakiem.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
migajos (294) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 12, 2015
Surprisingly nice appearance. Thick, tall, white head. Aroma: sweet peach, a bit candy-like. Not too bad. Taste: this is the worst part. Sour, watery, sweet, flat. Unpleasant bitterness. Not recommended. Bought it in Carrefour, so did expect that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2014
.5l can from Timisoara supermarket. Clear brown-gold, small head. Richer lager, premium strong style essentially. Richer malt, brownish, not terrible. Not sure what it is ’authentic’ towards. Creamy body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dfinney23 (2236) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Authentic flavour", all right, an authentic pale lager. Okay, it’s not really that bad but I’m dinging extra points for false advertising.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (778) - Xiamen, CHINA - SEP 13, 2014
500ml can from Carrefour, Xiamen. Pours golden with a disappearing white head. Malt aroma. Metallic taste with a hint of Belgian style abbey beer. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (5645) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Can from Carrefour, Nice. Golden-amber with no head. There’s enough pale ale style Abbey ale influence here, especially in its aroma, however it transgresses into a very ordinary lager in aroma and taste as well and really struggles to find its own character because of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14990) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Can from Carrefour and drunk at home. Clear pale amber gold colour with lasting thin off white head. It’s a light blond Belgian ale. Tastes like a Belgian yeast rather than a lager yeast. Just a light commercial Belgian ale. Decent I thought, nothing wrong. Some sting on the finish. Absolutely fine as a beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mark_Eck (1013) - - FEB 12, 2014
Pours a clear near copper color. Sweet, malty aroma. Taste is sweet with caramel and malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Argonian (280) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 3, 2014
Straight from the can for this one. Malty-based aroma, nice taste with a pleasant bitterness at the start, fades away in the end. Nice carbonation level, thin to medium body, watery texture. Ok, not an abbey beer, but not that bad.

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