Great Adirondack Abbey Ale
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Considered by many master-brewers to be the most complex, rich style of brewing in the world, this Belgian “Dubbel” uses pure Belgian candi sugar, Belgian malts and a rare Belgian strain of brewer’s yeast to produce “esters”—flavors that range from clove to banana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2122) - USA - FEB 22, 2015
Draft at pony bar. Sweet and funky aroma. A little cider sourness, some clove, licorice, allspice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beechner224 (807) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On tap at brewery. Pours dark with white head. Aroma is sweet malt and sugar. Taste is light, sugar, candy, not strong. Ok beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Draft at the brewpub. Literally, this looks like coca-cola in the glass, overly bubbly and black. It’s also sweet and sugary and drinks almost like a soda too. This is advertised as a medal winner, which amazes me. Far too far on the sweet side for me. (#5818, 10/10/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6495) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Draft. Sweet fruity base, light caramel notes, moderate spicy yeast, hints of banana, and a quick yeasty finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (642) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Nice banana nutty aromas with some Belgian candied sugar. Flavor is a bit in the sweet side, Maybe a bit too much sugar. Nice banana, nutty and spice flavors. Low carbonation and a bit too sweet, but still a descent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery.The color is a dark and hazy brown with a thin beige head.The aroma is of spicies barley,suger and caramel. The taste is of malt and barley suger with good spicies it is very sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2774) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2013
On tap at the Brew Pub in Lake Placid. Amber in color. Belgian sweet aroma with some spices. A bit sticky sweet but has some fruit besides the dark malts. Nice warming alcohol. Smooth mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (214) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured a dark amber brown, thick frothy head that disipates quickly. Notes of nut and earthy tones in the nose. Flavor is very earthy with notes of corriander and other spices as well as earthy tones and a bit of a nutty aftertaste. Overall not a bad beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1770) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Included as part of a sampler at the restaurant. Unfortunately I do not remember the particulars on any of the beers I had tasted though they were all pretty good overall. Definitely plan to be back to retry some of these. Despite all the awards for this one it was my least favorite. No carbonation and too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6572) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 28, 2011
On tap at brew pub
Aroma clean refined dry feel with slight sugars at base , some alcohol on to. Slight spicy notes behind.
Appearance dark amber with hint of brown with fine carbonation. Bright white medium crown. 4-
Flavor and Palate : Warm , sweet bottom with estery character, bit of spice , touch of clove. Slight dryness at finish. Solid proper brew.

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