Great Adirondack Abbey Ale
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
(Growler from brewery - lower score may have to do with transporting it back to Philly!) - Pours a cedar water brownish red with a sparse but large bubbled tan head. Malty sweet, raisin & banana aroma with not to subtle notes of alcohol. Relatively uncarbonated - smooth velvety texture. Malty sweet flavors with prominent candy sugar flavors along with yeasty banana esters. No real hop flavors at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Poured a clear amber colour with a medium foamy head. Aroma of dry fruits with some caramel malt. Taste is similar but something was a bit unbalanced. Body is maybe a bit thin but with decent carbonation. It was an ok beer but kind of sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
New England Bucket List Trip #169. Keg at the brewpub. Pours a hazy amber with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of yeast, bready malt, mild toffee. The taste is bready malt, spice, dark fruits, toffee, yeast, apples. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2218) - USA - FEB 22, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Draft at pony bar. Sweet and funky aroma. A little cider sourness, some clove, licorice, allspice. I had a funny reaction to this - liked it a lot at first, but the attraction began to fade as the bottom of the glass became more visible. This seems to happen with some people too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beechner224 (910) - 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 (5999) - 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 (6892) - San Diego, California, 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 (842) - 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 (724) - 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 (2954) - 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 (217) - 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.

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