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Highland Seven Sisters Abbey Style Ale

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This Abbey Style Dubbel Ale earns its appellation by being brewed with double the normal grain bill and the addition of Belgian dark candi sugar. Fermenting with Trappist yeast creates dark fruit esters. Pilsen, Pale, Extra Special and Chocolate malts evoke classic Belgian Ale sweet aromas with a hint of nuttiness. Use of Hallertau Hersbrucker and German Select hops enhance authenticity and provide a restrained bittering of 20 IBUs and a slight spicy aroma.


1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Weak, watery abbey style ale. Kind of an abbey light. Could not recommend this any less. A disappointing offering from Highland.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Brownish reddish pour. Aroma is pretty spot on with a sweet caramel candi sugar and toasty grain profile. A little too much on the sweet side in the flavor. Nuttiness and malt abound otherwise. Again some grassy and earthiness to this beer from a hop profile that is not quite familiar for the style but kind of works anyways.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
dark reddish brown, dense head fades fast. aroma malt, fruit. way too sweet, fruity, banana. sweetness lingers. low carb, med body. unpleasant huskiness in finish, slightly metallic.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Bottle at Magic City Brewfest. Pours amber with a medium off white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavor is typical: candy sugar, banana, mildly yeasty, clove, a little citrus. Good but not remarkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle pours a mostly clear golden amber body with a small white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma has bready malt, vague tropical fruits, and some floral hops. Light medium body has medium carbonation. Taste has dry and bitter floral hops to balance the sweetish tropical fruits and bready malt. Vague spices, seems like coriander and white pepper. Hints of yeast and vanilla. Nice effort for the brewery’s first Belgian style. Pleasantly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2010
The aroma is mild with yeast, malt, incense, fruit, and spice. The appearance is light amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma and even better than expected. The palate is right for this beer. Overall a real winner.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Almost like a cream soda! Aroma of vanilla and raisin. Flavor is heavy on the vanilla and dark fruit. Color is amber with quickly dissipating head. Palate is kinda like cream soda. Very nice beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Draft at Taco Mac. Amber clear pour with thick, white, creamy, tightly-beaded head. Aroma is spicy and bready - like hints of cinnamon and a punch of allspice. Flavor is caramel and cakey with some spicey phenols. Spicy, bready finish. Creamy but low carbonation. Medium body. Overall, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Clear coppery gold body under a small white head. Poor lacing. Fruity spicy aroma with some sweet malts. The flavor follows the aroma. This doesn’t have the body I expect from a Dubbel; it’s more of a Belgian Blonde to me.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Growler. Too sweet, just really over done. Needs more alcohol. Highland... start over.


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