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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.


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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (645) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Pours an amber golden color with little to no head which quickly dissipated. Caramel malts with some hints of cinnamon and a nice mouthfeel. Very sweet on finish, not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12 oz bottle - pours an amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, malt, sugar and bread. Taste has some spiciness to it - along with some roasted malts, earthy/grassy/floral notes - finishing with some clove. Pretty light in appearance for a dubbel but it isn’t light on flavor - very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Fruit, nuttiness, nutmeg, dark chocolate, spices. Pours brown, thin-med head. You can taste both the fruit sweetness and spice. Medium body, lasting flavorful malts, medium-high carbonation. Well balanced and good flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours fairly dark amber with very little off-white head. Nose is a mixture of the usual belgian yeast/candied sugar malt abbey dubbels and a not-so-desirable slight skunkiness. Taste is somewhat the same....the usual dubbel flavor is there but it’s very thin and watered down with very un-masked alcohol and a little skunk. Hops are almost unnoticable. Finish is short and watery. Not impressed at all....I expect more from abbeys.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Pours an amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, malt breadiness . Taste has some spiciness to it - along with some roasted malts, earthy/grassy/floral notes - finishing with some clove. Pretty light in appearance for a dubbel. Not bad, but so many other Dubbels out there that are better.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (347) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle was a gift from Duane. I have been pleasantly surprised by Highland in the past and looked forward to this brew. It poured a cloudy golden caramel. Small with head dissipated quickly. Aroma was graham crackers with mild fruit and honey and yeast. A hint of spice and grain. Medium carbonation with a very smooth texture. Creamy. Soft banana and a hit of spice. The flavor was bready with a touch of honey sweetness and a mild spicy finish. Very tasty. No off notes at all. One the my favorite dubbels so far. Good job Highland. I was sorry my brother gave me only one. I will look for this one soon.

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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Velkyal (298) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Perhaps a touch on the pale side for a dubbel, but a nice combination of malty sweetness and that classic Belgian yeast thing. Easy to drink and tasty to boot. A tasty drop.


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