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Hopworks Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Youíre holding the first in a series of new bottle conditioned beers from Hopworks featuring classic European beer styles through our own Northwest perspective. Our Abbey ale is a rich, complex and bready weave of malty esters reminiscent of stone fruit flavors; perfect for sharing.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2114) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
A: Deep Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head, Decent Lacing S: Pear, Plums, Honey, Mild Apple, Mild Sweet Bread T: Plums, Sweet Bread, Mild Sweet Fruit M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, a really solid Belgian Abbey that has an outstanding nose especially for a organic beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (627) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at cheers to Belgian beers fest - pours cloudy brown with small foamy white head. Nose of malt, grass. Taste of malt, sweet caramel, fig, balsamic. Slight dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11098) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Waxed bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark copper with a 4 finger frothy beige head. Aroma is darkly bready. Almost suggesting rye. Med + body, though fluid. Itís bitter, sweet, astringent. It has dark fruit and light pitted fruit. Wowser.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle:   Deep amber, a little dirty, large pillowy off-white head, nice lacing.   Bright bready nose, faint dark pitted fruit, a touch of spiciness like a heavy earthy nutmeg.   Typical Americal style breadiness on the tongue, thankfully not too heavy and cloying.   The dark pitted fruit from the nose is much more subtle.   Clean exit, but fairly simple.   No sign of the dank/mustiness I enjoy about the style, but then again I wasnít really expecting that.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Decent offering, and typical for the style here in the states.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 13, 2012
22oz in Seattle, waxed cap. Dark ruby, hop bite and sweet brown malting. Decent American approximation of a Belgian brune, but seems to fall in that weird gap that so many American brewers hit when trying these styles. Just isnít the same, something about the yeasts and the sweetness. This one isnít terrible though, easy tasty drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (976) - Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Nice deep ruby red color. Nice creamy head. Good solid nose lots of malt and spice. Crisp clean taste, not too much spice. Good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4137) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle... Poured deep, rusty, red with an eggy, light khaki head. Iím glad I didnít buy this beer with the $9 price tag. Totally not worth it for this super sub par beer. Very sweet and worty. Sticky malts, candied sugars. Not enough yeast esters and spiced presence to balance. If this was a $5 a bomber Iíd think itíd be more worth it. Reminds me of an Abbey Ale homebrew I once made, and I donít mean that as a compliment to myself.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
raphael (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Sparkling amber with thick khaki head. caramel, spice, cocoa, resin. thick & cloying the tongue, flat despite the bubbles. quickly warming. white sugar, alcohol, toasted malt, peach in the flavors. a slightly better tasting, darker, flatter malt liquor. Worst HUB beer Iíve had by far.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Sampled from bottle at PIB, pours a cloudy / murkey orange with a small beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana and doughy malt. Flavour of Belgian spices upfront, yeast, low hop notes and some malt sweetness. Light-to-medium bodied, with a spicy character throughout. Solid effort.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
22, capped and waxed. Pours cloudy dark amber with a dense and creamy light tan head. Loose stringy lace. Brown bread, molasses, graham cracker, and light cinnamon nose. Creamy medium body with light carb. Caramel, molasses, and graham crackers on the mid palate, a little toasty. Mild. Soft sweetish finish. Pleasant and easy drinker.


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