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Hopworks Belgian-Style Abbey Apple Ale

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Organic Belgian-Style Apple Ale, from Hopworks Urban Brewing, is a fantastic blend of a classic Belgian ale and organic apple juice sourced from Oregon and Washington organic apples. Sharp flavors of apple are balanced by lovely floral aromas. A subtle wheat malt body gives way to a refreshing, effervescent finish.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2015
red pour some light latte foam. Aroma bananas, apples. Crisp apple juice flavors blend right in with banana bread yeast. watery body for a belgian - easier to drink! not amazing, but it ends up being much better and integrated than I expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Tap, brewery, amber pour, white head, nose is apple, taste is apple, decent brew

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/26/15] Draught at Hopworks BikeBar in Portland. Clear amber. Aroma of banana, apples and caramel. Sweet flavor with caramel, fruity esters, apple, and a light tart hint. Medium-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1416) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Tap at the brewery. A: Purple red with a creme color head.N: Raisin, prune, toffee, apple, banana, clove, some acetic acid, esters, some pine and earth.T: Quite sweet. A bit balanced but not much.M: Alcohol burn, medium body, fuzzy carbonation.O : Decent ale. Not sure about the apple or the fact the booze has such burn. It?s not the tragedy its overall rating would suggest, though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7349) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Pours a light copper color with a medium white head. A big fresh fruity nose, yeast and banana. The flavor is dry earthy malts, yeast, big fresh fruity core. Very solid. The apple is not massive, but adds sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Keg at Hopworks Urban Brewery, 08/11/14. Clear golden with a decent off white covering. Nose is light yeast esters, spice, apple orchard notes, straw. Taste comprises apple pulp, straw, hint of citric peel, yeasty, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok for style, drinkable enough stuff.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jgb9348 (5121) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Clear golden and very light copper coloured body with the slightest orange glow and a fast-dying super thin head - this looks more like a cider than a beer. Aroma of apples, light malt, sour brett and a little bit of citrus. Light-bodied; Sharp bitter apple flavour at first with a touch of malt, light spices, alcohol and a lot of metallic notes with no depth, no complexity and no smooth flavours. Aftertaste is simple and undefined with a little more of the same tastes - bitterness, a touch of apples and no complexity. Overall, not such a great beer - missing from all sides and not worth trying - especially from across the country. I sampled this 65 cL gold-wax topped bottle purchased from Made in Oregon (Pioneer Place) in Portland, Oregon on 13-April-2013 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 18-November-2013.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2013
From bottle at Portland Cheers to Belgian Beers festival 2013. Light golden color. Aroma is sparkling apple juice; really nice. Taste has only hint of apple over a pale malt profile with a hint of yeast flavor. Fizzy effervescence on finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of apple and a little astringent, the taste is sour but not overly so. Light and short through the palate, and is a very light yellow in appearance. What I appreciate about this beer it that while having characteristics of fruit it is still a nice light beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12585) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Bomber from Made in Oregon. 5.8% ABV. 8 IBU. Pours lightly hazy pale gold with a slight white head. Aroma is rather earthy/Belgian. Light fruit esters. Med body. Flavor is arguably a bit of apple, a good bit earthy, and Belgian yeast/spice/esters. Itís dry. It finishes that way. Itís far from bitter, but the apple sort of goes earthy sour a little bit, so it has an effect of more hop bitter. Or something silly like that. Thereís a lot of flavor, and the apple backdrop keeps coming forward. This might be a beer for those who like tart/sour. It isnít exactly that, but it seems that way. Very different and challenging in its way.


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