BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reminds me of a stronger Version of Allagash Curiox
Barrel aged version @ the brewery tons of Bourbon in the nose lots of Current and Pear fantsatic beer yet again From Laughing Dog
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger on 09/12/2009. Fairly clear dark amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet sugar and fruit aroma. Sweet fruit flavor with a bit of sugar and light Belgian spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2010 Sample at the brewery. Hazy amber/orange, foamy beige head. Aroma of oak, spice, citrus, very sharp in general. Taste also has the sharpness of whiskey with lots of citrus and some alcohol in the nose. Medium buttery body with soft carbonation. Note:this version was barrel aged.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottle, courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Poured a dark copper color with a thin eggshell head. Nose is caramel, fruit, yeast, and a little bread. Medium bodied with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is pretty sweet slightly malty with notes of fruit, caramel, and slight spice. Very easy to drink. Very balanced with a mildly bitter finish. Good.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma is a combination of earthiness, chocolate and roasty malts to go along with lesser amounts of spice and pine hops. The taste is the same beginning with sweet crystal malts, some vanilla, earthiness and sweet slick malts. Somewhere in there I get a pulse or two of pine hops. The flavors come together in harmony but build to be a bit on the sweet side.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at TFD. Pours out a dark brown with some red highs topped with a small head. Aroma is nice plenty of the belg yeast, good sweetness caramel and candy. Taste is much as the aroma plenty of the yeast and light sweetness. Pretty tasty.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs amber. Nose is fruity, yeasty, some sweet candy and caramel. Flavor is sugar, candy sugar, mild fruit and yeasty. Some bitter flower petals and floral hops in the finish.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ TFD Boise - Pours a clear dk orange with a medium off white head...fruit syrup and spicy yeast aroma, doughy and thick...flavour is similar, cinnamon and clove?, sweet sticky banana and tangerine, toffee...kinda grew on me as it warmed...
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handbottle courtesy of jcwattsrugger. Thanks John! Pours a copper color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Nutty aroma with berry and caramel notes. Taste is very strong berry notes including strawberry and raspberry with light caramel and soapy notes. Medium bodied.
IndianaRed (2036) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap at the "Front Door" in Boise. Slightly hazy deep orange witha aloft film of a head that dissipates quickly. Fruity aroma apples pears and such. Very little yeast or hop notes, which is OK. Flavor was mostly melons and apples. I doubt it is supposed to be this sweet. In fact apple juice would be a better comparison than beer. This "Abby" is lacking much of the yeast notes of the style that it claims to be in. Still, pleasant and I would say a beginner Belgian that would be easy to drink for anyone but the harshest of "style nazis"
A slight ABV burn a the end.
Tasty but quite sweet.