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Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Mark Spitz of New Belgium’s lineup - but it didn’t start out that way. When Jeff and Kim first sampled the beer at the Lyons Folks Fest, reviews were mixed at best. One of founder Jeff’s first two Belgian style homebrews (along with Fat Tire), Abbey is a Belgian dubbel (or double) brewed with six different malts and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Abbey is bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2002
A wonderful looking and enjoyable beer. complex but very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2002
A very nice effort at an Abbey style. An amber body with a faint cream color to the lacey head. A spicey aroma of clove, with a hint of plum. A beer easy to drink and enjoy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2002
A nice complex aroma and taste of fruit and esters. Quite a good belgian dubbel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2188) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2002
A medium strong and very pleasant sweet bubblegum, curacao, aroma. Very clean though slightly creamy. Yes, there is some coffee and fig and both are bright and appreciated. The body is medium and may feel a bit wet by comparison to the heaviest of this breed. The finish is fairly dry with some fruit sour and not fully dampened hops. A very good show! I’m all about the front end with the better part of the experience coming before or during the first sip. This beer has all that. Dank u wel, Mister Gusler!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2002
Nut brown. Dry, bitter fruity and estery. A nice and complex succesful attempt to make a Belgian style double dark

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2002
Nice fruity aroma and taste with pear and liquorice as well. This beer shows some of its alcohol as it warms, but not objectionably. Smooth and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 28, 2002
sweet with hints of cherrys and fruit in the aroma. subtle fruit taste throughout. mildly warming. good apres beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2002
Extremely decent Dubbel. Thick, malty flavor, nice head. Great Aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2002
I second the ’banana nose to the max’ comment. Sweet, somewhat spicy and fruity taste, with less alcohol finish than I expected. Just picked this one up at the local beer store because I didn’t want typical crap. I’m glad I did, and I will do it again, too. A good introduction to this kind of ale, at least for me.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
russnug (35) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2002
Banana nose to the max. This beer passes for a Belgian without any problem.


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