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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 Belgiumís lineup - but it didnít 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 Jeffís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1160) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. A- Tootsie rolls, nutmeg, leather, raisins, dark fruits, banana. A- Dark reddish brown color, clear liquid, tan head. T- Dark fruits, raisins, tobacco, spices, chocolate, banana, bubble gum. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- This was a good beer from a reputable large scale brewer but thatís also why I didnít love it. I guess I expected it to be just a little better? But at the same time, I didnít. Had a lot of good aspects but also felt like it was blended with a hefe. Not a bad thing, just interesting. Iím still debating how I feel as I submit this rating. I think I could rate it as much as 0.5 higher but also 0.2 lower.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ozzy70 (270) - - AUG 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle from grocery store. Pours dark amber. Slight burnt aroma. Taste, not bitter, complex. Spice and fruity tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aggiebob (444) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Clear coppery color with an off-white head and lacing. The aroma is dry fruit, yeast and spices. The flavor is the same with caramel. Very tasty and well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bg80 (60) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
One of the most convincing American dubbels out there. Very well-balanced, hides the alcohol really well with a candi sweetness. Rich dark fruit flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotty001 (474) - Portlethen, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Poured bright reddish, frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and candy. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, a bit cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (381) - Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma of banana, clove and brown sugar. Pretty translucent brown color with off white foam. The taste brings everything out from the aroma but is subtle, not overwhelming. Dubbel is not always my favorite style, but this is well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjmoen (188) - - JUL 14, 2015
Pours a dark copper color with tan head. Aroma and flavors of dark fruits and caramel malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dewit2it (3) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2015 does not count
Great beer and love the taste. Just disappointed itís not brewed by them Belgium monks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (711) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Dark copper, beige head, ok retention. Aroma of wine and berries, prunes, raisins, yeast. Taste of yeast, booze, raisins, herbs. Too alcoholic.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuddBarker (8) - - JUN 16, 2015 does not count
Awesome beer. Imbibed it last night but wasnít really paying attention to anything but taste (thus the middle ratings). Canít remember it enough to describe it except that I truly enjoyed it.

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