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RATINGS: 1178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

Helibrewer's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helibrewer (18) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
A very nice Duppel, deep copper color, clear,. Grass and slight banana aroma. Slight sweetness with good malt backbone. Lightly hopped, just balances the malt. Dry finish. Very indicative of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8142) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle at Komachi. Finally got around to trying this Belgian-American classic. Pretty red-orange-brown, clear, with a tall, fine, off-white head. Yeasty nose, a bit roasted, miso, chocolate, spicy yeast. Flavor is quite spicy and full of umami, chocolate, soy. There is a rough yeastiness that I donít really dig. Not too sweet, but the malt flavors are unimpressive for a dubbel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (393) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Pours to a beautiful, big head barely fitting in a tulip, releasing a yeasty blast detectable from across the kitchen. Upon closer examination, one might nose out a bit of dark cherries and raisins, too. Body is quite spry and balanced with a sharp finish that also has hints of sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1825) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Big and lasting light brown head. Clear amber color. Delisius malty aroma fron light roasted malts blends with nutty nougat taste. Sweet taste and medium to light body. Small bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Growler in fl (visitors at abc). Looks great. Flavor just above avg. Too smooth.. can that happen? Very nutty. Easy to drink, hides 7 percent quite well

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (1304) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2015
Tap at Watering Hole. Clear amber with a nice medium-sized off-white head of foam. Banana, clove, fig, prune and currant all over the nose. The banana and clove really lead the way though. Sweet on the palate, but not cloying. Body is a bit too thin but the nose is great. Nice fruity finish but a bit too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (927) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a thin, long-lasting white head. Aroma is lots of nut, caramel, dark fruits, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is nut, caramel, dark fruits, and subtle Belgian yeast. It took a bit to grow on me, but I enjoy this one, and the nuttiness sets it apart in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (516) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a large, long lasting, off-white head that laces. Fruity malt aroma with caramel, yeast and spice. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dried fruit, caramel, yeast and spice with a mildly bitter, dry, light alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PartyFowle (734) - - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Dark yet clear cranberry-orange with a fluffy tan head. Aroma: toasted raisinbread, bubblegum, a dash of pear juice and pink peppercorn. A bit of nuttiness as well. The flavor replicates all these up front, but the follow-up isnít quite there -- bit of a weak finish. Mostly dry, with lingering phenolic and toasted malt character. Pillow-soft medium-light body with excitable fizz and imperceptible ABV. Drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobosaintori (80) - - AUG 31, 2015
My first experience with a Dupplebock. pours a very clear copper color, joined by a strong pleasant dark chocolate aroma. tastes of the dark chocolate are combined with the presence of fruits , chocolate covered strawberries, raisins or dates. Touch of bitterness that quickly finishes smoothly with no harsh aftertaste. Definitely looking onward to more examples of this variety.

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