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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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Bottle. Nose is hard banana and malt. Flavor is burnt caramel, banana, spice, bubblegum, and malt. The mouthfeel, flavor, and finish is nice, but the combination of banana and bubblegum is not nice. It leaves a taste like a bad candy. Such a good brew ruined by such a bad taste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2004
First whiff off the bottle is much the same as shoving a whole bannana up your nose.Nice brown/red color,small white head that faded quickly leaving little behind.The aroma was Bannana and maybe a little spice with possibly a touch of caramel as well.Nice sweet bannana flavor with a mild malty side some spice coming on in the middle.The taste gets just a hint of alcohol meaning that you can feel a slight warming effect,but itís quite mellow.The end of the tasting has just a mild bitterness with a light bannana and spice after taste.This is a nice brew that is very easy to drink compared to some brews iíve had of the style.Thanks go to Falconseye for sending this fine brew my way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2004
I picked a sixer up of this while visting a friend in Denver (how could I pass up a beer with a picture of a mond on it?). I was not disappointed. Poured a mahogony color with an averaged sized head. Aromas and tastes of malts, apples, and some yeast. I will have to buy this one again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3439) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Mahogany color that an average sized head can be coaxed from with a good pour. Nice complex aroma of malt, dried fruit, and yeast. Full well rounded flavor. Not a bad Dubbel. Re-rate I dropped it a point each on palate for being thinner than some Iíve tried since and a point overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1633) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2004
One of my favorite New Belgium beers. The yeast provides a nice underpinning to both the aroma and the flavor. There are combinations of apricot, apple, and banana to both. Tastes light and sort of sweet without being sugary. A very well-done bottle fermented double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Brown, mostly clear with a fluffy tan head and good lacing. Sweet caramel, figs and spices (nutmeg?), vinous, a bit of chocolate, mostly dry finish - this is a very nice Dubbel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1362) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Nice off brown color with sun dried fruit nose. Great balance of flavors with hints of raisins and carmalized sugar. Not too much carbonation, nice clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2004
very tasty and refresking Belgian Ale, well balance aromatic brew with fruity smells and equally fruity taste. Brownish in color with and full bodied taste and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Looked like a Coke when it is in a mug. It has a soap sud head to it. A unique taste, I donít know whether I like it or not. I like New Belgiumís Flat Tire better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Cloudy, red/brown. Sweet nose with some coffee, chocolate, yeast, and odd metallic notes. Interesting flavors come through that arenít suggested in the nose--apples, some red wine, only a light sweetness. Some notes of chocolate, dry coffee. Medium bitter finish.

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