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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (847) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber copper beer with a moderate beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, spices, raisins, pears and over ripe bananas. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, toffee, spices, earth and bananas. Very estery but enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2468) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Eye: Clear, dark amber with a dense head.
Nose: Caramel, marzipan, berries and brown sugar.
Mouth: Clean and somewhat watery.
Tongue: Caramel, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit and alcohol.
Brain: Clean, flawless and a little bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Draught at New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, on April 6, 2014.
Clear brown color, teal head. Sweet, phenolic clove, estery banana taste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Estery and phenolic scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
e303 (54) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottle to glass. Really nice beer from New Belgium. Fits to style for an Abbey. Dope company that makes really solid beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
elosop (143) - SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
Utseende och arom rimmar väl med belgiens bästa, men smaken skorrar något & eftersmaken ngt enfaldig. Nya världen har några år kvar tills de är på par med Europa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
12oz Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with light head. Aromas caramel, chocolate, belgain yeast. Flavor is much the same. Easy drinking beer, and very good american dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (318) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours root beer brown with a bubbly off white head. Good lacing, a bit wet. Aroma is malt and nice banana and clove as befits a dubbel. Taste is yeast, bready malt, darkfruit, banana and clove. Slightly burnt, bitter aftertaste provides nice balance. This is a great Belgian for the money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
circinus (209) - SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
Bottle 35.5 cl from Systembolaget. Clear ruby with a thick beige head. Dark fruits, fruity, non-sweet caramel/fudge, vineous, spicy, pears, exactly enough sweetness, figs, hint of alcohol. Medium/full body, slightly dry, slightly sticky, low/medium carbonation, spicy/fruity finish. Really nice, fits well that it does not have too much sweetness going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusgus (232) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2014
AR: banana, vanilla, caramel, cereal, earthy. Soft but still spicy. Some noble hops. AP: amber, clear, frothy, white foam.’ TA: light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, PA: light body, slick feel, lively. Overall nicely balanced. Soft yet spicy. Well fermented but not thin or dry. Fresh aromas and drinks like it’s weaker than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2014
Rated on 3-13-2011 (Bottle) The appearance is a medium sized semi-fizzy ivory head with a short retention, copper transparent body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, yeast, some floral hops, sweet, fruity, and spicy. The taste is sweet, spicy, light floral hops, caramel malt, and yeast. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is light-medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable and has a very enjoyable flavor. It is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

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