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RATINGS: 1195   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjaxson (464) - .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 (2121) - 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 (414) - 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 (2126) - 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 (1247) - 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 (706) - 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 (950) - - 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 (89) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1363) - Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Bottle into tulip glass, clear rusty-amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt sweetness, banana, cocoa, dark fruits, candy sugar, dried fruits and yeast. Taste adds toast, light spices, slightly vinous, brown sugar and light earthy bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, soft, dry with caramely-sweet, light spice finish. Pretty tasty dubbel, maybe a tad on the sweet side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HuskerTan (1505) - 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.

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