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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DearBeer2013 (49) - - JUN 12, 2014
Pretty good. Nice blend of hops and malts...................................

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (307) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Tastes of caramel malt and Belgian yeast. Pretty generic for the style, but still good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2601) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2014
Flaske: Ravfarvet klar øl med et stort skumhoved. Duft af gærestere banan, og maltsødme. Hvinende sød men med et fint humlebid der gør det ikke tager over. Ok øl.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matty (197) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear ruby red color with a brief tan head. Aroma is nice - yeast, sweetness, raisins, clover (?), malt. Taste is of yeast, malt and a touch of sourness. Finish is fairly clean, a little of the yeast sticks around. Excellent!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
(bottle) clear dark amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of carmel, spice; balanced and refreshing flavour

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cool_Bond (1408) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Yeast and sweetness in the aroma. Malty flavor of yeast and butterscotch. A according to me, maybe not for good bitterness, but it remains a weak moment. Not impressive beer anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3310) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: From Systembolaget, had at home.
Appearance: Clear rubybrown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, spices, yeast, raisin.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, yeast, estery banana.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Furseth (1955) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle: clear red, cobbery colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is dominted of belgian yeasty fruitynes, and caramely, fruits, adn a bitter nes who is nice in this abbey! Flavor is dominated of a nice mix of caramelly, fruits, and chocolate, dry bitternes, and a nice medium body, with a medium fruity,sweet caramelly finish. Nice

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLvr13 (17) - Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Possibly my favorite offering from New Belgium. The aroma is nutty, smoky, fruit. Pours an amber/red brown color, with medium thick, frothy tan head. Taste is surprisingly rich, with bananas, nuttiness, plum and smokiness coming through. Palate is sticky without cloying. A regular selection of mine at the mix and match beer cooler at the store.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doctahdj (8) - Newport, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2014 does not count
Mellow Mushroom-Gatlinburg, on tap, Tulip Glass. Nice thick head. Dark Amber color. Spicy and sweet, hints of nutmeg and banana. Good initial body with low carbonation and an alcohol finish. Overall a great beer. Slight alcohol finish detracts from its overall experience.


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