COMRADEJOSH (253) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some sweet brown sugar on the aroma. Medium brown in appearance with a sweet caramel and toffee taste. Not overpowering with alcohol like many Belgians are which leaves this well balanced. Some complex fruit and fairness in the aftertaste.
robbeebobby (55) - newark, Arkansas, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an amber color with little to no head. Light carbonation with a malty, fruity, bubble gum taste that seems slightly watered down. The aroma is almost identical as the taste.
DrSilverworm (4758) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, from Crown Liquors in downtown Indianapolis. Mostly clear brown orange amber color. A good inch thick bigger off-white head, with good retention, leaves nice fuller thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick texture. Nice banana and light spice flavors from the belgian yeast. Moderate sweet taste, not cloying. Good stuff, but not as dark as the typical dubbel, why is it labeled that on RB, just because the ABV? Flavor profile is more similar to a trippel. Not as much dark fruit and rich dark malts as your typical dubbel, but thatís pretty nice, here.
rollinsr (332) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with little tan head. Aroma is strong belgian banana and clove yeast. Flavor perpetuates the the sweet and light Belgian dubbel qualities while disguising the alcohol content enough to make the beer seem light without feeling weak. One of my NB favorites.
zoucrew102 (347) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very malty aroma with notes of banana and caramel. Pours amber-caramel colored with a good beige head that has good retention and lacing. Rich malt flavor with some spice and caramel notes. Finishes very smooth with banana notes and a complex spicy finish. Nice.
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Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite style of beer, but this was surprisingly good. Had a complex flavor, but really stuck true to the style.
BrettTaylor (371) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured as taster at Ft. Collins site - funky on nose, caramel/toffee too, malt, caramel, touch of spiciness, really good
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for Folly variety 12-pack
Purchased: Dec. 30, 2013
Consumed: Dec. 30, 2013
Poured a reddish amber clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of frothy khaki cream head. Almost poured the head over the top. Lots of bubbles coming up. Layered foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention on the top all the way down.
Smelled bananas, cloves, Circus Peanuts, Belgian spices, kiwi and green grapes. Very nice on the nose.
Tasted wet bananas, cloves, apples, Belgian spices, peppery spices, faint Circus Peanuts, sour kiwi, pears and grapes.
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Smooth finish.
Just a really great beer. I would definitely have it again. The only surprise is that it took me this long to try one. Nice.
jbuskirk (274) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
With this beer, New Belgium has proven that their brewery name isnít a fluke. Their Abbey ale is a loving tribute to the style. Itís malty, spicy, and a bit fruity. It tends to have a neat head with good retention and imparts a fruit aroma. This is a world-class beer from a twelve ounce bottle.
beertholomeus (488) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a a crisp amber color with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, plum, raisin, biscuit and yeast aroma. Sweet malt, caramel, biscuit, yeast, clove, raisin and plum flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a sweet taste. Dark fruit and biscuit finish.