LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! The aroma tells me I'm in Belgium. Floral, fruity and alcohol head. Very cherry flavor - but true to the Belgiium style. Warms me up and has a great finish.
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great brewery (and really nice to visit). The Abbey is dark orange to brown with a smooth, relaxed head. The nose hints at the pleasure to come, banana, honey, clove, apricot. Malt sweetness, milk chocolate, maybe roasted chestnut, and a nice spiciness. Long finish. Excellent.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a layer of off white bubbles. Really great aroma of caramel, bubblegum, light roasted malts, touch of cloves and bananas, and a faint smokiness. Sweet flavor with a semi sweet finish that has a nice roasty character. Good stuff.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby body with a brownish/rusty hue to it. Roasted and rich in the nose, caramel and some serious depth with ripe fruits standing out. Great yeast presence. A fruity, creamy finish. Real tasty and balanced very well. The rest of my notes are illegible though, bummer. It makes me wish I'd have actually practiced handwriting way back in elementary school.
Diablokev (145) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is sweet an fruity (but not quiet as much as I expected). The apperance is a cloudy (Yest?) ruby/deep amber color. The flavor is a bubble-gummy, fruity delight. The beer is very smooth and leaves a nice light yeasty/hoppy aftertaste. Overall a very nice beer.
dev (50) - Savannah, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one heavenly drink. Head is light tan and thick,lasting throughout. Color is dark reddish brown. Lace all the way. Taste heavy on the banana,also clove, brown sugar, nutmeg,slightly bitter hop and very sweet flavors combined. Medium to heavy body. Great aftertaste. Very filling.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best beer from this brewery. Fruity, yeasty aroma and flavor, small head that even cascaded a little (Guiness effect). Flavor mentioned in thecommercial description were very evident. Great belgian style beer for my money. Smooth finish with an aftertaste almost identical to the original flavor of the beer.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeasty bubblegum aroma. Slightly malty. Plums. Very slight roasted flavor. Medium body. Very nice!
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful burgundy colour, a bubblegummy, cherry and christmas fruitcake aroma, and a palate of dark fruits, malty and a warming alcohol finish. A complex, balanced, tasty beer.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown mahogany, disappointing head formation and retention. Aroma is yeasty, fruity like raspberry jam with oak, clove and spice. Dark fruity malts at the front of the palate with oaky dryness and nutmeg spice. Mild chocolaty flavors as it warms. Palate is a little light and flavors don"t last too long. Pretty good abbey ale but my assessment probably suffers a little from the hype.