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RATINGS: 1160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emartell (273) - Zapopan, Jalisco, - JAN 15, 2013
Aroma agradable que se peribe desde que se destapa la botella. Las notas que se perciben y destacan son a caramelo y levadura. En cuanto a su apariencia, color café claro, algo turbia, con notas rojas muy intensas a la luz. Corona de espuma ligera y de poca retención. Carbonatación media. En boca, notas intensas y complejas, principalmente una intensa sequedad y una amargura elegante al final. Al pañadar en principio es algo cremosa y ligeramente dulce. Posteriormente destaca una sequedad muy repentina, notas ligeramente futales en virtud de la levadura y un amargor moderado final. En reumen se tratan de sabores algo complejos pero bien integrados. En general es una cerveza agradable, diferente a la gran mayoria de cervezas elaboradas en el continente americano. Buenos aromas y cierta complejidad en el sabor, sin embargo aun está lejos de igualar las grandes cervezas de este estilo que por lo general y tal como lo señala el nombre de esta cerveza, son de Belgica. Entre las principales caracteristicas en las que deja algo que desear son en el dulzor agregado por el Azucar añadido en botella, así como su fortaleza alcohólica. Buena pero puede mejorar.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dewit2it (1) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2015 does not count
Great beer and love the taste. Just disappointed it’s not brewed by them Belgium monks.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (664) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle at Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Dark copper, beige head, ok retention. Aroma of wine and berries, prunes, raisins, yeast. Taste of yeast, booze, raisins, herbs. Too alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuddBarker (6) - - JUN 16, 2015 does not count
Awesome beer. Imbibed it last night but wasn’t really paying attention to anything but taste (thus the middle ratings). Can’t remember it enough to describe it except that I truly enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (859) - USA - MAY 8, 2015
Some good bang for your buck. Most places sell this at the same price as all other 6-packs and at 7%ABV this can be efficient.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67 (1558) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Tawny appearance with a large beige head that faded quickly and left spotty lacing. Yeasty aroma of dark fruit and light spiciness. Residual sweetness in the flavor as the caramel malts show up. Spicy notes found in the aroma are still there along with a hint of tobacco. Faint herbal hop presence in the aftertaste. Creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel and a long lasting finish. A great bargin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (330) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Dark copper color with a beige head. Nose: Caramel malt, dried fruit, yeast, bread, resin and banana. Taste: About the same as the aroma, dried fruit, caramel malt, brown sugar, spice, cinnamon and bread. Body: Medium, complex body with a beatiful softness. I really like this Dubbel!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2679) - Arkansas, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle at Goehners house for Oktoberfest. Pours brown with one finger of head. Aroma is malty and some town sugar. Flavor follows with some yeastiness. Nice beer but pretty sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
Brown sugar sweet character, with a lot of estery yeast. Raisin-like fruit. Flavor also has some caramel malt, and banana-like yeast flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
Vanilla all way through aroma and flavor. Very enjoyable. Siocy cinnamon and bananas with a caramel finish. Lace all over glass..good Belgian character.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltOne (267) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Pours pours medium amber, nice head. Aroma bananas bread, dried fruit. Flavor follows aroma... banana bread... though not overly sweet. Exceptionally balanced, light and subtly lush at the same time, with a momentary dry note before a lingering light sweetness. Nice, refined.


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