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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 (269) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (279) - 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 (2322) - 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 (716) - 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 (101) - 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 (258) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tekstr1der (112) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Deep copper pour with creamy clingy head. Aromas of caramel, bread, yeast, and esters. Flavor is somewhat alcoholic, with heavy malt presence balanced by delicate hops. Somewhat sweet finish has me sipping more...

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFGrind (1893) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Searching the beer fridge for an Imperial Stout and came out with a New Belgium Abbey. Everything I love in a Belgian Dubbel including the style bottle. Highly enjoyable and reasonably priced. Need to stock up next time I am in Delaware.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thullin187 (8) - Smyrna, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
chocolate, roasty, bread, resin, alcohol, banana, brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
argeru (14) - - FEB 2, 2015
12oz Bottle. Deep dark amber color, thin fizzy head dissipates quickly. Strong spice, banana, toast aroma. Tastes of strong spiced banana bread, herb, slight citrus fruit. Good carbonation. Quite spicy but goes down surprisingly smooth. Pretty good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Winter variety pack. Quite good example of the style. Nice balance of malt, subdued hops, and fruity belgian yeast flavors. Thumbs up.


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