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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottled. Pours medium to deep amber with foamy light tan head, good retention. Sharp aroma of apple and grape. Flavor is mostly sweet malt with a touch of alcohol up front. There is a slight metallic note, as well. Develops into some darker, nutty flavors, finishing with some dry bitterness and tart fruit. Thin, smooth mouthfeel, light to medium bodied. An okay Belgian style ale that is lacking in complexity.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2288) - 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 (713) - 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 (257) - 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 (103) - 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 (1892) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
geologyguy (887) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Very sweet malty smell like vanilla, smooth, flavorful, malty, sweeter finish, tasty ...


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