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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dry yeasty vegetable like, roasted caramel and light spiced. Roasted caramelish flavoured with a distinct phenolic note. Dry and roasted malty into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
A deep red beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet yeasty and malty with slight notes of burnt malt. The flavor is sweet malty with quite a lot of caramel and yeast, combined with lighter spicy notes. The alcohol burns slightly in the throat, and mixes with a dry spicy end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
Draught at the brewery. Clear orange coloured with a small off white ehad. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of dried fruits. Fruity and spicy flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Spicy finish. Well balanced dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Slightly hazy orangey brown with a beige head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and roasted malt. Medium-bodied with some sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit and yeast. Not overly thrilling. 191206

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2002
Nut brown. Dry, bitter fruity and estery. A nice and complex succesful attempt to make a Belgian style double dark

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2009
Draft @ Toronado, SF. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty fruity yeasty spicy aroma. Malty and slighlty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a spicy yeasty finish wit some slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2008
bottle at home ... thanks to Casey for this one ... Dark brown ... fruity malt nose ... bit fizzy ... LOADS of blackcurrent ... yeast and fruity malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2010
12 oz bottle. Clear thin brown, small off white head. Aroma of alcohol and caramel candy. Taste is sweet caramel, bubblegum, slight citrus. Interesting and different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
Dark chestnut color; big creamy head. Delicate aroma of caramel and roasted malt, perfumy, elegant. Medium body strength; the flavor is too much monodimensional for my liking: caramel only. Professionally brewed, with a good choice of yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013
Draught at Bishops Arms, Stockholm. Clear deep amber/ruby beer with a nice beige head. Malty glue aroma, caramel, yeast and spices. Malty sweetish flavor, caramel, candy, spicy and yeasty notes, some alcohol.

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