KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium brown with a reddish hue and a large (2-3 finger) off white rocky head that was mostly lasting and had excellent lacing that left behind some nice residue which was left sticking to the glass.
The aroma was of a mild caramel malt, a light resin hop and a sweet yeast with notes of banana, maple syrup and some dark fruit with a mild alcohol tinge.
It tasted malty sweet with a hint of caramel and a touch of syrup in the beginning and finished about the same but with notes of banana, some fruitiness and a mild alcohol warming at the end. The flavor was left lingering on the taste buds for a nice long while along with the mild taste of alcohol.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body, creamy and a little syrupy in texture with a nice mild carbonation.
Overall a very pleasant tasting Dubbel, not to sweet with a mild alcohol finish. A good representation of the style and a very well balanced brew.
JohnGalt1 (1539) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fridge clearing... Only was able to put away about half of this one.. Very nice long lasting head atop a crystal clear chestnut brew.. appealing cherry highlights. Aroma is raisins.. figs.. milk chocolate and big cloves .. Big Belgian spiciness.. medium caramel sweetness. Sorta disappointing.. I remember it being better.
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated on 9/21/08. One of New Belgiums best offerings to date, Abbey delivers as promised. Aroma of dried fruits, and spicey cloves also lend themselves to the flavor which also has some slightly earthy and floral notes. The body is a reddish brown with a thick off white head. Overall a really good beer thats worth your time
beer_rookie (383) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear dark copper color. Some little floaties in there, probably yeast. About one finger tan head. Okay retention, good lacing.
Aroma is medium roasted malt, smoky, dark fruits and nutty. There’s also a touch of banana.
Taste is well balanced. It leans sweet, not bitter, not sour. Dark fruits, maybe some caramel and chocolate in there. There is pecan in there.
Mouthfeel is not as heavy as I would expect, medium light at most. Can’t taste the alcohol at all. It’s creamy.
Overall, wow! This is great. It’s complex, it’s flavorful. Absolutely, I would recommend this. I would totally buy this again. Yes!
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with off white head. Nose and taste is dark fruit, raisins, Belgian yeast. Nice caramel taste as well.
Dorkenstein (417) - - JUL 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of raisin bread, yeast, and sugar. Taste is raisin bread, subtle black pepper and clove, brown sugar, and honey.
avantdagare (216) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 finger beige head, red-brown body. Nose: Figs, raisins, caramel and Madeira. Taste: Caramel, figs, raisins, oranges, plum and the slightest hint of Madeira (this bottle was best before 2014 according to the bottle). Semi-long ending with little bitterness.
euniceradio (414) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours translucent ruby brown, white soapy head. Aroma of raisin, brown sugar, pepperoni?, bread and biscuits, Belgian yeast. Taste of semi-sweet bready malts, caramel and dark stone fruits..
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Dark malts, toffee and some dark fruit. Deep almost opaque Amber with a decent beige head. Dark malts, some muddy earthy notes, prune and a light fruity finish.
delnoche (504) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12fl oz bottle poured into a Rochefort trappist chalice. Dark amber with plenty of bubbles, very little head. Lots of bubblegum in the nose (literally- I dipped my nose in it while sniffing it!), heavy on the candy sugar. Same mass of candy in the flavor, some banana and alcohol. Good but almost too sweet.
eruizgarcia (303) - - MAY 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber pour with white foamy head. Lots of caramel and malt sweetness yet easy to drink and refreshing. Excellent beer for any occasion.
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