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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 Belgiumís lineup - but it didnít 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 Jeffís 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1053) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
The appearance is much more attractive than the traditional murky brown Dubbel. The body is clear, and almost a glowing shade of brown. The smell is full of dry fruits like fig, raisins, and apricots, and provides a great preview of what is to come. The taste is very good in terms of showcasing fruity esters, but the overall flavoring s short of what is hinted at by the aroma. There is a bit too much simplicity and dilution in the flavor department. The feel in the mouth is slippery, oily, and smooth. The beer goes down easy, but I want to find out if this has ever been recast as a quad, because thatís what it is aspiring towards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Machoninja (4) - WESTMINSTER, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2016 does not count
Nice big 2 and a half finger head, foam is a medium tan. Looks to me like a dark amber though I dont really care how it looks and neither should anyone else. Decent nose, Malty, bit of Chocolate and I get dried Raspberry though I can see how others would get raisin. Taste of Roasted Malt, yeast, and I get a bit of a sweet port finish. Feels like a heavy dark Beer, you can tell by the way it feels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3175) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Pretty good stuff although I wouldnít say it has the depth of a true Belgian. Cord with a dark brown Amber and a frothy head that slowly settle down. Aroma is malt yeast Red Green burnt sugar. Flavor is like aroma with carbonation to balance it very smooth and fresh nice beer. Very drinkable. But lacks depth. Nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnGalt1 (1672) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_rookie (419) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2016
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. Thereís 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. Canít taste the alcohol at all. Itís creamy.

Overall, wow! This is great. Itís complex, itís flavorful. Absolutely, I would recommend this. I would totally buy this again. Yes!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with off white head. Nose and taste is dark fruit, raisins, Belgian yeast. Nice caramel taste as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorkenstein (433) - - JUL 6, 2016
Aroma of raisin bread, yeast, and sugar. Taste is raisin bread, subtle black pepper and clove, brown sugar, and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
avantdagare (235) - MalmŲ, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (450) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2016
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..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2016
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.

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