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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Flemish monks brewed the first Abt. A voluptuous temptress they named for their Monastery Abbot. Belgian Dark Candi Sugar encourages the decadence of rum, raisin dark chocolate and sherry like fruit tones to conspire happily in almost 20˚ Plato. Rich and full bodied this is one to lie down or if you are bold enjoy now, but take your time - linger. This beer cries to be sipped and enjoyed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Dark ruby color with a small off white head that fades quickly to a nice froth. Nose is sort of complex. The overall first impression is mainly sweet with a subtle yeast element that smells like dough. Then some candy notes and dark fruits, mainly plum. Taste immediately is very yeasty doughy. Some sweetness that almost reminds me of maple syrup. The aftertaste is mainly raisin and bread. The taste isnít as complex as I would have guessed from the aroma. Still a very unique and respectable beer from New Glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2010
bottle pour to Trappist glass. Ruby brown color with very brief tan head. nice lacing though. Aroma dark fruits and malts. Well balanced taste of dark fruits, malts, belgian yeast. Medium palate, very slightly thick at times. Moderate finish mildly bitter/nutty finish. Slight alcohol burn on the finish. Despite the relatively low score I liked this beer. It does not have the complexity and richness of good Belgian quads. What it also does not have is all the mistakes I see too often in quads - too syrupy, too cloying, too boozy, poor balance, etc. So in a sense this is a quad with no mistakes or risks but still pretty decent taste. I could see this a gateway for some drinkers who will eventually get into the "bigger" beers. I will drink this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Thanks for hooking this up, bro! Pours a rich ruby color with medium, off-white head that fade quickly and leaves nice skeletal tracings of lace. Aroma is ripe plum, light cherry, alcohol, some Belgian spice, and mild yeast. Taste is of cherry up front, with plum, and light yeast and Belgian spice and some nutty malt in the finish. Not bad, but lacks the complexity of the Belgian counterpart it tries to replicate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a dark ruby color with a medium off-white head which fades to a ring and leaves some rainy streaks on the glass. Aroma is candied sugar, figs, and light brown sugar. Taste is much the same. Very smooth mouthfeel with almost no detection of alcohol. Very drinkable for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a murky red-brown with off-white thin head. Aroma is mild cherries and other light fruit mixed with toasted malt, spice, mild hopping, and some water. Light spritzy carbonation, baked bread, mild fruit and spice. Dry with light alcohol finish. Smooth, with medium body. Not particularly my style of brew. Seems a little thin and doesnít have a whole lot of impact. Addendum: the more you sip away at this one and let warm up, the better it tastes. +1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
on tap, pecan shell colored pour with a nice tan foam, malty caramel and nuts aroma, flavor is nutty, toffee, sweet belgian sugar, smoke, nice finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Dark reddish brown pour wit thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, belgian yeast. I get a lot of raisins, figs, and prunes, actually. Aroma is complex, with vinous notes, itís almost intoxicating. Flavor plunges into deep, complex dark fruits. Some belgian sugar sweetness. Full mouthfeel, Nice carbonation. This is really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, aroma of sweet fruit, has nice notes of the raisin and sugar with with a touch of chocolate, nearly has the mouthfeel of a soda due to the carbonation in it, another nice selection from New Glarus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Taster at new glarus... Pours a semi-trasparent maroon crimson red with a thin soapy very light beige head... Aroma of a touch of grass/earth and dark fruit and warmer malts as the beer warms up... Flavors are malty sweet with dark fruits and grapes as emphasis. A fair bit of an earthy dry bitterness on the backend. Medium carbonation, somewhat lively. That somewhat bitter/pithy finish lingers for a bit long...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Iím surprised this only has two ratings, well, three now. Anyways, 12 oz. bottle from Discount Liquor. This stuff is everywhere in Milwaukee. Pours a DARK cola brown with a wispy head. It looks darker than most quads, but the head is slightly lacking. Not overly pungent, but when Iím able to smell this I get raisins, sugar, and hints of chocolate. Also, Iím picking up on hints of yeast. Not extremely pungent, but itís pleasant. More yeast and sugar in the flavor (taste) than in the aroma. Iím starting to pick up on the raisin quite a bit. The chocolate is barely there, but it still adds a decent touch. The texture is decent for a quad, but Iíve had better, albeit, this quad isnít overly carbonated, so Iím going to bump it up a notch for that. The beer isnít boozy. Overall, itís pretty good, but the flavor and aroma could be a bit more robust.

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