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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle courtesy of dschiller. Pours dark caramel brown with a lively off white head that disappears in seconds. Aromas are sherry, raisin, cherry, sugar and a very faint cola scent. Flavors are immaculate, big Candi Sugar, then some liquor soaked raisin, sherry fruits, some chocolate, blueberry, plum, perhaps even some peach/apricot tang and again some cola like notes. The palate is perfect, not too heavy or too carbonated; this sits beautifully on the tongue. Overall, the best example of the Abt style from an American brewery I have had to date, absolutely stupendous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle in a tulip glass, $5.99 in Madison, WI. Aroma is primarily raisins and some rum, some floral sweetness. Appearance is a dark, reddish brown without much of any foam. Taste is a lot like the nose: rum, roasted raisins, dates plums, all those sorts of fruits. It wasnít quite as punchy as I had expected, which made it more drinkable but less bold. Palate is smooth, low carbonation, medium bodied. Overall, itís a fine beer and very approachable. The best part was its easy-to-drink nature, which isnít enough to make it memorable, but still makes it enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2013
12oz Iíve had since my obsession with quads. Dark mahogany color with a thin pale head. Sweet rich nose. Sweet, dark fruit. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a small off-white head. Overripe dark fruit and loads of brown sugar. Rich body, pruney and oxidized, rich burned caramel with some late hops showing. 060413

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, yeast and a little oxidized. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, medium sweet, toasted, little toffee, little plume and a little candy sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (15393) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, dried fruits, notes of chocolate, malt and hops. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36911) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma is smooth fruity and toasted malty. Sweet caramelish and light toasted malty. Bitter and slight caramelish. Smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 060413

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1141) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2013
StFun supplied as an extra. Many thanks! To stemmed wine glass it pours a purplish chestnut brown with a trim, soapy off-white head. Picking up a lot of bubblegum on the nose; wet grass, tobacco, corn, table sugar, and rosemary. Tastes as it smell: bubblegum, table sugar, corn, and rosemary, with some nuttiness, yeast and a refined sugary sweetness by swallow. Drinkable, but just way too damn sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 4, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 3/2013 - Pours deep garnet brown. Brief tan head. Aroma of caramelized banana and raisons, hints of chocolate. On the tongue, add a hint of ginger spice to the mix. Silky on the palate, well balanced, a hint of fizz as you swallow. Medium body, with a medium finish. Finesse - doesn?t show-off, doesn?t dominate - like a fine Bordeaux compared to a fine California Cab. Props to New Glarus.11/2014 - Set aside a bottle from 2013. Still excellent. DeScription still holds up. Possibly a bit lighter on the palate. More dried fruit - calimyrna figs. Still complex but subtle.

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