omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, thanks Bov! Hazy deep golden, brief head. fruity nose with notes of butter. Sweetish with medium body and rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Caramel and butter, nots of grass. Fairly low bitterness.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
from Morteau, France - hazy amber-bronze beer with a modest head retention; aroma of caramel, candi sugar and chewy red fruita; sweet, no bitterness and medium-bodied; notes of corn, brown sugar and caramel in the finish - cheap
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 25, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Courtesy of Philippe (Bov)
Light amber color with medium sized head. Poor aroma of cereals and fusels. The mouthfeel is a bit oily; nasty band-aid taste. Sampling stops here.
Beerheart65 (800) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden with thin creamy head and ok lacing. Aroma has bit Belgian yeast, bit malty, fruity with citrus, ripe banana, bit hefeish. Light to medium body, fruity flavor, low carbonation, sweet like long finish also. Ok.
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 250ml. -Dark golden coloured, minimal off-white head, hint of malt in the nose. Sweet malty, slight spicy and mild alcoholic with notes of yeast in rather sweet finish. Drinkable and boring.
SilkTork (5020) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pack of six stubbies from a casino shop in Marseille. Typical supermarket "abbey" beer - a strong lager with some lactic acid. The Saint-Omer brewery have used the name of the mostly demolished and long closed Saint Bertin abbey in Saint-Omer. It’s a drinkable but undistinguished beer, just what you’d expect from a strongish pale lager with a splash of lactic acid. There are loads of these supermarket "abbey" lagers in France - as long as you don’t confuse them with a Belgian ale, you shouldn’t be surprised or disappointed.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at P’tit Zinc Rar a Vins in Cannes. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Light cereal, yeast, and lemon aromas. More of what I would consider a Belgian Golden Ale with muted lemon and citrus, Belgian yeast, light malt and grain notes. Not to shabby...
ralphdot (967) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
6.2%, amber colour with a thin head, malt aroma, fizzy spicy and slightly bitter taste.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, dark. Not nearly as good as some of the other Abbey Dubbels I’ve had recently.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Small off-white head; hazy amber-orange beer with some UFO’s. Almondy-alcoholic nose; caramle and something vaguely rotting. Light roasted bitterness; coloured malts and some nuttyness. Oxydized & slightly aged sample? Nothing bad, just desperately boring. Very watery MF, false body, dead MF. No trace of the alcohol from the nose left. Even taking into account that this might be an aged sample of supermarket beer, it remains a poor one. If it weren’t for the colour, I’d say a relabeling of the Abadía.