BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Dark reddish brown...Slight head, good lacing...VERY fruity, yeasty aroma...Taste was fruit fruit fruit...Apple, figs, plums...Very pleasing after taste...Very easy to drink.
sojifio (11) - madison, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red pour, fruity aroma. flavor of caramel, malts and alcohol which combines for a nice flavor profile, though not extraordinarily complex. nice bitter finish
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle . dark brown pour , beige head ,good lacing. yeasty,sweet malt , figs/pear aromas . Sweet , fruity flavors ,figs -plum -banana .. medium mouthfeel . alcohol shows up more as it warms .very dry finish . smooth , great abby
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Bottles of various ages. Just a classic quad that’s accessible. Awesome how they produce the larger volume but keep such good quality. "Similar" to Westy 12 but maybe a touch thinner and the alcohol a little more raw.
wholejustin (6) - USA - JAN 1, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best Abby ale I have ever had. Smooth, low tannin, slightly sweet caramel flavor due to the execptional hops.
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a very dark, murky brown with a white head. Aroma is sweet, with brown sugar, hints of alcohol, figs, malts, and some yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, with dark fruits, yeast, and brown sugar. Mouthfeel smoothes out as you sip.
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle: dark brown-red with large staying head, malty, fruity, yeasty, some chocolate, caramel, apples, some sour notes, the alcohol is pretty present in the flavor which is not too plesent, banana, dark dried fruits, some spicyness, weak bitterness, not as rich and full bodied as some of the better strong belgian ales, the finish is a bit sour and dry, overall a good beer to start the new year.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2006
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Pours a murky dark brown with lots of visible sediment despite a careful pour. Big, fluffy, inch-thick white head. Aroma of caramel, candy sugar, wood, figs. Flavor is sweet and lightly fruity: big malt up front, figs, plums, s fairly huge alcohol presence that fades into a mild dry finish. Full mouthfeel, lightly astringent. Great lacing. Very complex and earthy. A wonderful beer.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice brownish head. Aroma is a bit nutty, sweet, and very full. Taste is silky sweet, with some dark fruit and caramel/toffee undertones. Quite complex, the best of the brewery.
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love my belgiuns. This had a nice veggie and hoppy flavor with all the usual complexities. 2 Finger head - beuatiful.