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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Abbey Ale honors the ancient tradition of monks who perfected the art of brewing beer to support the monastery and the brothers with their "liquid bread". We offer up our support and thank them with a 25 cent donation to St. Joseph’s Abbey with every bottle of this heavenly brew. Dark in amber color, the aroma of caramel, fruits and cloves invites you to contemplate the creamy head of this "dubbel" or double ale. Abita Abbey Ale is a malty brew, top-fermented and bottle aged to rapturous perfection.

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3.2
madchemist83 (272) - USA - OCT 15, 2014
Aromas of dried fruit, bread and toffee. It gets a little lost in the carbonation. Copper with off white head. Same notes in the taste. Some spice as well.

2.9
slowrunner77 (12591) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
its quite possible that my bottle is well past it’s prime. Nice doughy bread like aroma and flavor, with hints of dig and plumb, but not much else to it, and lacking in finish. Ok, but average at best."

3.2
Travlr (25817) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Hazy dark amber color, medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste is similar with a hint of fruit. Plain.

4
Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Amber opaque body capped by a tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel and clove. Malt forward, caramel flavors with clove and spice.

3.3
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sipping this beer bought from a kitschy bodega on the ground floor of the fabulous hotel I’m staying in at the corner of Canal and Bourbon streets in NOLA. pours a dark scotch-like amber with a minimal white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of over-ripe fruit, apricots, figs and apples. medium body with a slightly off bitterness, notes of caramel and over-ripe banana. finish is slightly boozy. enjoyable but not overly so.

3.8
Darkmagus82 (2302) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA reviewed on 3-11-12- - Poured from bottle into tulip shaped glass Appearance – Pours a rusty red-brown color. Upon pouring there is a huge thick foamy tan head that forms. It persists for some time giving way to some very nice lacing. Smell- Sweet fruit aromas abound. Apple and tropical fruits of banana and mango are the most potent. There is a bit of caramel and breadiness mixed in with the fruits as well. All in all, the aroma is quite potent and quite pleasant. Taste – It starts out with the fruit depicted in the nose. The apple and banana are the thickest and heartiest, but darker fruit and even a little bit of caramel are present and become more prevalent toward the middle of the taste. The taste experience finishes with a bit of a roasty and bready maltiness with a lingering bit of fruit and caramel sweetness. Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. The body is a little bit thin for the abv and style and the carbonation a bit too high. Overall – Other than the mouthfeel, the beer really has very nice characteristics. It has a nice sweeter fruit profile mixed with a nice malty backbone. A fairly good sweeter dubbel.

2.8
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a medium to deep amber, with a beige head. Spicy, yeasty, quite phenolic aroma, cloves, malt, caramel, orange peel. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2. Fruity, spicy, phenolic taste, orange peel, cloves, caramel, alcohol. A bit off-balance, slightly harsh, but maybe good for ageing? (2014-01-31)

2.8
Malaclemys (464) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2014
Tap pours dark copper with an off-white head. Aroma is olive, vegetable, yeast funk, spices. Taste is clove, spice, caramel, yeasty. Medium body with sweet finish. I guess I will have to try it again, not sure if it was an off keg.

3.3
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine. Poured into a chalice. Typical looking dubbel with less head than usual. Golden amber with some haze. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, dark sugars, mild hops and bread. The taste was a little less exciting than the aroma. Although the Belgian yeasts were present, the dark candies and fruits were rather muted and a subtle almost tart dryness was present. A little cardboard flavor as well. Not sure what that was. Medium body and carbonation. Finish is dry and papery.

2.9
Nero55 (947) - Nevada, USA - APR 17, 2014
Draft. Amber/brown with medium off white head. Aroma of caramel and light Belgian notes. Medium body with some yeasty Belgian notes, caramel, and a hint of spice.


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