RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Bomber from the Binny’s in Orland Park, IL: It pours a somewhat hazed brownish amber body with loads of bubbles and a dense, fizzy light tan head. It’s a bit light scented, but carries an aroma of rich caramel, spices, dark dried dates, and brown sugar. The flavor flattens out a bit, having just the caramel and light spices with a faint fruitiness at the finish. Okay.

Headbanger (4022) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
22oz bottle 2/15/09 (Binny’s Naperville)-Pours a dark amber body with some floaties suspended as if they were in jello. Aroma of belgian yeast, candy sugars, caramel, spices, and cloves. Taste of the same with all the flavors being a bit mild. This medium bodied brew doesn’t really live up to the aromas but is still not bad. Darn nice try.

BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Boring. Just no umph!!! Rusty copper pour with a decent eggshell head and spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, and spice. Flavor is raisins, prune, and plum. Medium mouthfeel. Not an abomination but nothing special. Guess I can’t be too upset...only $5 a bomber.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2009
(22oz bottle) Large beige head atop hazy copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, clove, raisin, spice. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, clove, light spice. Medium body.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
22oz bottle. Dark brown pour. Smells like a sweet raisin bread. Slightly bitter taste with a mild sweetness. Not too bad.

Suttree (6575) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2009
reddish brown, nice foamy beige head. Everything seems OK at first (might be benefitting from lowered expectations), with a nice enough prune, molasses, caramel aroma. Flavor is, well, uninspired. Nicely sweet at first, but finishes with an unpleasent medicinal note.

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Pours ruby colored with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of phenols, with notes that are plastic, medicinal and spice. Taste is also dominantly phenolic, with notes of clove, apple, and spice. Some bubblegum notes show up after warming. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lush carbonation. Didn’t care for the yeast by-products in this one.

ChainGangGuy (4949) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
22 oz. bottle - $4.99 at Bullock’s in Marietta, Georgia. Appearance: Pours a clear, dark amber body with a huge, frothy, off-white head. Smell: Bready-scented malts laced with sugar and stuffed with bananas and other fruits and generously spiced with cloves. Like some whacky-ass sandwich! Taste: Bready, sugary sweet maltiness sprinkled with some light brown sugar. Fruity flavors of golden raisins, ripe plums, and candy-coated bananas. Big kick of spicy cloves. Very minor hop bitterness. A few pieces of Dubble Bubble. Slight warming alcohol presence on the semi-dry, fine carbonated finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation. Drinkability: It’s nice. Typically, I’m not a huge fan of their offerings, but this is actually an admirable shot at a dubbel by Abita.

HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Pours a lightish amber with some head. Smells like rancid malt. A bit metallic, gross. Taste is the same, with maybe a bit of ketchup thrown on there. Also pennies. Atleast the brewery donates money to charity when you buy this. They should just give it back though.

emacgee (4722) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Pours a translucent orange amber with a creamy light tan head. The nose is very typical dubbel, rusty, malty, bready, meaty, lightly spicy, yeasty. The flavor is rusty and dubbelish, malty, bready, has a light waxy bite. The palate is crisp and has some mild waxy feel.

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