RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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. Josephs 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
22oz bottle 2/15/09 (Binnys 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 doesnt really live up to the aromas but is still not bad. Darn nice try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOLTZ7555 (3021) - 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 cant be too upset...only $5 a bomber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13874) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Suttree (6257) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
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. Didnt care for the yeast by-products in this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4874) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
22 oz. bottle - $4.99 at Bullocks 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: Its nice. Typically, Im not a huge fan of their offerings, but this is actually an admirable shot at a dubbel by Abita.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4659) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1669) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2009
At the Columbia Street taproom in Covington LA. Bomber. Chimay glass-nice touch. A bit cold. Nose is sweet and a bit malty. Taste is sweet, nosey, fruity, caramely. Very easy to drink but a bit too sweet. Will review again after I try another at a proper temp.

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