Highland Seven Sisters Abbey Style Ale

 
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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Abbey Style Dubbel Ale earns its appellation by being brewed with double the normal grain bill and the addition of Belgian dark candi sugar. Fermenting with Trappist yeast creates dark fruit esters. Pilsen, Pale, Extra Special and Chocolate malts evoke classic Belgian Ale sweet aromas with a hint of nuttiness. Use of Hallertau Hersbrucker and German Select hops enhance authenticity and provide a restrained bittering of 20 IBUs and a slight spicy aroma.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Butters. Clear amber orange, off white bubbles. Malty, caramel sweet aroma, dull. Taste is spicy, caramel, toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2010
This one is a really nice color, crystal clear somewhere between amber and copper. The aroma is spicy, reminding me of cinnamon. The flavor is surprisingly crisp. This doesnt have the body of a normal dubbel.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Sampled at Guess Whos Back..." tasting. Appearance of apple juice, flat, aroma is grains. Flavor very bitter and very oily, like medicinal snake oil salesman kind of oily. No malt discernible. ew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Light transparent copper in color. Smells Belgian. They got that part right. Tastes malty and spicy. Herbal as well. Im not a fan. But they did it right.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Sampled at the Guess Whos Back tasting. Pretty much what to expect for an americanmade belgian style. Kind of watered down. Sweet and brown and dubbel. american. eh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours a fading fading beige head with a deep golden body. Aromas of grass, yeast, fruit, clove. Flavor is the same. Thin body, hint of tin and grain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2010
This beer is very similar to the AR Ales Premier Rouge. It has a crisp aroma and a medium head. Very carbonated when opened. The flavor has a fruity banana-yeast base with noticeable spiciness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12 oz bottle - pours an amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, malt, sugar and bread. Taste has some spiciness to it - along with some roasted malts, earthy/grassy/floral notes - finishing with some clove. Pretty light in appearance for a dubbel but it isnt light on flavor - very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Appearance: Arrived at my end of the bar a clear, amber-hued body with a inch head comprised of off-white foam that left delicate sheets of fine lace on the descent. Its certainly a far cry from the typical turbid brown bodies most of these dubbels exhibit. Smell: The aroma of these seven (7) sisters serves up an initial uprush of fruit-based and spice scents to escort the less punchy notes of sweetish bready malts and additional thin traces of alcohol. Taste: Moderately sweet bready and pale malts with candied influences of light caramel and quality sugars. Variety of fruity flavors - a little banana, a little pear, even a little apple. Spiciness akin to ground coriander seeds. Faint noble hop character underneath the malts and yeast-derived flavors provides some additional hints of spice as well as a bit of bitterness. Noted alcohol warmth on the semi-dry, estery finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Drinkability: A solid Belgian-style offering. I was wondering when wed eventually see one from Highland. Exhibits decent drinkability, as, from its appearance to mouthfeel, it just seems a bit lighter than many others with "Dubbel" slapped across the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Chimay Goblet. Pours from the bottle a nice copper orange color, light to no white head formation. Aromas of fruit and slight hops. Flavors of sweet malt and caramel, with the malty flavor intensifying upon swallowing. No lacing at all throughout. Overall this was a nice beer that was not only easy to drink, but also had a pleasant flavor. It kind of reminded me of a Hefe in a weird way...


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