Highland Seven Sisters Abbey Style Ale

RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color with a quick to fade beige head. A fair amount of yeast and roasted caramel malt in the aroma. More yeast and candied sugar in the taste. A small amount of bitterness in the finish.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a small head, copper colored, clear. Aroma is cereal, hay, little yeastyness. Flavor is a lot better. I can taste the candi sugar, some dark fruit--plum, raisin, toasted malts, but it seems like it is coming from far away. Not really watery, just not pronounced enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1195) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Thanks Andy. its definitely not a dubbel. Amber-gold-copper. Really fruity nose. Banana. Pretty sweet, finishes moderately dry. Closer to a biere de garde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2010
Picked up bottle last weekend at Brawleys and split it with Chris. Really, really good stuff. Just very well crafted, had the signature belgian flavor, but very smooth too and just went down way too easy. Another hit from Highland, I will definitely get this again.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Draft at Taco Mac. Amber clear pour with thick, white, creamy, tightly-beaded head. Aroma is spicy and bready - like hints of cinnamon and a punch of allspice. Flavor is caramel and cakey with some spicey phenols. Spicy, bready finish. Creamy but low carbonation. Medium body. Overall, not bad.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Received this in the under 100 BIF thanks to Kirkpjr . I poured this brew in to a challis and was greeted with a light amount of a off white head on top of a ruby colored brew. I got a lot of Belgian yeast of the nose with some dark fruits as well. The flavor was dark fruits with a touch of spice. It felt medium bodied with light carbonation. I was surprised by this one I thought it was a good Dubbel from an American brewer I would not hesitate in grabbing this at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle. Smells hint at sourdough bread and barnyard aromas with some spice in the background. Crystal clear bronze color with a small head that leaves a few big soap bubbles on top. Hits the tongue with sweet malts, then brown sugar, and a touch of funk. A smooth, softer mouthfeel than is typical of the style. Im not sure if there was a mistake in the carbonation or they were trying for this odd texture.

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