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RATINGS: 1209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Mark Spitz of New Belgium’s lineup - but it didn’t start out that way. When Jeff and Kim first sampled the beer at the Lyons Folks Fest, reviews were mixed at best. One of founder Jeff’s first two Belgian style homebrews (along with Fat Tire), Abbey is a Belgian dubbel (or double) brewed with six different malts and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Abbey is bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert.

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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rajendra82 (1109) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
The appearance is much more attractive than the traditional murky brown Dubbel. The body is clear, and almost a glowing shade of brown. The smell is full of dry fruits like fig, raisins, and apricots, and provides a great preview of what is to come. The taste is very good in terms of showcasing fruity esters, but the overall flavoring s short of what is hinted at by the aroma. There is a bit too much simplicity and dilution in the flavor department. The feel in the mouth is slippery, oily, and smooth. The beer goes down easy, but I want to find out if this has ever been recast as a quad, because that’s what it is aspiring towards.


3.6
markas101 (2534) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Medium brown. Almost burnt caramel aroma. Sweet, brown sugar, then some sharp spice and long oak and caramel finish.

4
blahbobbyblah (113) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2018 Didn't even make it to a pour. After a day of cooking and cleaning we are now waiting on in-laws. Not bad with a bit of an after taste.

2.7
BarelyCynical (27) - - JAN 13, 2018
Pours a brown with a red glow. Ok lacing and white head. Smells of malt and dark fruit. Flavor is dry with malts, fruit, and hints of chocolate and banana. Aftertaste is not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
jsporrer (1147) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Pours a clear medium caramel brown with an off white ring. Medium body with some lacing. Aroma of sweet dark fruit and light Belgian spices. Tastes more like a Scotch ale with a dry peat moss earthy flavor than an Abbey. Not really that enjoyable.

3.8
jbolger (2) - - JAN 2, 2018 does not count
Rich creamy head. Malty, chocolate. Tasted of raisins , fruit . Very smooth, drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
BlackHaddock (7960) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2018
12 oz bottle into a La Chouffe stemmed tulip on 31st Dec 2017 at my daughters in California. Deep brown body, tanned affair on top. Malts rule the brew with the nose being slightly chocolate like, the taste also leaning towards a chocolate flavour. Decent and very like the Abbey Dubbels I drink when in Brugge.

3.8
jb (3454) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2017
True to style and delicious. Dark, color, and dark fruit, and satisfaction awaits, filling, satisfying, rich. Of course I like the style and this sticks to it.

3.6
bulldogops (2874) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2017
Rating #2747 2016.08.05 - Draught @revolutionyyc. Dark brown/amber colour with a tan head. Aroma is soft fruits, ripened berry. raisin. Taste is light, grainy and sweet fruits. Quite pleasantly spiced and extremely smooth on the finish. Dark, lighter body and quite nice.

4.6
jbaker4844 (27) - - DEC 23, 2017
Winner of four World Beer Cup medals and eight medals at the Great American Beer Fest, Abbey Belgian Ale is the Mark Spitz of New Belgium’s lineup - but it didn’t start out that way. When Jeff and Kim first sampled the beer at the Lyons Folks Fest, reviews were mixed at best. One of founder Jeff’s first two Belgian style homebrews (along with Fat Tire), Abbey is a Belgian dubbel (or double) brewed with six different malts and an authentic Belgian yeast strain. Abbey is bottle-conditioned, weighs in at 7.0% alcohol by volume, and pairs well with chocolate (or boldly served by itself) for dessert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Chudwick (3441) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - DEC 17, 2017
12oz bottle best by 21OCT18 from the "blend it yourself" variety pack. This will be my 2nd Abbey of the year. nose is leafy chocolate with mild candi. Sip adds the more conventional flavors for the style. sweet-ish. mellow banana. kinda flat.


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