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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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Flemish monks brewed the first Abt. A voluptuous temptress they named for their Monastery Abbot. Belgian Dark Candi Sugar encourages the decadence of rum, raisin dark chocolate and sherry like fruit tones to conspire happily in almost 20˚ Plato. Rich and full bodied this is one to lie down or if you are bold enjoy now, but take your time - linger. This beer cries to be sipped and enjoyed.

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3.4
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Thanks for hooking this up, bro! Pours a rich ruby color with medium, off-white head that fade quickly and leaves nice skeletal tracings of lace. Aroma is ripe plum, light cherry, alcohol, some Belgian spice, and mild yeast. Taste is of cherry up front, with plum, and light yeast and Belgian spice and some nutty malt in the finish. Not bad, but lacks the complexity of the Belgian counterpart it tries to replicate.

3.6
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a dark ruby color with a medium off-white head which fades to a ring and leaves some rainy streaks on the glass. Aroma is candied sugar, figs, and light brown sugar. Taste is much the same. Very smooth mouthfeel with almost no detection of alcohol. Very drinkable for the style.

3.5
arkurzynski (2427) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Pours a murky red-brown with off-white thin head. Aroma is mild cherries and other light fruit mixed with toasted malt, spice, mild hopping, and some water. Light spritzy carbonation, baked bread, mild fruit and spice. Dry with light alcohol finish. Smooth, with medium body. Not particularly my style of brew. Seems a little thin and doesn’t have a whole lot of impact. Addendum: the more you sip away at this one and let warm up, the better it tastes. +1

3.7
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
on tap, pecan shell colored pour with a nice tan foam, malty caramel and nuts aroma, flavor is nutty, toffee, sweet belgian sugar, smoke, nice finish

3.8
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Dark reddish brown pour wit thin off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, belgian yeast. I get a lot of raisins, figs, and prunes, actually. Aroma is complex, with vinous notes, it’s almost intoxicating. Flavor plunges into deep, complex dark fruits. Some belgian sugar sweetness. Full mouthfeel, Nice carbonation. This is really good.

3.7
cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, aroma of sweet fruit, has nice notes of the raisin and sugar with with a touch of chocolate, nearly has the mouthfeel of a soda due to the carbonation in it, another nice selection from New Glarus.

3.5
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Taster at new glarus... Pours a semi-trasparent maroon crimson red with a thin soapy very light beige head... Aroma of a touch of grass/earth and dark fruit and warmer malts as the beer warms up... Flavors are malty sweet with dark fruits and grapes as emphasis. A fair bit of an earthy dry bitterness on the backend. Medium carbonation, somewhat lively. That somewhat bitter/pithy finish lingers for a bit long...

3.6
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2010
I’m surprised this only has two ratings, well, three now. Anyways, 12 oz. bottle from Discount Liquor. This stuff is everywhere in Milwaukee. Pours a DARK cola brown with a wispy head. It looks darker than most quads, but the head is slightly lacking. Not overly pungent, but when I’m able to smell this I get raisins, sugar, and hints of chocolate. Also, I’m picking up on hints of yeast. Not extremely pungent, but it’s pleasant. More yeast and sugar in the flavor (taste) than in the aroma. I’m starting to pick up on the raisin quite a bit. The chocolate is barely there, but it still adds a decent touch. The texture is decent for a quad, but I’ve had better, albeit, this quad isn’t overly carbonated, so I’m going to bump it up a notch for that. The beer isn’t boozy. Overall, it’s pretty good, but the flavor and aroma could be a bit more robust.

3.8
nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Deep brown-black, with a thin, fading beige head. Deep sugary dark fruit aroma. It lacks some of the effervescence and mouthfeel of a true Belgian example, but the malt and yeast tones are awesome. Deep raisin, plum, maybe some prune. There is some balancing dryness in the finish as well. Well executed, as you’d expect from New Glarus.

3.9
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle. Can’t believe I’m the first rate. Pours a darker rootbeer color with a fizzy light tan head. Aroma is big fruity nutty Trappist yeast, some bright fig, rootbeer sweetness, grassy funky noble hops, some plum which I love, strawberries. Medium sweetness, nutty, just the right amount of fruity esters, bit boozy towards the finish, light but rich sweet nuttiness, some bitterness towards the finish, white wine, noble hops, bit green, definitely young all the way around, soda-poppy, light yeast doughy plum aftertaste. Medium/full bodied, fizzy soda pop carb, easy drinking. Wow, probably the best American attempt ive tried (that I can think of). Going to buy some more for aging.


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