Abbey Roade - Appalachian Brewing Company
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2.98/5 rDev -16.3%
Review from notes on 6/4/10.
Poured mahogany/cherry brown, somewhat murky, failed attempt at a rich head. Raisins, hint of caramel, and mild earth from the hops. Pretty one dimensional. Taste was nearly identical with the aroma, nondescript. Somewhat undercarbonated. I'm not too happy with this beer. Poured it and went on to the next. Maybe I'm too picky with my Belgian beers? It's hard to fit the shoes of quintessential examples like Westmalle, Rochefort, and Chimay...
06-15-2010 14:03:55 | More by DmanGTR
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
Served in an oversized mug a bit too cold at the brewpub. Pours an amber brown color with barely a lace of minorly tanned head. Retension is poor. Aroma has a bit of clove and spice. Taste is the usual suspects when it comes to the dubbel style. Slight bit of yeast, some phenols, spice, clove, minorly leaning towards banana and a nice slap of alcohol warmth. It has a thin body and nearly flat in carbination. This is sadly starting to become a growing epidemic with the beer served at the cameron street location... Slight hop character with a bit of bitterness left lingering in the mouth with the other spices. Overall not bad but nothing to go out of your way for either.
02-18-2010 20:43:36 | More by stakem
3.93/5 rDev +10.4%
Reviewed from my notes. Pours an opaque brown with a thin white head of small bubbles. It has a grassy yeast aroma. There is a mild sweetness to the flavor as well as some spices. It is not unlike some Belgian beers, but not as high quality as something from Delerium, for example. There is a medium-to-full body and moderate carbonation. I find this to be a good session beer--if it were sold in 750ml bottles (is it?) I would enjoy sitting down with one.
08-20-2009 16:19:11 | More by ToasterChef
3.98/5 rDev +11.8%
Poured a medium amber hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.
The smell featured an estery yeast, earthy malts and a light candy sugar.
The taste consisted of upfront esters, caramel and a subtke candy sweetness.
The mouthfeel was toward the ligher side of the style.
Overall a tasty and user friendly dubbel.
08-06-2009 13:57:10 | More by plaid75
4.05/5 rDev +13.8%
Poured a nice dark copper-brown with some nice head and good lacing. Nice scent, very malty with a slight sweet scent from the candy sugars. Great taste, rich and thick with a nice dark malty flavor, excellent sweet tones, and a nicely balanced finish. Goes down very smooth. A very good Belgian.
06-08-2009 13:26:19 | More by JamesS
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
A - A reddish hue. A bit cloudy.
S - Sweet. Very appealing. Malty and sweet.
T - Candied Sugar. A taste of roasted candy sugar followed by a spicy finish. Good.
M - A definite sweet taste on the tongue and as is lingers a bit of hops and spicy in the finish.
D - This is a good beer. I have had many better belgians but all in all a good choice and well done by ABC.
04-11-2009 19:02:31 | More by jayw73
4/5 rDev +12.4%
On tap at ABC Camp hill on 3/6/09.
A - Poured a hazy reddish-orange color with moderate carbonation and a slim off-white head that settled into a patchy film and deposited a thick latticework of lacing around the glass.
S - Initial aroma reminds me of a wheat beer with a heavy clove presence and some Belgian yeast. However, as I dig deeper, I stumble upon some dark fruit and a mild peppery spiciness with a touch of earthy funk in the back.
T - Clove and pepper spiciness kick things off with a bit of dark fruit tartness to complement. Some mild funk emerges in the backend. Finishes with some spicy yeast and a bit of earthy bitterness.
M - Pretty full-bodied with a thick, syrupy texture and lively carbonation, resulting in a bristly mouthfeel overall. Bitter and slightly sour in the finish with just a dash of funk.
D - Oh Darling! I was actually pleasantly surprised by the flavor and complexity of this Belgian-style ale, because there was definitely something that just made it all come together in the end. Her Majesty would be proud of ABC for brewing this beer!
03-06-2009 19:37:36 | More by ffejherb
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
A- A murky raisin type of color. A nice head but it quickly dissipates. Somewhat opaque but it reminds me of dirty brown water.
S- floral hops and spice. some caramel malt as well.
T- candied sugar and plums and ginger. After getting halfway through the beer the ginger starts to dominate more than the plum flavor. Floral and peppery finish.
M- sweet and chewy. A filling beer. good carbonation as well.
D- too sweet to be able to consider a session beer. If i had 3 i would feel a huge sugar rush. Not bad though.
02-08-2009 02:25:06 | More by Dodo2step
3.08/5 rDev -13.5%
Served on-tap at the Harrisburg Location.
A: Cloudy, dark copper color, very little head
S: Dominant spicy smell, with a slight caramally smell
T: A bit thin, but flavorful, the spices also dominate the taste
M: Thin and smooth, adequately carbonated
D: Easy drinker; doesn't really stand out among dubbels or ABC's brews.
02-20-2008 21:51:46 | More by BeerCon5
2.93/5 rDev -17.7%
Served as part of a sample tray in 3oz glasses.
A--cloudy brown, rapidly dying head
S--sweet, spicy, and clove
T--caramel, clove and bubblegum
D--not bad but just not something that stands out. Okay representative of the style. Of all of their beers I would have to say this is one of their better brews offered.
02-20-2008 01:46:40 | More by jneiswender
3.13/5 rDev -12.1%
A tumbler served at the Harrisburg location.
A: The ale is a burgundy-brown color, slightly hazy, and has little head beyond a small whitish ring.
S: The aroma is malty sweet with just a hint of candi sugars.
T: The dubble accentuates a caramel malt profile, showing off a grainy profile that has a mere hint of candi sugars. Those candi sugars do pop up near the end of the sip, adding a hint of candy sweetness to the otherwise dull ale.
M: The mouthfeel starts off lukewarm and never really takes off the ground. The drink is sweet and malty but never wows.
D: The ale is such that you could easily drink a few at a sitting but don't expect a complicated dubble profile.
03-07-2007 01:56:49 | More by akorsak
3.03/5 rDev -14.9%
Appearance: clear amber in color with a short 1/4" head that dissapated immediately. After the head fell, there wasn't even any surface foam. No lacing develops.
Smell: aroma was of caramels and a hint of spiciness.
Taste: caramel, ripe fruits, yeast, a bit of spiciness, and a touch of a toasted quality. Very mild bitterness. This falls in the nice try category, nothing spectacular and could use some work in tying the flavors together better.
Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. Medium bodied. Short sweet and spicy aftertaste.
Drinkability: One glass was enough for me, and I could not see getting another. There are better ABC beers to try ahead of this one.
04-22-2006 18:35:36 | More by Gavage
3.43/5 rDev -3.7%
This arrived with a thin, white head and a light, spicy nose borne of yeastiness. The color was a clear, deep amber. The mouthfeel was warm, but not hot, per se. I noted an interesting mix of sweet and sour on the tongue. The finish was dry and somewhat grassy, if you can believe that. I was unimpressed by this iteration.
12-27-2005 02:02:38 | More by woodychandler
3.63/5 rDev +2%
Appears a red-brownish amber with a 2 finger fluffy tan head. Lots of lacing that lasts throughout the duration of this. Smell is of faint cocoa and some light caramel malts. Perhaps there are some light fruit esters. Taste is okay. Not as rich, or toasted as anticipated. A bit outside the realm of a Belgian style if you ask me. Mouthfeel is ok. Slight, smooth bitterness with barely the amount of sweetness as anticipated but a nice maltiness is there. Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonation which smacks the middle of the tongue and finishes bitter instead of sweetly. All in all, not bad. I think I got this one a bit past it's prime but I'd be willing to give it another shot.
It's ok, dog.
05-15-2005 14:19:25 | More by weeare138
4.15/5 rDev +16.6%
The beer pours a dark amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is perfect. It has a very malty and complex scent that is sweet smelling. The taste is good. It is a bit thin, but full of flavor and sweet malts. It goes down easy and finishes smooth and malty. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine Dubbel. It has awesome aroma and flavor. It is just a little too thin for me; a good drinker.
09-07-2004 11:51:24 | More by WesWes
3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
Served on tap at Kclinger's Publik House.
Appearance - Poured out an orangish, almost hazy copper color. Small head on top that left in a hurry, and did leaves some souveniers on the glass.
Smell - Ah, that typical Appalachian maltiness just plows through your nose. I don't find this particularly offensive, but it is their trademark. All their beers smell alot a like. Oh well, some fruity notes come through as well as a little spiciness.
Taste - More of those malts come out with guns blazing. It takes over and then settles back to reveal some fruits and sugary tasting notes in the background..
Mouthfeel - An easy to drink brew. Nothing really smacks you around here, a little bit of extra carbonation, but not sure if that is the style?
Drinkability - Yeah, you could dial in and drink a few of these, but I feel there are probably better Dubbels out there. Another Appalachian beer that is afraid to go too far, but is by no means a bad beer. I just get the feeling they could do so much better if they'd experiment a little more.
04-06-2004 22:44:00 | More by Edwin
Abbey Roade from Appalachian Brewing Company
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