Belgian Abbey - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: n/a
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Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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United States

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Tripel |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Dogbrick on 07-29-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
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3.99/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - a hazy red glow results from this pour, with shades of orange and brown. A dense cloud of off-white foam sits atop and slides down with no lace. The last pint from the growler was loaded with sediment, creating an almost milky looking cloud in the glass.

Aroma - heavy yeast and candi sugar aromas. very basic but gets the message across as a Belgian style. Strong clove and allspice emerge as it begins to warm. Mmmm...

Taste - about what you'd expect given the aroma. Belgian yeast, candi sugar flavor, sweetness mixing with cloves and allspice. A tickle of malt on the sides of the tongue during the swallow, but it is very brief. Ends with a warm alcohol presence that takes over on the finish, but has been well-hidden to this point. All the necessary aspect of a proper Belgian.

Mouthfeel - slightly thick, coats the mouth with flavor. Lively carbonation doesn't miss a step.

Drinkability - rather strong but as my first on-tap Belgian, I found the fresh flavor most delicious. The flavor does tend to decline on the second pint as the taste buds go a little numb or my palate is getting too saturated to constantly pick apart the subtle spices. Thank heaven, though, for the growler that lets me have a few pints in the safety of my home. Yes, safe from vehicle and law enforcement issues, I have only to fear tiny Legos, Magnetix, puzzle pieces, Hot Wheels, the cat, and any varied assortment of kid's toys strewn about a dark house...I'm so glad my kids are still too young for rollerskates...

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I found it to be very sweet like a double which could be bad for some people. The lacing was nice and the color a dark amber. Due to the high level of sweetness and an undertone of furfural I wouldn't call it the most drinkable beer in the world but one will do. Very enjoyable.

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3.22/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at the Cincinnati location. An interesting attempt at the style. Light and clear orange color with a thin white head. Thin but slow lacing. The aroma is sweet and fruity. Medium bodied with strong fruit (banana) and candy flavors. Leans a little far on the sweet side, especially in the finish but overall this is a decent beer.

Belgian Abbey from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.