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Abbey's Single - Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Belgian-style abbey ale crafted like those that Trappist monks brew for their own session beer. It is light bodied, light in color and relatively lower in alcohol with spicy phenolics and complex fruity esters of cherries, nectarines, peaches and bubblegum with a characteristic slightly tart and dry finish from the Belgian yeast.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 07-15-2013)
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Reviews by bnes09:
Photo of bnes09
4.04/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light golden color. Sturdy head remains as a layer of film. Elegant lacing.

Fruity, citric aroma. Mild yeast character. Somewhat spicy. Soft bread in the nose as well.

Gentle bready malt character, light and smooth. Herbal hop spicy. Hint of cloves. Yeasty. Well balanced.

Light bodied. Well carbonated. Smooth thought with a slightly crisp finish.

Nice Belgian session brew. Light in body but enough complexity to excite the palate.

bnes09, Jun 03, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Destihl Abbey's Single has a thick, white, crackly-foamy head, a very hazy, gold-orange appearance, some bubble streams, and a thin lace sheet left behind. The aroma is of pungent, peppery, funky, spiced bread, with possibly a shade of fruit spritz. Taste is of those elements, with a somewhat stronger citrus component, mellow bitterness, sugar, pepper, white bread, and white bread crust. Mouthfeel is medium and prickly from carbonation. Destihl Abbey's Single finishes mostly dry and decently drinkable.


RonaldTheriot, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

WVbeergeek, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

PopGun, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

ONovoMexicano, Jul 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

whatname, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Gonzoillini
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Gonzoillini, Apr 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

jsh420, Jun 02, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +4%

Hendrick24, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of ocelot2500
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head that little bits of lacing.

Smells of sweet grains and some fruits.

Tastes of the grainy sweetness with a layer of fruits and a little spice. Grainy sweetness leads off with a touch of bread. This gives way to a bit of fruits with pear and apples coming through mostly. A touch of peppery spice comes towards the end. All of the right notes are present, but it comes off a bit light.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is okay, but not really worth a look.

ocelot2500, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

MrJolly, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

EgadBananas, Aug 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

enelson, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Bpierso1, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.76/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of light stone fruit, Belgian yeast, bready malt, cloves, hint of butter. Flavor follows, with light stone fruit and apple juice, clove, bready malt; finishes with a light hop and clove bitterness with residual fruit flavor. Medium bodied. A nice domestic Belgian pale. Flavor and yeast are spot on. The finish is a bit more bitter and slightly metallic sour than expected, but overall a good Belgian ale that I would buy again.

LiquidAmber, Sep 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

CWhite, May 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

ystazi, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

ArdyExfor, May 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

ssimpson89, Apr 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

AndyEdgar, May 31, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -35%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

bmwats, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

krome, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
2.3/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a sampler glass at Barrington Brew Fest 2013.

A new offering from Destihl, harkening back to the table beers of brewer-monks of yore (and today, I s'pose). It pours a mostly-clear pear-straw topped by a miniscule halo of off-white bubbles. The nose comprises mild bread, light banana peel, a pinch of clove, and a hint of green apple. The taste, though, goes sideways quickly, establishing a veneer of bland apple juice mixed with generic banana bread. The body is a light medium, with a light (almost flat) carbonation and a slick, nearly gelatinous feel. Overall, this thing just didn't work for me, as the flavors seemed to go rather askew for decent beer in general, let alone anything close to the style at hand.

TMoney2591, Jul 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

brandoman63, Nov 25, 2013
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Abbey's Single from Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works
79 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.