Abby's Ale - Bold City Brewery
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3.85/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind
S - Is of sweet malt with fruit and spices
T - Like the smell starts off sweet then the fruit flavors come out and finishes with a touch of spice
M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it
D - This is a pretty good beer not the best tripel I've had but one that has a good taste and is easy drinking its worth a try if you see it around
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2010 00:10:27 | More by armock
3.53/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, amber body. The foam settles quickly but a small head remains on the beer, supported by a steady column of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.
S - A strong, bready malt aroma with lots of toasted character. Some subtle fruit character in the background, notes of pear and red apple.
T - Sweet malt up front with a nice, mellow caramel flavor. Some toffee and pear notes in the middle. Finishes with more toasty malt and light hop bitterness as well as a touch of herbal hop flavor.
M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.
D - Well, this is actually quite drinkable though weather or not it succeeds as Belgian style abbey ale is another question entirely. It has a nice, round malt profile and enough hops to balance, but the yeast character is kind of subdued and, honestly, not all that Belgian. It is listed as a Tripel; I don't know what it was intended to be, but I know it isn't a Tripel. It doesn't have the color, aroma, or flavor of a Tripel and it has far too weak of a hop character for that style. It seems more like an Amber ale and its subdued yeast character is more reasonable if that is the case. This is not a bad beer, but it is kind of anemic for a Belgian style beer. With a more appropriate yeast character and a dryer finish it could have some potential.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2010 05:24:32 | More by nickfl
Abby's Ale from Bold City Brewery
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