Abbey Ale - Wedge Brewing Company
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
4.47/5 rDev +4.9%
On tap on a chill December day, outside the metal-garden of the Wedge. Full pint pour. 7.5% listed on the chalkboard.
A. Clear, deep copper with raspberry highlights. Short, lacy tan head. No bubbles in the beer itself.
S. Sweet and pie-y, minor spice and vague fruity esters (apple, pear perhaps?), solid, tasty malt nose, clean and interesting, wet and quite fallish.
T. Now this is good. Tidbits of booze in this crisp, malt-forward brew... pleasing and homey, apple and dates, earthy, rustic, brown sugar malts, full and lively, sweet and spice (coriander, clove?) all mix well together... not too spicy, not too dry, the yeast character backs off to let this malty, Belgian-American shine. Less complex than most Belgian Dubbels, but more approachable and satisfying. I came very close to giving this a 5 on taste, something I very rarely do.
M / D. Very nice. Medium body, smooth with a little booze and spice to send it on its way down your throat. Easy, tasty complex malt finish. Subtle. Pleasant.
Wedge Abbey flirts with real greatness. This is an extremely drinkable, balanced Dubbel that has some honest to goodness house character. Quite clean, you can drink a lot of this... and I do believe I will. Surely one of the better American Dubbels I've had to date. Well done Wedge!
12-24-2010 22:18:10 | More by kkipple
4.38/5 rDev +2.8%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and a firm head that leaves a few splashes of lace
Smell: Dried dark fruit and candi sugar
Taste: Sweet and fruity, up front, with caramel, candied dark fruit and white pepper, joined with a yeasty element that builds, after the swallow
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with prickly carbonation
Drinkability: An excellent, well-balanced dubbel with a subtle hint of yeasty complexity
07-25-2009 18:15:07 | More by brentk56
4.28/5 rDev +0.5%
Sampled at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Where else better to try this one?
Pours deep red with a one-half finger head. Very little retention as expected. Good lacing.
Faint fruity nose with mainly plum and cherries.
A very thick drinker. Moderately syrupy. Easy sipper. Well worth checking out.
10-10-2009 14:21:04 | More by beer2day
4.15/5 rDev -2.6%
Glad to have a chance to finally try a bunch of new brews from Wedge. Pretty much cleaned the taps out over the last week there.
A really solid beer here for sure, this may have been my favorite offering from them to be honest. Rich amber color comes into the glass immediatly on the pour with a nice and subtle head of white foam that caps the top. Aroma is bready, lots of figs, plums, various fruits bouncing around in here as well. Taste is sweet, nice touches of fruit melded around a solid malty base and a rich profile that just begs to be drank. Warming brings up the rich fruit notes to the frit and leaves you with a semi dry, bordering on lightly tart finish.
Overall a really solid and very well done ale. A little heavy for a dubbel but it really does work. I would go for this one again any day.
06-06-2010 23:29:15 | More by mikesgroove
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
On-tap at the Wedge tasting room in a shaker pint. Opaque red-tinted brown with a thin white head. Leaves a sheet of the most delicate lace around. Smell: super fruity with cherry, date, pear, and a ton of caramelized sugar. Slightly musty. Taste: caramelized sugars, date, cherry, light leafy and earthy hopping. A little tobacco-ish component. Sweet. Active but smooth carbonation, medium body. Really solid.
03-19-2011 04:21:35 | More by babaracas
4.08/5 rDev -4.2%
1 Liter bottle into a Duvel snifter pours a crisp dark copper with a nice lasting khaki head that leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice amount of dried fruits, caramel and a touch of molasses. The taste is a nice complex blend of dried fruits and caramel malts with a nice lingering touch of Belgian spice. The beer is medium bodied with light carbonation and it's 7.6% alcohol content very well hidden, this one is quite refreshing. This is certainly one that I would love to have again.
05-05-2009 00:00:34 | More by atsprings
3.9/5 rDev -8.5%
Enjoyed on-tap @ The Wedge Brewing Co in Asheville, NC for $4. Tapped from one of the obscure/art graffitied tap handles into a 16oz Pint Glass.
Aroma- Strong and rich spices come across huge and then caramel and malts. Well blended and yet everything in here has a punch to the nose.
Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger head that dies. Has the deepest colored brown body you can get with a caramel glow to it. Leaves light suds behind.
Flavor- Strong malts and caramel come up again. The hop flavor is nice but doesn't get in the way of the sweetness. Light-Medium Bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Smooth, but then bites with a coffee flavor... Not sure I was in favor of this.
Overall Impression- A nicely done Dubbel by The Wedge but didn't care too much for the mouthfeel... Would still recommend this brew. I'm now taking the Iron Rail IPA to-go in a Growler (the only one available). These guys know what they are doing here!
01-16-2012 16:21:20 | More by DCon
Abbey Ale from Wedge Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.