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Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,616 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1616
Reviews: 714
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%


Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2002)
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Reviews by Eisen:
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Eisen

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poared into a chimay goblet, yeilding a 2 finger head that died down quickly hith very little lacing. Color is a very nice dark red.

The smell was very nice, yeasty and belgium-esk, but dissipiered after three drinks.

the taste is very good, exspetially consitering the 6.99 a six pack price. It tastes just like it should; this is an average, sterio-typical belgian ale. It does not stand up to any "abbey" ale that is actually from belgium, so dont exspect it to. With that said and considering the price and avaliability ( we cannot get any real belgians in MT other than chimay red if your lucky and in a big "city"), the flavor is well balanced mixture of fruty/banana type belgian yeast and malt goodness. Not to sweat and not to yeasty.

Moreover it is incredably drinkable. Hides the 7% very well and no syrpyness or overly yeast after taste like that left in your mouth with new belgiums Trippel.
All in all i would recomend this if you want a belgium ale with out spending a lot of money. Remember you pay for what you get, so dont exspect magic; but you do get a well balanced, very drinkable belgian style ale that has all the charatoristics that one looks for in this style without braking the bank.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2010 04:14:25 | More by Eisen
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3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into chalice

L: brown, amber, crystal clear; 1/4-inch tan head of semi-thick foam -- looks much cleaner with less head than a typical belgian, but it's pretty

S: wine ... sour grapes; yeasty, gets sweet ... like bubblegum, almost banana; licorice at times

T: fruity, bubblegum ... some woody/oak taste at times; licorice at times

F: solid but not spectacular ... good carbonation, lightweight

O: weird balance between super sweet light bubblegum notes vs. dark licorice/prunes. it's enough like a dubbel to score well for style, but it's also no Rochefort 6. a little darker than most Belgians.

one thing it has that almost no other dubbel I've tried has is a cool nutty flavor. it shows up at different times and might be most present in fresher bottles (this one has been in the fridge a month, and the nut flavor is not showing up much). it's fantastic when it's there, though it's not part of the style.

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Taste: Sweet up front, with a lingering bitterness. Light grainy character. Nothing overly impressive.
Mouth-Feel: It's nice. Lightly carbonated, but a bit thin tasting.
Overall: it is a decent interpretation of authentic dubbels, but I don't really agree with the outstanding ratings. Good, but not amazing.

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,616 ratings.