Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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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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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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