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Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,757 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,757
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 131
Gots: 104 | FT: 0
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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Floydster

California

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into my Trappist Westvleteren chalice, purchased as a single from Hi-Times I believe for under two dollars

A-Medium brown with some darker tones, thin 1/2 inch creamy vanilla colored head that did not last, not much retention, no lacing
S-Very fruity, Belgian yeast, roasted nuts, bubble gum, caramel, brown sugar, lots of berries, sweetness, and
T-Starts off with a fruity malt taste, some nuttiness in the middle with some brown sugar, berries and sweetness in the finish, did not taste as good once it warmed, caramel became stronger and the beer just seemed flat at times, more fruity than expected but still a nice flavor, would have liked to see some more complexity but the taste was not bad overall
M-Sweet, nutty, and roasted mouthfeel, medium bodied, fair amount of carbonation, taste lingers a little bit
D-Could drink a few of these at a sitting, not too heavy and smooth, alcohol content is not high for the style either, sweet stuff gets old though

One of New Belgium's best bottle offerings but still nothing compared to La Folie, what is though, would like to try the Grand Cru version someday and see the differences, have not seen this around too much but a few times recently on draft at various locations, I would probably buy this again down the road, recommended

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2008 22:33:26 | More by Floydster
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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,757 ratings.