Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown with some ruby red. Lots of bubbles and about two fingers of off white head that quickly fades into a thin patchy layer. Decent amount of lacing on the glass.
Smell: Aroma of dark malts with Belgian yeast and dark fruits. Subtle hints of clove and banana. Good hints of raisins, plums, and dark grapes. Also a little bit of apple, orange, and brown sugar. Light hints of alcohol and grassy hops lingering around.
Taste: Sweet and bready up front with caramel malts that are followed by some Belgian yeast. Lots of dark fruit with notes of plums, raisins, and grapes. Also some banana, cloves, apple, and a little orange. Hints of brown sugar and grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth. Starts sweet and finishes dry.
Overall: A pretty good tasting take on a Dubbel. A little too much carbonation for the style but the fruit presence is very good.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2012 05:35:58 | More by MattyG85
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