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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

1,624 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1624
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 YippiesRhinos:
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YippiesRhinos

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This pours and looks like one of my homebrews: thick, creamy head and rich, deep amber color. Feels a bit thin in the mouth. Caramel and rich malt flavors. Well balanced. Definitely able to notice 7% alcohol content - not distracting or detracting...but noticeable. Very, very solid brew. Definitely a good choice within the Belgian Style Ale category.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2008 01:36:47 | More by YippiesRhinos
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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.

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,624 ratings.