Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by bagpiper2005:
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour: Gorgeous dark reddish-amber in color with two and a half fingers of dense tan head that retains decently and leaves all sorts of lacing down the glass.
Smell: Aromas of caramel, vanilla, and banana come out in full force. A hint of alcohol and no hops.
Taste: Deliciously sweet with notes of caramel, molasses, clove, and banana. The middle of the palate is nice and yeasty and the finish is balanced and clean with a fair bit of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium in body, creamy, and low carbonation. Smooth as silk.
Drinkability: For a 7% ABV beer this is very drinkable. Glides down the throat but sticks to your ribs a bit.
Final Notes: This is a banana lover's beer. Lots of delicious, ripe banana flavor to go around, with other flavors to balance it out. Its sweetness would lend it well to pair with many desserts.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2010 05:29:06 | More by bagpiper2005
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a clear medium to dark amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation slowly rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint reddish brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy light tan head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate aromas of dark and toasted malts with some dark fruits (plums/figs) and moderate to strong aromas of candi sugar. Light notes of spices as well.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of dark and toasted malts with a moderate amount of caramel + toffee sweetness and some light to moderate flavors of dark fruits (plums/figs). There are light to moderate flavors of candi sugar with light notes of cocoa and spices from the yeast.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Hints of creaminess initially with a touch of spicy drying in the finish.
O: A very nice example of the style with really nice complexity of aromas/flavors without a lot of associated sweetness. Easy to drink and enjoy though this is much more of a sipping beer than a session beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 22:37:14 | More by dbrauneis
Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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