Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.47/5 rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a best before date on the side of the label. Info about the brewery and beer are on the label as well.
Appearance: The loose yeast ended up making its way into the chalice though with the color being a deep leather brown it did not affect any kind of clarity. Decent lacing with a good stickage down the glass.
Smell: Creamy phenolic, crushed bananas and plums, anise and black pepper with mildly solvent alcohol in the back.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a creamy backing, turbid crispness ends with a sharp bite. Malty with ripe fruit all over, playful phenolics help to balance. Hard pinch of alcohol shows its 7% abv. Some brown bread in the finish, semi-dry with a slowly fading bitterness.
Notes: Very drinkable and comparable to the real Trappist brews. WOW! What an amazing American brewed Belgian Style beer I hope to have this beer in the Boston area some day soon as one bottle was just a tease.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2004 04:16:58 | More by Jason
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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.