Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by buddha5050:
4.5/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Serving: 12 oz bottle into Belgian Independence day small tulip glass
A: This beer poured a beautiful,clear, coppery, red color with two fingers of a nice tight white head, the carbonation was moderate-high. Realy nice looking beer.
S: First thing that hits you is the malt, and brett yeast smell, the phenolic clove smell is there but in the background along with the slight alcohol smell as well.
T: The first thing I taste is the malt sweetness along with the clove and slight banana taste. Then comes the light hopp bitterness, but dissapates nearly as quick as it came.
M: Carbonation is the first thing you feel right up front, it cleanses the palate, leaving your mouth envigorated and wanting more, of the nice medium body this beer has.
O: This is one of the best in it's style that I have had in a long time, if not ever. Love it!
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2012 04:44:32 | More by buddha5050
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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