Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.63/5 rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from a cellar temperature 12 oz. bottle, into my St. Feuillien chalice, the New Belgium Abbey has a fluffy 2-finger, light tan, head, which subsided fairly quickly to a thick skim and lots of clingy lace.
Very nice, rich aroma, fig and grape fruitiness and distinct abbey yeast spiciness, with faint booziness and maybe a touch of brown sugar. So far this Abbey sure is authentic!
The taste continues to stay true to form, with much less of the sweetness from the nose, and more of the spice. A nice clean, dry, mineral finish.
The mouthfeel is very well executed, surprisingly light with lively carbonation.
This is a very drinkable abbey/dubbel. Not as bland as they can sometime be, but balanced and attenuated enough to not be cloying. And I'm only thinking of Belgian abbeys, as this could easily pass as (a very good) one in a blind taste test. This is the best and most authentic Belgian style American brew I've ever had, for any style. And only $8 a six pack in Portland, fantastic!
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2007 03:31:00 | More by ccrida
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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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