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Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing

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Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

1,746 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 132
Gots: 96 | FT: 0
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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ccrida

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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
90 out of 100 based on 1,746 ratings.