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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

1,755 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,755
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 131
Gots: 103 | 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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corylew

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear dark golden brown with a thin layer of white foam that disappears after a minute or so.

Smells fruity with esters. That ester, co2 and fruit is really all that I get from the smell. No malt or hops. Follows the Belgian Abbey style nicely.

Taste is more of those fruity esters with more of a sweet malt back bone. Slight toffee and caramel if you look hard enough for it. Nice sweet body but I wouldn't call it heavy.

Mouthfeel is just about right for the style. If I'd have to choose one or the other I'd say it's undercarbonated rather than over. Sweet and dry from the dark candi sugar.

Overall this is a good beer. Reminds me of an Ommegang Abbey Ale, only with half the mark-up. Follows the abbey ale styles nicely without much flaw.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 01:29:34 | More by corylew
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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,755 ratings.