Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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4.05/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
bottle into pint. poured aggessively for a thick, rocky, tan head. beer has little retention but some nice lacing. its a darkish red/brown, but fairly transparent. im getting belgian yeast, malts, and clove on the nose. taste is malty up front (caramel sweet), some earthy yeast qualities, with an underscore of spice that becomes more prominent towards the middle and finish. some fruit sweetness underneath that reminds me of cherries. finish is clove like and medicinal, and a bit warm. for an abbey its not all that complex, not getting much of the fruity sweetness that i expected based on other abbeys i've had. mouthfeel is nice, not highly carbonated and about medium bodied. certainly not thick. this is one of the easier drinking abbeys around, drinkabilility is certainly a strong point for this one and i enjoyed that. overall a pretty good abbey, not the best but well worth a go.
Serving type: bottle
01-11-2010 01:36:43 | More by jizdepski
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