Abbey Belgian Style Ale - New Belgium Brewing
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Reviews by jrallen34:
3.18/5 rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
I drank this from a 12oz bottle into my Orval glass, true abbey style.
The beer pours a medium brown that is super light, just lets the light through and makes it look super watery. The head is light tan, rises only about a finger and is gone right away.
The aroma is on the lighter side and tries very hard to be like a trappist but falls short. There is a ton of malts, dark fruits, prunes, caramel but there is a stale fakeness to it that doesn't make it wholly appealing.
The taste is the same as the aroma, similar to trappist but just not there yet. I can't put my finger on this, but its just so sub below a beglian.
Serving type: bottle
04-30-2010 01:13:01 | More by jrallen34
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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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