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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

1,748 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,748
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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Happy_Camper


1/5  rDev -75%

04-26-2012 17:12:18 | More by Happy_Camper
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -75%

11-16-2012 03:15:03 | More by dgrauwiler
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Ouroborus

Iowa

1/5  rDev -75%

01-02-2012 00:12:10 | More by Ouroborus
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ToddL1130


1/5  rDev -75%

08-24-2012 11:38:06 | More by ToddL1130
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Revenant

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -75%

11-01-2012 19:23:11 | More by Revenant
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Asc255


1/5  rDev -75%

05-23-2012 11:16:10 | More by Asc255
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rpenterics

Michigan

1/5  rDev -75%

08-25-2013 01:12:56 | More by rpenterics
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senttochris

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -68.8%

11-02-2013 03:27:31 | More by senttochris
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

1.25/5  rDev -68.8%

05-23-2013 13:56:29 | More by kvnstfrd
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Anthony311

Indiana

2/5  rDev -50%

01-09-2014 20:47:52 | More by Anthony311
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littlemissbeercrazy


2/5  rDev -50%

12-29-2012 04:10:09 | More by littlemissbeercrazy
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Irrationalist

California

2/5  rDev -50%

04-23-2012 05:58:26 | More by Irrationalist
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laurenskii

Washington

2/5  rDev -50%

01-31-2012 03:26:25 | More by laurenskii
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Fumanchu

Texas

2.13/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

When I first had this about a month ago, I figured that is is a noble attempt at an American brewery going after a Belgian Abbey Ale. With first taste, it seems like it may mimic an authentic (currently my favorite is Chimay Grand Reserve). I'm sorry if I don't review beers according to the 'standard.'
A) Don't really care - beer is for my tastebuds, not my eyeballs.
S) Not too bad, smells like an authentic Belgian Abbey, makes me happy since there's a possiblity I can pay American prices for an imported Abbey beer.
T) This is (of course) the most important review. At first, it meets all expectations. Holy crap, this tastes like an authentic Abbey brewed Belgian brew! Unfortunately, it fades into a metallic aftertaste. My quest for a Chimay Grand Reserve replacement continues. My goal is to find an accectable cheaper (and more reliable replacement) for Chimay and it continues. Sorry, but as much as I congratulate New Belguim for this attempt, the aftertaste kills this beer.
M) Yea, it's OK. My determining factor is the taste, and the aftertaste kills this one.
D) Since I bought a sixer of this one, I will drink it, but it's not an enjoyable one.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2008 03:28:59 | More by Fumanchu
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stevejones

Tennessee

2.25/5  rDev -43.8%

01-07-2014 23:27:00 | More by stevejones
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tmbogie

Minnesota

2.33/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2

It tastes like bubblegum. It has solid Belgian-style flavors otherwise, but the overpowering bubblegum flavor is sickening. I wish I had more to say about this beer, but all that really matters to me is that it has a bubblegum flavor and that's never what I'm going to want in a beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2010 03:05:27 | More by tmbogie
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

2.42/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. sweet candy sugar apple, brown sugar. This is a joke right? Poor effort, this isn’t a double. And despite some Belgian yeasty flavour (minimal), it doesn't even taste true to the Belgian style, just sweet, flat and dull. Quite sticky and one dimensional. Very dissapointing.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2004 17:40:34 | More by rastaman
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harrymel

Washington

2.45/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed 06/30/10

Poured to New Belgium tulip.

A: low visible carbonation, ocassional rise from etching. Dark brown with excellent clarity. No retention of head.

S: sweet, figs, coriander, hint of plastic.

T: Yeast highlights this flavor for me. I prefer a little more sweetness in this type of ale.

M: low to no bubble mouthfeel.

D: Simple, brown ale in body, unimpressive.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 06:10:03 | More by harrymel
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denver10

Kentucky

2.45/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours amber/ruby in appearance with a big head. Smells malty, sweet, yeasty,a touch of alcohol. Flavor is really sweet, hit me like raisin bubblegum which I really did not like at all. Mouthfeel was medium bodied. I would not bother with this one again. I really wanted to like this one, if for no other reason than its pricepoint, but next time I have a craving for an American Abbey Style Ale I will stick with Ommegangs.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 23:02:54 | More by denver10
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

07-14-2014 19:01:42 | More by atlbravsrno1
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TooGood

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

03-16-2014 12:40:19 | More by TooGood
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Citrus

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

03-18-2013 18:18:26 | More by Citrus
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

11-13-2012 07:09:10 | More by larebear
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

02-28-2012 03:25:09 | More by BrewDallas
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

12-19-2012 18:58:05 | More by King_KongDCO93
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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,748 ratings.