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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

1,803 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,803
Reviews: 718
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 140
Gots: 122 | 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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xpdrinker

Florida

3/5  rDev -25%

12-09-2011 20:50:32 | More by xpdrinker
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Anew

Washington

4/5  rDev 0%

12-08-2011 20:59:18 | More by Anew
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gonger

Iowa

4/5  rDev 0%

12-08-2011 03:14:27 | More by gonger
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Unchi

California

4/5  rDev 0%

12-07-2011 17:38:27 | More by Unchi
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jheezee

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-07-2011 03:46:05 | More by jheezee
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev 0%

12-06-2011 17:29:59 | More by schopenhauerale
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Mtnbeerman

Colorado

5/5  rDev +25%

12-06-2011 04:15:51 | More by Mtnbeerman
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2011 22:42:24 | More by kjkinsey
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ROGUE16

Delaware

5/5  rDev +25%

12-05-2011 12:47:16 | More by ROGUE16
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle purchased at Happy Harry's Grand Forks, South, BB Sep 2012. Poured into a Perfect Pint Glass ~5C

A: Copper, clear with a two finger pale head that laces very nicely.
S: Initially light barnyard, then develops into a pepper / funk sort of pairing. Nice...
T: Hints of chocolate underneath layers of raisins. Some clove / pepper plays well in there along with the dried fruit. A little too light on the flavours though.
M: Good carbonation, coats the mouth well. Finishes with the fruit sticking to the palate.
O: A really nice beer with good "belgian" character... Just more Belgian-ness (is that a word?) is needed to crank this up to great.

12-05-2011 03:54:03 | More by kjyost
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PlinytheFarter

Illinois

4/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2011 01:54:17 | More by PlinytheFarter
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-04-2011 01:13:56 | More by PhatAtUT
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Philousa

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

A thin, delicate head sits atop an amber, earthy colored ale. Some pretty complex aromas: tart banana, some caramel, alcohol, spicy phenols, allspice, and toasted dark bread comes out with a swirl. There is much more dark bread/cereal in flavor with a hint of chocolate & molasses. Bitter and tart flavors together leave you with some phenol and fruity esters. Feels a bit thin and watery. Medium bodied with delicate carbonation that leaves you with a silky feeling.

This is probably one of the most complex beers I've had that comes in a six pack. I've always felt the "Belgium" part of New Belgium's name left a bitter taste in my mouth because they've never really demonstrated their proficiency with the Belgian yeast strain. Well this (along with their Tripel) shut me up. This a Dubbel that stays true to the style while still adding its own flavor. It's probably the best American made Dubbel, and it brings something new to the table. I love this beer and the bang it gives you for the buck. Thank you, NB for proving you can be creative and please release more widely accessible great beers!

12-03-2011 05:04:20 | More by Philousa
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tonafernandez

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%

Ok, not first but one of my first reviews
Poured in to a Chimay chalice from 12 oz bottle
A: Copper/Reddish hue, good bit of head that fades, and most fades away, there is slight amount of lacing that doesn't remain for long but keeps a presence, little bubbles, great carbonation
S: Sweet, candi, some spices i adventure because of the yeast strain,
T: Really good, a bit of warmth due to the alcohol content, goes out with a bit of grain bitterness, great flavor well balanced
M: Good body, not overwhelming, a bit malty but nothing like a full meal
O: This is a really good beer, while it doesn't try to claim your attention by doing something strange it does catch you by creating a well balanced beer, good example of the style while a bit on the light side its still a really nice beer, nor light not really heavy a great session beer for a great price

12-03-2011 04:44:01 | More by tonafernandez
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gio540

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev 0%

12-02-2011 10:03:11 | More by gio540
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25%

12-02-2011 02:49:08 | More by RichH55
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awesomedude

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2011 16:35:40 | More by awesomedude
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akinsja

Tennessee

4/5  rDev 0%

11-28-2011 16:12:05 | More by akinsja
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MareInfinitus

California

4/5  rDev 0%

11-28-2011 08:12:39 | More by MareInfinitus
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

11-28-2011 05:10:05 | More by barnzy78
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev 0%

11-28-2011 04:40:43 | More by Herky21
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drh1382

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-28-2011 03:57:48 | More by drh1382
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +25%

11-28-2011 03:44:54 | More by tbeq00
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AceMan

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25%

11-28-2011 01:28:47 | More by AceMan
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Bbranden85

Illinois

5/5  rDev +25%

11-27-2011 00:41:56 | More by Bbranden85
Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,803 ratings.