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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

1,969 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 1,969
Reviews: 734
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 151
Gots: 200 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2002

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip.
Golden amber/brown; thick foamy head.
Aroma of belian style yeasts..yes, but very dominant banana. Smell is really nice and inviting.
Taste is absolutely amazing. Obvious belgian yeast and blah blah..but its the banana flavor that really shines here. I even taste a bunch of dark chocolate. Its almost like a Dunkel meets belgian. It makes sense in a geographical sense, and very much so in this bottle. This is so good...I really wish it was sold in NY!!!!
Overall, a fantastic brew. I have had this on my "out of state" radar for some time now. I am so glad I finally found this while on business in Arizona (Total Wine).
Superb dubbel..superb brew.
New Belgium is such a great brewery...yes they have some brews that dont quite satisfy the palate; but for me, most do; and this blows itself out of the water. If you like the style you will love this brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of tbern007
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, amber and old copper penny. Huge, thick, bubbly head that remains and the lacing is superb!
Scent: yeast, clove, banana- very nice.
Taste: sweet initially, tangy later. Yeasty, a bit of malt, cloves and spice, banana.
Finishes well, medium bodied, perfect carbonation.
Very well done. Excellent dubbel. I really do like this one. Completely a class in itself compared to the Trippel by NB, which is ok but nothing of this standard.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.16/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber with a thin layer of brownish, dense head that has decent retention. The nose has notes of spicy, Belgian yeast. The flavor is caramelly, toasty, spicy, yeasty, peppery, and faintly hoppy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and lightly carbonated.

This is an alright beer. For the style the yeast is a bit spicy reminding me more of a tripel. The malt character is a bit a toasty and burnt for my liking. I will probably aim for something a bit more malty and less yeasty in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Burgundy color with a decent head and lace. Nose full of fruity esters, bubblegum, sweet malt, some yeast characer. Medium bodied, bubbly, fruity, sweet but not overly so, hints of caramel, banana, spices, slight yeasty dryness in finish along with a hint of sourness. Very drinkable.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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Photo of Etan
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a slightly murky light reddish-brown with a decent off-white head. Some lacing, with ok retention.

S: Assertive, smooth banana, sweet cream, cinnamon, purple grapes, raisins, overripe strawberry, subtle yeast, banana bread from the malt. A tiny metallic note (to be expected) from the yeast. Very complex.

T: Huge quaff of creamy fruit. Banana, cinnamon, some roasted malt, soft prune, bready yeast, nutmeg, whipped cream, slight vinegar. A little bit of alcohol comes out as it warms.

M: A little bit too thin, with a somewhat watery finish.

O: My favorite beer from New Belgium's regular line-up. Very tasty and complex, and true to style. The mouthfeel could be a little thicker, but besides that, great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 1,969 ratings.