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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

2,017 Ratings
THE BROS
99
world-class

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Ratings: 2,017
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 160
Gots: 223 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 2,017 | Reviews: 746
Photo of Lynn1451
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Garvey
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

crisp good malt, smooth aftertaste, tasty

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 3/16/15. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 10 ounce pilsner glass.

Brew pours a dark amber in color with close to a 1-finger off-white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped. The aroma is of spices and burnt brown sugar. Pretty much is said for the taste as with a hint of bready yeast with a light hint of floral hops also. Actually very smooth to drink with no bitter or hoppy finish. Medium-bodied with perfect carbonation. Overall, Fat Tire did a great job on this brew style.

Photo of colingaiser
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into nonic pint glass...

L: A very attractive, transparent and light caramel-brown hue, with a sticky two-finger head.

S: A unique aroma with notes of burnt brown sugar, baking spices, some floral undertones (like a flower shop!), and lingering breadiness. Beautifully balanced.

T: Like the aroma, nice and complex -- the malt provides a warming, sweet booziness, and there's a spicy combo of pepper, cinnamon, and cloves. However, what's most surprising is the presence of the floral notes, like some kind of lingering lavender perfume. It's a taste that's admirable, yet it's not grabbing me.

F: A little thin, like a flat cola. There's a moderate amount of carbonation but the mouthfeel doesn't offer anything invigorating. Just fine.

O: I respect this beer more than I love it. There's a unique grab-bag of flavors and aromas here, but I think maybe the floral, perfume-like characteristics are a TAD too prominent. Overall though, a good, classy brew.

Photo of takusan1000
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeithE
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyfromGB
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SinHippie
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Titanium147
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cantstandya65
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vegtam
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Csikic93
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fear4Beer
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An amazing American version of a Belgium beer. There is SO much that this beer gets right. The beer pours beautifully with at least a two finger head, it has a beautiful shade of redish brown liquid, and it has a GREAT mouth feel (it isn't watered down). It feels like an authentic Belgium beer (that costs about $6+ a bottle). This beer is priced perfectly, wow, so much bang for the buck! I can get it for $1.50 a bottle. It has 7% abv too! The alcohol is masked: you can feel the warmth of it but not really a taste of alcohol.

The taste is of malt, banana, bubble gum (you can taste it when you burp :-D ), pepper, and yeast.

This is one of the best bang for your buck beers in America. I'm in love with this stuff.

Photo of sethmcconkey
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chiefbender
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BoyDrinksWorld
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElTgray
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fizzician
4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Deep copper pour with creamy clingy head. Aromas of caramel, bread, yeast, and esters. Flavor is somewhat alcoholic, with heavy malt presence balanced by delicate hops. Somewhat sweet finish has me sipping more...

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 2,017 ratings.