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Belgian-Style Abbey Ale - Cathedral Square Brewery

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Belgian-Style Abbey AleBelgian-Style Abbey Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

52 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cathedral Square Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brownbeer on 03-10-2010

This traditional Belgian-style ale is brewed using five malts, two hop varieties and authentic Trappist Belgian yeast.
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Photo of Suds
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reddish-brown hue, mostly clear liquid with just a slight haze. Blanket-like foam head. Decent lace. The smell is estery and malty...spice and dark fruit. Nice complexity. Semi-dry, with good malt and yeast flavor. Solidly good.

Photo of jzlyo
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Jerm2401
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Eposse
2.24/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of Faroveryonder
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of WoodJRx
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Henrich
3.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with one finger of fleeting foam, which melts into the beer momentarily leaving a tight ring around the glass. Belgian lacing could be better, but it is present. Color is beautiful golden brown.
Smell: Lightly estery and sweet. I'd like a little stronger smell, but what's there is pleasant.
Taste: Doughy, slightly fruity, and delicious. Great, refreshing taste that doesn't longer long.
Mouth-Feel: Medium body, with perfect just-shy-of-fizzy carbonation. No noticeable astringency or fusel components.
Overall: This is a solid beer; if you're a fan of the style, you'll enjoy this one. It won't blow you away, but I'd definately buy it again. Good job!

Photo of Sivad
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of traviswhillier
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Kroller86
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Cbalber82
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kahlstrom
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of yourefragile
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

22 oz bottle.

Pours a hazed dark copper with a bubbly, dense light tan head. Thick clumps of lace and long lasting retention. Buttery nose, bready, plums, caramel, bubblegum and dough. Thick, full body with light carbonation and a cloying finish. Flavor is dominated by malt, doughy and bready, bubblegum sweet and minimal yeast. Not bad, but not much contribution from the Trappist yeast and too sweet.

Photo of leroybrown10
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Entropy501
3.94/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really enjoyed this beer. I have a bias for Belgian beers and especially anything with a trappist yeast.

The malt and hop notes were meshed very well with the trappist yeast. The price on this beer and alcohol level are perfect and really a great way to enjoy a beer with the quality of Chimay or Orval but without the price.

Photo of BryanCarey
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper/brown in color with a completely clear body, this beer has a nose that offers such aromas as plum, caramel, and figs. The beer leaves some good lacing on your glass as you drink and its appearance is certainly indicative of a quality product.

This beer has an interesting flavor profile, with tastes of bready malt, a touch of sourness, plums/prunes, yeast, caramel/toffee, herbal notes, and even a little bit of smokiness. It is certainly a complex beer with many different flavors fighting for recognition.

Cathedral Square certainly has an interesting product here. There is a candy- like component to the taste and the complexity doesn’t quit. It isn’t a session beer for these and other reasons, but that should take nothing away from the tasting experience. I liked it more and more with each passing sip and I recommend seeking it out.

Photo of Schlafly33
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of AdamP
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of psdonnelly
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of slapperloon
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Belgian-Style Abbey Ale from Cathedral Square Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.