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Belgian-Style Abbey Ale - Cathedral Square Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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:
This traditional Belgian-style ale is brewed using five malts, two hop varieties and authentic Trappist Belgian yeast.

(Beer added by: brownbeer on 03-10-2010)
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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

atlbravsrno1, Friday at 02:54 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -36.7%

Eposse, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Faroveryonder, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of WoodJRx
4/5  rDev +13%

WoodJRx, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of cmwilliq
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

cmwilliq, May 01, 2014
Photo of Henrich
3.86/5  rDev +9%
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!

Henrich, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Sivad, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

traviswhillier, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Kroller86, Nov 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Cbalber82, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Kahlstrom, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

yourefragile, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Entropy501
3.95/5  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.

Entropy501, Jul 01, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

BryanCarey, May 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Schlafly33, May 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

AdamP, Jan 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

psdonnelly, Jan 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

slapperloon, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

rudy0908, Dec 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +13%

davek72, Nov 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

jklecko2, Oct 30, 2012
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Belgian-Style Abbey Ale from Cathedral Square Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.