1787 Abbey Single - New Jersey Beer Company

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1787 Abbey Single
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 37
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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New Jersey Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 04-20-2010

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 37
Reviews by JimmyCop:
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2/5  rDev -36.1%

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Photo of StevenH
2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Way too foamy. Might have been a bad batch but it was just way over carbonated. Took away from a possibly good taste. (117 characters)

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of KTCamm
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

6/14....pours bright gold with light layer of white foam. Gritty pilsy nose, some citrus. Funky earthy taste lemon background. Apples too? Kind of glommed together and not quite there. (184 characters)

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: A dull bronze-tangerine color shows some signs of unfiltration with a snappy, medium strong effervesce. The head is initially 2+ fingers, soapy, with a dull cream color and quick to fall from grace minus a lacing. Was expecting something perhaps a bit darker in color.

S: Some musky fruit, apples, mandarin oranges and red grapes with some musky citrus of modest strength.

T: The flavor was fruity with some musky tones as well of apples, melons and some pear juice. Fairly crisp with some underlying tones of lemony grapefruit. A honey bready sweetness comes about near finish with a close of musky citrus on the swallow.

T: The mouthful is crisp with a snappy carbonation. A decent feel and fullness, reminds me of apple juice with a tart orange and apple layover on the tongue.

D: Drinkability was ok, not what I think of as a table abbey, a bit fruity and musky tart. Ones okay but would hold off on more. (920 characters)

Photo of Amalak
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of metter98
3.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is hazy amber in color and had a large beige head that died down quickly.
S: There is an aroma of piney and citrusy hops, which is more reminiscent of that which you would typically expect from an IPA.
T: Hop flavors really stand out in the taste, although they are not too strong. Any possible flavors of spices are masked by the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate.
D: The beer tastes OK, but I could not have more than one of these in a single sitting. (488 characters)

Photo of rkcrozier
3.12/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Copper Mine Pub

A - minimal head, no lacing, a bit cloudy in the glass

S - the usual Belgian smells but not very prominent in the nose; could have used a bit more punch

T - the taste was very thin and disappointing, lacking the sweet, hoppy Belgian flavors

M - very minimal flavor

D - the least favorite of the 3 beers I tried; I was really surprised they brewed a Abbey beer as one of their first endeavors. I wouldn't be disappointed if they stopped brewing this. (480 characters)

Photo of mjaskula
3.15/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy straw color with a thin white head that disappears very fast. No lacing.

Aroma is mostly malt and bread with only the faint presence of belgian yeast. Flavor seems more light lager than belgian. Definitely lighter flavors than expected. Flavor is creamy and smooth with some mild bitterness in the finish.

Carbonation is high and mouthfeel is light. This is a pleasant session beer, but didn't live up to my expectations. (463 characters)

Photo of claspada
2.39/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Aromas of musky, grass, herbal, hay, and a slight malt presence.

The taste was very thin and disappointing, lacking the sweet, hoppy Belgian flavors needed in a Abbey style beer. Certainly tasted grassy, with only a modest hint of maltiness and herbs, and really no evidence of spice or sugar.

The mouthful is crisp with a snappy carbonation. A decent feel and fullness, reminds me of apple juice with a tart orange and apple layover on the tongue. This is a very weak version of a Belgian ale. Easy to quaff but there is a lack of a flavor profile that keeps you from coming back for more. (593 characters)

Photo of cgraz51
3.85/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of benz08
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.17/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBigBoy
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Gavage
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a hint of orange tint. A wispy head breaks apart immediately making this look very flat.

Smell: little aroma as there is some grassy tones with a hint of mild bitterness.

Taste: mild malt profile with some green grapes, pears, and a soft bitterness. Reminded me of a rye beer in part of the flavor profile. No belgian yeast flavors or any spiciness at all here.

Mouthfeel: thin bodied. Lightly crisp throughout with some soft dryness late. Aftertaste is almost clean.

Drinkability: this is a very weak version of a belgian ale. Easy to quaff but there is a lack of a flavor profile that keeps you from coming back for more. Disappointing overall. (696 characters)

Photo of donniecuffs
3.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy golden/amber with a very thin white head, no retention, and spotty lacing. Modest visible carbonation. Smelled of grass, modest herbs, hay, and a slight malt presence. Certainly tasted grassy, with only a modest hint of maltiness and herbs, and really no evidence of spice or sugar. Was a little surprised by the latter. Very thin-bodied, and modestly carbonated. For an 'abbey single', this beer certainly needs to be beefed up a bit. (451 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
2.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A bit of a middling Belgian pale, to be sure. Hazy gold body, small white head. Average retention, a little bit of spotty lace on the glass. Aroma has very mild fruity esters, a little sweet maltiness. Nothing too prominent. Flavor is very much the same; just a hint of the typical fruitiness you’d expect from a Belgian Pale; light sweetness, generic malt character, faint floral hop notes. Hints of green apple, lemon, spice. Pretty bland overall. Carbonation is on the aggressive side, giving the medium light body a prickly feel that’s not very smooth. A little too burp inducing, I’d say. Not so impressive. (618 characters)

Photo of Zekenyce
4/5  rDev +27.8%

Photo of tbeer40
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of Gregwa
4.5/5  rDev +43.8%

Photo of Steved9mm
3.98/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Appearance, hazy yellow with a nice off white head
Smell, somewhat hoppy buy you can smell the yeast as well.
Taste, delicious maltyness that finishes with a nice belgian yeast flavor hops are present but not the main event.
Mouthfeel, nice and light a truely great summer beer.
Overall good stuff. (298 characters)

Photo of PursuitOfHoppiness
3.75/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.21/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad take on a Belgian style from a newish American brewery. Pours a pretty golden color with a bright white head. Some phenols in the scent giving me some legitimate Belgian vibes. Taste is mild, inoffensive on the whole with some of those Belgian phenols again. This might be a decent choice to use as a gateway beer for someone. There are some familiar fizzy yellow beer notes along some more interesting twists and turns along the way. I wouldn't compare this to Orval but if you look you can see some of the same connective tissue. This beer makes me interested to see if the New Jersey beer company ever puts out a Belgian strong ale. This beer makes me think they could pull off a decent one, if not a very good one. (728 characters)

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1787 Abbey Single from New Jersey Beer Company
77 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.