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1787 Abbey Single - New Jersey Beer Company

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1787 Abbey Single
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Jersey Beer Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 04-20-2010)
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Maerzen

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at dba Brooklyn. This Belgian Pale Ale had a very clear appearance with a small amount of foam and lacing. Interestingly, there was little to no aroma at all. I kept waiting for something to appear. There was a slight taste of bananas and clove but I may have just been hoping that there was something there. Really not too much to this beer. It wasn't bad and was completely drinkable it was just a bit bland.

Serving type: cask

09-20-2010 03:37:52 | More by Maerzen
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Steved9mm

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 19:22:30 | More by Steved9mm
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richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

07-10-2014 19:03:00 | More by richj1970
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-07-2014 02:12:01 | More by iL0VEbeer
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koopa

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

06-21-2014 02:37:59 | More by koopa
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LMH88

New York

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-09-2014 00:24:44 | More by LMH88
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mmhannon

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

06-09-2014 00:09:13 | More by mmhannon
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +24.2%

06-05-2014 03:38:50 | More by Zekenyce
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djrn2

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -37.9%

01-25-2014 05:28:37 | More by djrn2
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.8%

01-10-2014 19:05:37 | More by Belittle
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PursuitOfHoppiness

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

12-27-2013 08:12:13 | More by PursuitOfHoppiness
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ommegangpbr

New York

3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 06:38:55 | More by ommegangpbr
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -37.9%

11-27-2013 22:42:34 | More by JimmyCop
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-17-2013 19:45:30 | More by mikeburd1128
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.8%

10-01-2013 03:04:46 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -6.8%

09-08-2013 17:37:34 | More by TheBigBoy
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.8%

08-15-2013 23:16:31 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

04-28-2013 21:43:19 | More by Gregwa
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jnardone235

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

09-03-2012 04:34:24 | More by jnardone235
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

08-01-2012 05:05:16 | More by WDJersey
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tobelerone

Connecticut

2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2012 16:03:51 | More by tobelerone
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Amalak

New York

4/5  rDev +24.2%

11-21-2011 02:32:14 | More by Amalak
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benz08

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -6.8%

11-17-2011 02:40:51 | More by benz08
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claspada

New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -27%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2011 21:09:44 | More by claspada
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, poured into my Duvel tulip.

1787 Abbey Single covers a spectrum from lemon peel to tangerine in it's color, depending on specifics. The pure white head rises to about three fingers tall. Retention is decent, but lacing is way disappointing. The nose has an extremely clean, crisp malt presence, a little bit of apple but mostly crackers/bread. There's also a little bit of a spicy/herbal noble hop aroma kicking around, but not much. No real yeast note to speak of, and I hope the beer doesn't turn out to be as malt forward as the nose suggests it will be. I find a much better balance in the flavor. The malt is turned down a bit, and it lets the hops shine through a bit more. I can actually taste just a hint of clove from the yeast as well, but it's not as present as it should be. The body is dancing on the line between light and downright watery, but always manages to stay just on the right side. The carbonation feels very pinpoint on my tongue, pretty nice mouthfeel overall. 1787 Abbey Ale certainly isn't the most flavorful/exciting Belgian style beer I've ever had, but that's not what I think it's setting out to be either. It's very easy drinking and is something I could see my non craft drinking friends enjoy, so NJ Beer Co did a good job in that regard.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 02:48:28 | More by axeman9182
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1787 Abbey Single from New Jersey Beer Company
76 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.