Dark Abbey - Harriet Brewing

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very good

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harriet Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

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(Beer added by: cmannes on 03-05-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis.

Pours a deep slightly reddish amber color, mostly clear, with two fingers of cream-colored head. Good retention and nice lacing.

Smell is, to be honest, a lot like most of Harriet's beers. It seems that their yeast strain imparts similar fruit and spice aromas to many of their beers (hefeweizen, saison, and this one). They work okay in a dubbel, though they are a bit on the light and airy side, and more suited to hefes and lighter Belgian styles IMO. Banana, a bit of clove and nutmeg. Cocoa and fig come through more as it warms up. Not as much of the darker fruits that ought to be present.

Taste is more in line with the style - stronger, deeper malt flavors, though it does still have that lightness that seems like it doesn't belong. Some candi sugar comes through. The taste evaporates - I really think the sweetness should be more persistent.

Medium-bodied and pretty sugary, but with rather low carbonation. Much drier than I'm used to from dubbels, especially in the finish (which feels more like a tripel).

This is an interesting beer. It's tasty, but it's definitely not a straight-up dubbel. Has elements more suited to several other styles. They come together fairly well, but the sweetness and the body kinda clash.

Photo of gatornation
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap @ busters
A- pours a hazy dark golden color with a white head and minimal lacing

S- is belgian yeast and bread, with banana and clove,sweet fruits

T- banana and clove with sweet fruit and baked bread malts, a light hop precense

M- good carbonation crisp and sweet

O- drinks more like a golden ale but still tasty on tap and will drink it again when spotted on tap in Minneapolis

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium brown in color with a ring of tan foam. No lacing.

Lots of ripe banana, some dark fruit, and caramel sweetness.

The Belgian yeast offers up lots of banana. Caramel malt, candi sugar and some fruit. Light hop presence. Very tasty. A hint of alcohol.

Smooth, medium bodied. Maybe a bit undercarbonated.

A really nice dubbel. Glad to have a new brewery specializing in belgians. Easy to drink. I shared this with some inexperienced beer drinkers and all of them loved it. Will get this again.

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Dark Abbey from Harriet Brewing
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.