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Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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523 Ratings
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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 10
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Abbey Ale honors the ancient tradition of monks who perfected the art of brewing beer to support the monastery and their "liquid bread". We offer up our support and thank them with a 25¢ donation to St. Joseph's Abbey with every bottle sold of this heavenly brew. Dark amber in color, the aroma of caramel, fruits and cloves invites you to contemplate the creamy head of this "Dubbel" or double ale. Abita Abbey Ale is a malty brew, top-fermented and bottle aged to rapturous perfection.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: theboozecruise on 10-26-2008)
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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

nabevch, Monday at 08:17 PM
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3.48/5  rDev -4.4%

Nickgiraud, Saturday at 03:01 AM
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

s4s, Saturday at 02:53 AM
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

zp6167a, Nov 15, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, coppery-red. A decently sized, light tan head develops before receding to a thickish film.
Smell is malty, wood, multiple fruits, light smoke. Good balance.
Taste is rich with malt, slightly green wood, a mix of light and dark fruits, some spice (mostly clove but with something else) and light smoke notes tie it all up very nicely.
Smooth, rich, with a very light effervescence. Just the slightest bit of drying but a whole lot of warming. The flavor and body are a perfect primer for the Thanksgiving feast in two weeks. Wish I had another to complement that meal. The best beer from Abita I've ever had, by a good stretch.

PorterLambic, Nov 14, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%

WholeLottaTricks, Nov 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Not good, tasted exactly like fresh sweet feed that I put out for deer.

DHarv, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

LakerLeith, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

nathanmiller, Oct 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

mrn1ceguy, Oct 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TheSamKuehn, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

abex44, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

A - poors a dusky amber somewhat clear body with a cedar tinted fluffy beige head. Good lacing. 4.25

S - somewhat muted aroma. But plenty of straw like hoppy aromas and sweet flora fruity smells. Like a flower shop next door to a cupcake shop but waaaay down the street so you can only smell it occasionally. 4

T - sweet. Malty. Strawberries with cream and a slice of toast on the side. 4

M - creamy and viscous. Malty with a hint of fizz. 8% abv totally hidden. 4.5

O - this is best non-Belgian "Belgian style" ale I can recall. Most of the imitation Belgian fail to capture all the elements but this one checks all the boxes. 4.25

jeranbrews, Oct 07, 2014
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Anaxagoris, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.