Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by acrawf6:
4.05/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours out a rich dark red amber with a frothy tan head that sticks throughout the beer and has nice lacing.
Smell. My first whiff of this one right out the bottle had a sourness that scared me...already a bad bottle? But after pouring it out, that sour bit that i got left, and the aroma is nice. Has a nice sweetness that is smelling like both candi sugar (i get a little candy cotton) and a sweet fruitiness (ripe strawberries is what i get there too). Though i dont get the sourness i first got, there is still a touch of tart that i get, but it goes well with the sweetness.
Taste. The beer stays sweet, but is not cloying (i thought from the aroma that this one could have been a bit too much on the sweet side). The sweetness turns a little bit more on the caramel side and the fruit flavor sticks from the aroma, as i still get a strong strawberry flavor that is accompanied with some tartness. I also get a creaminess from the flavor, which has a little banana to it. I also get a small clove flavor after a second but it does not linger. As it warms in my mouth the flavor turns more earthy. There is a good spiciness that accompanies the cloves that i like; good yeastiness.
Mouthfeel. Body is rather creamy and on the fuller side of medium. I'm a little surprised as I am not getting that much carbonation in this one. Has a nice balance.
Overall, i plan on buying this one a lot, especially with the price i got it at being at $3.69 for the bomber. It is a refreshing dubbel that still carries a complexity and spiciness to it. I don't think I'd say its an incredible dubbel, but it still is pretty tasty. I am finding myself drinking this one rather quickly; the presence of alcohol is low and the drinkability is quite high.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2009 02:23:35 | More by acrawf6
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Amber opaque body capped by a tan head. Good head retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of dark fruits, bread, caramel and clove.
T: Malt forward, caramel, bready and toffee flavors with clove and spice.
M: Smooth, creamy brew that is malty and tasty.
O: Delicious Dubbel. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
07-31-2014 23:01:38 | More by Paincane
Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.