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Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | 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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alleykatking

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got in a BIF from jyounger30...thanks for everything once again Jay. Poured from 22oz bottle.

A- Pours a rather clear deep amberish copper color. Two finger off-white head that stays for a little while. Leaves big streaks of lacing all over the glass.

S- The clove and banana in this is more fruity smelling than what I am used to. Light roasted caramel malts in this one brings out a bready appearance in the aroma. Darker fruit hints in this one as well that come and go.

T- Taste pretty much follows along with the aroma. There is a light spicey touch to this that I can't put my finger on it. There is a light alcohol burn to this that is goes well with the beer.

M- Medium light mouthfeel. Carbonation is good with this style. Clove and yeasty tastes are left on the palate and aftertaste long after the sip. Kind of syrupy feeling in the mouth as well. Kind of sweet overall in mouthfeel.

D- Nice drinkable beer that I would love to sip on more than this once.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2010 23:45:13 | More by alleykatking
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Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.