Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 482 | Reviews: 217 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jizdepski:
4.1/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
poured out of its 22 oz bottle cold, into a non-chilled chalice glass. appears a very nice amber/golden color. head is thick, with a creamy texture and off-white pale color. smells like a yeasty, strong dubbel. cloves and spices dominate the scent , which is accompanied by a hint of sweetness. you do smell the alcohol also. the taste is surprisingly alot like the smell, in that its not nearly as sweet as some of the other dubbels out there, which was a bit strange to me, but not at all off-putting. alcohol is pronounced, as well as the yeasts and roasted malts. has a real hearty, earthy quality about it. this brew also has a nice bitter and spiciness to it, with some subtle fruitiness, though not really in a sweet way. i thought it tasted better as it warmed slightly. the body was pretty thick, medium to almost heavy. i liked the thickness, and the creamy head stayed and lazily trickled down the edges of the glass as drank it. despite being rather thick, it was very drinkable...i would recommend this beer to anyone who likes belgians of any style. i would also agree with some other reviewers in that this seems more like a tripel than dubbel. a fine offering from abita, probably the best specialty beer they have done yet.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2009 20:35:14 | More by jizdepski
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.