Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pilotgod:
4.05/5 rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 650ml bottle into a Belgian goblet.
A: Spot on. Pours a very dark amber burgundy. Around a 39 on SRM color guide. This bottle gave a good two finger head that diminished after about 5 minutes to very fine layer that remained for the rest of the glass. Lacing is moderate, but clings firmly in place, not slowly gliding down the glass.
S: The first thing I notice is the sweet maltiness, followed by notes of fruits like plums and raisins. As I come away from the glass, lingering spice notes are detectable.
T: The malts and grains are definitely noticeable, but if you let it linger on the palate for bit you will get other tones of raisins, plums, and fruits as well as a well balanced alcohol note.
M: While it is moderately carbonated, it is not overly carbonated to the point it detracts from the beer. The alcohol is present, but stays subdued throughout. The finish is dryer than some others in the style, but that works with everything else that is going on.
D: Drinkability is good for a Dubbel. I'm not going to go so far as to say this trumps a St. Bernardus, Chimay, or Ommegang, but it can hold its own and sufficiently puts the Belgians on notice. The folks at Abita have done an excellent job taking the Dubbel style and infusing it with just enough American craft styles to stand out, but remain an homage to the originals.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2011 04:21:23 | More by pilotgod
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4.03/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- deep clear amber with a thin, rocky tan head. Great head retention and well defined rings of lacing. Small, slow rising carbonation.
S- beautiful yeast character. Earthy, spicy, funky. Bready malt, caramel, and a touch of molasses. Not much fruit, but there is a hint of raisin if you look for it.
T- molasses, caramel, raisin, Cinnamon, clove, toasted bread, funky yeast. Surprisingly complex for an American dubbel.
M- medium bodied, creamy, fine carbonation.
O- very surprised, in a good way.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2014 07:32:35 | More by silverking
Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.