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Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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529 Ratings
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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | 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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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of rxharr6
4.9/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep amber color, clouds nicely with a bottle swirl before pour if you like the lees otherwise pours crystal amber worthy of the gems darker varieties.
The nose is fresh baked bread and pears.
The alchohol makes it a sharp first taste but with a smooth finish.
Full malty flavor with slight bitter after taste similar to that found in a lambic
Nice carbonation, tiny bubbles, piour to a creamy white head.
Excellent winter bear.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Krishob
4.55/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wife and I happened to be out & she noticed this lil beverage store tucked away in the corner. I happened to see this in the cooler & snatched it up. Time to see if it was worth the wait.

650ML Bottle, 8% ALC by vol.
Served into a hybrid pint/tulip glass

Appearance - Wow!! this poured a rich amber. 2 - 3 fingers of head that reduced slowly. It has a very rich head not a bright white foam but more like a froth that lingered & was a very light amber in color. towards the bottom it is clear & clean, but as you get closer to the head that is still nice & creeping down the sides as it reduces becomes darker.

Smell - roasted bicuity malts, hops are piny & spice/clove smelling but in a good way. Makes you want to taste it to see if this is as warm feeling as it smells.

Taste - There is a good sharp bitter from the hops but it blends well with the doughy sweetness that malts give. It has a spice that is noticeable but it is not offensive. the sweetness from the malts is really nice and soft. You can taste the different ingredients but they are well blended and seem to compliment each other very well.

Mouthfeel - This is not heavy but defiantly not light. It falls somewhere in between. It coats your palate & as you swallow you can still feel it on the inside of your mouth. It is very soothing in that the slight carbonation that it has along with the spice allow you to feel little points of contact this coating effect. It very smooth & warming, something good to share with some buddies during winter. A nice cigar would hurt as well.

Drinkability - This is defiantly an easy drinker. Goes down smooth, its comforting. It is also a very filling beer. As long as there is room in the tank I would drink as much as I could. Glad for the size since that means was more for me to have after reviewing.

Salude!!!!

Photo of J08aker
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well Balanced nutty flavor great finish

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of Acidik_Inc
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Ha! I was pleasantly surprised by this pint. Superior ingredients to other Abbey Ales. Fruity in flavor along with caramel and toffee flavors. Calming in its effect. Definitely not overwhelming. A beautiful brownish red in color, the marksmanship of a true Abbey. Delicious at its tip and smooth all the way down in its consumption.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of BeerManDan
4.47/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent Abbey Ale. The color was a deep-golden with hues of orange. The smell of soft malts and hops had a magnificent aroma. The taste had a sweet maltiness and mild hops flavor. Overall, Fruity aroma, soft, sweet maltiness and just a pleasant tasting Ale. One of Abita's better beers!

Photo of Lemke10
4.43/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a clear, medium brown color with a mild, malty scent. The taste is sweet, malty, and toasty mixed with hints of fruits. It finishes clean and refreshing. Quite a well made Abbey Ale from the Deep South. This is a must try if you can find it in your area!

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4.4/5  rDev +20.5%

Nose: dark sugars - caramel to toffee, fruit, hint of anise, pepper.
Pours rich auburn with a slight have under a moussey 1" persistent lightly tan tinted foam cap.
Palate: equally malt and yeast driven. The malt flavors are a complex of caramel to rich toffee supported by yeast driven dark fruit flavors that are spiced with light pepper and a hint of anise. The toffee lingers long into the aftertaste. Very light hop accent.
The creaminess of the body gives it a medium full feel. The fine carbonation works very well with the rich malts which are balanced by the yeast and alcohol flavors.

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Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.