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Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 9
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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Arkansas

5/5  rDev +37%

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5/5  rDev +37%

11-26-2011 18:53:43 | More by DeliriumDuck
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rxharr6

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 23:41:04 | More by rxharr6
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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

03-25-2012 01:41:54 | More by GTB
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Krishob

Florida

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!!!!

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2010 03:58:46 | More by Krishob
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Alabama

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Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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GRG1313

California

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

Very dark brown/orange in color with a nice thick head. Wonderful fruit/malt nose. Nice creamy mouth feel. Flavors are layered and complex of fruit, carmel, malt and clove. A very pleasant dried apricot light hop finish. Best Arbita brew I've tried. Great take on an Abbey Ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 05:47:03 | More by GRG1313
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BeerManDan

California

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2009 18:45:47 | More by BeerManDan
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 05:20:49 | More by Lemke10
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another classic from Abita Brewing. This ale has a creamy, beige head, a beautiful, somewhat cloudy, amber hue, and a caramel-type aroma. The taste is mildly bitter and sweet with roasted nut notes. There is almost no trace of an alcohol taste, however, even with the high (8% abv.) alcohol content. Mouth feel is even. Overall, a top-notch product.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 18:30:37 | More by RonaldTheriot
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boutleg32

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep red/mahogony. Good lacing. Nice 2 inch head.

S - Sweet smell of cherries and cinnamon but not overpowering.

T - Lighter than the look but hints of raisen with a good aftertaste. Alcohol is very present but not over the top

M - In my opinion, it is the best part of the beer. Medium carbonation which is exactly where an Abbey Ale should be.

D - It meets all expectation. Not on the level with Chimay or other Monk beers but extremely satisfying.

Overall- As a student of St. Joseph's Seminary, this beer is a source of income for all us all. 25 cents of every bottle goes to monks here at the Abbey in St. Benedict, LA. It's a very drinkable beer that Benedictine Monks of the Catholic Church have learned to perfect worldwide. It is meets all expectations of the art of brewing beer at monasteries. Again, it may not be as great as some of the Trappist Monastery Ales of Europe but it comes close at a better price. Vivat Christus Rex!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 06:59:49 | More by boutleg32
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Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.