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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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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jeranbrews
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

A - poors a dusky amber somewhat clear body with a cedar tinted fluffy beige head. Good lacing. 4.25

S - somewhat muted aroma. But plenty of straw like hoppy aromas and sweet flora fruity smells. Like a flower shop next door to a cupcake shop but waaaay down the street so you can only smell it occasionally. 4

T - sweet. Malty. Strawberries with cream and a slice of toast on the side. 4

M - creamy and viscous. Malty with a hint of fizz. 8% abv totally hidden. 4.5

O - this is best non-Belgian "Belgian style" ale I can recall. Most of the imitation Belgian fail to capture all the elements but this one checks all the boxes. 4.25

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.76/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ThaneMcC
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of TheyCallMeYukon
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hoppy_Hippy
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Brams17
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Voodoo72
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of Jamato14
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of pat61
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Paincane
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.

Photo of tastesogood
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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