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Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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Abbey AleAbbey Ale

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Ratings: 535
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 13
Gots: 42 | 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:
Beer added by: theboozecruise on 10-26-2008

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
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a cervoise glass. Best before 29 November 2012.

A: Gorgeous, creamy head -- almost two fingers. Ruddy amber-brown, clear in the light which highlights the thin streams of bubbles in the interior. Good lacing. Excellent.

S: Uninspiring. Bready malts and flat Belgian yeast. A touch of fruit.

T: Bizarre, but compelling. What starts out as a typical dubbel-style abbey ale, with medium-dark fruit and yeasty malt -- what you'd expect, in other words -- ends as a burnt popcorn (or roasted peanuts), sour fruit, and tangy...yeast? A bit hard to describe. It's good, but confused and unfocused.

M: Thin, with a peanut dust bitterness. Small carbonation.

O: So I actually liked this beer. I might not recommend it, but I certainly don't mind finishing the whole 22 ounce bottle. Good effort, average result.

Photo of cycoduck
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this bomber at my local Giant eagle $4.49 plus tax

A - Dark amber brown in color with good carbonation. Impressive half inch of head that turns to a fluffy lace ring and very sticky lacing.

S - Very fruity almost like a port wine at times. Good caramel and toffee malt backbone. Impressive.

T - A bit watery but I do get some candied sugars, figs, and mild yeast tones. Almost like a watered down wine to tell you the truth, it's ok.

M - Medium bodied it hides the ABV pretty well with only a slight chalky flavor and slight burn.

Overall I wish this beer tasted as good as it smells but its pretty good for a 5 dollar bomber. Not bad.

Photo of Stoffel
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of hawkmage
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MyTBeerDrinker
1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of arkansastroy
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of jophish17
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of CelticAleMan
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ikantspel
4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml into a duvel tulip

pours a beautiful honey amber with a slight creamy looking head

fruity, plums, caramel, and malty goodness

follows the nose almost exactly except you can taste the spices (clove). alittle sweet upfront but balances toward the end.

this dubbel is smooth, creamy, and tasty. not dry and not too carbonated.

spent $5 for this badboy at bevmo. honestly, one of the best american belgian styles i have tried

Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of boutleg32
4.38/5  rDev +20%
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!

Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Reddish brown with a 1/2 inch tan head and ok retention

Smell: Dark fruits plums and raisins upfront and in full effect with a funky belgian yeast picking up the backend

Taste: Very fruity flavor and to be honest its a bit of a fruit overload. The back end carries a bit of clove and a caramel backbone

Mouthfeel: Slightly less than medium body and ample carbonation

Overall: It's just an ok dubble

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5/5  rDev +37%

Photo of Parke
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of RyanBeer13
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 535 ratings.