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Abbey Ale - Abita Brewing Co.

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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.52%
Wants: 8
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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DarrellK

Florida

2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Once again Abita does a nice marketing job but the bottle contents don't match expectation.

The mahogany color with some cloudiness match the style. The head is quite full at first but dissipates quickly.

The taste is a little too winey for me and the style.

The mouth is medium bodied and it finishes with a hint of tartness and some alcoholic tones given the 8% abv.

Have to give it a bit of credit given the price compared to other brews that claim to be abbey type ales. I guess a nice try but I wouldn't introduce a newcomer to the style with this brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 22:13:06 | More by DarrellK
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-30-2014 22:15:08 | More by Justinbshelton
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Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11%

01-29-2014 18:50:54 | More by benloho
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on January 18, 2014.

It has a decent looking mahogany or chestnut brown pour with a quick off-white head the fizzles down and leaves little lacing behind.

The nose has tart red grape ester to it more than anything else. Muted behind that upfront fruitiness I find barley malts, earthy hops, and mild spice.

Medium body.

The taste brings out a little more of the toasted malts but it is the almost juice-like red grape that overpowers everything else in the character. Some tart bitterness on the tail end. Not on my "buy again" list.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 19:22:43 | More by puboflyons
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1.65/5  rDev -54.8%
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i was always taught if you don't have anything nice to say do not say anything at all...

with that said i am always skeptical of abbita. I got my bottle for free for vol at a homebrew comp.

i did have high hopes for this beer but they were crushed like a Monday at work.

This is an extremely Americanized version of a Belgium dubble.

only good thing i can say is that the proceeds of this brew are donated to a hospital...and that's the only good thing i can say

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New Hampshire

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Abbey Ale from Abita Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.