Stoudt's Brewer's Reserve Abbey Double Ale - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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Reviews by HugoGrim:
3.75/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This review is from notes I made during a trip to the Stoudt's Brewery in the past which I just found today.
Dark, nearly black body with a thick bubbly khaki head. Nice lace.
Aroma is fruity, with some spices, sour apples, and sharp hints of alcohol. Hops are very subtle.
Flavor of bitter apple, spices including cinnamon and clove. Hints of yeasty bread. Finish is dry with light hops.
Serving type: cask
04-12-2008 16:03:38 | More by HugoGrim
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4/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
most stubborn cork EVER, thanks to the severe taper of the neck
a: Pours a one-finger khaki head. A gradual recession leaves an average ring. The beer is a clear mahogany brown in color...love the color, atypical as it may be.
s: Dry highly caramelized Belgian sugars, toasted grain husk. A swirl of the glass rouses concentrated dark fruit aromas of date and raisin. Herbal hop aroma with a light note of ethanol. A dose of clean yeast.
m: Carbonation rides the line between medium and high, with a medium-full body.
t: Body of subdued toffee and husky caramel malts with an undercurrent of toast that comes out more in the finish. Belgian yeasts give some bready notes. Big, papery Belgian hop flavor and moderate bitterness in the dry finish.
d: Solid all around and Belgian through and through, but nothing more than "good". Drinks easily thanks in part to the clean finish. The last pour brings some yeast into the glass, and adds another layer of character. Almost good enough for a 4.2 or so, but not quite. Recommend drinking on the warm side.
acquired via trade with BeerBeing, bottled December 2007 I believe
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2008 05:35:07 | More by blackie
4.03/5 rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
a: This "double" is a clear very dark amber color. It pours with a big light tan colored head that fades fairly quickly. This one is very lively with lots of ascending bubbles clearly visible.
s: I was able to detect over-ripe apples, honey, a yeastiness that reminds me of sourdough bread, and some perfumed hops.
t: The fruit flavors were for the most part sour, but there was some underlying sweetness as well. Apple flavors took top billing, with milder cherries and raisins coming along. The finish was a dry tart flowery hop.
m: The carbonation is not lively enough. Perhaps this bottle is too young?
d: This is a style I haven't delved very deeply into, but this seems like a fine American example. I'm glad to see my favorite local brewery doing new and different things.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2008 20:17:36 | More by DIM
Stoudt's Brewer's Reserve Abbey Double Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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