Dominion Abbey Ale - Old Dominion Brewing Company
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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
2.71/5 rDev -21.7%
An extremely mediocre to less than mediocre Abbey style dubbel.
This beer is far too light in body and color to compare to the finer representations of the style. It pours a transparent brown with a thin, unimpressive head (poured by an Old Dominion employee at a beer festival) into a weizen glass.
Taste profile is slightly sweet, but not caramelly, and there are no defining fruit or malt notes to speak of. The flavor is almost all candy sugar with a sour quality that fails to capture the depth of the style. There simply isn't enough roasted malt character or richness for a dubbel.
Mouthfeel is carbonated and bubbly - not smooth as I would want. This beer would benefit from aging or aerating or nitro.
Overall: it falls in the style and is neither ss deep or, alternatively, as refreshing as I could want.
04-26-2014 20:39:03 | More by tkdchampxi
3.6/5 rDev +4%
- Bot. 3.17.14 consumed 8.15.14
(3.55) A: Milky beige covering, mostly lasting, rests atop a darken,dense sweet ice tea colored body. Slow rising carbonation when backlighted is gentle on the rise.
(3.55) S: Candy orange and cola, sun brewed tea and toasted malt are first impressions. Mid-level strength with earthy dry tea and fresh herbal hops. There are moments of fresh green stemmy scents as well.
(3.65) T: Flavor was sweet malt and tea, Earthy cola, spicy dry herbal notes with hints of cinnamon. Things finish off with a lightly dry toasted malt sweetness and spicy hop warmth.
(3.6) M: Mouthful was light on the tip of the tonuge, feeling much fuller around the edges and cheeks. Some silty residual maltiness provides texture.
(3.6) O: Nice drinkability, sweet malt and earthy tea and spicing adds complexity while a silty residual malting adds texture and depth.
08-20-2014 11:53:00 | More by beerthulhu
Dominion Abbey Ale from Old Dominion Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.