Abby's Ale | Bold City Brewery

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Abby's AleAbby's Ale

Brewed by:
Bold City Brewery
Florida, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by cjgator3 on 07-01-2010

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Chasegator
4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look- copper to Amber with a small white head
Smell- very Malty. Sweet malt and toffee
Taste- more of the same. Sweet malt
Body- medium bodied
Overall- very good. Sweet malts make for a smooth but not overwhelming finish

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Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Petey_the_Quiet
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of armock
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet malt with fruit and spices

T - Like the smell starts off sweet then the fruit flavors come out and finishes with a touch of spice

M - This beer has a medium body with higher carbonation to it

D - This is a pretty good beer not the best tripel I've had but one that has a good taste and is easy drinking its worth a try if you see it around

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Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, amber body. The foam settles quickly but a small head remains on the beer, supported by a steady column of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S - A strong, bready malt aroma with lots of toasted character. Some subtle fruit character in the background, notes of pear and red apple.

T - Sweet malt up front with a nice, mellow caramel flavor. Some toffee and pear notes in the middle. Finishes with more toasty malt and light hop bitterness as well as a touch of herbal hop flavor.

M - Medium-thick body, high carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Well, this is actually quite drinkable though weather or not it succeeds as Belgian style abbey ale is another question entirely. It has a nice, round malt profile and enough hops to balance, but the yeast character is kind of subdued and, honestly, not all that Belgian. It is listed as a Tripel; I don't know what it was intended to be, but I know it isn't a Tripel. It doesn't have the color, aroma, or flavor of a Tripel and it has far too weak of a hop character for that style. It seems more like an Amber ale and its subdued yeast character is more reasonable if that is the case. This is not a bad beer, but it is kind of anemic for a Belgian style beer. With a more appropriate yeast character and a dryer finish it could have some potential.

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Abby's Ale from Bold City Brewery
3.81 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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