Abbey
New Belgium Brewing Company

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From:
New Belgium Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Dubbel
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 11.97%
Reviews:
823
Ratings:
2,364
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Nov 23, 2021
Added:
Mar 02, 2002
Wants:
  238
Gots:
  410
Our award-winning Abbey stays true to tradition with an authentic Belgian yeast, six malts and a guarded recipe.
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Rated: 4.24 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2021
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Rated by Sellen from Connecticut

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Nov-4-2018
Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tawny appearance with a large beige head that faded quickly and left spotty lacing. Yeasty aroma of dark fruit and light spiciness. Residual sweetness in the flavor as the caramel malts show up. Spicy notes found in the aroma are still there along with a hint of tobacco. Faint herbal hop presence in the aftertaste. Creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel and a long lasting finish. A great bargain.
May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Scored/graded to STYLE, since I am not the hugest fan of Belgians, but still respect them.

A: Presentation on the bottle is neat and clean and inviting.

S: Belgian yeast and dark malt, sweetness. Hints of banana, spice, cocoa.

T: More of the same; hints of a chocolate character in the malty sweetness, impressions of some darker fruits like raisins. Banana and clove are discernible.

MF: Smooth as all get out and dangerous at 7%; darn near crushable.

O: A nice abbey ale, very approachable for the style. Not overly spicy, funky, or fruity. Nice balance.
Apr 15, 2020
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Rated by tp1962 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
One of my favorite beers..
Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Nearly clear dark mahogany pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing... nice looking beer.

S: Caramel and malts. Not picking up a lot of yeast.... a bit of dark fruit, but mostly sweet grains and old toffee.

T.F: Just like it smells. Caramel and toasted grains. Faint fruit... maybe a bit of raisin, but mostly the malt character. Medium bodied... sticky on the tongue. Some earthy hops for balance.

O: A below average Dubbel, and doesn't hold a candle to a real Belgian. Still... not bad and easy drinking.
Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Feb 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.78 by pdcleff from Pennsylvania

Dec 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by Connybumbum from Colorado

Dec 12, 2019
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear amber. White head. Good retention with streaky lacing.

Nose of sweet red apple and Maraschino cherry, banana bread, clove, and hay.

Following taste of caramel, brown bread, cherry, red apple, banana, hay, and clove. Sweet but dry and spicy on the finish.

Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated but not as effervescent as authentic Belgians. A residual sticky sweetness coats the palate.

A solid American dubbel. It's pretty obvious it's not quite on par with an actual Belgian dubbel but it is a serviceable and tasty beer.
Nov 15, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by muswellbeerbelly from Illinois

Oct 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(12 oz bottle-conditioned bottle, code 98/26 06OCT19 etc; purchased single off shelf... poured into far tulip)

L: ruby-colored liquid, bit of suspended sediment; dense, creamy, silky, off-white foam; bit of crystalline lace, not much

S: port, prune, moderately floral; subtle chewy jelly candy thread up the middle... anticipating rich, juicy-sweet malt, but with a cut dryness; not much booziness... sedate overall; floral aromatics dominant

T: raisin, blackberry jelly, but mellow sweetness; hint of singed wood, peppery herbal spice humming in aftertaste, as well as a mellow leather overtone... bit more malt and nutty wood in the second sip, maybe also a distant hint of dark chocolate (malt), later building in the finish... excellent overall expression; for its age, dry but not too much so

F: light-medium body, expansive reach via gassy carbonation; moderately dry finish, firm spicy warmth, delicate residual viscous drag (spice singes off its end)... smooth, oily, dry and spicy - heavenly

O: lovely malty depth found in few import Belgian examples (Chimay?); overall character perhaps most similar to Ommegang Abbey?... bro and I first had this end of summer, sharing a swill from bottle - was good enough to warrant grabbing another... not disappointed - one of the better domestic takes; would do a sixer (1575)
Oct 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.38 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by PopeGrundle from Texas

Sep 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.06 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by callmewalsh from Minnesota

Jun 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.38 by grahamgillespie from Tennessee

May 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by zotzot from Vermont

May 28, 2019