Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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2,214 Ratings
Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States
newbelgium.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award-winning Abbey stays true to tradition with an authentic Belgian yeast, six malts and a guarded recipe.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-02-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,214
Reviews:
773
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
225
Gots:
346
For Trade:
1
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Everything about this beer is perfect... Okay, so an opening statement like that doesn't exactly seem to promise a balanced review... but I couldn't help myself. In truth, New Belgium's "Abbey Ale" (a rich and perfectly balanced dubbel) is simply, honestly, great.

A- Typical of the style. For fans of good-looking bottles, you can't go wrong with a New Belgium brew (no I'm not working for the brewery.) The libation itself pours an iridescent blonde with a warm amber hue. A two finger head is indicative of the feisty carbonation and satisfying lacing that follows. A visual delight.

S- Another winner! This beer exudes wonderful scents such as whole wheat bread, coriander and perhaps a hint of brown sugar. Oddly, the smell reminds me of a little bit of a really good Wit.

T- Starts mild and malty and finishes bolder with notes of spice and hops. None of these flavors ever dominate to the point of being annoying, and yet they all maintain their places perfectly within the breadth of the brew. A classic example of a dubbel well done!

M- Medium bodied with lots of refreshing carbonation. Leaves a nice coating in your mouth (but not too much.)

O- A nearly perfect beer at an incredible value! Here in Wichita, I buy 6 packs of this for $7.99... Basically unheard of when the product is this wonderful! I highly recommend picking some up and sampling it for yourself. You won't regret it!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Currently at the top of my Colorado brew ratings. A big hit of banana and cinnamon right off the bat. It pours a deep mahogany brown, like the color of a nice piece of furniture. I’ve read some reviews complaining about the head, but they must have been drinking an older bottle because I’ve always gotten a nice foamy head that lasts a while. This is an excellent American example of a Belgium Dubble. All in all, New Belgium’s finest beer.

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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