Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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2,217 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:
2,217
Reviews:
773
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
351
For Trade:
1
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4.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sethcroisant
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kds2437
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: One finger white head, brown-orange body.

Smell: See below, but stronger.

Taste: Toffee, cherries, some bread, and a vinous musty character.

Feel: Medium carbonation and body, dry.

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Photo of wiescins
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keithmurray
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - chestnut color with tan head

Smell - nuts, chocolate, pumpernickel, cherry, hint of cinnamon

Taste - nuts, cherries, figs, raisins, pumpernickle, tobacco

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight sweetness upfront from the dark fruits, back end has a tobacco mustiness

Overall - nice iteration of a belgian style dubbel. Worth a shot for lovers of the style.

Price Point - $1.99/12 oz single

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.77/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 bottle in pint glass.

L: Pours a deep amber color with a 2-finger head. The head went down fairly quickly, but it left a nice lacing on the glass.

S: Very nice nose. Caramel tones, with some fruit and bread notes.

T/F: Very nice and balanced flavor, with a strong malt presence, but not overly sweet. Good carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel, but without that yeasty feel I get with some Belgians.

O: Excellent beer. I could see this becoming a regular in my rotation, to balance out some of my hop heavy choices.

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3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a reddish amber color with an off white head with good retention
S-caramel, dark fruit, no hop presence
T-lots of caramel, with a bit of dark fruit/raisin flavor, nice hop balance, some dry biscuit balance in the finish
M-medium bodied with slightly above carbonation
O-very solid dubbed with great balance

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4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Schlafly tulip glass. Pours a nice, rich brown with a thin tan creamy head. Wonderful Belgian taste, creamy with medium feel. A very nice representation of the style. Only bought a single bottle this time, but will be buying six next time.

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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,217 ratings.
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