Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
4.01/5
2,229 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
Ranking:
#3,360
Reviews:
776
Ratings:
2,229
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
356
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomesco
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark clear brown with a white head. Smells of yeast, bananas, spices, and malts. Tastes of sweet malt, banana bread, Belgian yeast, and mild spices. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall one of the better offers by New Belgium and a great Dubbel.

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Photo of rarigney
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep Ruby - Brown color, little to no head.
Smells of caramel, dark fruits, maybe some bread, sweet, very pleasent.
Malty, not sweet at all. Good carbonation, somewhat creamy. Wee bit of bitter at the finish, that lingers for a bit.
Respectable dubble.

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Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timothee
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A surprisingly good American attempt at a Belgian Trappist beer.
- A Belgian living in the US.

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4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth good taste

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4.9/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nstygles
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.65/5  rDev +16%
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 +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of unclekeith
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keithmurray
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
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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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,229 ratings
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