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:
#3,354
Reviews:
776
Ratings:
2,229
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
356
Trade:
0
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance is much more attractive than the traditional murky brown Dubbel. The body is clear, and almost a glowing shade of brown. The smell is full of dry fruits like fig, raisins, and apricots, and provides a great preview of what is to come. The taste is very good in terms of showcasing fruity esters, but the overall flavoring s short of what is hinted at by the aroma. There is a bit too much simplicity and dilution in the flavor department. The feel in the mouth is slippery, oily, and smooth. The beer goes down easy, but I want to find out if this has ever been recast as a quad, because that's what it is aspiring towards.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz. brown bottle with a date of 08/14/14 on it. This beer must hold up well as this date is over a year and a half away yet.

The beer poured a rather nice looking semi clear reddish/copper color with ruby red highlights when held to the light. Unfortunately it only produced a half finger of off-white head that didn't last long and produced very little lacing.

Sour cherry and wine-like grapiness in the nose, as well as plenty of malt and a touch of alcohol.

Malty, with dark cherry and dark chocolate flavor. Cinnamon/clove spiciness and some warming alcohol in the background. Dry finish. The 3 varieties of hops don't make much of an impact at only 20 IBU's, but give just the slightest bitter bite for balance.
It's on the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I like even more malt than this in a dubbel, but this is still a tasty brew.

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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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