Abbey | New Belgium Brewing

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Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing
Colorado, United States

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

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4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle rescued from Las Vegas poured into my perfect pint.

Appearance: Something like a three finger head sits atop effervescent crystal brown beer.

Smell: I love the subtle smell on this one. Wonderful Belgian phenols that remind of light stonefruit and a bit of vanilla. I also get some spice reminiscent of cinnamon.

Taste: A bit sweet up front, follows with fruity phenolics and Belgian yeast spice. Overall, a nice bready aspect to the malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lower carbonation. Flavors coat really well with a slick mouthfeel.

Overall: A very nice dubbel. I wish we could get New Belgium here. I try to get some of their beer each time I travel.

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

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4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best by 4/21/13.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, Belgian yeast, and a very nice banana bread aroma. Taste is much the same with a banana bread flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great smell and some tasty flavors.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Fat Tire balloon glass.
Dark brown/copper in color, with a nice looking cap of tan foam.
Aroma-Fruity, spicy notes
Taste-Plum/apple, spicy yeast. A bit subdued but very pleasant and drinkable. A nice take on the style that's very approachable .

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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Labeled confusingly as a “Belgian Style Ale” as Belgium has many ales, this should be listed as “Yummy Delicious Amber Ale”. After the confusion, nothing but enjoyment will follow. Upon pouring you will notice a wonderful head as well as a slightly nutty/malty aroma.

The dark, but not black, color is deep and beautiful to behold. Upon drinking you notice a multitude of flavors which would easily compliment a nice steak or a rich stew.

Personally, I was surprised at how lovely tasting and reasonably priced this beer was. Now and then we all deserve a nice surprise, even a drinkable surprise in a tulip glass.

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz : tulip
Best By: Sep.22 2013

Clear mahogany red with a foamy off white head and nice lacing.

Banana, light bubblegum, clove and spice. Really inviting.

Banana bread, faint clove/spice.

Medium- body, light bubbly carbonation.

A very well done Dubbel. I'm generally not a huge fan of the style, but I really enjoyed this one and would enjoy having it again.

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,296 ratings