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Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale
BA SCORE
4.01/5
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2,235 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:
#3,433
Reviews:
777
Ratings:
2,235
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
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229
Gots:
357
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,235 |  Reviews: 777
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of spoony
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle (best by date of 24 March 2013) into a chalice.

A-Mostly clear tea-brown colored brewed. Not much in the way of head, even with a pretty heavy pour. More or less par for the course of this style.

S-Heavy, mushy, banana is predominant. There is also a ton of spicy brown sugar and molasses. Quite spiced, too...I get some cinnamon, clove, and allspice. A touch heavy and cloying, but nice.

T-This beer started out a little underwhelming, but really grew on me (I may have poured it too cold). The spices noted above carry some brown sugar, figs, and banana fruit from start to finish. Medium-bodied malt character is also well-established.

M-Not much in the way of carbonation. Quite sweet and medium to heavy bodied.

O-This was a solid representation of the dubbel style and perhaps the best U.S. version I have had in a while. The spices are great, the fruit is there, and the alcohol is nicely integrated. It was a bit too heavy on the spice and sweetness (it reminded me of a holiday brew, actually), but it made for a nice dessert.

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3.25/5  rDev -19%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Winston_Smith
4.47/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm new to this style, but really enjoyed it.

Appearance: A very pretty dark amber with 3/4 a finger of off-white head. Enticing, to a degree.

Smell: Complex stuff. The other reviews speaking of banana are no joke. First whiff is *BAM* banana. There's also a lot of other complex spices I can't quite identify.

Taste: Banana, burnt spices, a little alcohol (no kidding?!).

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation. Not too dry at all. I like it.

Overall: If its accessible to you, give it a try. I liked it a lot. Not for the faint of heart... you will be drunk after three.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,235 ratings
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