Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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90
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2,210 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:
2,210
Reviews:
773
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
341
For Trade:
1
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-transparent amber with a thin light tan head that fades quickly

S-smaller awesome, like dark Belgian sugars and caramel. Slightly roasted. Medium to strong scent.

T-wow it comes in with a pretty awesome taste much like the nose. Great Belgian sugars and caramel, roasted. Doesn't taste American or artificial. The after-taste is a bit weaker made up of roasted Belgian grains with just a touch of bitterness. 

M-creamy medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-I challenge you to find a better dubbel for this price. It's pretty awesome. Doesn't taste what I expect from an American dubbel either. It doesn't taste completely authentic, but definitely not artificial either. I do recommend. Glad I got the 6-pack!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear dark mahogany brown. Dark in color, but still very translucent. Forms a moderate white head that reduces to a patchy surface coating. Leaves some light lacing.

S: Fairly nice aromatics. Lots of banana and banana bread, mixed with some dark fruits and spice. Smells like a combination between fruit cake and banana bread.

T: Starts with a bit of a maltiness with notes of raisin and toffee. There are some darker fruits in the mix, plum and what-not, before a little caramel sweetness and a bit more earthy toffee.

M: Medium bodied and smooth. Lower carbonation levels with a mild bitterness. Dry on the finish.

O: A solid brew and an accurate representation of the style. In fact, I think I like this one a bit more than some of the Belgian dubbels for the simple fact that the malts seemed to have been tamed a bit on this one allowing more of the complexity to show through.

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,210 ratings.
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