Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
90
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2,211 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:
2,211
Reviews:
773
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
341
For Trade:
1
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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice Golden / Caramel translucent hue

S: Slight brown sugar and banana, not a strong smell which isn't good nor bad

T: A more complex than average taste. Strong hints of brown sugar and banana but not too sweet

M: Too bubly for my taste. i would prefer more of a smooth feel but I did drink it chilled so should try at room temp

O: A little better than average. The carbonation is a turn off compared to other belgium style ales but definitely a better than average beer.

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3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best before September 2, 2012

A: Not much head or lacing.

S: Brown sugar, cloves and spiciness and, as it warms, banana.

T: Sweet, bready malt with pronounced spiciness and banana. Alcohol comes through a bit too.

M: Fizzy and a bit thin.

O: This is a fairly solid dubbel, and the spiciness is nice, but the banana and sweetness begin to overwhelm.

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this Dubbel from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a dark brown color, produced a off white head, nice retention and decent lacing left on the glass. The aroma of Dubbel reminds me of ripe banana and peppercorn. Medium in body, this brew featured malted grain, fresh brown bread, ripe banana with a kick of dry alcohol. Finishes semi-dry. Overall, great session beer, and by far my favorite Dubbel that I have had to date. Awesome beer! Prost!

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4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into tulip.
Golden amber/brown; thick foamy head.
Aroma of belian style yeasts..yes, but very dominant banana. Smell is really nice and inviting.
Taste is absolutely amazing. Obvious belgian yeast and blah blah..but its the banana flavor that really shines here. I even taste a bunch of dark chocolate. Its almost like a Dunkel meets belgian. It makes sense in a geographical sense, and very much so in this bottle. This is so good...I really wish it was sold in NY!!!!
Overall, a fantastic brew. I have had this on my "out of state" radar for some time now. I am so glad I finally found this while on business in Arizona (Total Wine).
Superb dubbel..superb brew.
New Belgium is such a great brewery...yes they have some brews that dont quite satisfy the palate; but for me, most do; and this blows itself out of the water. If you like the style you will love this brew.

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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, amber and old copper penny. Huge, thick, bubbly head that remains and the lacing is superb!
Scent: yeast, clove, banana- very nice.
Taste: sweet initially, tangy later. Yeasty, a bit of malt, cloves and spice, banana.
Finishes well, medium bodied, perfect carbonation.
Very well done. Excellent dubbel. I really do like this one. Completely a class in itself compared to the Trippel by NB, which is ok but nothing of this standard.

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
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