Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale
2,229 Ratings
Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler into a 16 oz pint glass

A - Very clear red amber. Minimal head.

S - Malty right off the bat. Sweet fruit and cloves. A bit of hop notes and alcohol at the end.

T - Sweet malt with cloves and molasses/caramel. A hint of hops and alcohol in the finish. Warms the throat slightly.

M - Slightly carbonated and very smooth.

O - Absolutely wonderful. Very drinkable, smooth and a clean crisp finish. I really enjoy the sweet malts and clove notes. I WILL be buying this again for sure. Hopefully its going to be a regular at Growler Town!

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

Reviewed from notes.

Appears mostly dark brown in color, but has reddish highlights around the edges, comes equipped with a nice sand colored head with decent retention and lacing all around...medium bodied and nicely carbonated, smells mostly of lightly clove-spiced bananas and caramel malt, tastes mostly of raisins mixed with more cloves and just a hint of figs at the end. Not too shabby, If I have to criticize something it would be that there is not quite enough emphasis on yeastiness, spiciness, or tangy Belgo-funk flavors and aromas, especially compared to how much care and attention all the other aspects of this brew have obviously been assembled with. Other than that detail, this brew is pretty amazing!

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

Pours a transparent red-brown hue. Head is almost tan, at the pour it stands about 1/2 inch in a pint glass. After anout a minute it has receeded to a film. Smell is of caramel malt and Belgian yeast esther notes. Taste starts sweet, then I get some of those Belgian yeast notes. I also catch a hint of dark fruit. Alcohol becomes present in the taste as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is heavy, slight carbonation. Overall, an approachable dubbel. I think this is spectacular grocery store beer, especially considering price. I think this will be worth a 6 pack this winter.

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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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