Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

2,214 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.26/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a date of 02 Sep 12.

A-Very heady-pillowy tan that sticks to pint glass while drinking. A crystal clear reddish-brown amber color.

S-Bubblegum/banana ester belgian yeast is the dominant aroma. Sweet malts come out stronger as the beer warms.

T-Dark sweet malts with yeasty taste. A bitter long finish.

M-Body is thin for dubbel-could use a stronger malt backbone, alcohol end bite is a little too obvious.


O-A great dubbel for the price. I'm glad New Belgium makes this beer as this style is a go to beer during the non-summer months. Not as good as some other more expensive dubbels out there due to lesser body/mouthfeel and stronger alcohol finish but a really nice beer to drink in place of many alternatives. Another solid beer from New Belgium-what a great brewery.

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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4.67/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12-ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium etched-bottom glass.

A: Deep mahogany color with a thick off-white head that settles to a thin surface froth. Lacing is decent, and runs down the glass with ease. Extremely clear, which was unexpected.

S: Banana bread at first, with lingering hints of dark fruit, raisin, and yeast.

T: Much like the smell, but oh, so much more! Banana, spice, and caramel, with notes of dates, raisins, and a sweet toffee finish.

Notes: Balanced, complex, and full of flavor. This is one awesome American take on a Dubbel! Alcohol is hidden quite well, making this a brew that is dangerously easy to drink. By far my favorite of all of New Belgium's everyday releases.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-poured into my Chimay chalice. Pours scarlet with an off white head that slowly dissipates leaving a ring of foam and a thin layer of head. Some lacing is present.

S-Belgian yeast, some clove, alcohol, and a hint of banana

T-Belgian yeast, hint of clove, biscuity, tiny hint of chocolate and banana, and some alcohol

M-not as thick as I expected, but still decently thick with a touch of carbonation

D-Not overly complex or heavy so one could definitely drink a few of these in a sitting.

Overall, this is a good beer even though I think some Belgian ones are definitely better. I think this style seems to let me down. I always expect it to be extremely flavorful but it comes across more watery than I would like.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-pours a clear brown amber color with a finger worth of white head that slowly disappears and sticks to the glass

S-smells nicely of roasted malts, caramel and brown sugar

T-taste matches the smell. Rich roasted malt, caramel and brown sugar dominate. Hints of a yeasty sourness and a mild hope bitterness towards the end.

M-medium body, medium to high carbonation. A little too fizzy for my liking.

Overall I like it, maybe a little too much carbonation. But a decent dubbel and so far my favorite offering from New Belgium.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,214 ratings.
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