Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

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Abbey Belgian Style AleAbbey Belgian Style Ale
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4.01/5
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2,273 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:
#3,628
Reviews:
790
Ratings:
2,273
pDev:
12.22%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
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232
Gots:
372
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,273 |  Reviews: 790
Photo of justintcoons
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A hazy dark brown with a slight head and lacing. Aroma has roasted malt hints. Taste is a belgian ale style with fruit hints. A well made light Belgian style beer.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brocktune
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebooyakid
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a glass.

Look is a hazy brown with an off white head.

Aroma is a roasted malt almost like a brown ale.

Taste is a mix of brown ale and dark fruits.

Excellent.

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Photo of bundy462
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WormGod
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a thin tan heads drops slowly with some mild lacing. Color is deep reddish brown. Aroma of malt, fruit, and spices. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy. Flavors of caramel malt, spice and some earthy hops. Overall an enjoyable Dubbel.

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Photo of Bartpatton
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Friday, November 17, 2017 10:20 PM
12 ounce bottle poured to tulip glass
Sight: pours dark reddish brown, dark amber, clear, small tan foam
Smell: fragrant aroma of grains
Taste: very good, well balance, low bitterness, sweet, complex flavor, a bit light
Fell: very good, slightly carbonated, good follow through and finish
Overall: very good beer, ok to repeat

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Photo of Brolo75
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours a deep, rich mahogany red with a tan colored head, looks a little thin but it has a really beautiful color, beer is clear, no lacing or retention.

A: Spice, Belgian yeast, bananas, dark fruits like figs, dates, plums, burnt brown sugar, caramel malts, aromas are rich and complex yet subtle, no alcohol on the nose.

T: Follows the nose with deep, rich, complex notes, spice, yeast, banana, dark fruits, finish has notes of caramel malts and burnt brown sugar, alcohol is not noticeable on the taste.

M: Medium bodied, slightly lighter than other dubbels I've tasted, slightly dry finish, smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation.

O: This beer has lots of deep, rich, and complex flavors and aromas, however, it's not as flavorful as other dubbels I've tasted and it's a little thin but it's a great value and very enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of LetsgoAs9
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pookie1545
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emeyer
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdub
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Metalsnota
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tomesco
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark clear brown with a white head. Smells of yeast, bananas, spices, and malts. Tastes of sweet malt, banana bread, Belgian yeast, and mild spices. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall one of the better offers by New Belgium and a great Dubbel.

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Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,273 ratings