Abbey | New Belgium Brewing

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4.01/5
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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:
#4,028
Reviews:
804
Ratings:
2,307
pDev:
11.97%
Bros Score:
4.49
 
 
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232
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HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,307 |  Reviews: 804
Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of norinco
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bunnmi
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of YoungMtn52
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this one a lot...complex malty and fruity flavors with a smooth finish and mild but ample carbonation and a nice alcohol kick. Check it out!

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Photo of steverx8
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

L - Pours a dark, hazy mahogany with a reddish-amber tinge in certain lighting. About an inch of tan head that coats the edge of the glass and leaves noticeable lacing. Their website describes it as "billowing."

S - A very smoky and salty quality at first, reminiscent of a smoked porter. Some roasted malt, burnt sugar, caramel, cocoa, and dark fruit.

T - Similar to the nose, caramel, bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit and spice. There's a slight alcohol presence toward the end but finishes with a familiar biscuit malt flavor, that of Fat Tire.

M - Medium bodied, very low carbonation, smooth and creamy with a slightly sticky, dry mouthfeel to finish.

O - A pretty good Dubbel as I've not had many, but this is a nice winter warmer sipper. A good value as well for the higher ABV %. Would try this again maybe at a holiday gathering.

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Photo of dethklokworkorange
3.07/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle, had a nice big head and dark amber color. I tasted a very roasty malt flavor, and some fruity flavors. Seems like it had a peculiar and off-putting smell. But it does cover the alcohol remarkably well. First beer I've had from this style, and can't say I'm excited to try others.

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Photo of MisledTitan
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Abbey from New Belgium Brewing
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,307 ratings