Abbey Belgian Style Ale | New Belgium Brewing

BA SCORE
90
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2,208 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:
2,208
Reviews:
772
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
12.19%
 
 
Wants:
224
Gots:
341
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,208 |  Reviews: 772
Photo of singularity6
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I tried the old recipe a long time ago, and didn't care for it, much. Too much "Laffy Taffy Banana" in the flavor. Well, I just had some of the new recipe this weekend, and I'm glad I did! (Especially since I've moved to a place where actual imports are hard to come by.) The New Belgium Abbey Ale might now be one of my go-to brews, especially for the price! I really enjoyed the rich malty flavor. The beer also felt like a proper Belgian dubbel.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mrosenfeld32
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Musineer
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vienna_mantrap
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeIquiades
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnBright
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of afinepilsner
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hartsells01
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Freeman132
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andycorns13
4.87/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MikeWard
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip. best by 11/27/16.

looks pretty good on the pour, brownish red body with a generous head which retains in some form throughout. leaves very attractive lacing.

nothing but a malty sweetness on the nose.

i confess that dubbels are not really my thing. this combined a sweetness from the malts, and a quite strong plumminess. not bad.

feel was about medium, left a dried fruit taste in the mouth.

overall, as i said, dubbels are not something i usually enjoy, but this was an ok brew in my book. cheers.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lifit
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Most the praise for Abbey is deserved. My comment is it goes well with many foods. I Had it with three courses (soft cheeses, pasta and fruit pie.)

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Photo of target88
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Martin194
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Nice dark brown look, clear, small tan head that goes away quickly.

Smell: Chocolate and caramel up front, some fruity undertones

Taste: Definitely tasting the chocolate, slightly bitter, roasty aftertaste

Feel: Normal carbonation, nothing much to report really

Overall: I liked it, it's a solid choice. This is the second New Belgium product I've tried (after Fat Tire) and I'm once again satisfied, looking forward to trying more from them.

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Abbey Belgian Style Ale from New Belgium Brewing
4.02 out of 5 based on 2,208 ratings.
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