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

Appearance - Pours a quick finger of lite khaki foam, color is a translucent and brilliant amber orange/red, dwindles to a broken cap that leaves webbed lacing that covers the glass.

Smell - Big banana nose, belgian yeast, light clove and nutmeg, and a whiff of sweet vanilla

Taste - Very much like the nose, starts with really big banana esters and sweet yeasty wheat bread, almost immediately followed with belgian spiciness of nutmeg and light clove, I get some faint pears and white grape as as you swallow, with some sour pear and white pepper long into the finish. As this warms I almost get a slight amaretto flavor in the back with some very light heat.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel, smooth silky carb that finishes with some nice edges that accentuate the slightly tart and dry/slightly chalky finish.

Overall - This is a pretty solid belgian that has bod flavors of banana, yeast, spices and pear and white grape. Really nicely complex and balanced, and a pretty impressive offering from New Belgium. Take your time with this one and enjoy the flavors that build and transition as it warms up a bit, recommend, and great price point.

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