The Special | The Black Abbey Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
blackabbeybrewing.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Volsdawg10 on 03-17-2014

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#28,393
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
37
pDev:
13.51%
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0
 
 
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Black Abbey Brewing Co. "The Special"
on tap at the brewery
Belgian-style mild, 5.8% ABV, 13 IBUs

Appearance: Black body with ruby highlights beneath a short head of creamy light tan. Decent head retention and lacing.

Aroma: Dark skinned fruit (fig, prune, raisin). Softly floral. Some minor yeasty minerals and esters (clove?).

Flavor: The flavor adds sharper fruit (cherry, orange), darkish caramel, and soft bittersweet chocolate. A moderate bitterness balances it and it finishes dry with some yeasty mineral and sharp fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light in body with a smooth, velvety fine-bubbled carbonation that gives a gentle zest and then light caress.

Overall: It's interesting that they've labeled this as a mild at 5.8% ABV but I can totally see that. I found it to be a very relaxing beer that I wanted to spend time with. It's not overly rich or complicated, and yet it's on the edge of becoming that. (As an aside, after having had it at the brewery several servers at other places within Nashville recommend it to me - that says something).

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Tart and weird and just not good. Not discussing, it's drinkable, but narrowly.

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Light, drinkable, but definitely too sweet.

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The Special from The Black Abbey Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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