Abbey Ale | Abita Brewing Co.

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Abbey AleAbbey Ale

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Abbey Ale honors the ancient tradition of monks who perfected the art of brewing beer to support the monastery and their "liquid bread". We offer up our support and thank them with a 25¢ donation to St. Joseph's Abbey with every bottle sold of this heavenly brew. Dark amber in color, the aroma of caramel, fruits and cloves invites you to contemplate the creamy head of this "Dubbel" or double ale. Abita Abbey Ale is a malty brew, top-fermented and bottle aged to rapturous perfection.

32 IBU

Added by theboozecruise on 10-26-2008

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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4.9/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Deep amber color, clouds nicely with a bottle swirl before pour if you like the lees otherwise pours crystal amber worthy of the gems darker varieties.
The nose is fresh baked bread and pears.
The alchohol makes it a sharp first taste but with a smooth finish.
Full malty flavor with slight bitter after taste similar to that found in a lambic
Nice carbonation, tiny bubbles, piour to a creamy white head.
Excellent winter bear.

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4.89/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Best beer for the money

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4.62/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, deep, dark mahogany color, with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic with lots of bready, toasted malt imparting notes of freshly baked French baguettes as well as aromas of Belgian yeast, which imparts aromas of spices, such as clove, cardamom, and black pepper. There are also notes of candied sugar and lots of dried fruit such as raisins, prunes apricots, and currents. Smells delicious!

Taste: Wow! That’s a delicious beer! Strong flavors of toasted malt, candied sugar and stone fruit up front, imparting bready, sweet fruit flavors, followed by lots of spices of clove, orange peel, black pepper and a touch of ginger. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and nicely effervescent as there’s some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 8.0%, there is just a hint of alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is an excellent, spectacular beer! One of the best American-made Belgian Abbey/dubbel I’ve had, actually. Malty, fruity, earthy, sweet, funky, delicious! Highly recommended!

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4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wife and I happened to be out & she noticed this lil beverage store tucked away in the corner. I happened to see this in the cooler & snatched it up. Time to see if it was worth the wait.

650ML Bottle, 8% ALC by vol.
Served into a hybrid pint/tulip glass

Appearance - Wow!! this poured a rich amber. 2 - 3 fingers of head that reduced slowly. It has a very rich head not a bright white foam but more like a froth that lingered & was a very light amber in color. towards the bottom it is clear & clean, but as you get closer to the head that is still nice & creeping down the sides as it reduces becomes darker.

Smell - roasted bicuity malts, hops are piny & spice/clove smelling but in a good way. Makes you want to taste it to see if this is as warm feeling as it smells.

Taste - There is a good sharp bitter from the hops but it blends well with the doughy sweetness that malts give. It has a spice that is noticeable but it is not offensive. the sweetness from the malts is really nice and soft. You can taste the different ingredients but they are well blended and seem to compliment each other very well.

Mouthfeel - This is not heavy but defiantly not light. It falls somewhere in between. It coats your palate & as you swallow you can still feel it on the inside of your mouth. It is very soothing in that the slight carbonation that it has along with the spice allow you to feel little points of contact this coating effect. It very smooth & warming, something good to share with some buddies during winter. A nice cigar would hurt as well.

Drinkability - This is defiantly an easy drinker. Goes down smooth, its comforting. It is also a very filling beer. As long as there is room in the tank I would drink as much as I could. Glad for the size since that means was more for me to have after reviewing.


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4.55/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well Balanced nutty flavor great finish

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4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Ha! I was pleasantly surprised by this pint. Superior ingredients to other Abbey Ales. Fruity in flavor along with caramel and toffee flavors. Calming in its effect. Definitely not overwhelming. A beautiful brownish red in color, the marksmanship of a true Abbey. Delicious at its tip and smooth all the way down in its consumption.

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