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Stoudt's Abbey Double Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Stoudt's Abbey Double AleStoudt's Abbey Double Ale

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mitchster on 09-23-2001

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Photo of Rastacouere
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dirty brown (dark chocolate milk) body, cloudy, diminishing light brown head. Aroma of bold chocolate, light notes of yeast, but mostly about malt. Earthy, dirty with light alcohol peaks and mostly a weird unexpected fruitiness along the line of oranges. In mouth, it's pretty tart, like an apple/orange/grapefruit juice to which you'd add earthy caramel. Quite off as far as flavor balance is concerned and definitely not up to Stoudt's standards as I've experienced them. Body is creamy, okay fitting if a little overcarbonated. Lots of room for improvement.

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Photo of granger10
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beers pours a crimson color with burgundy highlights. Nice volumnous tan head comes and goes. Moderate lacing. Aroma is striking of dark fruits and Belgian candi sugar, I couldn't get much else. Maybe some chocolate notes. Taste was simply not the best. This beer has a very sweet red fruit flavor to it. Reminiscent of communion wine. Yeast doesn't provide the phenolics or flavor depth or contrast I'm looking for. Finish is somewhat artificial and a bit acidic. Body is on the light side. Just not my cup of tea.

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Photo of ZAP
3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Maroon colored...just a whiff of a white lace....big yeasty nose....sour fruits and vinegar....feels pretty smooth and silky in the mouth...body is carbonated high...and on the thicker side of medium...flavor is big on the sour apples...Some sweet plums are also in the mix, laying on top of an almost caramel backdrop... This is a little tart, but definitely complex...a bit of an artificial flavor on the finish....overall not a favorite of mine, but certainly not a horrible dubbel..

02 vintage

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.76/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy deep amber color with a tan head. In the aroma, sweet dark fruit, primarily cherry and a hint of alcohol. In the taste, sweet to dry plum and dark cherry, hints of alcohol as well. A malty and smooth mouthfeel and a dry dark fruity aftertaste. Big alcohol presence, and a not a good representation of style.

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Photo of silenius
2.73/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I was rather disappointed with this beer.

Pours a dark brown red that obscures most light. The head is a nice light brown that fades quickly to nothing. No lacing.

Smell is light raisin and prune with some light clove and vinegar. Not very pleasant.

Taste is a lambic like sour bite with a raisiny aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated with a tannin-like drying effect.

I'm drinking the whole bottle, but won't buy again.

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Photo of tikk
2.59/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle dated 11/12/01. Found at the rt 59 beverage in nyack today.

Vigorous pour, produced some head on a reddish brown beer.

Smells kind of smokey, a tad bit fruity, hard to placecould be the ten years.

Taste like it smells. Must be past it's prime and broken down. I get tart cherries, smoked malt, but at the end it is just off, almost to a sour level. Im not a fan of sours,but i dont hate this.

Mouthfeel, something is off, it feels a little bit grainy.

That being said I'm not going to dump it, and i'll keep on trying this.

I wish i had a fresh one to compare it to, but if i had a shot at another I'd pass it up.

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Stoudt's Abbey Double Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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