Abbey Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Abbey was Ommegang's first beer and was styled after Dubbels produced by Belgian Trappist monks. A deep, rich and malty ale, Abbey uses several Belgian specialty malts and spices resulting in a very aromatic, flavorful beer.

Deep burgundy in color, topped by a dense tan head, Abbey Ale is rich on the palate but with a dry finish. Suitable for cellaring, Abbey develops wonderful caramel, fig, and currant notes with age.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-18-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,826
Reviews:
1,785
Ratings:
4,682
pDev:
11.3%
 
 
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Trade:
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Photo of Iowagian
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Edy-Cantarero
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanLane
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amber Brown with 1 inch tan head
Smells of chocolate, cherries, and malt
Taste is toasted nuts with chocolate, some bread undertones.
Very smooth with a nutty aftertaste that's very pleasant.
Overall a visually stunning dubbel with above average taste/smell/feel.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - super hazy dark Amber color and good foam
Smell - dark cherry and dates, little brown sugar or mollassis
Taste - sweet dark fruit date and mollassis
Feel - full body medium carb
Overall - really good

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes 9/20/13: Pours a dark, murky, deep amber producing 2 fingers of moderately lasting tan, frothy head which recedes to nice sticky lacing. Aroma is dark bread, dark fruits, molasses and floral hope tones. Taste is same with strong Belgian yeast and coriander notes with hints of anise, cherry and cloves. Finishes very peppery/spicy with a molasses, yeast, coriander aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-heavy carbonation, creamy with a spicy bite.

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Photo of abinferno
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a bottle from a six pack from a local liquor store. Poured a rich, toasted caramel color with a 1" head. Decent Belgian style toasted malt on the nose. Thick mouth feel, very malt forward, low bitterness. Caramel and oak notes with some dried fruit. Overall, a decent representation of one of my favorite old world styles.

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cozmo
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodndtube
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An excellent strong, malty ale. Very easy to drink and enjoy.

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Photo of roarkty
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours dark amber with reddish hues. It has excellent head retention with a light brown head that is tinged in red.

Smell: It has strong caramel aromas with raisins and plums. The fruity smells because stronger as the beer warms a bit. There is some sugary sweetness to it. There is a very low level of chocolate in the nose.

Taste: It is rather sweet to start with featuring sugar, plums and raisins. The is a combination of caramel and toffee in the malts with a slight bit of honey in the background. There is a hint of chocolate.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a surprisingly semi dry finish. It has very smooth alcohol warming.

Overall, a great combination of malts and fruity esters to produce a great dubbel.

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Photo of Wxb1111
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wow. This is my first Ommegang beer and it will be the first of many more. This beer is such a delight, complex and rich, perfect for an autumn day by the fireplace..

555 c

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Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MartyMoser
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jeschaefer
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Heftklammer
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnbday
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Doesn't quite realize the potential you smell.

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Photo of dsippel
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobstockwell
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Boom! Fantastic Abbey with just the right amount of snap and everything else. Decent value as well. Malty, sweet, bitter, creamy, beautiful and satisfying. One of my favorite brews to enjoy later at night. Winner...Winner...Chicken Dinner! Try some!

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Photo of penguinsgoboom
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a 2 finger head that dissipates rather quickly. Color is a rich deep burgundy with yeast suspended throughout.

S: Smells intoxicating. A mix of malt, chocolate, coffee, and overripe fruit. Raisins, prunes, figs

T: Dark fruits with cloves and pepper yield to a creamy chocolaty malt which sets up a dark roasty bitterness and finishes clean.

O: Wow. This is my first Ommegang beer and it will be the first of many more. This beer is such a delight, complex and rich, perfect for a chilly autumn day. The alcohol dangerously well hidden. This is

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Photo of Sailfishshooter
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good American brewed Belgian double.

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Abbey Ale from Brewery Ommegang
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