Abbey Ale
Brewery Ommegang

Abbey AleAbbey Ale
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From:
Brewery Ommegang
 
New York, United States
Style:
Dubbel
Ranked #5
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,964
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 11.3%
Reviews:
1,808
Ratings:
4,752
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 31, 2024
Added:
Feb 18, 1998
Wants:
  368
Gots:
  953
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.
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a Spiegelau wheat beer glass.
Best by 12/29/24

Cloudy copper brown pour with an ample khaki head. Foam is creamy and leaves a bit of lace. The nose is super malty and loaded with sweet indicating aromas of dried cherry, chocolate and dark sugars. The taste is more attenuated than the nose indicates but still malty, rich and a bit sweet, with candied sugars, chocolate malts, spices, and hints of herbal orange. Light medium in weight and pretty smooth, it has a light creaminess and becomes thicker feeling as it warms. Really enjoying this one.
Jan 31, 2024
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.06 by not2quick from Missouri

Sep 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.19 by Tree_powers from Indiana

Aug 04, 2023
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Reviewed by TheYeasticandoo from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tastes like a nice Belgian Dubbel to me. I was hoping for stronger aroma, but the taste makes up for it. I was surprised to actually pick out a little licorice taste at first, but very subtle and blended in nicely as you go, along with the slight orange and the requisite fig and date flavor, which is what I love about Belgian Dubbels. Overall a very nice authentic tasting Dubbel Ale at a decent price. Well Done! Sign me up!
Apr 04, 2023
 
Rated: 4.37 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
World class dubbel made right in the USA.
Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by clm9 from North Carolina

May 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by Cdips from North Carolina

Apr 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by aplesos6

Apr 06, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.19 by Miles_Nilges from New York

Mar 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a muddy copper with just over a finger of head. The nose is mildly funky and malty with a touch of raisin essence. The flavor follows the nose with a blast of malty sweetness followed by a long dry finish.
Sep 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Sep 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Why did it take so long for me to try Ommegang's cherry double.
a) Cherry, mahogany pour to form.
s) Up there with Chimay, Duval and co.
t) More cherry, more sweet, heart wood, shellac, cedar, spice, woodshop.
f) Never cloying, sweet but cleans up nicely, lovely, lively tongue feel.
o) Outstanding and next to Belgians
Sep 15, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Solid copper appearance with a large tan head and good lacing. Malty aroma serves as a backdrop for an array of dark, ripe fruit. Complex taste rolling out notes of ripe fruit, licorice, seasonal spices and caramel. Alcohol a bit more noticeable in the aftertaste. Medium-to-full bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel leading to a dry, spicy finish.
Jul 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Burg from New Hampshire

May 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Newtobeet345 from Georgia

4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I love Belgian style beer and like golden monkey, Abbey Ale delivers

Color is ruby, with a great head upon the pour. I smelled figs and currant. The taste very much the same.

Had Neon Rainbows from the same producer and have learned if they do one great most are great. There a few exceptions
Apr 30, 2021
Abbey Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 4752 ratings