Abbey Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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:
#1,520
Reviews:
1,777
Ratings:
4,656
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
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4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a rich amber, burgundy. Smell is malt, caramel, brown sugar. Taste is dark fruit, raisins, plums, fig, caramel, malt, brown sugar. Bitter aftertaste.

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; dark amber, but beet red if held to the light; 1 finger big bubbled tan head that receded to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: pancake batter first, then cough syrup;

T: rich and complex; mostly malt; dried fruit; mold bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish; alcohol is warming, but appropriate;

O: the cough syrup aspect of the aroma was not especially inviting, but the flavor was very enjoyable;

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3.37/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
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4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Carmel flavor

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4.41/5  rDev +6%
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
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3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in Westmalle chalice at 10 C. Nice head --didn't last long. Nice colour, flavour starts strong but mellows as beer warms up. wold definitely try again

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

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
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4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
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3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Abbey Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,656 ratings