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:
#1,407
Reviews:
1,771
Ratings:
4,631
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
4.53
 
 
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Photo of BennyProfane
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into goblet

A: Pours a deep rich mahogany amber color, tan colored creamy head that dissipated into a soapy film, good amount of lacing, tiny bubbles sticking to the glass, decent amount of carbonation.

A: First impression, very sweet, lots of dark fruits like prunes, figs, and raisins, Belgian yeast, bananas, loads of spice, smells rich and deep.

T: Lots of spice throughout and in the finish, lots of dark fruits, bananas, and spice, finish has more spice that lingers along with soft notes of dried figs and raisins, lots of depth and complexity, way too easy to drink.

M: Medium bodied, highly carbonated adds a frothy and bubbly mouthfeel, slightly dry finish.

O: A little too sweet, I'd like for the malts and Belgian yeast to shine more but all the additives and spice punch and linger in the finish. I'm going to cellar a few bottles and see if the sweetness subside, but, overall really enjoyed this and glad to have it near me for future consumption.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JdubsNY
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

May be that i am just very inexperienced with the style.

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Photo of viking77
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had the first of my four-pack after exercising..not a good idea. This is a beer that is best sipped slowly. Beautiful orange-brown color. Scent of raisins, taste is wonderful. Cherries, plum, alcohol. Terrific beer to savor on a winters night.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

excellent Dubbel, pairs well with my Mega Men Multi-Vitamin and blood pressure meds.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was one of those brews that simply was a pleasure from beginning to end...

A copperish colored brew with a hazy look and a weak tan foam to top it off. The smell was nice blend of yeast, bread, and even a touch of cinnamon...maybe. Anyway, I found this to be very smooth, slightly creamy though carbonated as it was. The taste had hints of caramel, and just enough maltiness to balance out the flavor. For being a boozy beer it doesn't have the overwhelming taste of alcohol that some of the other brews in this category put out. This makes the beer well blended and outstanding in my book.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Look: Brown and transparent with a little tan head.

Smell: Malt and fruit predominately. Some yeast.

Taste: Surprisingly very mild. Malt, some fruitiness on the back end, and extremely little bitterness from the hops. The taste is incredibly subtle, so much so that I need to focus to really figure it out.

Feel: Pretty thin. Not as watery as a macrobrew, but it doesn't have the creaminess of a stout.

Overall: This is like an upgrade to a macro lager: inoffensive enough that anyone could pick it up to chug, but tastes much better.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daparkhu
3.61/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DW78715816
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into an Ommegang Abbey Ale glass.

Look - dark Amber color with a creamy tan head
Smell - dark fruits, raisin and cherry, and malty
Taste - a malty beer with a nice sweetness of the dark fruits flavors. Finishes with a yeasty flavor and spice.
Feel- initially very smooth with a spicy and yeasty finish.
Overall - excellent example of the style. Will certainly drink again.

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Photo of jkblr
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle bb June 2020 poured into a Ommegang signature glass at fridge temp 8.2% ABV. The beer pours slightly hazy light brown with khaki head. Very little retention and no lacing. The aroma is typical dried fruit (raisin etc) along with sweet bread. The taste is barely tart & semisweet fruit at first settling into a dark bready yeasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated with a prickly feel (would most likely smooth out as it approaches it bb date). The finish is semisweet, but not in an objectionable way, offset by the tartness and carbonation. Overall, very good.

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Photo of dirtysleeves
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dsutt26
4.94/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of biointen
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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