Abbey Ale | Brewery Ommegang

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Abbey AleAbbey Ale

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States

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

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Review from 2/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a nice dark orange color with a creamy tan head and nice lacing. Delicious aroma of caramel malts, dark fruit and Belgian spicing. Typical Belgian flavors, dark fruit, orange, spicy. High carbonation leaves a dry, slightly astringent flavor. Somewhat sour, dry fruit finish. A bit on the dry side for my taste in dubbles, but well made and pleasant to drink. Medium bodied.

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12oz bottle poured into my Allagash glass. It's got a really nice looking caramel color to it with a thick, frothy head filling the top two inches of the glass.

The aroma has a lot of crisp, slightly sweet fruits to it with some notes of apple along with a touch of grape. The earthy yeast spice is very noticeable, but complimenting. It comes together well.

The taste follows through with more of the crisp, fruit flavors. I get a little more of a caramel sweetness mixing in though. The yeast spice is pretty bold, especially in the finish. I get a hint of chocolate in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is a little on the heavier side of the style with carbonation being high but delicate. Overall, it's a great version of the style. It comes together very well and is very flavorful. Great beer overall, a classic.

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Abbey Ale from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 4,640 ratings