Summit Belgian Style Abbey Ale | Summit Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
71 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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Summit Belgian Style Abbey AleSummit Belgian Style Abbey Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bsp77 on 07-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
8.48%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jera1350
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a goblet a deep brownish hued gold with a creamy looking cap of foam that consists of an infinite amount of tiny bubbles. Great lace and retention.

Cocoa, clove and very ripe banana. Some brown sugar with caramelized sugar also.

Chocolatey, clove, chocolate covered banana, belgian yeast, bread crust. Warm alcohol, some light earthiness and spice.

Very smooth and extremely soft carbonation that is a bit on the lower side. Dry finish on the tongue.

I am very impressed with this beer. Another winner from the Unchained Series. Wonderfully made all around. Will enjoy more of this one.

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Photo of bsp77
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Snifter.

Appearance: Hazy orangish red with thin tan head and light lacing tendrils.

Smell: Plum, raisins, cherry, banana and light clove. Overripe fruit overload.

Taste: Identical notes as the smell (see above) but slightly more muted.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with a lightly drying finish. Seems almost a touch too thin, but I feel that way about most Dubbels. It is actually less of an issue with this one so I will let it slide.

Overall: Even though this is not my favorite Belgian style, this is actually one of the best ones I have had, and yes I have had the Trappists. Very surprising coming from Summit, who are not known for Belgian style beers. High quality six pack of Dubbels for $9? Yes, please.

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Summit Belgian Style Abbey Ale from Summit Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 71 ratings.
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