Abita Abbey Ale

Abita Abbey Ale

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Brewed by Abita Brewing Company

Covington, LA, United States

Style:  Abbey Dubbel

8% Alcohol by Volume

32 International Bittering Units

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Abbey Ale honors the ancient tradition of monks who perfected the art of brewing beer to support the monastery and their "liquid bread". We offer up our support and thank them with a 25¢ donation to St. Joseph's Abbey with every bottle sold of this heavenly brew. Dark amber in color, the aroma of caramel, fruits and cloves invites you to contemplate the creamy head of this "Dubbel" or double ale. Abita Abbey Ale is a malty brew, top-fermented and bottle aged to rapturous perfection. We suggest serving this brew at 46 degrees.

ID: 33736 Last updated 14 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank1475
Overall Percentile97.1
Style Rank26 of 371
Style Percentile93
Lowest Score2.3
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.732
Weighted Score3.644
Standard Deviation0.495

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  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.6 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Hold on to your hat when you pour this brown beauty. The abv is 8 and will curl your toes if you drink it to fast. Which you just might do because it is smooth and creamy. I'm going to find and try some of there beers.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    A hazy amber-ruby colored beer with a big frothy textured beige head rising above. There's some hang time to the head. Clove, yeasty nose. Caramel, clove tasting. light-Medium bodied. A pleasant surprise.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Somewaht hazy darker ruby with decent lasting light brown foam head, lacing to glass. aroma is mainly caramel, some pear. taste is caramel, fruity and cloves. Aftertaste is bittersweet. (Houston 201303)

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.2 10 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    The percentile on this seems waaaay high to me, but its quite possible that my bottle is well past it's prime. Nice doughy bread like aroma and flavor, with hints of dig and plumb, but not much else to it, and lacking in finish. Ok, but average at best.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Only had a few from Abita, but this one seemed the best quality so far. Still, for a dubble doesn't really stand out. Decent amount of caramel malt. Found it a tad too sweet though. Light to medium brown, cloudy appearance with creamy off-white head. Ok for the price and for 8%, but for economy thinking I prefer some others that sell in 6-packs like Optimator for example, or the new Flying Fish Abbey Dubbel for $8/6-pack.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Big brown pour with a massive well-lived head and massive lacing. Welcome aromas of caramel, ripe fruits, Belgian yeastiness, very slight bubble gum, slight cherry and a very light woodsy note. Taste is rich with the light sweetness upfront, malty and Belgianesque with the yeasts, again some slight Juicy Fruit gum, ripe fruits - cherries, dates - and nice warming alcohol in the end. Very very nice Abita beer. Will seek again.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Abita, oh Abita with my low expectations you have wow’d me! You had me at hell yeah! This poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma is nutty with some caramel, cherries, and toffee. The flavor is a bit sweet with some caramel, toffee, cherries, oak. This is sweet and sour and better than many Belgian made Dubbles I’ve had. Holy crap I love being totally wrong about beer expectations!

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    An amber/burgandy color. Hazy with an off white head that had a burgandy tint to it. Smooth and creamy looking with nice size and retention. Some real nice lacing. Smells fruity in the nose with a hint of booze coming through. Smells a bit like sour dough bread. Dark cherries. Some clove. Not getting any caramel as mentioned on the bottle however. Just a bit strong with the sweet dark fruit, but still very nice. The taste is fruity with nary a hint of alcohol. Very sweet in flavor. Decent bit of bitterness, but nothing too strong. Rich and malty. Bready. Dark fruit. Starts to get a bit sugary as it warms. Pretty nice actually. Nicely balanced. Medium to medium/full mouthfeel. Very dry. Leaves a welcome alcohol warmth at the backend. Very nice carbonation. Covers the palate very well. As this beer warms, the alcohol vanishes and it becomes very easy to drink. It is a bit sweet and rich, so I might not make a night of it. It's still very good and worth a try if available. The ease of drinkability and high ABV makes for a dangerous combination at first, but as I go along I started to sip.

  • AIRFORCE1 680 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    First Abbey. Aroma is nice. Pours a nice dark brown with a big, fluffy head. Taste is a tad bitter and the the alcohol taste is easily detectable. Overall not bad. Goes down good but it is an acquired taste. Will have again.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This beer was delicious. A deep brown color with slight hints of red, alongside a taupe, creamy head. A slightly deeper shade of beige in the head dept. would have this a really good-looking beer. The flavors include cherries, brown sugar, the slightest twinges of bubble gum, and some underpinning of citrus hops. The aroma was brown sugar and a little alcohol. On that note, the alcohol was slightly warm too. I would track down more beers from this brewery. A sure repeater.

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