New Belgium Abbey Belgian Style Ale

New Belgium Brewing Company

USA

This is in the Dubbel (or Double) style. It had a nice fruity smell to it, but I have to say, I kept comparing it (possibly unfairly) to Ommegang's version. And, for that matter, the traditional Belgian imports like Westmalle and Chimay. I think it was a good beer, and an excellent effort by an American brewer. Not as good as the imports, but it is likely to be much cheaper. As I am a proponent of "Buy Local," I say buy this one, because you won't be disappointed. It just isn't the best version available, in my opinion. I should also point out, in fairness, I may have had it too cold, so take my review with a grain of salt (I'm opinionated, but also honest).

Reviewed: September 16, 2006

Rating: 6/10

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