In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from New Belgium Brewery. It is their first brew that they ever brewed. It is their Abbey Ale. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this third biggest craft brewery in the United States. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Mile High craft brewery. Let us get into this Dubbel.
It has a slightly cloudy dark amber color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet candy to malty like notes. There is a slight alcohol notes also in the aroma. The taste has a sweet malty to slight alcohol burn notes. The aftertaste has a sweet to dry malty finish. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.newbelgium.com):
The story of New Belgium begins with an abbey: Not only were Belgium’s monastic beers the inspiration behind our Colorado brewery, but Abbey, a Belgian-style dubbel, was one of the first beers we released way back in 1991. Since then, it’s become our most award-winning offering, and in 2015, we updated the recipe. This garnet brown hued Belgian-style dubbel is strong on character and rich in flavor. Seven malts, including caramel Munich and chocolate, and a definitive Belgian yeast, waft off sweet, spicy aromas. Rich tones of chocolate and dark caramel mix with nuanced dried cherries, burnt sugar and figs. Sweet and roasty upfront, followed by a slightly bitter finish, Abbey is a lovely representation of the monastic beers of Belgium. Sip Abbey, and sip New Belgium’s tradition.
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Closing, this was the very first beer that this craft brewery ever made. They sat down and revisited the recipe along with their Trippel. They did not change it. They made sure they used the best malt and hops in both beers that is available today. I have to say they did a great job to improve this beer. This beer is the same great beer but it just seems it has more depth of tasting notes. I love beer. This is a great beer. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser