Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Abita Abbey Ale
I picked up a bottle Abita Abbey Ale from Barley's and Hops in Pittsburgh on my last visit. The beer pours a reddish amber ale with a lofty, foamy, and creamy colored head. The aroma consists of sweet malts, yeast, and alcohol. The taste is sweet that comes from a caramel flavor. There are lots of malts and it is very very bready. Underneath the caramel, there is banana, green apple some dark fruits and cloves. The alcohol content is 8.0% ABV. This was a delicious Abbey Ale and I really enjoyed it. The sweetness was there, but not too overpowering. The clove and alcohol toned down the sweetness on the finish, and made drinking this beer a very pleasurable experience.