Monday, September 27, 2010
New Belgium Abbey Belgian Style Ale
I picked up a six-pack of New Belgium Abbey Belgian Style Ale from a bottle shop in Denver. The beer pours a red-amber color with a frothy off-white head. The aroma consists of sweet malts with a good alcohol accent and banana and Belgian yeast. The taste is sweet and smooth with a big dried banana flavor and Belgian yeast hitting on the end. The finish comes with some spices. The alcohol content is 7.0% ABV. I was really surprised and impressed with the dried banana flavor, as opposed to the banana flavor that comes with most Belgian beers. The New Belgian Abbey provided quite a different flavor profile, but was very enjoyable.