Sometimes, or maybe most times, I gravitate towards beers I am not as familiar with rather than go with something I have tried before. This occasion was different as I could not resist having this one on draft. I figured it would be a good precursor to the bottle of it I have sitting at home waiting for an official review for this site. Also, it would serve as a good reminder to me that I should expect nothing close to that type of quality when I taste my recently brewed Dubbel for the first time. This one certainly sets the bar high for my own brewing efforts of that style.
Now for the Saturday B Note . . .
Brewery: Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)
Name: Abbey Ale
Style: Belgian Dubbel
Location: Redlight Redlight – Teege at the bar
- Deep brownish red color with a really thick, cream color head that holds very well and leaves a heavy trail.
- Malty sweet aroma with light brown sugary notes and hints of dark fruit.
- Medium body with a moderate (or lower) level of carbonation that makes it very smooth drinking.
- Sugary sweetness is there in the flavor with some faint fruitiness and spice underneath.
- Sweetness and carbonation turn into some nicely lingering dryness on the finish.
- Really, really drinks well.