Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Abita is to Louisiana what Shiner is to Texas. This Abbey Ale is something a little different from this Louisiana brewery. Brewed in the Belgian style this Abbey Dubbel ale was more than I was expecting from a brewery that hadn't brewed a beer in this style before. It poured a dark brown with a good inch of frothy head on it. The sweet smell of banana and cloves are the first to hit your nose with some yeasty bready goodness coming up in the rear. The taste isn't far off from the aroma with all of those taste mingling together nicely. It has a bit of a sticky slightly watery mouth feel to it with a good amount of carbonation. It leave you going down with a bit of sweetness but followed with a slight spice bite at the end.