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Day #233 – Abbey Monks Ale

August 22, 2011

Don’t be surprised if my reviews this week are curt and to the point. I started teaching this week so it’s taken a toll on me working a regular person’s job again. I’m also doing part-time valet work at the Texas Rangers and they are playing the Boston Red Sox this week. So I will be going straight from work to work then to home. It’s currently 11:55 pm and all I wanna do is slam a beer and go to bed. Here we go.

Abbey Monks Ale

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Don’t be fooled! This is no true abbey ale. It is supposedly brewed by Abbey Beverage Company, which is really a front for the Sierra Blanca Brewing Company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is classified as a Belgian Ale and has 4.7% ABV.

This beer pours a clear golden orange color with a fizzy white head.

The aroma is dry, grainy with a touch of Belgian fruit. Not necessarily sweet fruit however.

Flavor is dry dry dry! Lots of grains and dry malts. A touch of bitter hops perhaps but nothing over the top. The finish is more dryness. Oh well, enough to get me through the night.

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Cheers!

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2 comments

  1. How can biere brewed in Santa Fe, New Mexico be classified as a Belgian Ale?


    • Belgian Ale as a style can be brewed anywhere. It usually has components that are common to beers from the Belgium region, such as the strain of yeast and the grain bill.



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