Abbey Ale

So quite some time ago I brewed a beer I dubbed the Abbey Ale, it was actually the first beer I kegged for the kegerator, now it’s on tap.

Abbey Ale

This was kind of an off-the-cuff / tribute to Ommegang beer. I had brewed a Tripel and a Dubbel back to back so I was kind of in a Belgian mood, plus I had just worked through most of the beers from volunteering at Ommegang so I was in an Ommegang kind of mood too. This beer was suppose to be reddish in hue and closer to Ommegang’s Abbey Ale than anything else. Well, it turned out very much like Ommegang’s Abbey Ale and very much like a Dubbel, probably more so than my Dubbel did.

When I first tapped this Thursday night without all of the above explanations Robert said it reminded him of Ommegang’s Abbey Ale. So what do I have to do, run down stairs and grab one and do a side-by-side. My beer was colder, less carbonated, and a little sweeter. Their beer had been stored at cellar temperatures, was bottle-conditioned and fuzzy, and more dry than mine. But over all two great beers.

Scarily enough, this was the first beer I kegged for the kegerator and the last full keg I have being put on. Guess who seriously needs to brew some beer? Fortunately I do have three beers in carboys ready to go.

4 Responses to “Abbey Ale”

  1. David Says:

    That photo looks great. Need to swing by for a taster.

  2. Brian Says:

    I was going to bring a growler up on Saturday, but it just never happened. Swing by for a taste whenever you’d like before it is gone 🙂

  3. Donna Says:

    yum! I want a taster too!

  4. Brian Says:

    Tasters all around!

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