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Best Abbey Ales - Top 10 Ranked by the U.S. Open Beer Championship


 
This Top Ten Belgian Abbey Ale ales list is from America's Best and from the results of the 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship.  
 
1. Dank Tank – Sweetwater Brewing - Georgia
2. New World Triple – Boston Beer Company - Massachusetts
3. Oude Zuiper – Papago Brewing - Arizona

4.
Brother David’s Triple Abbey Style Ale, Anderson Valley Brewing
5. Star Island Single, Smuttynose Brewing
6. Rochefort 10 Trappist Ale, Rochefort Brewing

7.
Chimay Première - Bières de Chimay - Belgium 
8.
Brother David’s Double Abbey Style Ale, Anderson Valley Brewing 
9. Trappist Westvleteren 8 - Brouwerij Westvleteren - Belgium 
10.  La Fin Du Monde - Unibroue - Canada 
 

    
Belgian Abbey Ale
Subcategory: Belgian Dubbel
This medium-bodied, dark amber to brown-colored ale has a malty sweetness and nutty, chocolate like, and mild roast malt and caramel arom Flavor and aroma may also have a raisin like cocoa character. A faint hop aroma is acceptable. Dubbels are also characterized by low to low-medium bitterness and no hop flavor. Very small quantities of diacetyl are acceptable. Yeast-generated fruity esters (especially banana) are appropriate at low levels. Head retention is dense and mousse like. Chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures. Often bottle conditioned a slight yeast haze may be evident. Brewer may indicate on the bottle whether the yeast should be intentionally roused or if they prefer that the entry be poured as quietly as possible.
OG: 1.060-1.077 
FG: 1.012-1.016 
Alcohol by Weight: 5.2-6.0% 
IBU: 22-30
Color SRM: 18-22
   
Subcategory: Belgian Tripel
Tripels are often characterized by a complex, sometimes mild spicy character, but no clove-like phenolic flavor. Yeast-generated fruity banana esters are also common, but not necessary. These pale/light-colored ales may finish sweet, though any sweet finish should be light. The beer is characteristically medium bodied with a equalizing hop/malt balance. Traditional Belgian Tripels are often well attenuated and bottle conditioned beers aged for a long period may be very well attenuated. Brewing sugar may be used to lighten the perception of body. Its sweetness will come from very pale malts. There should not be character from any roasted or dark malts. Very low hop flavor is okay. Alcohol strength and flavor should be perceived as evident. Head retention is dense and mousse like. Chill haze is acceptable at low serving temperatures. Traditional Tripels are bottle conditioned and may exhibit slight yeast haze. Brewer may indicate on the bottle whether the yeast should be intentionally roused or if they prefer that the entry be poured as quietly as possible.
OG: 1.070-1.092 
FG: 1.012-1.018 
Alcohol by Weight: 5.6-8.0% 
IBU: 25-35
Color SRM: 6-10

  

 





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Top 10
Ales & Lagers
in the USA

Golden Ale
Blonde Ale
English Summer Ale
English Pale Ale

English IPA
Imperial IPA
Bitter
ESB
English Mild Ale
 English Brown Ale
Porter
Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Imperial Stout
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Barley Wine
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Strong Scottish
Irish Red Ale
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German
Hefeweizen
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Lagers
American Light Lager
American Pilsner
American 
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Bohemian Pilsner
German Pilsner
Munchner Helles

Munchner Dunkel
Marzen
Oktoberfest
Schwarzbier
Bock
DoppleBock


Hybrids
American Cream Ale
American Wheat
American specialty wheat

Fruit/Vegetable beer
Pumpkin beer
Herb and Spice beer
Chocolate Beer
Coffee beer
Rye/Roggen Beer
Wood / Barrel
Aged beer
Wood/Barrel
Aged strong beer
Smoked/Rauch beer

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