River Rat Brewery Moncks Conner Abby Ale

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I have another beer from a Brewbpulik delivery, River Rat Brewery Moncks Corner Abby Ale, 7.2% ABV. This beer from Columbia, South Carolina is a Belgian Style Dubbel. Moncks Corner Abby Ale pours a brown/deep dark red color with a one finger beige head that fades quickly into a little halo, but give off big banana notes with some plum, slight fig, and raisin aromas. There is a faint alcoholic note on the nose as well. Moncks Corner Abby Ale has a big slightly bitter banana flavor up front that flows into a boozy raisin and fig note in the middle and then a little burn of alcohol towards the back of the mouth. This Dubbel finish slightly harsh with little notes of fig yeast and raisin with a warm dark fruit aftertaste. This wasn’t such a Belgian style Dubbel, it’s borderline C/C-. When this beer warms the alcoholic notes come through and the whole beer tastes stronger than it really is. I don’t think I’d go back to River Rat Brewery Moncks Corner Abby Ale. There are better Belgian Style Dubbel out there. Sugar Creek Brewing Company makes one for example. This was a little on the harsh side, and it wasn’t really as flavorful and/or smooth. So don’t have this one! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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