Destihl Brewery In Bloomington Illinois brews Abby’s Single, 5.5% BVV with 22 IBUs which is classified as a Belgian Pale Ale or a beer that was brewed by the monks for everyday consumption. Abby’s Single pours a somewhat orange color with a one and a half finger white head that fades into a little halo with a spicy phenolics noted aroma with a faint note of yeast that pulls you to a semi-sweet yet spicy phenolic and yeasted note with faint fruit flavor that has a very faint and weak bitter note on the end and finishes with a slight spicy yeast note and an aftertaste of some fruit that is a bit on the faint side with a light mouthfeel. This was not the best Abby Single I’ve had but it was not bad, it’s a B-. Not bold enough flavors on this to push it to a great A+ beer, but it was good and tasty enough. I would recommend trying Destihl BreweryAbby’s Single it’s worth a try I think. Cheers! please enjoy responsibly!
Belgian beer and pretty good and predictable (the good predictable). This Left Hand Brewing Company Study Abroad Belgian-Style Single Ale, 4.5% ABV out of Longmont Colorado an American example of a Belgian-Style single ale. This is a fall seasonal release that pours an orange color with a slight haze to it and a one and a half finger fizzing white head that is gone as soon as it appears. Study Abroad gives you an aroma of spicy notes with slight mild fruits such as faint orange, that leads to somewhat mild spiced notes with the same mild fruit and a bit of yeast. Nothing to write home about here. Study Abroad finish with a little spiced not and faint yeasted fruit with a mild aftertaste of the same fruited spice that is gone in an instant all with a somewhat medium mouthfeel. I find this style of beer to be a good one, but Left Hand Brewing Company Study Abroad Belgian-Style Single Ale is just close to boring, it’s C+. I thought it had a slight IPA orange flavor it that was least bit odd but not so bad. I do like Left Hand Brewing Company’s beer, they make a fabulous Milk Stout and Nitro Milk Stout, Overall I might go Study Abroad again but not anytime soon! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!
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!