(8.00% ABV) Abita Abbey Ale was drunk from a paper Dixie Cup on a chilly evening in Northwest Florida -- you've got to use the tools that life hands you.... Winter was definitely in the air.
The beer smelled of caramel and clove -- with the scent of cherries wafting into the air, as well.
Abbey Ale was sweet, but strangely so in our estimation. It had a bit of a weird Tabasco/Ketchup taste going on. There was some cherry there, too, but we found the beer to be slightly unbalanced, and not the finest hour from this great southeastern brewery. B-