Yes, yes, I know I work for Double Shift so I could potentially come off a little biased, but come on people! Don’t you know me yet? I can 100% promise that this review will be unbiased, just like every single other review … except New Belgium, because I’m a hardcore #fangirl.
Now, let’s get back on the Abby train, shall we? Sister Abby is an American Dubbel. Why does Double Shift call it that? Excellent question, friend. According to our brewer, and I quote, “It’s a nod to Belgian brewing practices. True Belgian Abbey beers are very process-oriented and this beer is a very American Craft approach. It’s just me not taking credit for a style that, at its core, isn’t exact to style and giving credit where credit is due.”
Sister Abby is the perfect balance of malt and sweetness, with the slightest banana after-taste. I will say the sweetness hits you in the nose and the back of the mouth but then finishes so smoothly.
It’s easy to put this beer away, but at 7.9% you have to be careful – I’ve definitely had to Uber my butt away from the brewery after having a couple of these. Since this beer is coming straight from the source/I’m drinking it from the source, it’s the freshest quality beer I’ve written about.
A popular beer with staff and consumers alike – if you haven’t tried it, do yourself a favor and get down to Double Shift’s Tasting Room. You won’t regret it.