Originally Posted by Wheelspin
Brewhaha, would you say Abbay is good for a Pale Ale as an alternative to Notties or 05 ?
In the low 60ies, its not as clean as Notty (it still has Belgian character, just very subdued), it's definitely not as flocculent. It is also much more expensive. Attenuation is roughly in the same range.
Never brewed with Abbaye in the hi '60ies, but at that point, US-5 is cleaner anyways. And Us5 is more flocculent as well.
I guess I'll stick to hoppy Belgian-ish brews in winter with Abbaye. Its not like you want an ester bomb in these anyways.