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Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/3/2013. Thanks to Jay for the bottle! 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a cloudy burgundy color with evident carbonation rising up to the top. Seeing as I intentionally poured the bottle to maximize the head, it was a five finger light mocha color. The retention is weird - instead of just gradually fading, the texture just becomes more bubbly, until it collapses in on itself. The end result is a much creamier looking one finger mocha-colored head that leaves massive clumps of lacing on the glass. If any beer was made for a Duvel tulip, this one is it. S: Apple, pear, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Rather simple by BSDA standards, with a weird metallic note detracting some. T: There’s an initial quality of apple/pear yeast esters, before the beer finishes with notes of chocolate, raisin, and brown sugar sweetness. Occasionally, a bit of hops appear. This is definitely on the dubbel side of the BSDA fence. There’s very little thought provoking complexity, rather it fits into the category of simple refreshment. M: The vibrant carbonation gives this a light, airy texture. Actually, the vibrant carbonation makes this one really scratchy and even harsh. It’s pretty difficult to focus on the initial smoothness of the malt structure when the palate is being bombarded with carbonation and - to a lesser extent - astringency. Aftertaste is a touch sweet after a while, but this manages to subdue the booze quite well. O: Certainly, it won’t give Rochefort 8 any fits, but it’s not a bad choice for a BSDA. Keeping in mind its flaws (rampant overcarbonation, simple flavors, metallic aroma), it’s still decent.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1367) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 16, 2016
Very dark brown pour with a light brown billowing head. Classic Belgian yeasty aroma. Nice complex bitter taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KoNrRiI (1178) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
0.33 bottle.A semi-hazy, dark crimson color and small, off-white head leaving no lacing. The aroma is made up of dark malts and not much more. A sweet taste of dark malts, yeasts, and some sugar. A medium body, a slick texture, and a lively to fizzy carbonation. Finish is alright, nothing special about it. Overall the beer could be much better - its carbonation level is a big blunder.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (389) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle at home. Lively pour, red-brown and with a rocky off-white head. Malty aroma. Taste is sweetish to begin, then a balancing bitterness. Flavours of roasted malt, quite crisp, and with other hints of fruit, licorice and a light peppery hop. Rich and satisfying, very pleasant.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
susonagger (196) - spain, - APR 16, 2016
specto: Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold luce un color ocre, rojizo al trasluz, que no deja ver a través del vaso. Sobre el caldo se posa una majestuosa capa de espuma beix de burbuja gruesa, muy esponjosa y muy duradera. Se aprecia una mínima carbonatación en forma de burbujas diminutas que ascienden despacio. - Aroma: El aroma hace presencia al instante, dejando un olor malteado, alcohólico, floral y levemente afrutado, como cítrico. - Cuerpo / Sabor: El sabor es maltoso y lleno de matices afrutados, con base de chocolate y caramelo, y presencia justa del alcohol, que le da fuerza al trago. Se perciben tintes de licor, malta torrefacta y un final levemente ácido, suave y delicioso.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1761) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
butelka d0 26/05/2016. wysoka piana, opadajaca do malego korzuszka nieco mydlanie, ciemne z czerwonymi przeblyskami piwo. aromaty niezbyt intensywne, glownie ciemne owoce, ciasto takie jak sie wyrabia z drozdzami piekarskimi, karmel, nieco przyprawowosci. w ustach malo pelni, alkohol ladnie ukryty, srednie wysycenie, slodkawe, pojawiaja sie poza tym co w aromacie jakies ziolowe nutki, goryczzka niska, tez ziolowa. nie robi specjalnego wrazenia, ale dobre

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamaty (1810) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2016
Marrón oscura. Espuma blanquecina y duradera. Aroma poco marcado, malteado. En boca gaseosa y de cuerpo moderado. Tono licórico, alcohol presente. Sabor tostado, notas de chocolate. Pero se hace dura. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PapaCanard (72) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Bière à robe couleur caramel au goût de café et de chocolat. Mousse crémeuse et persistante. Agréable arrière goût vineux.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisko82 (614) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 31, 2016
Piwo czerwono-brązowe. Dość trwala piana. W zapachu karmel, owoce suszone, orzechy, przyprawy. W smaku słody i owocowość, karmel i orzechy trochę kawy i czekolada. Goryczka niska. Dość wytrawne. Wysokie wysycenie.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. BB 11.08.2016. Pours a beautiful ruby red-brown colour with a big, soft, beige head. Good lace and retention. The aroma is pleasant, sour redcurrant juice jumps out first, then dark fruits and caramel. Tastes sweet and sour upfront, with a bit of an unsatisfyingly abrupt and thin, bitter finish. Fruits, berries, caramel. Soft mouthfeel and rather active, thin carbonation. Overall very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopverdju (606) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2016
Kastanjebruin bier met lichtbeige schuimkraag die niet lang blijft. Geur: ietwat fruitig, moutig, kandij. Smaak: zoet, caramel. Niet zo volmondig. Weinig afdronk, behalve wat plakkerig zoet.


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