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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold

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

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common

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1053) - ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
Nut brown beer, creamy beige head. Nose is caramel, dried fruits, malt, toasty notes. Flavor is fruity, malty-toasty notes, sugar, fruity tones and metallic hints, yeast in the background, some sweetness. Alcohol and dried fruit in the finish. Prickly carbonation. Simple, but balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (713) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 06.04.2016. Pours dark ruby with light tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, burnt sugar, malt, yeast. Finish is sweet and dry bitter with hints of alcohol and woody notes. Overall: rather simple, but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
guiroul33 (40) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 6, 2014
Brussels Beer Weekend 2014 - Arômes of caramel, dark fruits. Probably a good desert beer but too sweet for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (137) - - AUG 18, 2014
33cl flesje bij café De Gouverneur, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% Uitgeschonken in originele glas Uiterlijk: donkerbruin/rood met blijvende witte kraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, zoet, donker fruit Conclusie: smaak is niet verkeerd, maar kan voller ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mainuh_man (127) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
0.33L bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a huge, rocky off-white head. Aromas of mineral, particularly iron, bready malt, hints of cooked vegetable. Mild cereal malt sweetness at beginning, with hints of the iron that is on the nose. Transitions to an almost salty flavor, with some soy sauce and dark spice. Long, herby hop finish with alcohol warmth and sugar sticking to the back of the throat. Medium to full-bodied with sticky mouthfeel and active carbonation. Overall, not my favorite beer. Haven’t experienced the aroma of this beer very often, and it’s fairly heavy both on the sugars and the bittering hops.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
Niet mijn smaak. De oud bruin van Adriaen Brouwer is goed, maar dit is mij tegen gevallen

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (1719) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
Roman belongs to those old-time breweries that traditionally produce the local brown beer (’Oudenaards bruin’) and this one, created in 2008, is essentially a rerun of the former Roman Dobbelen Bruinen, but with a more contemporary look. Tasted under both the current "Dark Gold" name and the former "Finest Dark" name, but it’s the same beer, they were obliged to change the name after a complaint from Anthony Martin’s, creator of the "Gordon Finest" range, for plagiarism. Thinnish, beige, stable head, dark mahogany colour, nose of caramel, dates, nuts, passion fruit, vaguely some iron; taste fruity and malty (nuts, caramel), rather high carbonation (a bit too high for this genre, if you ask me) and an ever so slightly sourish aftertaste with some warming alcohol. Not a masterpiece of the style, in my opinion, but true to its heritage nevertheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at the Cafe Belge in Leuven. Dark brown with a bubbly-foamy head, although it collapses quite quickly. Light spice, toffee, meaty notes, slight alcohol burn. A bit Abbaye de Rocs. Light aroma, which seemed quite pleasant but was hard to review due to the smoker on the next table. Quite a tasty brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lightbias (95) - USA - JUL 7, 2014
You could just assume by the name, that this was going to be a dark gold pour, and you would be right. The head, a soft beige, billowed out of the top of the glass before I could catch it. The aroma spilled with it, an almost metallic, burnt caramel with yeast lingering in the afterward. The carbonation is just comfortable; not too fizzy, just right to carry the flavors forward. All in all, this is extremely drinkable. if I didn’t have available one of my regular go tos, this would definitely be my next best bet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Excalibur123 (133) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 3, 2014
Muestra color ámbar claro, media capa de espuma beige de retención media; aromas a malta tostada, albaricoque, caramelo y licor, en boca entrada potente y maltosa con cuerpo y carbónico medios; notas a especias y naranja amarga, amargor muy equilibrando tornado a dulce en el pos gusto; buena ale de doble fermentación.


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