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Brewerkz Moh Gwai Ale

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Formerly brewed at Brewerkz
Style: Belgian Ale
Singapore, Singapore

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This year we have decided to ferment our old ale with a very unique Belgian yeast called Forbidden Fruit. This gives a mellow fruitiness and spicy flavour to the big malty flavours already present. We have also renamed the beer in the Belgian tradition after the local source of sin and debauchery.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2012
Draught at the brewpub, Spring 2006 (from old notes) Clear amber pour. decent white head. One of my favorites when I lived in Singapore

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2010

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

[ Vintage 2005 ]. ABV. 6.5%. Clear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, red berries, malty, vintage notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, berry, cough syrup - bonbon, vintage notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100903]

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
640 ml bottle lugged back from Singapore and sent to me by alagnak. I read Chris’ review, so I approach this beer with a great deal of curiosity. "BELGIAN-STYLE Maximum Maltiness" on the label only heightens this. Pour is cloudy amber orange with a loose off white head that falls quickly to just a few loose bubbles rimming the glass. Aroma of a weird celery salt vegetal sort of grain along with the advertised maximum maltiness. As it opens a bit, the funky vegetables take a turn toward old, borderline rotting vegetables. Not terribly pleasant. Taste is initially toasted caramel malt, with a nice soft straw and hay. Mid way through, it turns to the vegetal taste of the nose, though it is thankfully devoid of the "rotting". There is also a sourish orange fruit sweetness present. The finish and aftertaste are a strong pepper and yeast spice. Taste is much better than the nose. The transitions of flavors in this are not real smooth. Palate is medium, light carbonation, pretty heavy overall. This was a weird one. As it warmed up to room temperature, it got much more pleasant and integrated - picking up a few points in the process. Regardless, thanks for the effort on getting this to me Chris.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (4540) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2009
Sampler at Brewerkz. Reddish amber colour, light off white head. Aroma of dates, nuts, lots of malts. Flavour is sweet, fruity and malty with dates, molasses, some bread, caramel. Light bitter hoppy and malty finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2009
Draught at Brewerkz, Singapore. Murky brown with a creamy white head. Aroma and flavour of sweet caramel malt, toffee, dark fruits and notes of spice. Medium bodied. Good bitterness that leads to a sweet, malty finish. A very enjoyable Belgian Ale, the pick of the bunch from Brewerkz.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2009
Definitely one of my favourite from Brewerkz, and an interesting suprise. Dark brown with thick head. Has great yeasty aromas with fruit and spicy notes. Taste quite complex with dark malts, dried fruit, and spicy, smokey notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2009
Well crafted beer and one of the better attempts of a Belgian Ale outside of Belgium. Aroma is a great mix of doughy yeast, spice & raisin toast. Appearence is a deep amber with a nice fine head. Flavour is a a follow on of the aromas, big spice and dried fruits with a nice firm bitterness. very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2009
Draught at Brewerkz. Hazy maroon brown with excellent head. Medium body and carbonation. Complex aroma - bananas and esters. Complex taste with pleasant quite bitter finish. Notes of chocolate, spices, banana, citrus and dark malt. A very good beer in a clearly Belgian style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak (467) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Draft @ brewery. Bottle/description says ’Belgian’, but not like any other belgian ale I’ve had. Fruity, smoky nose, slightly sweet. The yeast taste is apparent in the middle...and a nice bitter finish that showed some sour tartness and really good character as it warmed. Solid and unique beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
I enjoyed this but I could not make it work as a Belgian. Looked like a Dubbel but I do not know what to call it or how to position it. My least favorite of the Brewerkz I tasted in Singapore.


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