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Brugge Brasserie Diamond Kings of Heaven 2009 - Present
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Our quadruple aged in French oak with brettanomyces and pickled plums.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of brett, oak, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor of sour brett character, oak, caramel malt with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Date: 10/11/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, GABF

hazy dark yellow, scant head, sweet dark caramel and vanilla aroma, rich malt flavor, hint of sweet vanilla, touch of oaky tartness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10785) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 4, 2011
A: The pour is amber in color, maybe approaching copper, with a small layer of white foam that quickly dissipates. S: You definitely get the pickled plums that were added to the barrel. A nice fruity and tart quality overall, and a touch of wine and oak. Maybe a little bit of citrus and a hint of sweetness. T: Unfortunately, the flavor is note quite as enjoyable as the aroma. There are some of the pleasant fruity notes of the plums and wine, but there is also a fair amount of booze, vinegar, and some acetone. M: Medium in body with a low to medium level of carbonation. O: I liked the nose, but there were some serious flaws in the flavor which prevented this from being as enjoyable as the previous incarnation of Diamond King.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9092) - Vero Beach (Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... This beer rocks!... Lightly hazy, deep golden ale with a small, frothy, white head. Interesting aroma; earthy with acetic, woodsy notes. The flavor is lightly sweet, moderately tart and mildly bitter. Good balance. Woodsy. High ABV is very well-masked. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Dry, woodsy finish. World class effort!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6016) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Numerous samples of "JACKO" at the 2009 Indiana Brewers Guild Fest (thanks Mike for the word): Clean light coppery hue with a small but lasting frothy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of tart plums and cherry pit, vinegar and lactic acid, oaky, biscuity and a hint of lemongrass and herb mix as well. Nice and invited, there were times I spend 5-10 minutes just smelling this beer. As far has the flavor profile goes, no letdown here. A big WOW of acidic fruit and funky brett, oak and herbal notes, and light handed pale malts. Just incredibly drinkable despite the huge ABV, dangerous I tell you, dry tannic finish rounds the palate into shape. If this beer was labeled Russian River it would be a threat to the ratebeer top 50 or least top 100. Damn good brew and completely changed my mind about this brewery. A WORLD CLASS SOUR ALE, yep it is now A SOUR ALE IMO.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Sample @ GABF 2009. One of the top of the fest. Def a sour & not a strong ale. Apple ciderish looking pour, sharp acidic sourness, earthy, sour candy tartness. balanced & well well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Great Taste of the Midwest 2014 Offering (Madison, WI). Pours a dulled decent hazed amber brown hue, a bit of orange glow on the edges and bottom with loose bubbly whitish head. Aromas are sour, a bit acidic with touches of plum, firmer oak and mellow acidity. Touches of wine barrel, tannic elements and firmer sourness, dark fruit shows plum, a bit of prune and dried fruit. Initial is dry, tart and a bit darker. Nice dark fruit. Firm sourness and an off salty element. Some gentle wine barrel, decent oak. More reeled in. Nice acidity, firm sourness but not overwhelming. A bit dry and yogurty into the backend and finish. Some nice tannic plum nectar and skin. Nice stuff. A bit darker, the plums really win me over with subtle citrus, nice acidity without getting harsh. Nice, fuzzy, dry as we finish. A winner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2006
GABF 2006. I was damn impressed with the two beers I had from Brugge Brasserie. Copper bodied with a small tanned head. Aroma is Bretty notes, some tart fruits, and wet wood. Taste echoes the aroma - more Brett, some tart fruits, damp basement (wet wood and earth tones) and some dried maltiness. Body is medium with moderate carbonation and some dryness around the edges. Ends with more Brett character, some sweet malts, woody notes and fruit. Really nice stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 11, 2012
This draft brew from a beer festival poured a small sized head of frothy medium sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a hazy dark ruby red brown colored body and a oily lacing. The mild aroma was funky farm house and sour. . The flavor contained notes of sour funk and brown malt. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2006
GABF 2006: Clear brown copper color with a beige head. Nice Bretty aroma with big leather notes. Tart and woody. Tart flavor with notes of chardonnay and fruity malt. Light bitterness on a semi-dry finish. No evidence of alcohol. One of my top 3 beers at GABF.


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