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Darling Brew
Brewed at Boston Breweries (South Africa)

Style: Belgian Ale
Western Cape, South Africa


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ChewyBeer (68) - SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours dark with tan head. Sour nose. High carbonation with light mouthfeel. Sour taste. Not great

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Brewfoolery (26) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours dark almost black with cream foamy head. Slight toffee nose, no roast in the tasting, more like a slight coffee lager. High carbonation leaves little flavor after a sip our gulp. Bottle purchased in Cape Town Ultra Liquors.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
aleksander9 (533) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a coca cola brown color with fizzy head. I had no head after 5 seconds. Very bad presentation. Weak aroma of cold coffee, roasted malt and some sour notes. Watery and very spritzy palate. Aftertaste is more cold coffee, some noble hops and lingering sour/watery finish. Overall: the beer don?t lack creativity. Brewed with wit yeast, molasses and caramel it should taste absolutely stunning. The problem is that none of this interesting elements come through and i was left with something close to cold coffee with carbonation. presentation (probably forced carbed at the brewery) and that it almost tastes like it has been watered down don?t help either. Could not finish this one. Work with execution.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egg (100) - USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from Monty’s Liquor Boutique on 11/17/13. Pours dark black with one finger of loose tan head that dwindles very very quickly. Almost reminds me of pouring a coke. Nose is faint roasted malt, burnt. Taste is dark roasted malts, some dark fruit, a bit of sweetness. Surprisingly light and refreshing for a black ale. Not very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5945) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
this is weird, i am loving this but nothing seems to match up .. . deep black .. medium foam, light lacing .. . toasted yet light roast, mild yeast .. . just too much fun to drink .. . most will feel its thin, but i really enjoyed this .. . . you can’t unload a truck full of bowling balls with a pitchfork..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AtronSeige (723) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 12, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Aroma: Dark malts, sour, Appearance: Very dark body with garnet highlights. Large rocky tan head. Lacing. Flavours: Light bitterness, light sweetness, slight dark malt flavours. Medium dry Palate: Watery body, very little carbonation, Overall: This feels like a watered down beer. The lack of Wit Bier flavours is annoying, and the lack of any "Dark Beer" flavours is also annoying. 550 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 16A Belgian Witbier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small beige unstable head. NOSE: watery, mocha, little peppery. TASTE: little smoked, watery, little watermelon, little coffee, not much there, though decent enough for only 4%!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8041) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2013
Short-lived beige head over cola-coloured beer, well-carbonated. Aromatic, sweetish nose, fresh greenery, caramel, roasted grains. Sweet-roasted, molasses, candi sugar; slight fruity acidity in the background, bubble gum. Feels better bodied than a 4% ABV beer would tend to have one believe. Carbonisation seems to fall away pretty quick. More than decent. Thanks to L & M!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
uckelman (319) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Pours opaque dark brown, little head. Aroma is malt and caramel. Mouthfeel is very lively, bright. Thin like an English ale. Sweet, and a bit sticky on the finish. Not very much flavor at the recommended drinking temp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (215) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2013
We might have chilled it a bit much before tasting. Extremely dark black, completely opaque. Strong odor of alcohol and a bit of molasses. Largish bubbles cling to the edges, but otherwise no head. Spritely, fizzy mouthfeel. Taste is strongly of molasses, but not unpleasantly so.

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