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De Prael Metropolitan Cacao Beer

Brewed by Brouwerij de Prael
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Amsterdam, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Chocolatier Kees Raat created the Cacao Beer in collaboration with brewery De Prael, based in Amsterdam. An elegant combination of the freshness of beer and the exciting aroma of Cacao, produced with organic ingredients. Cacao Beer: a handcrafted, dark and amber colored bitter, with tones of cocoa and caramel. Ingredients: Water, malted organic barley and wheat, hops, yeast and extract of cocoa bean shells.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Douberd (4925) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
(De Prael Metropolitan Cacao Beer) Bottle 330 ml from a trade with Borrensteijn, thanks Rob! Served into a big tulip, ABV 7.4% Deep brown colour on the body, huge and rising thick, beige head, with good retention, mostly because of its size. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, caramel, sour notes that hint to a light infection. Taste has also some sour notes, not exactly infected though, more like oxidized, caramel, grains, still some cocoa, but lighter than the aroma.’ Medium thin body, high carbonation. Okay beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (728) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
This pours a very dark brown color with a solid even layer of beige foam. Nose has a deep dark chokolate aroma accompanied by some raisin and caramel. Taste is sweet at first but is quickly followed by a deep lasting bitterness. Carbonation is medium but feels very soft due to the small bubbles. Otherwise palate is quite rich and creamy. Overall this is one of the better chokolate beers I’ve tasted, could be a bit less bitter though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, cacao. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, cacao. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130406]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a reddish brown with an off-white head. Overripe dark fruit in the nose. Medium body, again some dark fruits, roast and a little phenols - while I don’t really pick up any cocoa. 060413

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a deep amber glare and a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty. Spiced, dark malty and roasted. Bitter and almost herbal dry finish. Mild chocolate dry malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle, 7.4%. Dark brown/red with tiny beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast and bread. Flavour is malt, yeast, chocolate, medium sweet, cacao and a little bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16991) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, cocoa, malt, hops and a little candy sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, chocolate and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 060413

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2013
Bottled from Metropolitan. Dark brown color, medium creamy brown head. Aroma of belgian yeast, lots of caramel and a hint of chocolat. Basicly a belgian double with some extra cocoa. In taste pretty much the same: caramelly belgian double styled beer with a soft hint of chocolat. Finishes rather dry and with some cocoa-bitterness. The cocoa nibs come out gentle and the balance of the beer is ok, but there’s a bit too much belgian yeast esters in this one that overpower most chocolat present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Dark chocolate and cacao powder in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with dark chocolate, roast and cacao powder. Long roasty finish. Tasty!

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