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Brewed by North Taiwan Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Ale
Hsin Pei City, Taiwan

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2014
330ml bottle (Sogo Fuxing City Super, Taipei) - thanks Anna!
Been looking forward to getting hold of one of these North Taiwan beers for a long time, Iím glad picked 3 up while she was there. Pours a hazy orange with a fizzy brief head. Initially a fruity estery aroma on pouring, later a bit dishwatery. Smells old and oxidized too, even though this is bottled 2013/11/01, BB 2015/05/01, drunk 2014/04/14. I guess thereís some raisins in that aged aroma. Fortunately, it has those raisins in the taste too, quite prominantly, rather nice. Palate is watery and fizzy, rather unexpected for a belgian ale, but not unpleasant. A bit rough, but quite drinkable. Finish a bit dirty, yeasty, and with a fair bit of bittering hop. An interesting brew, contrasts against the horrible macro rubbish like day and night - I wish these guys luck!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
A decent Belgian beer. Booze wafting. Decent appearance, peach with head. Yeast, peachy, not bad. But dull finish, even metallic. Dougís bottle.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Johnsense (753) - - SEP 1, 2013
Hazy amber pour. Head disappears fast. Sediment in top of bottle. Booze, some plum, yeast in background.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GoufCustom (750) - HONG KONG - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2013

330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui. Saw it during the storeís Taiwan Food Fair Promotion so I grabbed it quick!

Cloudy hazy light mud-brown colour with lots of dirt like yeast sediments; Two finger head and off-white foam which last for 3 minutes; Very small sticky lacing and active carbonation; Smell of malt, mud, butter, sugar, wet cardboard, and boiled lotus roots; Sweet taste of malt, with strong wet cardboard, butter, strong alcohol, foul Belgian yeast, citrus and grass; Medium body; oily palate; Mouthfeel isÖ oh dear, where to begin? An awfully cardboard soaked, muddy straw taste resulted in some weird, boiled lotus root stew. This is not revolting, but the strong wet cardboard and DMS certainly do. Belgian yeast is here but not like those found in the true Belgian Dubbels. Booziness is overwhelmingly strong for a 6% brew. All these point to infection. Oh noÖ Hoppiness is slight citrus nose, light citrus and strong grass / bitterness, unable to counterbalance the fouled taste for a lousy finish; Slightly dry after taste. Very alcoholic and uneasy to mouth.

Comments: After the euphoria of this brandís tasty fruit beers, here comes a real surprise for its brave attempt at Abbey Dubbel: a putrid, thoroughly-infected dirty water soaked in booze, un-Belgian yeast, sugar, and most of all, boiled lotus roots. Take away the infection this is still a poor Dubbel which makes Grimbergen Ambrťe like a million bucks. Stick with its nice fruit beers and stay away from this drainpour spectacular.

P.S.: Iíve received a message on August 31, 2013 from the Brewer who stated the one I had was already over-oxidized, so I will re-rate this one whenever I got the chance next time in Taiwan or elsewhere.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 1, 2011
5/2/5/2/8 Bottle. Muddy orange-brown color. Aroma of peach, orange, toffee, butterscotch. A bit weird. Sweet and fruity, with a light sourness as well. Butterscotch is big. Oily palate. Not very well done. Must have been a bad batch, looking at the other ratings.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4757) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
From bottle at Cafe Odeon, Taipei. Amber-copper colour with a small head. Slightly spiced aroma with some fruit. Good fruity caramel with a crisp, semi-dry finish. Interesting ESB/abbey ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2010
Hazy amber. The head is a bit fizzy and falls quickly, not really what you want in an abbey ale. Deep fruity aroma - mostly raisins and some plums. Chocolatey taste with light balancing fruitiness (orange, plum). The body is a bit light and fizzy - not entirely surprising at 6% but disappointing. Decent.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beershine (5201) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle @ Beerfest Asia Singapore. Hazy muddled ugly sienna color with a thin and fizzy head. Sweet!aroma is yeasty and akin to American interpretations of this style. A little bit of lemon candy of all things. Thin, but can also tell itís high ABV. Nice mellow strength. Orange and tangerine flavors are interesting. Sweet malts are muddled, disappointing, and immature. Still itís drinkable and good try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2007
Light dark-red colored with hazy appearance, little yellow head. Fruity toffee, sweet aroma with strong chocolate, spices and mild alcohol. Good for Taiwanish brew, at least as this is my first from this country. Medium bodied. Flavor is also strongly chocolaty with this same mild spices. Aftertaste dries strongly with some yeasty spiciness and some vegetables. Good brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2005
Murky orange brown color. Somewhat vinious nose with touch of spice. Very carbonated mouth, oranges, spice and a dry orangey finish. A good start to becoming a good triple, but still needs work.


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