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Brewed by Brouwerij Roman
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Oudenaarde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Adriaen Brouwer, which is re-fermented in the bottle, is surprisingly complex. The nose of this Oudenaarde Brown beer features malt, caramel and dry fruit, with the merest hint of acidity. The finish is bitter-sweet, and the alcohol adds a warm glow. A balanced beer with a full mouth-feel. Could the painter and bon vivant Adriaen Brouwer have wished for anything more?

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Smells like dark fruit, alcohol and a bit of a funk. It has a brick-red color with a tan head thats pretty dense. It has a sweet-sour flavor, like a Flanders red. It has a very lively mouthfeel that finishes fairly clean. Its delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Reviewed 1/3/2013. Thanks to Jay for the bottle! 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a cloudy burgundy color with evident carbonation rising up to the top. Seeing as I intentionally poured the bottle to maximize the head, it was a five finger light mocha color. The retention is weird - instead of just gradually fading, the texture just becomes more bubbly, until it collapses in on itself. The end result is a much creamier looking one finger mocha-colored head that leaves massive clumps of lacing on the glass. If any beer was made for a Duvel tulip, this one is it. S: Apple, pear, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Rather simple by BSDA standards, with a weird metallic note detracting some. T: Theres an initial quality of apple/pear yeast esters, before the beer finishes with notes of chocolate, raisin, and brown sugar sweetness. Occasionally, a bit of hops appear. This is definitely on the dubbel side of the BSDA fence. Theres very little thought provoking complexity, rather it fits into the category of simple refreshment. M: The vibrant carbonation gives this a light, airy texture. Actually, the vibrant carbonation makes this one really scratchy and even harsh. Its pretty difficult to focus on the initial smoothness of the malt structure when the palate is being bombarded with carbonation and - to a lesser extent - astringency. Aftertaste is a touch sweet after a while, but this manages to subdue the booze quite well. O: Certainly, it wont give Rochefort 8 any fits, but its not a bad choice for a BSDA. Keeping in mind its flaws (rampant overcarbonation, simple flavors, metallic aroma), its still decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2013
Deep burgundy, a tad cloudy, beige head. The nose is a bit subdued, red fruits, something sweet in there, with some bitterness underneath all of that. The taste itself is more bitter than the nose, quite alcoholic and not sweet at all, also contains some roasted malts. Still, it could have been a bit stronger for an 8.5% beer. The aftertaste is rather straightforward with an alcoholic afterglow (though not excessive) and a bit of roast and bitterness lingering. A solid Dubbel, nothing breath taking but balanced, enjoyable and with enough body for its strength. Definitely an interesting move from Roman to put this on the market.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnoud (318) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2013.01.01 - Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale. 11.2oz bottle in goblet. Pours deep red to brown. A full inch head settles to a mere 1cm foamy head with lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and mild pepper. Taste is sweet malt, a bit of a bite, carbonation on finish. Overall, slightly sweet. Not the best Belgian but good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thompson (696) - - DEC 22, 2012
Old rating bottle was shared long ago with benzai at buitenlust... Dark brown in color.. smell dark fruits caramel. taste malts caramel somewhat sweet bit fruity

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle. Not bad, its getting some poor rating, but I enjoyed it. Definite notes of bread, dark fruits such as rasins and prune. Toffee sweet finish with honey, I do detect that meattalic taste that others are complaining about. For me, that is the only downside.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (2108) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2012
Dark brown in colour, malty, yeasty and only slight sourness, ok but not my favourite tipple

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3709) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Backlog...late 2011/early 2012...bottle...pours deep amber/ruby with a thick and foamy tan head. Aroma is very fruity...candy sugar, fig, raisin, some candied fruits. Flavor is very sweet with candy sugar, plum, fig, and a touch of leather. Mouthfeel is full and sticky with an earthy/leathery dry finish thatcuts the sweetness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrelbelly (750) - BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2012
Dark golden brown with small head. Slightly sour malts aroma. Taste malts, candy sugar, slight bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1392) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3 ounce sampler at the Grovetoberfest Miami beer festival 10/13/12. Very good!


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