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%
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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   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: There’s 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. There’s 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. It’s 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 won’t give Rochefort 8 any fits, but it’s not a bad choice for a BSDA. Keeping in mind its flaws (rampant overcarbonation, simple flavors, metallic aroma), it’s still decent.

Davros (3290) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2017
Pours dark brown with a large lasting head. Nose shows figs, sultanas, golden syrup and chocolate. Flavours include more figs and golden syrup along with faint chocolate and an unfortunate metallic and cardboard-like note. Carbonation is crazy, stupidly high. Blows-up-in-your-mouth high.

harrisoni (19341) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle at Volkscafe St Jakob Brugge. Dark brown colour lasting beige head. Malty beer. Too fizzy. Some light chocolate. Chocolate mousse. Yes alittle one dimensional but the malty fruit and chocolate is a goox combo. Shame the carbonation is too harsh on thd finish.

RudiGR (105) - Dendermonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
Gekocht in de Prik en Tik te Arendonk op 27/03/2015. En geproefd op 05/12/2015. Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold ziet er donkerbruin en helder uit, het amberkleurige schuim is romig-mousig van structuur, je krijgt er veel van en het gaat daarna langzaam weg. Slechts weinig pareling te zien. De geur dan, leuk hoor, de allereerste snif doet me onmiskenbaar denken aan een zachte geuze, maar deze geur blijft niet lang hangen, daarna geurt Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold lichtjes naar koffie, wat zoetig, zoethout, wat caramel en ietsje kruidig. De smaak van Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold is voornamelijk zoet met een beetje bitterheid. In de mond ontwaar je lichtjes het prikkelende koolzuur, is het niet droog, een lichte alcoholwarmte en toch volmondig. De nasmaak duurt gemiddelt lang, is licht zoet en lichtjes bitter, het zoete blijft wel wat plakken. De nabitterheid is zeer lichtjes. Leuk biertje.

andrepintado (3668) - Porto, PORTUGAL - APR 12, 2017
33cl bottle from estucerveza. Dark brown red black. Thin beige head. Light medium sweetness, light medium bitterness. Medium body. Medium high carbonation. Aroma and flavour is nutty, chocolate, fruity, caramel, vanilla.

nathanvc (712) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2017
Pours hazy dark brown with a lasting beige head that leaves lacing. The aroma contains roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice, caramel and spices. It tastes medium sweet and medium to light bitter. Lively carbonation (a bit too much), medium long aftertaste, oily texture and alcoholic. Very fine.

Bosbouw (3007) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2017
Chocolade bruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig. Smaakt zoetig. Zoetig bier.

blackisle (2816) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle 33cl. served in a trappist glass. Clear deep amberbrown, small frothy off-white head, dissipates quickly, fair lacing; aroma dark roasted malts, dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel; taste medium sweet and light bitter, malty, caramel, coffee, spicy notes, warming alcohol; malty sweetbitter aftertaste, earthy notes, ; medium body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation; solid Belgian strong ale.

Jury (288) - RUSSIA - DEC 20, 2016
Вкусный Бельгий& эль, очень красивы& цвет, хороший аромат и вкус, алкогол& почти не чувству& приятно& послевк& хорошая плотнос& качеств& пиво! Дата розлива 27.05.2016. Может рано открыто, возможн& со времене& стало бы ещё вкуснее& (Bottle 0,33/ 8,5%)

Ustaff (3) - Nizhny Novgorod, RUSSIA - DEC 16, 2016 does not count
All vizits to Belgian Beer Weekands I begin near ROMAN stand with glass of Adriaen Brouwer. And I am not alone... One from the Best aroma and taste!

RobinRamakers (13) - BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2016
Schenkt zich zeer donker in, met een stevige schuimkraag. Je ruikt de alcohol goed en heeft een stevige, lekkere nasmaak

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