Black Raven Vertegenwoordigen voor de Oostkant

RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Vertigenwoordigen voor de Oostkant "Representing for the Eastside"
ABV: 8.7%
IBU: 35
Malts: Pilsner, Flaked oats
Hops: Magnum, Styrian Goldings

Brewed exclusively for the Malt and Vine in Redmond, this Belgian inspired beer features a beautiful malt base, lightly layered hops, and a wonderful Belgian yeast spiciness. Black Ravens first Belgian style beer brewed for the Malt and Vines second anniversary. Available exclusively at the Malt and Vine in 750ml bottles and on draft.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Cask at M&V. Okay, so Ive had this on draft but didnt rate. That bing said, my memory of this beer is nothing like the cask experience. Pours a murky golden with a grayish green tint and a huge sticky grayish white head that laces the glass incredibly for a cask pour. Big banana clove, tons of spice, light wheat, and a huge bubblegum blast and some hop bittering at the end. God damn amazing nose! Wooooo! Creamy smooth body with amazing carb for a cask beer. Clove, cinnamon, vanilla, grassy hops, banana, Belgium good. Just finished and Im going to have a second!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 27, 2010
750ml bottle from RiversideAK, big thanks for this one man! One of the coolest bottles and labels Ive seen. Pours a lightly hazed golden orange with a creamy off white head that left behind some great lacing. Light spice, citrus and grassy hops in the nose. Off dry on the palate with citrus and spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle 237/480. Pours a hazy amber with a tan head. Smells of coriander, grassy, some light wheaty hints. Tastes of bubblegum, clove, spice, earthy, coriander with a dry finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Vibrant bright gold, beefy thick white head. Peppery bubblegum aroma. I wouldnt like pepper bubblegum but in this case its inviting. Half strong golden, half tripel. The candied sweetness is balanced and tempered with dry white pepper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5711) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2010
Light golden amber color, buscuity, pineapple, bready, caramel, very interesting nose. Medium body. Alcohol well hidden, bready, pineapples, spicy mouth. Lingering bready, piney finish. Very interesting. Not like any other Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle from Malt & Vine. No. 232 out of 480. Pours a lightly hazy orange cold with a good fluffy off-white head. Aromas are soft light fruits, banana ester and some yeast/spice. Medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is fruit of all kinds. This is the first beer where Id buy bubblegum as an aspect. Its mildly astringent, starting towards sweet, ending towards dry, with a lot of hot bits in the finish. Not much heat. The fruit confusion ends mostly on a light stone fruit note. Fairly clean, definitely refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (4642) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Yellowish pour. Floral smell with soft spice. Light dry grain. Flavor is grainy bitter with sweetness. Soapy smell also. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (3187) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Thanks, Marc. Reddish gold color. Musty yeast fruit citrus in the aroma.. Mid-size body. Feels sasion-ish. Hoppy, yeast, fruit, spice. Has some definite bright fruits int he flavor. Lightly sweet. Good stuff. Bottle #276.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (6058) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Lots of sediment in this gold beer. Tons of yeast in the flavor and aroma, Belgian yeast. Sweet, typical for the style. Well carbonated. Some coriander and spice. Very much like a tripel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (8019) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Draft at Malt & Vine. Pours a crystal clear light gold with a fluffy, persistent platinum blonde layer of foam on top. Big sweet bubble gum, watermelon, and floral/grassy notes on the nose. Creamy medium body. The bubble gum and watermelon are back on the attack. There seems to be just the faintest bit of alcohol heat on the palate, but it could be psychosomatic...its a decent-sized beer and my stomach was empty. Nice dark toasted nut note shows through to cut the sweetness a bit, and then theres a bit of PNW hop at the end--very much in balance, very well placed, but still distinctly American. Its easy to see what they were going for here, and they got it. Good beer.

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