ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think I actually prefer this to Duvel. Free State does Belgians well, always improvising, often accentuating the hop character of its brews. This one is no different. One of a series of Belgian inspired beers that never cease to impress. Light, crispy, a bit oily. Hops tickle the throat.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rose/copper, clean white head. Bubble gum and blackberry nose. Rather heavy on the fruit, almost sticky up front. Very fine leathery plum flavor, a little overpowering at first but then finding its feet nicely. Good firm hops, subtle bubble gum exhale. A really nice full-flavored beer, though a little less elegant and delicate than the Duvel it is modeled after.