Bedlam - Ale Asylum
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Reviews by LovingCup:
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This may be my first beer review but is far from my first beer. Today I will be reviewing "Bedlam!" by Ale Asylum from my neighbor to the north. My first Belgium IPA styled beer. Poured on 2/7/14 into my Bell's tulip.
A: Looks okay. A kind of copper orange with a nearly non existant creamy white head. Some bubbles rise to the top.
S: Smells great! Sweet, with part fruity ipa and part undeniable "Belgium funk" smell. I become somewhat fearful, as tripel's are not my preferred style. But anticipation rises, as the smell is unique to anything I remember. One of the best, most complex smelling brews I can recall from recent memory.
T: Pretty tasty! As I mentioned, my taste buds are not developed enough to truly appreciate the Belgium yeasty funk of Tripel's. While I can usually identify the taste as "interesting," I rarely go looking for a 2nd in a session. This beer is a great way to transition to the style while still being grounded in something more familiar. If I had more Belgium Ipa's I could see my taste starting to develop to enjoy Tripel's more often. It is fairly drinkable. Not as sweet as the nose may suggest. It's neither too extreme and in your face nor is it subtle or characterless.
M: Creamy mouthfeel, with sort of a bite in the first half of the swallow.
Overall: I like it. Again, if you like ipa's but are on the fence about that Belgium funk, this is your beer. One of the best and most unique smelling beers in recent memory, and I can't complain about the taste. Overall this brew delivers quite a unique, and agreeable flavor profile. Would definitely throw a couple of these in my create my own sixer again.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 02:29:18 | More by LovingCup
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