Lustful Maiden - Apocalypse Ale Works
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.61/5 rDev -9.8%
This beer just adds to the arguement that Virginia is rapidly becoming a great source for great craft brews. This beer has a great darkfruit fig flavor. Super smooth too. But almost too smooth. If it weren't for tube flavor I would almost mistake this for a milk stout. Not really a lot of carbonation. But the flavor is Belgian as you can get. Very easy to drink. I can see why it won the awards it has. I would definayely drink this again.
11-18-2013 20:30:48 | More by stckhndlr
4.91/5 rDev +22.8%
I've enjoyed Belgian style ales for years, (all of them). I never thought I would find a Belgian Dubbel brewed in the US that was far and away better than my favorite import in this category. This ale is perfection. When it was served it had a smooth creamy tan head already showing the lacey design on the glass. The aroma was a smooth balance of fruit and slight spice with what was almost like an anise or caramel on the front end with dried fruit as it warmed. The first sip was a subtle combination of dried figs and something like citrus that finished with a subtle belgian candi sugar. I also noticed this ale won an international gold medal (even over Belgian brewery entries). Based on the website they used a Belgian style candi for this that was also made in the US. D180 candi syrup from a US company. Not sure which it was. After about 5 minutes of good conversation this ale was still adding new and complex flavors on the palate. Bread, caramel, anise, citrus?, and dried fruit. This brewer has my hat off. I did not expect this. This is the best Belgian style Dubbel I have tasted to date, (in 20 years of tasting).
08-25-2013 12:47:19 | More by JaredQ
4.63/5 rDev +15.8%
I have to say that I am not much of a Belgian style fan, but this one has definitely opened my eyes and in a BIG way.
I cannot really comment on exactly what I pick up in the flavor at this point. Most likely I will have to have a few more glasses of it in the future. What I can say is that in the past when I have had Belgians, specifically of the Dubbel nature I have not been very impressed. The beer changed that for me and that is why I am rating it so high.
Loved the smell, loved the taste, loved the color. Triple win for this beer in my book.
Also, this beer has won both beer championships that it was entered in the Belgian style category. The 2013 Open Beer Championships, and today it won gold in he Belgian Style category at the Microfestivus in Roanoke, VA.
08-11-2013 04:30:32 | More by jep2606
Lustful Maiden from Apocalypse Ale Works
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.