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Lustful Maiden - Apocalypse Ale Works

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Lustful Maiden
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BA SCORE
88
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Apocalypse Ale Works
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hokieguy95 on 07-10-2013)
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JaredQ

Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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).

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2013 12:47:19 | More by JaredQ
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kt_va_hbrewer

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

03-15-2014 08:35:34 | More by kt_va_hbrewer
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jep2606

Virginia

4.63/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 04:30:32 | More by jep2606
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

10-02-2013 20:29:06 | More by BeastLU
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Nosnhojm20


4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

06-13-2014 16:42:37 | More by Nosnhojm20
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hokieguy95

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass

Appearance: rich mahogany in color with some reddish hues. Was surprised there was little foam or head retention. After a few minutes there was none. Was it the way it was poured?

Smell: Immediate notes of spice and the malts came through as you swirled the glass. Intensified as the glass warmed. Very complex.

Taste: Tastes of brown sugar, and spices. Nice sweet flavor, but not overpowering sweetness from candied sugars. As it warmed the bread flavors surfaced and it became more complex. Finish of mild hops and all the flavors lingered on nicely. Taste and nose definately compliment one another. There's alot going on in this beer.

Moutfeel: medium bodied and creamy with decent carbonation. Alcohol taste was mild and not too noticeable for being 7.9%

Overall: A great beer! Was a little concerned when I saw how it poured, but nothing to worry about in the taste. Will be trying again soon and comparing to this experience.
Hope they begin experimenting with other Beligan styles. Bartender told me this beer won the Belgian style Gold medal at the 2013 US Open Beer Championship. Definately would be a contender in any contest.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2013 13:27:51 | More by hokieguy95
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Links41

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-25-2014 02:16:47 | More by Links41
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jorrx003

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-28-2013 20:14:15 | More by jorrx003
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Cody101

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-04-2013 01:17:56 | More by Cody101
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

04-25-2014 15:19:06 | More by atrocity
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-03-2013 20:09:36 | More by illeagle05
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

07-17-2013 00:15:41 | More by bmjivi221
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2014 19:09:36 | More by Mantooth
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

05-08-2014 13:58:32 | More by HuntDaddy540
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

11-30-2013 00:46:50 | More by tabascosigned
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2014 18:40:19 | More by lupercmda
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev 0%

02-26-2014 23:05:58 | More by siege06nd
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

04-17-2014 19:04:40 | More by VeganUndead
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-08-2014 12:40:26 | More by Dicers
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

10-18-2013 16:20:40 | More by blbarnett3
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-12-2014 01:07:11 | More by cjgiant
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2013 20:30:48 | More by stckhndlr
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Tpitty23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

07-21-2014 02:33:48 | More by Tpitty23
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

08-12-2013 13:26:49 | More by ygtbsm94
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PGVG

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

04-08-2014 22:16:03 | More by PGVG
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Lustful Maiden from Apocalypse Ale Works
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.