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Lustful Maiden - Apocalypse Ale Works

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Lustful Maiden
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
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:
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(Beer added by: hokieguy95 on 07-10-2013)
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Photo of JaredQ
4.91/5  rDev +23.4%
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).

JaredQ, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of kt_va_hbrewer
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

kt_va_hbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of jep2606
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

jep2606, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of BeastLU
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

BeastLU, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Nosnhojm20
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Nosnhojm20, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of hokieguy95
4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

hokieguy95, Jul 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Links41, Jul 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jorrx003, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Cody101, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

illeagle05, Dec 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Mantooth, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

tabascosigned, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

lupercmda, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of siege06nd
4/5  rDev +0.5%

siege06nd, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of VeganUndead
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

VeganUndead, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Dicers, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

blbarnett3, Oct 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Morockm, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

cjgiant, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%

Appearance: a dark garnet red color that lacks just a little bit of the brightness that often comes with similar colors. a finger of a whitish head that fades slowly and leaves just about nothing behind. pretty dark and almost opaque but clearer around the edges. 3.5/5

Smell: dark fruits, raisins and prunes. dark sweet candi sugar and belgian yeast. 3.75/5

Taste: opens up with sweet candi and hints of dark fruits. belgian yeast comes off slightly clove-like and fruity. backend is strong, bold and almost juicy raisins and prunes. Just a bit too strong on the raisins. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: fairly heavy and full bodied. a touch on the velvety smooth side. quite dry. 4/5

Overall: A decent dubbel. the raisin taste is too strong for me and strikes the balance a little bit too far.

SportsandJorts, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of stckhndlr
3.61/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

stckhndlr, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Tpitty23
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Tpitty23, Jul 21, 2014
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Lustful Maiden from Apocalypse Ale Works
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.