Andelot Cuvee Angelique - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
Appearance This one poured a dark brown with orangish tints. The head came up nicely and was almost orange in color, but it quickly receded.
Smell The darkish malts were yeasty at the nose and a little like half-toasted bread. I could pick up some dark fruits as well like dates and raisins. The overall smell though was very modest, even as the ale warmed.
Taste This came out much bigger at the taste. The yeast from the nose stepped back a bit at the tongue, leaving some good darkish half-toasted white bread. The fruits were really big and, in addition to the dates and raisins from the nose, showed a bit of tobacco, which is always appreciated.
Mouthfeel This one is in between medium and full-bodied with some live carbonation and a strong buttery feel.
Drinkability This BSDA is heavy on the butter, which people seem to love or hate. The fruits also are very big here, so really its just a matter of preference. This actually reminded me a bit of the Duinen Dubbel even though the style is different, if that helps.
04-03-2005 06:16:36 | More by RoyalT
3.2/5 rDev -10.6%
An average beer at best, I was expecting more from this since I liked their tripple. This one poured a dark amber red color with a great foamy head and nice lace on the glass. The smell was pretty basic and was very sweet with malt and not much else. Flavor wise, this beer was kind of a dud. It did not have an offensive flavor or anything, just nothing really stood out. There was alot of malty sweetness as in the nose of the beer, a bit of spice and a hint of alchohol as well. Tasted like a strong Amber Ale. Anyways, I was not too impressed and will pass on this one for sure.
01-07-2005 09:54:05 | More by Dmann
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
330 pony from Corridor Wine and Spirits in Laurel MD into a Chimay Chalace.
Pours a cloudy brownish copper. Initial 1.5 finger head with no staying power. Lacing disapates quickly.
Smells dry and yeasty. Some malt if I try hard enough (is that malt?). Hint of alcohol.
Taste. Almost fruity finish, something sweet about it. Dry with an acohol bite. Nothing major, but with no real body to speak of which makes it noticable.
Mouthfeel is pretty good I think. I like this style which makes for some lively carbonation while in the mouth. Leads this to be a nice sipping beer.
11-18-2006 18:03:15 | More by JasonA
2.98/5 rDev -16.8%
Opened corked bottle, poured into snifter. Color is a hazy brown with no head. Slight lace on top of brew and aroudn sides of glass.
Smell is average. Almost a warm citrus with a little bit of spice. A little fresh concrete or stone on nose.
Taste is a little grainy, not bad. I've had better beers this style though and I don't think I'd make this one a favorite. Good mouthfeel, somewhat heavy, but these tend to be meals in a bottle anyway.
12-10-2007 00:13:10 | More by mattster
4.18/5 rDev +16.8%
Semi-opaque caramel colored with a fluffy oatmeal colored head that settles down slowly.
Aroma of ripe fruit, caramel, and cinnamon, some grainy brown sugar, some brandy notes.
Flavor fairly matches the aroma; big on caramel and semi-sweet malts, not cloying, very well-balanced, finishes crisp, just a tad spicy, some lemon and hop bitters wind their way in. ABV stays well-hidden.
Even mouthfeel, not overly carbonated, perhaps a bit slick upfront, but finishes tingly.
Very smooth and drinkable, one of my favorite Belgians.
06-10-2008 01:00:21 | More by far333
4/5 rDev +11.7%
Poured a nice clear brown with a thin head that laces nicely
Aroma of malts and slighty funk no hops detected.
Slightly sour at first then a solid maltiness sets in with yeast overtones, finish is dry.
Easy to drink, I'll have another for sure
12-29-2009 23:48:26 | More by mudbug
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
750ml corked and caged bottle - had this sitting in the cellar for over a year. split and served in Chimay chalices.
A - poured (somewhat aggressively) yet barely forming any foam, only a few floating islands of bubbles and ring remain after a minute. the beer is hazy, deep dark amber in color.
S - strong scent of molasses, tobacco, dark fruits (heavy on the raisins), and toasted nuts. not very befitting of the Dubbel style, yet somewhat oddly alluring. bordering English barleywine.
T - begins on the sweeter end, with plums and raisins. slightly spicy yeast, gingerbread, and bready malts dominate the second half. tobacco, honey, slightly tart green apples, and very weak black tea finish it out.
M - thin body, with moderate yet slightly dull carbonation. missing that wonderful "fluffiness" of other Dubbels. falls apart a bit near the end. finishes slightly sticky, with lingering malty sweetness.
D - well...certainly not the best, and a touch unique for the style. picks up many characteristics of a sweet, lightly hopped barleywine mixed with a weak hop tea. drinkable? yes. enjoyable? thats up to you.
10-13-2010 00:01:12 | More by Stigs
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
As with so many Belgians, Angelique is a gorgeous, gorgeous thing. A murky, cloudy garnet color sits under an abundant head of cream. All kinds of lace sticking to the glass.
Dang, I don't know what I'm smelling, but it's unusual. Not bad or spoiled-smelling, but I'm reminded of seaweed for some reason, or at least a very musty cellar with rotting fruit in the corner. A clearer picture of plum fruit and Belgian candi sugar emerges in the nose, and that's about the best I can do with this interesting aroma.
I wouldn't have expected the flavor to match the aroma, but it kinda does. I don't love it, but I certainly don't hate it. It's fruity (more plum), it's saccharine, it's tea-like, it's toffee-like, and it still reminds me of seaweed...or some other exotic leafy green. A hint of brown sugar too.
Texturally, an utterly smooth, slick, gentle feel. Leans toward the thin side.
So...in a style category that I often find alluring and sometimes a little hard to put a finger (tongue?) on, Angelique is one of the most unique Dubbels of them all. Certainly not world-class, but one I want to revisit again, preferably at the source, in an attempt to decipher just what the heck they're going for here. It's one I won't soon forget, though I'm not sure I'd pick it up again. Would definitely go for their Mystique again in a second, though...
02-10-2010 23:43:34 | More by Metalmonk
3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
Poured out a red/amber brew with a one finger head. Moderate amount of carbonation.Smells VERY malty. Tastes very sweet and malty.I really taste no hops in this.Didnt say it was bad actually its pretty good.Has a mild alcohol zing to it.Mouthfeel is decent as well. Not a session beer for me,im sure ill be more then satisfied at the end of this 750 ml bottle.
05-19-2008 00:41:59 | More by tweeder263
4.2/5 rDev +17.3%
Carefully poured the Angelique will leave most of its lees in the bottle, delivering a clear mahogany body with a reddish cast and golden-orange highlights.
The creamy light tan head holds magnificently well, buoyed by the very tiny (bottle-conditioned) effervescent bubbles rising from below. The lacing, however, could be a bit better.
The nose is enjoyable and tempting with notes of dark and red skinned fruits atop a gently caramelish base. Some mild hops are present as well, and a light touch of spice or alcohol flutters in the background along with some yeasty mustiness (or perhaps it's just "cork").
In the mouth, it's very fine-bubbled and median-but-still-effervescent carbonation leaves it airy and light despite it's medium girth, warming to become cottony smooth as it crosses the palate.
A lightly caramel-drizzled maltiness acts as the epicenter of the flavor, with a cusp of almost burnt sugar at its edge. It's bready, and just slightly toasty - more dry than sweet, and without any candy character. Around that some grassy hops and yeasty/alcoholic spice circle as satellites to the malt. Yeasty fruitiness acts as the thread that ties it all together, with notes of dark skinned fruit (raisin, very dried prune, and also fig) running throughout.
It finishes dry with a bit of spice as it's maltiness quickly fades.
Overall I was enjoyed it, and thought it made a great Belgian ale. I found it's flavor reminded me of a cross between De Koninck and Chimay Premiere. Of course, it has 2% more alcohol than the De Koninck, and not as much flavor as the Chimay with the same 7%. And, I think perhaps, that the alcohol is more noticeable here.
05-26-2006 03:13:49 | More by NeroFiddled
3.8/5 rDev +6.1%
Split a bottle with friends at Tap and Table in Emmaus, PA. It reminded me a bit of a less subtle Chimay Red. There's a stand-out raisin and grape juice flavor that quickly fades to a dry cocoa taste. The whole flavor is a bit thin, but the beer is still pretty tasty and drinkable. The flavor is bigger than Chimay, not as subtle, but then still seems to use large amounts of sugar. Worth a try if you dig dubbels.
06-12-2009 03:37:20 | More by tempest
3.88/5 rDev +8.4%
Purchased in a bottle with a cork that popped off after a couple of twist. The bottle says "cuvee" above the name, I thought that was a type of raisin wine. Poured in the glass with a two inch head that dissipated after a few minutes to a film. Color is like a medium Root Beer and hazy.
No significant smell maybe with a caramel accent.
The flavors of a malty caramel sweetness. The after taste of an ale with flavers of malt and a caramel hoppy accent.
Smooth to drink.
A crisp carbonation can be felt but is drinkable.
11-29-2004 02:28:12 | More by Troyone
3.13/5 rDev -12.6%
Aroma is fruity and somewhat alcoholic with mildly perfumey notes. Orange red with a firm two finger thick head. Good carbonation. Somewhat watery fore followed by mild alcohol some yeasty notes and very muted fruit flavors. Looks and feels great, but the flavor is very subdued.
03-01-2006 07:08:00 | More by Jredner
3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured from a capped 330ml bottle into a tulip glass.
Great thick head. Good strong dark brown color. A bit of dark sediment at the top of the foam which slowly settled into the beer as the foam dissipated.
A slight tinny taste at first. But that dissipated as the beer warmed in the glass. Sweet finish and little alcohol taste for a 7% beer.
If there is such a thing this has become my Belgian session beer. I got a great deal on these 19.99$ for a twelve pack and I have been drinking this quite a bit as a filler beer between bigger beers. I am rating this quite high on drink ability as a result.
08-18-2007 22:07:53 | More by tendermorsel
3/5 rDev -16.2%
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of lightly fruity ester with some sweet Belgian malt. Taste is also dominated by some lightly sweet Belgian malt with some subtle fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation and no signs of alcohol. Not sweet enough for the style with body too watery and lacking character makes this a quite boring beer.
09-07-2009 03:34:48 | More by Phyl21ca
3.33/5 rDev -7%
I spotted this brew while making a stop at my local Trader Joe's. It came in a caged and corked 750ml bottle with no "best before" date on the label. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, Angelique had a ruddy dark red color topped by a towering vanilla colored head. Lots of vigorous carbonation kept the head alive throughout.
The nose had a certain dark fruitiness to it. It came off as quite sweet and malty but was missing the usual spiciness I've noticed in other Belgian ales. This had a truncated spiciness, missing that clove or coriander aroma.
The taste was much the same as what the nose offered. Some bready malt flavor carried the day here along with a supporting cast of caramel and date or fig. Then a quick flourish of bitterness and an abrupt end in the finish. Strange and disconcerting. The feel was medium in body, smooth thanks to the heavy carbonation, and a little thin.
Overall, this wasn't what I had hoped for and wouldn't spend $6 on again. I'd rather shell out a couple more bucks for a bottle of Duvel or a Unibroue. This came off as a Two Buck Chuck of Belgian beers.
08-10-2004 19:20:19 | More by Boilermaker88
3.83/5 rDev +7%
11.2 oz squat curvey Belgian bottle picked up at the Coop for about $4.. poured into my New Belgian goblet.
I poured carefully to leave the yeast behind... small head but good lacing atop a deep reddish amber brew.
Aroma is a box of raisins and not alot else... lite dates with a dusting of Belgian yeastiness... very lite clove as it warms.
Flavor equals the nose with more complexity... some caramel malts and a touch of cocoa... some fig with a medium sweet and spicy but yet flat-tasting finish. Body is actually pretty good for the style and carbonation is spot on... no alcohol to speak of... my honest opinion is this brew deserves a better rating.. drinkablity and affordability comes into play on my review.
I pick up this brew probably 50% of the time I am at a Fred Meyer... They always seem to have it, although now they only seem to stock the 750's... I prefer the smaller bottles mainly because I rarely want two glasses of the same brew.
01-09-2008 09:20:08 | More by JohnGalt1
3.28/5 rDev -8.4%
Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a flute glass. Pours semi-opaque dark orange with small off-white head. Aroma of light caramel malt, dark fruit. Flavor is light fruit and malt with a slightly bitter and nutty finish. Seems tame, actually like a somewhat watered down dubbel. Tastes good, but just is not that complex or intense. The flavor decreased on warming in the glass; not that great after opening. Medium bodied.
08-03-2012 22:20:09 | More by LiquidAmber
3.65/5 rDev +2%
A - Poured a deep dark brown, opaque due to tremendous haze. This off white head graced the top and left a significant lace down the sides.
S - Smell was actually quite hoppy with a hinty of brandy like alcohol. Lots of subtle, and muted hints of spices and dark fruit.
M & T - First impression was exceptionally smooth and creamy, not overaly carbonated by any means. Not overly fruity in the profile, although hints of apples, pears, and figs could most definalty be found. Flavors came accross as somewhat muted, nothing really jumping out at me or seperating it from the crowd so to speak.
D - Overall it was a decent Belgian ale, nothing spectacular, but nothing bad at the same time. Wouldnt spend the money on a bottle but would not turn it down either.
05-23-2007 23:24:51 | More by mikesgroove
3.25/5 rDev -9.2%
This bottle was $2.99 and I had not tried it, so why not?
A - med to dark brown opaque; thin head that dissapates
S - not much complexity, alcohol, bread
T - alcohol, not much depth in flavor
M - not bad, not much carbonation, bitterness
D - this beer is ok, I could drink it in between other beers to keep my palate wet
10-12-2008 20:51:01 | More by bkny27
3.35/5 rDev -6.4%
Poured a deep ruby brown, small head that quickly dissipated, leaving very little lacing. Smelled sweet, like dark fruit and caramel. Taste was mild for a Dubbel, fruity and malty and sweet, a nice taste but a touch subdued. Slight alcohol bite a first sip, but smoothing out very quickly. Mouthfeel was average. Drinkability was good, very smooth flavor and easy to drink. Good but not great.
06-09-2009 12:46:47 | More by BeTheBall
4.1/5 rDev +14.5%
The beer emigrates from the 750ml brown cork and caged bottle a slightly bemused deep copper color with a bountiful head that is creamy and light tan in color, after its desiccation, the resultant lace forms a fine covering upon the glass. Nose is heavy on the malt, sweet with hints of fruit, raisins, dates and maybe even figs come to mind, fresh and pleasant, start is sweet with a delightful grain presence, the top is middling in feel. Finish is vinous, dry and quite acerbic, hops are dynamically spicy, a definite alcohol bitterness also present and a nice tummy warming sensation, drinkable, and something that I will buy again, I bought these at another beer palace, and the price was a bit high compared to what the TLBB paid at TJs, so here I come.
09-04-2005 21:35:28 | More by Gusler
3.85/5 rDev +7.5%
I had picked this one up a couple months ago because I was curious after seeing the abundance of bottles in the store while I was out looking for other stuff. Figured it would be an interesting dubbel, as I had never heard of the brewery before. Poured into my standard, non-flared tulip glass.
A: Produces a deep ruby hue. There is little to no head, despite the only moderate gravity of the beer, even when I pour it right down the center of the glass, like a red wine. No lacing to speak of.
S: Lots of stuff going on in the nose. I can make out a definite caramel aroma, as well as a big fruity character. This is made up largely of plums and figs, but there is also an Amaretto-like aroma...almonds. Very nicely proportioned.
T: Caramel and dark fruits give way to a very nutty flavor contributed by the almond extracts. Followed by lighter flavors of fruit, maybe apricot? These combine with caramelized sugars, and give way to the finish which is comprised mainly of bitter chocolate and a slight alcohol warmth.
M/D: Slightly thin and a little bit flatter than I would have like,d, but still enjoyable. The complexities of the aromas and tastes really make this beer what it is. It is a bit too sweet, and the alcohol a bit too evident, but the layers of the flavor are what really stand out about this beer.
09-25-2009 02:11:37 | More by NittanyBeerFan
3.08/5 rDev -14%
750 ML bottle from Trader Joes.
Pours a clear red brown brew, it looks pale for the beer style.
Smell is light malt and a whiff of alcohol, vague spicy notes and a distant whiff of hops.
Taste is mild and semi sweet with a prominent flavor of brown sugar and spice and a nice bitterness in finish. Fair amount of coriander in the flavor. It seems to split the difference between a Belgian Strong Ale and a Saison. Not bad just neither clearly fish or fowl, more of a Duck!
Mouthfeel is thin.
Drinkability is OK, disappointing though, it is a poor example of the style.
12-15-2004 01:49:20 | More by Zorro
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
Pours a hazy chestnut brown with auburn highlights. Has a small tan head that thins, but maintains. Mild lacing on the glass.
Aroma is malty sweet and bready with a nice dark fruity smell.
Mildly sweet and malty upfront with a nice breadiness. Leads into a layer of dark fruity flavors with a mild bitterness that fades as it finishes malty and fairly clean.
Medium body, nicely carbonated.
Nice drinkable Belgian strong ale. Certainly a good choice if in the mood for the style. Wish I had another....
01-09-2007 01:21:33 | More by MaltyGoodness
Andelot Cuvee Angelique from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
81 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.