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Fallen Angel - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 26
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fallen Angel Golden Ale, first brewed on
6-6-6 [JUN 6, 2006], is named in the tradition of Belgian golden strong ales--after the devil himself. We call this beer our "original sin" because it spawned our 2007 Deadly Sin beer series.

Midnight Sun's Fallen Angel Golden Ale is a traditional Belgian-style golden strong ale--deep gold in color with tiny, conniving bubbles forming a very thick, meticulous head. Effervescent and crisp, this delicious ale tempts the palate with apple, pear and a little earthy mustiness. Its beauty and brightness is angel-like in appearance but the devil in is its strength.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: brewandbbq on 12-19-2006)
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Photo of gford217
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber courtesy of NoonanDBarbarian poured into a snifter.

This one poured a clear golden yellow with as much carbonation as I have seen in a beer. The head was two fingers when I poured and it grew to three fingers over the next five minutes due to the continuous stream of bubbles, champagne-like, and leaves sheets of lacing.

The aroma is dominated by the light fruits sweetness of apples and pears. There is also some Belgian yeast and hints of some spices as well.

The taste starts with a slight fruitiness before giving way the biscuity malts and Belgian yeasts. The finish has more of the pears and apples.

The mouthfeel is clean and crazy carbonated but still goes down very, very smooth.

This is yet another good offering from MSBC, a highly drinkable Belgian style with almost undetectable alcohol presence. Recommended.

Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazed golden orange with ample tight off white head and big lace. The nose is balanced and interesting, bright yeast notes, lemon and candied sugar, notes of ginger, some light doughy malt, with notes of white pepper. The taste is similar, smoother and creamier than expected, lemon, ginger, white pepper and some dough notes. Rather dry finish, assertive carbonation, lively palate. Very tasty and balanced.

Photo of popery
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jophish17
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a tulip this beer was a clear gold color. There was a minimal white head.

Grassy hops aroma. Some citrus. Sweet malt.

Grassy hops, Lemon. A little funky. Bready.

This beer was OK, with a neutral mouthfeel. I kind of liked it, but wasn't in love with it. I would probably drink it again, but wouldn't go looking for it.

Photo of alexgash
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, served at 45 degrees F.

Pours a turbulent, bubbly golden, burnt orange with paler edges. Tall, rocky, frothy, off-white head with golden highlights. Sweet, honey dough malts with notes of candy sugar, and hay. Funky hop nose of mowed grass and sea air mixes with floral spice. Very Duvel-like. Taste starts Duvel-like as well: Sweetish biscuits and bread dough with light sugar and fruit, but then the huge hop wave comes crashing in. Strong herbal, mint, and sea air hop bitterness dominate and veer this beer off in the direction of Rogue's Imperial Pilsner. Numbing finish, with warming alcohol notes and leftover shades of honey malt. Medium-bodied, with a crisp, sparkling feel. Nice, and not just a Duvel-clone!

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of hopdog
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle acquired in trade (thanks Larry!).

Bottle labeled born on 6-6-6 (nice). Poured a medium and cloudy yellow color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of pears, apples, light spices, yeast, and citrus. Tastes of pears, sweet apples, citrus, spices, and yeast. Light alcohol finish, but overall well hidden.

Notes from 9/14/07

Photo of ffejherb
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bomber shared with friends on 9/20/11.

A - Poured a clear golden liquid reminiscent of a white wine with a thin, bright white head that reduced to a patchy film and minimal lacing.

S - Initial nose produces a fume of alcohol, toasted grains and a hint of citrusy hops. Belgian yeast imparts moderate spiciness with notes of clove, giving the nose a bit of an earthy flair.

T - A warm alcohol tang is first evident after my initial sip, but it is flanked by a hint of citrus rind, sharp herbal notes and a hint of sweet honey. Mild earthy notes emerge in the backend and develop into a slight mustiness amid a hint of fruity sweetness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with a syrupy texture and minimal carbonation. Finishes with an earthy hop bite and hint of sourness on the palate.

D - Seemed a bit boozy for an 8% ABV beer. While not a small beer by any means, I felt it lacked something despite having lots going on. Perhaps it was a bit too complex for its own good.

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Bilbosnuts for this.

4.0 A: Hazed yellow-orange-brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is decent and moderate amounts of lacing left.

4.0 S: Quite earthy with a good amount of hay, dirt, and rotting wood. Moderate peppery spiciness, lightly sugary, flowery and earthy hops, and a light citrus. Peach and apple fruitiness.

3.5 T: A good bit like the nose. Peppery spice, hay, earthy, woody. Moderate yeastines, lightly sugary with earthy hop flavor. Peach and apple fruitiness.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good active carbonation. Spritzy, but could be more so. Lightly creamy and could use some more of that too.

3.5 D: Another tasty beer by MS. They never let me down.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks UncleJedi!

A-Body is a hazy translucent straw yellow color. Pours with a 1-2 finger foamy white head. Little lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is bright. Lots of lemon, citrus, a hint of funk, and bready yeast.

T- A lot of citrus and aple upfront with some floral hop overtones. Funky and bready yeast backbone. Finish is more citric than bitter and leaves behind very little residual bitterness.

M- Medium to high carbonation and a nice full bready and citric mouthfeel.

O- Overall this is a great beer. Its very saisonlike with and extra addition of citrus and hoppiness.

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Zach136
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Hazy gold, thin collar, meh lacing.

Aroma: Light yeast driven aroma and toasty malt.

Flavor: Light, sweet, slightly sugary with a touch of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent carbonation and medium light body.

Overall: Easy to drink, but lacks the depth and intensity of flavor most BSPA's have.

Photo of MDDMD
3.9/5  rDev -1%

A-deep golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-apple, clove, banana, earthy, candy sugar, yeast

T-yeast, bready malt, candy sugar, apples, clove, earthy, little hoppy, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with mod,erase carbonation, crisp

O-decent belgian pale ale, easy drinking in spite of the ABV

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of aerozeppl
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The label art was awesome. 750ml.

A: Clear golden color. One finger of white head. Spotty lacing with tons of visible carbonation.

S: Touch metallic. I really do not know what it was but I got rusted metal in the nose. Citrus. Oranges as well.

T: Orange duvel. That is this beer. Nice and crisp. Quite a bit of malt made it's way through. Very fruity.

M: Nice and dry. Super easy drinking.

D: No hint of the ABV at all. It really is like Duvel with orange. The nose was a weird one for me but everything else was great.

Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of brotherloco
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber. Label notches are microscopic, but I believe this was bottled Jan 2011.

Pours cloudy pale gold into a tulip. A couple of fingers of white head, settles down, and not as big a head as most Belgians. A good amount of lacing sticks to the glass.

Absolute Belgian nose, fruity (apples, pears) with earthy wild yeast. Some spice. Citrus notes and a tinge of sour.

Taste follows the nose, mildly sweet, but a distinct sourness emerges in the middle of the flavor that reveals the presence of what I believe is Brett. I just recently had an Anchorage Brewing Co. Whiteout Wit (brewed w/ Brett), and this tastes quite similar. Similar, but the flavor is smoother and sweeter overall. No trace of the alcohol.

Creamy mouthfeel, sticks to the mouth but with a decent amount of carbonation. On the flat side for a Belgian, but doesn't really hurt the beer.

666.

Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Onenote81
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great extra bottle received from alaskajoe in a recent trade. Wow! Thanks for this one, Joe! Not sure of the vintage on this one...

Poured into my tulip glass a murky orange/gold with a big frothy off-white head on top. Retention is minimal, and there's little lacing. Small dark chunks float throughout this brew. I'm guessing it's yeast. Smells slightly peppery and yet sweet. Mild fruity tones waft out like peach and nectarine. Nice.

The mouth is bubbly and crisp, but not harsh in any way. Carbonation level is spot on. This is a tamer version of a Belgian Pale from my experience. The yeasty quality that I find in most is muted; it's pleasant. Flavors of honey and nectarines are the main players here. This a wonderful fruit-forward Belgian Pale that I am honored to have tried. Thanks so much, Joe, for the opportunity.

Photo of brewandbbq
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 22oz bottle, brewed 6/6/06.. Thats right, a 22oz'r with a cork in it..Hmmm.

Pours with a high level of carbonation, with coarse foam that tries to leap out of the glass. Huge, sponge-like bubbles pop and recede quickly leaving behind some traces of lacework.
Whisps of tiny, white orbs are all that remain on the surface after 2 minutes.
The body of the brew is crystle clear and light gold.
Aromatics are clovey and peppery, with nice tropical notes and some warmth. Spicy and fruity.
Body is thin to medium, with a light bitterness and a zesty yeast bite.
Pallet is warming and peppery. Hints of clove-studded pineapple with some bitter grapefruit pith. The bitterness is a bit astringent, and there are traces of fusels.
Finishes hot-ish on the back of the throat, with lingering pepper dust.
Big props to Timmcd64 for hooking me up. Thanks!

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of AleWatcher
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into Duvel tulip.

The first pour was gorgeous. In pouring the rest of the bottle I went to far and poured in the yeast. Needless to say, this act has been detrimental to my enjoyment of the beer.
It looked fantastic, smelled an tasted delicious, and was really quite a great beer--- now though, it is lessened in every aspect. My score reflects my thoughts BEFORE the great yeast invasion, though it is now much harder to dissect each component.

Smells grainy and lightly sweet. The taste has a light sweetness, lemony citrus notes, a touch of bubblegum, and a very nice Belgian yeast.

The body is just about perfect-- on the light side with a good airy feel.

This is the best American made Belgian golden I've had. Very tasty and nice.

Fallen Angel from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.