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Fallen Angel - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%


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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Seanibus

California

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, intense. An amazing intro for me to a cult brewery.

Pours sunny slightly hazy yellow with a vast fluffy head, like meringue. The aroma is intense and fruity, with a phenolic character reminiscent of poached pear or pear brandy. The flavor is sweet and fruity, with pear and apricot and some modest spice, a little clove and all-spice, but the fruit side of the Belgian equation is stronger. The malt is clear with a hint of what might be wheat in there, followed by a sting of noble-type hops. The mouthfeel is rich and round, with a nice prickle of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 01:55:51 | More by Seanibus
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cbeer88

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into Duvel (apropos) tulip. Acquired the bottle as a generous extra from JohnGalt1.

Appearance: Steady but gentle pour of a little over half the bomber leaves almost 3 inches of fluffy white head. The head fades rather quickly but leaves some very nice lacing in the glass. Pretty golden orange color, with bubbles steadily streaming up from the nucleation point. A quick swirl provides a thin insta-head, which is always kind of nice.

Smell: Yeast, yeast, and more yeast. Not getting a whole lot else. Bit of spicy/pepper if I strain myself.

Taste: More yeast in the flavor, but also some pepper, vague citrus, alcohol, bread, and some cloves. A tidbit of the belgian ester. Enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: High carbonation and extremely dry. Not as bad as it sounds, but I do want a glass of water halfway through this one.

Drinkability: Not bad. I could have two glasses of this in one sitting, but am content with one. Alcohol is definitely present in the taste, but it doesn't burn.

Overall: Not a bad Duvel clone at all. It falls well short of the real thing, but it's up there with some of the better Belgian attempts. Unique in that it lacks the sweetness in many of them. I probably won't seek this one out again, but if I ever stumbled across it on tap, I'd happily order one.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 22:14:56 | More by cbeer88
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benpopper

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright gold with 1/2" of white head that falls slowly to a ring and film on the surface. Not much lacing, but tons of micro bubbles rising to the surface everywhere in the glass.

Smells very mild. The yeast is in the front but there is a little bit of spice and malt in there too.

The yeast that is prevelant in the smell comes through the most for me, very fresh. There is a bit of alcohol in the finish.

Drinks very well with a solid amount of carbonation on the tongue but finishes just a little sharp in the back of my mouth, a little dry as well.

My first offing from Midnight Sun and I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 00:41:39 | More by benpopper
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aasher

Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was courtesy of BrewerB, who threw it in as an extra in a recent trade! Thanks again Brian!

This beer pours a medium bodied honey gold in color, slightly cloudy, and with a beautiful two finer white creamy head. It smells of yeast, light spice, honey, and pale malts. The flavors consist of dry and tart pale malt, light honey, moderate yeast, with a moderate alcohol finish. I'm surprised the alcohol comes through in the finish. It drinks smoothly and has an interesting finish for a BSPA. It's kind of dry. Overall it's a nice beer and definitely worth a try. It's not the best BSPA I've ever had but it's worth your while. Another good beer from Midnight Sun.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 03:08:41 | More by aasher
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beorn7676

California

3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a light golden yellow with a touch of bottle conditioned haze. Good amount of effervescent that feeds a solid white two finger head. The foam lingers for a while then fades to a thin film.

S-A mix of green apple, orange, lemon, and spicy yeast.

T-Taste is just like aroma, just a bit more robust with a touch of light grain. Bitter, dry bite in the finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden until you feel its warmth.

M-Slight fullness at first but that seems to fade to a more dry finish. Carbonation is lively on the ride down.

O-A enjoyable beer, but there is a sameness in it. It taste pretty much like many other Belgian golden strongs. Very similar to Duvel, but falls short of that beer in every catagory.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 04:21:26 | More by beorn7676
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Polished 24-karat gold with banana peel borders and multiple streams of sparkly bubbles jetting up to a thick chunk of French vanilla colored foam. The head doesn't have much character as it melts and is leaving the glass spotless. Not a great start.

The nose has a decent amount of power and smells somewhat BSPA-like, just not well-crafted BSPA-like. Each sniff delivers a smidgen of golden fruit and comparatively less estery spiciness. Looks like there's some work to be done on the palate.

Fallen Angel is a surprisingly tame version of the style. That might mean that it has been aged for an extended period of time, but weren't bombers used for the first time this year? More aggressive yeast would have helped. Nicely buried alcohol does help.

Specifics include snappy apples with a light dusting of ground clove. That's pretty much the extent of things. The beer isn't both sweet and bitter, it's neither sweet nor bitter, which is an important distinction to make. My affinity for the style is the only thing allowing the taste score to remain above average.

The mouthfeel is nowhere near Belgianesque. It still has decent size and bubbles that do their jobs in acceptable fashion. Just like all the rest: no big negatives, no big positives.

Fallen Angel isn't a bad BSPA, just a borderline bland one. My recommendation, if the suggestion box is open, is for Midnight Sun to use a more estery, more fruit-and-spicy yeast strain. That's the only way this big brew will ever be heavenly or devilishly delicious, take your pick. Thanks again sprucetip.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2010 20:51:11 | More by BuckeyeNation
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aerozeppl

New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 14:08:12 | More by aerozeppl
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks again, Kyle. This lineup of Midnight Sun brews that you contributed to our tasting is something I likely will never see again. Beer number 21 of day 2, and number 30 overall for the "Most Epic Fucking Tasting You Wish You Were a Part Of," as Dyan coined it.

This was part of the newer batch, in 22oz bottles rather than the corked-and-caged 720mL of the first batch. The pour reveals tons of carbonation, even though the head is somewhat weak, there are tons of bubbles that push towards the surface nonstop. The color is a dirty straw-like brown.

The aroma is characteristic more of a tripel than it is of a Belgian Pale Ale. Fruity esters, dry malts, and the signature spice of Belgian yeasts pack the nose. Once tasted, there is a surprising sourness that I don't think anyone saw coming. The sourness fades to the back as the tripel characteristics again take over. This is more of a tripel than the Panty Peeler that we tried earlier. Cloves and black pepper come through in the finish.

The finish brings on a nice drying malt profile. Not the best tripel that I have had (I will insist on calling it one), but solid nonetheless. The sourness makes me wonder if some lactic acid bacteria or some bretty managed to sneak its way into this batch. I have another bottle that I plan to age, so I guess we will see!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 23:13:03 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yippee yay, motherfucker, another Midnight Sun beer that Kyle overnighted down to us. Thanks a bunch, man! This is the new batch in bombers.

The pour is hazy orange with a thin white head with decent retention and no lacing. The nose is very tripel-like with honey, citrus, mild spice, mild grass and a yeasty spiciness. Honey is quite prominent with some clove. Was there Brett involved at some point? The palate opens mildly watery with some orange juice, clove, hay, more citrus and a mild grassiness. Thin, this beer has high carbonation and is decent, if watery. Drying on the finish with honey and clove, this is solid stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 13:38:35 | More by DefenCorps
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fallen Angel is a solid standard beer for the style,and better than most American attempts.

The beer begins with a bright and bubbly golden-orange color with an off-white froathy head that falters half way through the session, light on lacing. The second pour from the bomber contains more sediment making the beer much more hazy than the first pour.

A nice balance of fruity esters and spicy phenols balance out wonderfully, where one doesn't allow the other to dominate. Acidic fruits of lemons, under-rippenend berries, and orange peel work well with tropical mangos, appricots, and pineapple notes. White peppery, corriander and bitter orange give rise to the complexity with the low hop additions.

A sugar-cookie doughy malt aroma and taste gives more sweetness to the beer than is expected from the style. While sweeter up front, the beer dries out wonderfully in the finish. Crisp, clean and with alcohol warmth that is amplified by the carbonation.

A bit on the sweet side, the beer could use an authentic earthy hop influence from either Belgian or German Noble varieties. Though solid, Fallen Angel doesn't seem to have that 'it' quality that separates authentic Belgian Pales from the rest of the pack.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 03:11:41 | More by BEERchitect
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darklordlager

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque tangerine with a lively coating of grey-white head.

S: Pepper and spice, with a fruity belgian yeast backing. Very estery. A little bit of banana and clove as well. Light earthiness, and not much hop character.

T: Some kind of spice--Grains of Paradise(?). Spicy clove, banana, light fruit (pear). Boatload of esters from the yeast.Gets a bit bready as it warms, with some light candi sugar. Gingerbread-like finish after it warms.

M: Very high carbonation, a bit too much in fact. After letting it sit for a while, it has improved greatly.

D: While at first the spice and carbonation seem to be running wild, with some time the carbonation dies down and the spice becomes a bit more complex. Not my favourite beer, but still a nice example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2010 04:22:21 | More by darklordlager
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naproxen

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I finally opened this badass-labeled belgian last night for my 27th birthday. Created 6-6-6, destroyed 12-15-09.

I have had this one in my collection for awhile now, so it has grown in expectation and mystery each time I had gaze upon it in my cabinet...

I poured this for myself into a chimay goblet, the nicest glassware my mom has in her house (that I gave her)while waiting for my brother to shower, dinner and movie on the schedule for the night. I really said "oh wow really?" to the very light pale blonde/straw/golden hued liquid that came out. I didn't expect it to be really dark, but maybe I did given the whole 666 thing, maybe just a dark golden, but not this light. The carbonation is very apparent from the first pour, with bubble rising incessantly to the egg white frothy ceiling. A little hesitant, i opt to swirl and let this sit for a few. The lacing that remains is thick and white, overall lookin good!

The nose reminds me right off the rip of granny smith apples and green grapes. I'm thinking they grabbed a bottle of some ocean spray juice blend and thought it was a good idea.

Again, a bit surprised by how mild this tasted as opposed to the nose and my overall expectations. Not that this was weak in flavor, but I am assuming the age has mellowed this down quite a bit. The carbonation at first was a bit high, but after some more waiting and swirling it reduced to an acceptable level. I'm left with a residue of apples and pears in my throat. The body is also a touch thin to me, I wanted it to be a little more impressive at 8%.

A few minutes of waiting aside, I pretty much HOUSED this one in 15 minutes or less. Soooo easy to drink. Thumbs up all around

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 18:15:58 | More by naproxen
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slaintemhor

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last August at MSBC in Anchorage. The colour was cloudy and golden with very little head. The aroma was full of yeast and citrus with some spice notes. On the palate, there was a crisp feel along with a tangy character and still more yeast and citrus (tropical citrus, that is). So good I thought I should bring some bottles home to Portland!

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2009 03:21:08 | More by slaintemhor
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Onenote81

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2009 22:30:46 | More by Onenote81
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 received in a seriously fantastic trade with AkBelgianBeast.... Frank had been sitting on these for a long while... I cracked the first with some very deserving Boise peeps over the weekend... poured into my small La Trappe goblet....

Very clear.. dark yellow.. foamy white head with good lace on every pour.

Nose is very Belgian but not as much as I was dreaming of... Fruity esters speak of lite peaches.. and an even lighter phenolic spiciness... some white pepper??

Flavor is more rich, but still seems on the light side... definitely reminds me of Duvel.. underripe pear and white peach... some white peppercorns are there.. good depth with every swallow.. a lighter than expected body but a big carbonation helps to make it very enjoyable... very bright...

Franklin... truly appreciated.. I hope you're digging the brews I sent you as much as I am your's.

Edit: Nobody should trade with Frank :-) His hands are full... he doesn't need or want your beers. ;-)

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2009 09:32:56 | More by JohnGalt1
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Reswald

Alaska

4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber purchased at the brewery. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Dark honey color. Effervescent white head of pin-point carbonation, though not as thick as is typical for the style. Long-lasting with good lace.

Crisp and clean on the palate, but with some light fruit notes to remind you that you're drinking an ale, not a lager. The 35 IBUs provide just the right amount of bitterness and the 8% alcohol hides deceptively amongst all the flavor.

Brisk and refreshing, it's dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2009 22:44:37 | More by Reswald
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery today.

Hate to sound like a kid in a candy store, but I had the pleaure of spending a considerable amount of time at MS today.

The beer pours a darkish gold color with OK head retention and lacing. The nose on this one is OK, consisting of sweet rock candy and honey. Flavors replicate the nose, except there is also a light rootbeer component as well. Mouthfeel is surprisingly light, as well as fairly smooth. The beer is fairly drinkable, albeit with a noticeable warming sensation after a bit. This beer is deceptively easy to drink, with the alcohol well disguised. Just another fine beer from MS.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2009 04:46:21 | More by johnmichaelsen
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another gen from Frank, I have really been pulling through their lineup lately! This one was served right out of the cellar and poured into a snifter, consumed on 05/26/2009.
 
The pour was very nice, rich bright amber in color with a huge foamy head of white that had some light sediment in the bottom of the glass as it the end of it was poured. A decent amount of cloudiness on it as well now as it settles down though a very nice look to it overall and almost exactly what I would want from it. Light aroma, apricot, peach, and pear, light hints of apples and a nice overall presence of grassy notes are settled in amongst everything. Really clean, bright flavor here, nothing over the top, and the ABV is well mixed with in. As it warms it starts to develop a touch of a booziness but really, overall it maintains a light, grain profile that is well accented by light fruit notes. Near perfect carbonation kept this one going throughout the night.
 
Overall a very solid offering here and nearly spot on for the style. One of the better golden ales I have had in a long time and something that is a must get if you run across it for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 18:42:19 | More by mikesgroove
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joedon

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Excellent version of a strong Belgian. Drinkable enough, but I was a bit tipsy after finishing off a 22 oz. bomber.

Bright gold color with a huge white, sticky head. Tons of lace and a bit of chill haze.

Smell was mostly malt, yeast and spice with a bit of esters.

Very much to style for the taste. Well balanced between hops, malt and residual sugar. Very full mouthfeel with a pleasant, slightly tangy aftertaste.

Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 22:07:44 | More by joedon
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joe1510

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz Bomber

#666

Created 6-6-6

Although this was originally brewed 6/6/6 this is the early '08 bottling. My neighbor Dave brought me back this bottle last summer, thanks again Dave! Fallen Angel is an incredibly pale straw golden with a minor haze and a few streams of large carbonation bubbles. The head grew easily to two fingers of dish soap white but fell just as quickly to a thick collar and skim coat. There is some decent clingy lacing left behind after the head recession. I'd like to see a little better head retention. *Edit: the second and third pour provide an ample head with strong staying power.

If the nose is any indication this is one spicy brew. After the head settles there are big notes of white pepper, coriander, and mild clove in that order of intensity. The pepper is actually very prominent, I like it. A quick swirl brings the head back up and the fruitiness shows itself; big notes of pear lead the way while mild green apple stands tall in the background. There are also some sweet peach qualities I really enjoy. A spicy clean alcohol brings up the rear. This BSPA pulls me right in.

The flavor runs fairly close to the aroma but there are some differences. The spices aren't as intense and there's an earthiness on the backend that's not noticeable in the nose. Pear, peach and green apple are the showcase in the flavor with mild white pepper integrated throughout. A spicy, somewhat drying alcohol shows up on the swallow managing to add some depth. This is a good American made BSPA.

When I first poured this the mouthfeel was too prickly for the first 15 minutes or so but after letting it sit a little the prickliness calms down and a nice lively carbonation is left in it's wake. The body is moderate but there's an excellent creaminess.

I could see this being a dangerous brew. The alcohol is so well hidden and the flavors so bright I can't get enough at the moment. I'm actually drinking this way too fast.

Fallen Angel is yet another winner from Midnight Sun. They know how to nail Belgians in the best of ways and in a lot of cases put interesting, delicious twists on them. This is just a straight up BSPA but it is delicious. Thanks for the bottle Dave!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 03:54:20 | More by joe1510
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gford217

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2008 23:02:11 | More by gford217
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 02:27:20 | More by hopdog
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NoonanDBarbarian

Alaska

4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It pours with a cloudy golden color and some great rolling carbonation. Topped with a large white head that sticks around. It has a nice Belgian yeast and fruit smell. It has a clean a clear flavor flavor that finishes with a small taste of fruit (apples) at the finish. Goes down extremely smooth and feels great going down. It took me longer to write this review than to finish the 22oz bottle you be the judge

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 06:21:51 | More by NoonanDBarbarian
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Homerbag

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big ups to AKABelgianBeast for this,

Big foamy head with a opaque, gold/orage body.

Smell is very yeasty, bready, and pungent of hop. Candi sugar is present in the taste, I would be comfortable calling this an American equivalent to Duval. There is a more pronounced hop punch and more carbonation than a Duval.

Excellent beer and representation of the style. I will shy away from calling this a Duval clone, it is distinct enough to be it's own beer, but since Duval and Orval are two of my favortie beers, this is worthy. Can't wait to get more someday.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 06:36:49 | More by Homerbag
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warmstorage

California

4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

MSBC Fallen Angel

22 ounce bomber, states 8% ABV, 35 IBU.

Appearance: medium straw yellow with a slightly orange tint, off-white fairly dense head leaves almost no lacing. If someone pushed this across a dim bar and told me it was Bud, I might believe them. Until I smelled it.

Aroma: deep peppery estery Belgian yeast, with fruity or slightly sweet sugary notes. Aroma is a LOT like Duvel.

Taste: Again, a lot like Duvel: tangy sweet peppery, very slight banana, a perfect mix between sugar and aromatic estery tanginess. Delicious!

Mouth: Moderately slick, sticks around for a while. Limited alcohol warmth noted.

Overall: Delicious -- perhaps my favorite MSBC Belgian style, outside of the Seven Deadly Sins series. It really does compare favorably with Duvel, and other Belgian golden strong ales.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 06:17:21 | More by warmstorage
Fallen Angel from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.