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Fallen Angel - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
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 Axnjxn
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 release. bomber into a teku glass.

Pours a crisp golden color with a inch in ch thick white, lasting head. Smell is of yeasty malts and lemon grass, lovely. The taste is real farmhousey/belgian yeast dominating your palate. Tad of bitterness at the end. Herbal, dry finish. Very sticky. Pear is the dominant fruit flavor but its mild. Not the best of the style but pretty good. Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Overall a good belgian styled ale. Recommended!

Axnjxn, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Nage37, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of Bubbalito
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Bubbalito, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Dactrius, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, apricot, grape, clove, pepper, banana, bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of pear, apple, grape, apricot, banana, clove, pepper, bread, candi sugar, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, apricot, banana, clove, pepper, bread, candi sugar, herbal and yeast earthiness. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around nice balance and complexity of yeast ester flavors with a balanced malt backbone; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of andy1701
3/5  rDev -23.7%

andy1701, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with nothing visible to mark it's bottling or "best by" date. Poured into a Boulevard Smokstack tulip glass.

Appearance - Promising start, with a brassy amber body topped by a foamy two-finger head that sticks around for several minutes before settling to a substantial one-finger froth and leaving sticky, pronounced lacing. Head is creamy white and this is overall a very beautiful beer.

Smell - First sign of a problem begins to arise with the aroma. Dominated by bitter, arresting tones of ester and the pleasant floral overtones I usually love in this style are muted. A good BSPA, in my eyes, will give me as much satisfaction, just from sticking my nose in the glass and breathing in the wonderful layers of aroma, as it does from drinking. This one really made me want to avoid breathing deeply while drinking. Disappointing.

Taste - Better than the smell, the bitterness is still present, but more subdued. Now the fruity phenols are more present as well, with some tropical fruits and a sweet yeasty characteristic, like sweetened bread. I also get a distinct flavor from the grain--it makes me think of pilsner malt in it's crispness. Alcohol heat becomes a bit more obvious as it warms.

Mouthfeel - Decent, and as expected for the style. Carbonation on the high side of moderate, with a continuous stream of bubbles rising through for the duration of the session. Medium bodied and a semi-dry finish.

Overall, just not a very good representative of the style for my money. There are so many that are easier to get and better that I'm not likely to have this one again. Hoping that the other bottle of Midnight Sun beer I have is better.

LambicPentameter, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +1.8%

krome, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of Bnoise11
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Bnoise11, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of HALB
4/5  rDev +1.8%

HALB, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Drknight, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +1.8%

SocalKicks, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

itracy63, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

mctizzz, May 27, 2013
Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

anteater, May 26, 2013
Photo of JMBSH
4/5  rDev +1.8%

JMBSH, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Kuaff
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into my snifter.

This Belgian strong pale ale doesn't have an overly flashy appearance. It's a clear gold color with minimal haze and basically has no head save for a thin sheet of white foam which fades quickly. But appearances are superficial. On to more important things...

For being called "Fallen Angel," it smells heavenly. Or maybe I should say "like temptation," hehe. The aroma is like fruity candy... I think I can recognize scents of apple, peach, and maybe a little mango (jeez I love mangos). QUITE intoxicating.

Taking a sip of this beer is like drinking a liquified loaf of yeasty, freshly baked white bread. It's slightly sweet, but it has just the right amount of hoppy bitterness to offset this and balance out perfectly. It feels like it could be a mere half of the 8% ABV, by the way. The definiton of "dangerously drinkable," I believe.

The carbonation is perfect. I have little else to say about it because it functioned so seamlessly well.

Ah, Midnight Sun. You never fail me. This one's right up there with Duvel in my book.

"How far will you fall?"... so asks the label on the bottle. My answer: I'll fall as far as is necessary to indulge in some Fallen Angel!

Kuaff, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kscaldef, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of popery
4/5  rDev +1.8%

popery, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

adkieffer, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Vintage 2006 thanks to Dan.

Pour was very pale faint straw yellow, light haze. Little head.

Apples, loads of apples. Maybe some grapes. Light sweetness.

Similar to the nose, apples and loads of funk. Old flavors, tastes like it had been sitting around. Fairly light and muted pale malt.

Very light for an 8% Belgian strong.

Honestly, this was great. I doubt fresh even could compete on this level.

hooliganlife, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +1.8%

t0rin0, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

IdrinkGas, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev +1.8%

theminutemen, Sep 01, 2012
Fallen Angel from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.