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Fallen Angel - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 26
Gots: 13 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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07-14-2013 02:04:28 | More by Bnoise11
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California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

07-08-2013 05:57:02 | More by Zbeetleman
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Drknight

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-23-2013 21:25:31 | More by Drknight
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-22-2013 06:32:28 | More by SocalKicks
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itracy63

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-02-2013 02:07:30 | More by itracy63
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California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-27-2013 13:17:30 | More by mctizzz
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

05-26-2013 16:40:26 | More by anteater
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-14-2013 18:08:35 | More by JMBSH
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Kuaff

Alaska

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 07:23:12 | More by Kuaff
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-20-2013 22:53:45 | More by kscaldef
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popery

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-26-2013 07:33:51 | More by popery
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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-16-2013 16:07:16 | More by adkieffer
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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12-10-2012 15:07:58 | More by hooliganlife
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-29-2012 01:02:48 | More by t0rin0
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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impending

California

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

B+

22oz into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazed coppery gold, minor egg cream colored head, ok lacing.

Aroma is of yeast and subdued crystal candied fruits.

Taste is a mildly sweet turn to mildly dry. Aftertaste is of a mild bitter, hops and tree bark. Something off in the flavor that remains attractive none the less. Shy of medium bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 23:58:23 | More by impending
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Healthy Spirits into a Midnight Sun goblet.

Pours a beautiful golden color with a massive fluffy white head that sticks around for 15+ minutes. Loads and loads of lacing on the way down. The beer itself is perfectly clear with plenty of visible carbonation bubbles for the duration.

Unfortunately, the rest of the beer isn't quite as good. The nose brings some very light fruit notes plus a touch of alcohol and some nice phenols. Not much depth or complexity. The flavor is quite similar. Some fruit and pepper there, but the yeast isn't expressive enough.

Body is light-medium with high carbonation and an odd dryness to the finish. It's not quite crisp given how high in carbonation it is. As it warms, this appears to be a bit of graininess and accompanying tannins.

Overall, this is just okay, though extraordinarily impressive in its Duvel-like appearance.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 16:43:25 | More by Thorpe429
Fallen Angel from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.