Fallen Angel - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
06-24-2012 23:58:23 | More by impending
3.78/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
09-23-2011 04:20:05 | More by ffejherb
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
05-10-2011 03:08:41 | More by aasher
3.8/5 rDev -3.6%
Glad to get some Midnight Sun as an extra from Imperialking. 22oz bottle...
A: A gorgeous murky golden colored brew with a nice fluffy white head that fades at a slow pace. Very good.
S: A mild bready scent upfront with a mild hop blended well. A mild sweet malt makes an appearance. Good.
T: It starts with a hop quickly overtaken by a bready malt. Breadiness is then overtaken by a very sweet malt flavor. Can taste the 8% ABV very obviously. Decent.
M: Medium body with a hard carbonation. A sweet malty finish. Good.
O: All in all, this is a good beer. I'm not a huge golden ale guy, but this is a good golden ale. I'd definitely give it a try if you like golden ales and would like a unique twist on the style.
01-15-2012 03:04:34 | More by steve8robin
3.83/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
04-23-2011 04:21:26 | More by beorn7676
3.86/5 rDev -2%
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.
03-16-2014 19:23:09 | More by lordofthewiens
3.86/5 rDev -2%
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!
09-20-2013 01:59:43 | More by Axnjxn
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
Appearance: Hazy gold brew with a pure white head.
Smell: Yeast, hints of malt and a spicy quality
Taste: Bready with good yeast presence. Good spicy character that livens up the flavor. Finishes with solid malt flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Waxy smooth.
Drinkablity: Tasty pale, satisfying and enjoyable.
02-22-2008 07:53:20 | More by SargeC
3.9/5 rDev -1%
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!
11-19-2009 03:21:08 | More by slaintemhor
3.9/5 rDev -1%
A friend shared this with me the other night at a tasting. The pour was golden yellow, big white head, light lacing. I thought the aroma was tame for the style, frutity, peaches and pears, some alcohol. The taste is about like the nose, somewhat boozey finish, fruity. The body is medium, average carbonation, light alcohol. Pretty average for the style, nothin really stands out.
11-14-2011 02:24:18 | More by bonkers
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
08-18-2014 01:03:49 | More by MDDMD
3.91/5 rDev -0.8%
Looks great out of the glass. It's a pale necatarine color, hazy. The head is a brilliant white, thick and frothy. Great retention and a sticky lace. Really an attractive beer.
They've found the Belgian scent. Classic notes of white pepper, pear, and green apple. You can almost smell the sweet, spicy flavors.
Comes up just a hair short in the taste department. Very yeasty. The pepper is dominant but never over the top. A bit of alcohol with each sip. Some hop presence in the finish.
There are layers and complexity to keep your palate guessing. There's a splash of citrusy fruit up front. The spicy pepper takes over soon after and never lets go. A savory hop character picks up from mid sip, at which point the alcohol warms things. A dry finish leaves your tongue with a bit of a warm pucker. Medium bodied and fairly tart.
One of the better beers I've had from Alaska. It's very close to something a Belgian would be proud to drink.
04-05-2014 03:36:41 | More by RickS95
3.95/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-10-2010 03:11:41 | More by BEERchitect
3.98/5 rDev +1%
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.
08-07-2011 04:42:45 | More by brotherloco
3.98/5 rDev +1%
A: poured a brownish orange in color with murky yellow highlights and a light transparent ring of brown hovering at the top. There was a very thin head that left a little lacing sticking to the top.
S: I could definitely sniff out some pear and apples on the first whiff alongside some sweet belgian yeast but with a touch of brown sugar.
T: the belgian yeast character was more potent on the palate alongside the pear apple fruits, brown sugar, mild pineapple, and slight hop bitterness.
M: the brew was medium in body with a moderate amount of carbonation which had a sweet, yeasty, slight fruity, and mild hoppy finish.
O: it actually was a solid golden belgian and also had nice fruit forward flavors.
03-08-2012 10:13:01 | More by Gobzilla
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +1.5%
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
01-01-2010 18:15:58 | More by naproxen
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy blonde color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet Belgian style malt backbone with light fruity ester. Taste is also an interesting mix between some semi-sweet Belgian-style malt with nice attenuation level with some fruity notes Body is quite full with good level of carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done with nice drinkable feature.
03-09-2012 03:26:15 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev +1.5%
A: pours a deep yellow to light orange with a finger of head with decent retention comprised of many small bubbles
S: Smells slightly lemony with some yeasty breadiness and some slight spice, a little grassy and some floral hop aroma
T: bready and grassy malt flavor kicks things off followed by some slight musty fruitiness, and a faint floral hop flavor rounds things out along with some apple skin flavor and a slight spiciness from the yeast. Aftertaste is more fruitiness and alcohol like that fades quickly although isn't very prominent from the start
M: slightly prickly carbonation and slightly thin in the mouth
O: Great flavors and pretty complex, these folks up north know their way around a belgian style beer.
03-20-2012 03:44:01 | More by SHODriver
4/5 rDev +1.5%
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!
04-10-2010 23:13:03 | More by NittanyBeerFan
4/5 rDev +1.5%
Thanks to hopdog for breaking open this bomber at a tasting...
Appears a hazy, medium gold with a small white head that slowly fades into a mild cap and chunky collar. Scattered spots of lacing are left behind.
Smell is of straw, confectioners sugar, pils malt, light citrus, and doughy bread. It's almost like I inhaled some fresh pastries.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with some tangerine notes pulling through.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet up front, earthy, slightly herbal, and floral.
10-04-2007 20:49:26 | More by weeare138
Fallen Angel from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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