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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale - Brouwerij Roman N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Roman N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: eric5bellies on 03-06-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MisledTitan, Yesterday at 11:59 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Dougwillhike, Oct 11, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark iced tee color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, kind of sweet. Taste is caramel malts, a bit sweet, dark fruits, alcohol well hidden, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer worth seeking out.

tone77, Sep 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

mattfancett, Aug 26, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +12.3%

FrankHashimoto, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich and cloudy brown hue; pretty attractive body. Head poured just a thin layer of tan foam despite a relatively vigorous pour, and what little there was didn't stick around long.

Smell: dark fruits, raisin, tobacco, and a bit of sweet maltiness. It's got a little bit of an oxidized character, a lot like an old ale. A little bit unrefined, but basically quite good.

Taste: richly fruity, again with cherry, raisin and tobacco. Finish is a bit musty, but in general it's pretty good. Finish is a little bit thin, though.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a very limited carbonation. Not at all creamy, but somewhat smooth.

Overall: this is a decent beer, but a little bit half-baked. A little extra carbonation would be good, a lot would be better; frankly, I would have expected a bottle refermentation. Worth a try if you are a big fan of the style, but otherwise not a good starting point for Belgian darks.

flagmantho, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

TBRich, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

coolandy007, Jul 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

WckdVbz, Jul 16, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm somewhat reluctant to review this beer, because after reading others reviews, I believe the bottle I had must have been bad. The date on the bottom says 19/11/11. I wouldn't expect a beer of this caliber to go bad after less than 3 years, but what I got was bad.

Appearance: Bottle, 750ml, poured into a chalice. No head at all, even with a slightly aggressive pour on the 2nd half of the bottle. Murky brown, it doesn't let any light through besides on the very bottom of the glass, and only slightly, a dark rusty orange. No head, no lacing, no bubbles, so i can't comment on the color of the head.

Smell: the smell is good. Upon opening the bottle and smelling my first thought was "I'm going to like this". It had the characteristics I like in a Belgian. Yeast, dried dark fruit, candi sugar, caramel, minimal alcohol smell.

Taste: The taste was good as well, when i could get past the very odd mouthfeel. Similar to the smell. Raisin, yeast, bready, roasted malts, brown sugar, some spice (cinnamon).

Moutfeel: terrible. I would associate the mouthfeel more with a juice than i would a beer. absolutely zero carbonation. very sticky although it is slightly watery. just weird. if the taste wasn't as good as it is, this would definitely be a pour-out.

Overall: I will buy this again, but will make sure the date is a little more recent. I'm not sure what happened, but something is wrong with this particular beer. I've never seen a belgian with no head, no lacing, and no carbonation. If this had no taste, and i was only going off mouthfeel, i would say juice, then wine, then flat soda, then flat beer.

chuckbeaster, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

glinnebur, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dmorgan310, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

parintele, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Vsarmatov, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Barnsley, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BCash, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

RochefortChris, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Moheban, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

gatorlove, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

RBorsato, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Liberatiscioli, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

AlexFF65, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dan_sawstone, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of clayrock81
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brownish body with massive head and lace patches on top of classic Belgian aroma of yeast, some citric orange notes, some dark fruits like raisins/figs and touch of sugary sweetness. I like this beer and it's a good representation of the style with simple hints of dark fruits, a softness in the light to medium body thanks to yeast, actually a little sweeter than usual (minor chocolate notes?) and finishes crisp with a touch of hops. That being said, I would consider this a "beginner" beer for those who haven't had this style before b/c it's not complex and hence not a favorite of mine.

clayrock81, Jan 08, 2014
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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.