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

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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold AleAdriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

152 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: eric5bellies on 03-06-2010)
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

08-26-2014 08:37:09 | More by mattfancett
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FrankHashimoto

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +12.3%

08-23-2014 04:09:04 | More by FrankHashimoto
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flagmantho

Washington

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.

08-23-2014 02:04:52 | More by flagmantho
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TBRich

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-10-2014 21:43:45 | More by TBRich
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coolandy007

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-26-2014 21:26:29 | More by coolandy007
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WckdVbz

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-16-2014 02:41:30 | More by WckdVbz
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chuckbeaster

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

06-28-2014 20:22:02 | More by chuckbeaster
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-30-2014 19:27:50 | More by Latarnik
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glinnebur

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-18-2014 01:40:23 | More by glinnebur
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-17-2014 15:38:57 | More by dmorgan310
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parintele

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-20-2014 11:50:35 | More by parintele
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-07-2014 20:28:40 | More by Vsarmatov
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Barnsley

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-07-2014 19:05:14 | More by Barnsley
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BCash

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-30-2014 02:22:09 | More by BCash
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-24-2014 20:13:01 | More by RochefortChris
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Moheban

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-24-2014 03:22:31 | More by Moheban
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gatorlove

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-14-2014 21:51:01 | More by gatorlove
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-04-2014 18:08:53 | More by RBorsato
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.7%

03-01-2014 21:25:07 | More by Liberatiscioli
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AlexFF65

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-02-2014 18:46:48 | More by AlexFF65
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dan_sawstone

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.4%

01-13-2014 22:59:54 | More by dan_sawstone
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

01-08-2014 14:03:41 | More by clayrock81
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-29-2013 19:43:46 | More by Mdodge8837
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tard24

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-29-2013 18:19:27 | More by tard24
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Badger6

Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +6%

750ml bottle, corked. Poured into a Tripel Karmaliet tulip. Served at 52F.

A: Off-white/tan head, size depends on pour. Body is a brownish-ruby, some light passes through. The head diminishes in short order, with almost no lacing.

S: Smells very organic, like wet grass, with a distinct caramel malts undertone. The Belgian yeast is clearly present in the aroma. Some note of the alcohol.

T: Sweet maltiness up front, finishes with a roasted malt character. Dark fruit flavors are present, raisins and dried dates come out. Taste is very earthy in character.

M: Dry with a lot of carbonation, the body is light-medium is weight on the palate. The carbonation and body combine for a very balanced feel.

O: The aroma and flavor are outstanding for a budget Belgian beer. The appearance is slightly above average, but everything else about the beer raises its profile. It is not a standout, despite the rating, but if you're in a pinch for a good Belgian, you won't miss with this one.

12-29-2013 03:01:49 | More by Badger6
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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.