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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: eric5bellies on 03-06-2010)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%

Pours a murky dark brown with a gigantic foamy khaki head that settles to a thick cap on top of the beer. Thick streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, and grape juice. Taste is much the same with grape juice and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink but there seems to be a bit too much carbonation in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of corneliustoad
4/5  rDev +4.4%

corneliustoad, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of rvajohn
3/5  rDev -21.7%

rvajohn, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Phillyz
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Phillyz, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Thedrizzle, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Twan22
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Twan22, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DaveHack, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of JasonSiedman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

JasonSiedman, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Dave_Treat, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer required a bit of wrestling to get the cork out, but lead to a dense hazy deep brown body with a thin wisp of head that is soon gone. There is a hint of a few microbubbles that glide to the surface.

S- The hint of wet clay and wet stones finishes with some decaying leaves and wet old wood notes in the finish.

T- The wet wood flavor is followed by some caramel sweetness that has instant coffee flavors in it without any bitterness. There are some hints of funky in the finish but it never really grows.

M- The medium light mouthfeel has a slippery texture and no real fizz or alcohol noticed.

O- This beer is interesting but odd. There is kind of a jelly sandwich on dark whole wheat bread quality to the flavor. I’m not sure if it was the beer or just the large bottle of 9.5% ABV beer that grew on me but it was really not too bad in the end.

rhoadsrage, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Thanks to Jay for the bottle! 11.2 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy burgundy color with evident carbonation rising up to the top. Seeing as I intentionally poured the bottle to maximize the head, it was a five finger light mocha color. The retention is weird - instead of just gradually fading, the texture just becomes more bubbly, until it collapses in on itself. The end result is a much creamier looking one finger mocha-colored head that leaves massive clumps of lacing on the glass. If any beer was made for a Duvel tulip, this one is it.

S: Apple, pear, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. Rather simple by BSDA standards, with a weird metallic note detracting some.

T: There's an initial quality of apple/pear yeast esters, before the beer finishes with notes of chocolate, raisin, and brown sugar sweetness. Occasionally, a bit of hops appear. This is definitely on the dubbel side of the BSDA fence. There's very little thought provoking complexity, rather it fits into the category of simple refreshment.

M: The vibrant carbonation gives this a light, airy texture. Actually, the vibrant carbonation makes this one really scratchy and even harsh. It's pretty difficult to focus on the initial smoothness of the malt structure when the palate is being bombarded with carbonation and - to a lesser extent - astringency. Aftertaste is a touch sweet after a while, but this manages to subdue the booze quite well.

O: Certainly, it won't give Rochefort 8 any fits, but it's not a bad choice for a BSDA. Keeping in mind its flaws (rampant overcarbonation, simple flavors, metallic aroma), it's still decent.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of ThatCracker
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

ThatCracker, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark reddish mahogany amber with a massive three finger tan head the dissipates slowly to a thick pillow, leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of dark, sweet malt and dark fruit. Pleasant flavor of dark fresh and dried fruit, pear and apple, Belgian yeast, sweet malt. Finishes with surprisingly sharp hops, intensified by active, peppery carbonation. Flavor is in the moderate intensity range and is somewhat sweet. Light bodied with sparkling carbonation. Not an intensly flavored Belgian, but well made and pleasant to drink.

LiquidAmber, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Samichez
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Samichez, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of CN1234
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

CN1234, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of smithj4
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

smithj4, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Wolfpack2005
3.83/5  rDev 0%

A-Pours a dark, slightly hazy amber. That opens up with a 2 finger head that fades, but maintains a presence till the beer is gone.

S-The most prominent aroma is definitely the sweet smell of dark fruits and grapes with hints of bread/yeast.

T-Like the nose the first flavor that make itself know is the sweetness. I getting a strong grape flavor, but not overpowering. There is a bit of a caramel flavor in that sweetness as well. Once the sweetness fades I get a bready flavor from the yeast. At the very back end I'm picking up a slight metallic flavor.

M-Smooth and slightly above medium in body with high carbonation.

O-A solid beer, but a little too sweet to drink more than a glass or two.

Wolfpack2005, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of Kopfmeister60
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Kopfmeister60, Sep 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MGBT, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

avisong, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev +4.4%

mmilyko, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of crwrunner
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

crwrunner, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured into a snifter.

A: Dark red brown with giant, tan, foamy head, that lasted several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Dark fruit. Mild.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Mild fruit and toffee.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Slightly warm going down.

O: Overall, solid ale. The head was a bit foamy and the aroma was kind of mild. Minor complaints though.

SolipsismalCat, Aug 28, 2012
Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.