Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale - Brouwerij Roman N.V.
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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.
01-03-2013 22:35:38 | More by rhoadsrage
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.
01-03-2013 04:19:26 | More by ThisWangsChung
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.
12-30-2012 04:47:45 | More by LiquidAmber
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.
10-31-2012 00:14:38 | More by Wolfpack2005
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.
08-28-2012 01:44:13 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.78/5 rDev -1.3%
Pours a dark amber color with a tall khaki head. Pleasant fruitiness on the nose of banana, plum, and pear. Some hints of apple and a nice spice aroma of nutmeg and clove. Some sweet toffee and toasted bread in there as well. The flavor is a hint metallic, but otherwise good. Nice sweet maltiness, some banana fruit notes, and a subtle spiciness. Undertones of nutmeg and clove, light alcohol warmth to it as well.
08-16-2012 20:52:09 | More by womencantsail
Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.