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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 chuck_vindaloo
1/5  rDev -73.9%

chuck_vindaloo, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

womencantsail, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of caseyhoward
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

caseyhoward, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Peller80
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Peller80, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of MidloRapid
4.25/5  rDev +11%

MidloRapid, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of mattenglish
3/5  rDev -21.7%

mattenglish, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of aleslover
4.75/5  rDev +24%

aleslover, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Nerudamann
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass.

Look - very dark reddish brown, with about two fingers' worth of light khaki-colored foam that dissipates somewhat quickly.

Smell - on the malty side, it's smells a bit fruity, especially close to a grape type of smell.

Taste - again very grape-ish in taste, almost like a grape soda. Can't discern much else in the taste. Mild aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, but leans a bit on the watery side.

Overall - interesting taste, but not terribly thought-provoking.

Nerudamann, May 21, 2012
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +4.4%

bigred89, May 13, 2012
Photo of janubio
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml. bottle. Brown colour, with red hints when you hold the glass to the light. Big off-white head that takes its time to fade. Smell of dark fruits, prunes, raisins, chocolate, toffee and vanilla. Strong body, good carbonation, thin and creamy palate. Taste of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and maybe a hint of cherries. A warm alcoholic feel aftertaste, and a great beer, imo.

janubio, May 05, 2012
Photo of DeezGunz14
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

DeezGunz14, May 03, 2012
Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Lee_Hancock, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

ygtbsm94, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of bambam2517
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

bambam2517, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a dark brown color and a murky consistency. There was an absolutely massive, creamy, off white, extremely long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A good aroma of fruit, yeast, and some malt.

T: Tasted of Belgian yeast, malt, a little caramel, apples, and dark fruit. Doesn't quite live up to the expectations of the appearance and smell, but it is a solid flavor.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A bit shaky in spots, but on the whole, a well done, drinkable beer.

avalon07, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Trappist glass]

The pour was a murky dark brown with a small (less than 1 finger) off white fizzy head that dissipated rapidly leaving behind a very thin film and small collar which did allow for some fair spotty streaks of lacing.

The aroma was of a dark bread malt and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, honey, dark fruit (plums and raisins) and a mild alcohol tinge.

The taste was sweet and malty with hints of toffee and honey from the start with the finish being about the same but with a touch of dark fruit, a strong yeast presence and a moderate dose of alcohol at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow with a nice fruity sweetness left on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just short of medium in body with a mild syrupy texture and a nice strong carbonation.

Overall a really nice tasting Strong Ale with a superb drinkability...

KajII, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of TheBishopco
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

TheBishopco, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

jlpbama, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

drewone, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Hendral
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Hendral, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Hanzo, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Tumble
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Tumble, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of HattedClassic
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Notes from sometime 2 years ago.

Appearance:
The beer itself is a dark red brown, which appears to be similar to toffee. The beer creates a fizzy, tan head with some lacing.

Smell:
I get a small whiff of alcohol and bitter hops with hints of yeast. In addition to the hops and yeast, I also get some dark fruits and brown sugar with caramel malts.

Taste:
I get a bit of alcohol, bitter hops, and burnt sugar malts with a caramel aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
The alcohol gives a little bit of burn with some biting carbonation. The beer itself feels smooth and full bodied.

Overall:
This beer isn't too bad but I've had better strong dark ales.

HattedClassic, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of javahead71
3/5  rDev -21.7%

javahead71, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev +4.4%

jsnoek, Feb 20, 2012
Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale from Brouwerij Roman N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.