Zen Beauty | 5 Seasons Westside

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Brewed by:
5 Seasons Westside
Georgia, United States
5seasonsbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ChainGangGuy on 11-04-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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4.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Black Beauty dark Belgian-style rye aged in a Montevina red zinfandel barrel."

Appearance: Pours out a black body with a fast growing, foamy, beige head with good staying power.

Smell: Bulky maltiness, with strong scents of semi-sweet chocolate, molasses, darkened malts (though not overly roasty). Flash of prune yields to the sweetish, fruity zinfandel notes.

Taste: Gently roasted maltiness soaked in prune juice and glazed in chocolate, molasses. Fairly sweet throughout. The zinfandel wine mingles with the malts and, on occasion, gives a hint of Dr. Pepper. Fruitiness dominating the back half. Well carbonated, sweetish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-plus carbonation. The carbonation is crucial to keeping the beverage flowing, as were it to have nary a sud, the sweetness and heaviness of body would go from delightful to unpleasant (see: Lost Abbey).

Overall: A tasty tipple that was paired with a simple, easy-going cheese plate.

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Zen Beauty from 5 Seasons Westside
4.05 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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