Blind Ambition
Ladyface Brewery & Restaurant

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Ladyface Brewery & Restaurant
California, United States
Belgian Dark Ale
3.88 | pDev: 10.82%
May 17, 2017
Jan 23, 2010
Very Good
Notes: A Belgian style Amber ale with good malt structure, faint undertones of chocolate and a beautiful copper amber hue. This new batch will clock in with moderately strong alcohol and low bitterness levels.
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Rated: 3.88 by WickedBeer from Alabama

May 17, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

Jan 08, 2017
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Rated by NeilSilber1 from California

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours Carmel dark color with fluffy white khaki fading foamy cap. Strong malty notes. Very good dark Belgium smooth and malty!
Nov 11, 2016
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Rated by Acorrea9601 from Missouri

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Good malt and chocolate base. Taste is crisp as I anticipated. All in all a slightly above average beer.
Sep 12, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by AdamSteve from Michigan

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.69 by SierraFlight from Virginia

May 11, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by GRG1313 from California

Feb 19, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by Bnoise11 from California

Jul 01, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by WestCoastBeerDude from California

Mar 06, 2015
Rated: 3.65 by brywhite from California

Feb 27, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by charlzm from California

Jan 25, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by sunny289 from California

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by sillyhed8 from California

Nov 06, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Sep 30, 2014
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Reviewed by wethorseblanket from California

3.92/5  rDev +1%
On tap @ the source.

A: Pours a dark amber with crimson highlights under a one-inch thick off-white/light tan head which leaves splotches and spots of lace.

N: Caramel malts, grainy, faint roast, mild dark fruits.

T: Dark fruits (raisin, figs, dates), mild yeast, roasty malts, faint esters.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Finishes smooth with yeast and malt and dark fruity esters.

O: Identified as an "Abbey Dubbel" on the board. Fairly unremarkable.
Aug 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by AleHunter805 from California

Aug 17, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by zestar from California

Aug 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by JerseyHopHead from California

Mar 10, 2014
Rated: 5 by levigelineau from California

Jan 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by SoCalBeerBabe from California

Nov 06, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by metter98 from New York

Oct 30, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by Bandi from New York

Oct 30, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbuddy21 from California

Sep 05, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by straightlambic from California

Aug 27, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by crob3888 from California

May 19, 2013
Rated: 3.25 by drewone from California

Mar 17, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by TicoCali from California

Jan 28, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by BeerHunter76 from Texas

Nov 12, 2012
Rated: 3.75 by t0rin0 from California

Oct 19, 2012
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Ladyface Ale Companie in Agoura Hills, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and caramel aromas. Taste is also of malt and caramel with a slight hop finish. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy drinking.
Mar 25, 2012
Rated: 4 by Retsinis from Arizona

Nov 22, 2011
Rated: 5 by dcbike from California

Nov 19, 2011
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Reviewed by brokensail from California

3.16/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
On-tap at Ladyface

A: This one pours amber in color with a finger of off-white/khaki colored head.

S: An interesting aroma to this one. A touch of banana followed by floral hops. There is certainly some caramel, maybe a bit of toffee and brown sugar, too. Light spices, maybe some other sweet fruits (seems like red apples).

T: An almost salty taste and a very off sweetness. Heavy handed on the caramel, not in a good way, with some toasted bread. Minimal hop flavor, a weird, almost tart, berry flavor is also present.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Just a really strange flavor and aroma to this. Seems really off.
Sep 20, 2011
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Reviewed by getkrunkhoe from California

4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
App- pours a light brown with a glowing orange hue. thin head (taster glass though).

Ar- a tiny bit of funk (reminds me of Brett), I pick up Vienna malt and perhaps munich malt. small hint of Caramel.Once it warms up I pick up a BBq smell in the beer.

T-caramel, minimal hops, bread,finishes a wee bit bland but taste great upfront on the palate.

mf- this is carbonated well, and I can feel it in my mouth.tickles the the tongue and walls of the mouth.

D-very easy drinking Amber, sessionable (despite the 6.4 abv)
Mar 26, 2010
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Reviewed by TurdFurgison from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap. The beer has a chill haze but it's almost clear, dark copper brown, about 1 finger of fine foam. It smells strongly of Belgian yeast, honestly more similar to a Unibroue beer than anything from Belgium (still high praise). On tasting I'll go further and say that it's very similar to Maudite. Some malty sweetness upfront with a lingering aftertaste of esters, light fruits, phenols, and maybe a touch of spice. Very nice, this is easily the best currently available from Ladyface. Really nice taste overall, and the body matches, just thick enough to allow a coat over your tongue.
Jan 23, 2010
Blind Ambition from Ladyface Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 35 ratings