Trooper Hallowed | Robinsons Family Brewers

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3.61/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers
England, United Kingdom
robinsonsbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by vinicole on 09-22-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,403
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
49
pDev:
13.85%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of flyingpig
3.07/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle form B&M Bargains, Glasgow (£1.25):
This one was a bit up & down at times, it started well with some nice sweetness from the malts & dark fruits but there wasn't a whole lot to it after that it seemed a little weak & one-dimensional at times. It was Belgian influenced at times as the bottle suggested but it fell far short of what I'd expect from a Belgian brewed beer of this style. It's a better beer than the original Trooper beer in this series from Robinsons but it didn't do enough for me to make it a beer that I'd pick up again.

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Photo of mynie
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Rather odd name for a beer.

On tap at Bull's Head in Lititz, PA.

Billed as an English dark but it looks and smells like an English Pale Ale malt-forward with notes of butter and caramel.

Tastes perhaps a bit aged. Dense sweet caramel and fruit up front, grainier middle, and some more very ripe fruit on the back end. Solid, but not great.

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Photo of monkist
4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Funny because Robinson doesn't really marvel at brewing outstanding ales. The Trooper is good (partially because of the legend behind it) and maybe this one is the same. It says "inspired by Belgium" which is true because it isn't a Belgian beer but an English ale for sure, just has some reminiscence of the Belgian kind. Looks amazing and smells kind of candied fruit - and luckily it misses the sick Belgian yeast. Instead it has some booziness in both the nose and the flavor which I like. It is on the verge of becoming almost sweet but still manages to keep it okay, although this position leaves it somewhere in the middle, being not bad but not that good either. Goes down nicely though. It's okay if you don't expect too much.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Taste: Spicy, semi sweet, rye bread, woody, malty, alcohol bite to finish. Same with the nose. Copper hue, clear, foamy light tan head not much lace. Medium body. 20 IBUs

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and served in a Westvleteren XII gold rimmed goblet given to me by Zimbo
pours a clear bronze coloured body with minimal white head
aroma of cloves, coppers and brown sugar
toffee and spice with metal notes
quite a decent body
the best so far from the Robbos and the irons

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Photo of rangerred
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bf_89
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter. This hybrid Belgian ale pours a
nice clear medium dark red with a very nice head of off white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin subtle pool, and showcases some light sudsy
lacing. Nose of subtle sweet malts, subtle spice of rye, and light fruity
ester notes. Flavors exceed the nose with a lightly spicy rye and medium
ester laden flavor profile giving rise to some notes of dates and figs
with a light sprinkling of dark malt and subtle cherry and cola notes.
Nice mouth feel; medium light body, medium low carbonation that is
lively for an English ale, and a lightly dry finish that is very nice.

Overall a solid hybrid English meets Belgian brew worth trying as
long as you are not looking for one nation style over the other.
Overall it is nice.

UP THE IRONS!

Cheers

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Photo of Rukeli76
3.27/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bixby1971
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GravityKills
4.06/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish deep mahogany coloration with a small, creamy head. Smells of dark, toasted, caramel malt with notes of chocolate, banana and dark fruits: fig, raisin, with just a hint of spice. Slightly metallic note as well. Taste follows the nose, with dark, toasted, caramel malts being in the foreground, complemented by some yeasty wheat and notes of banana and dark fruits. Some spice noticeable as well. Slightly metallic note in the aftertaste and a rather light, slightly watery body, unfortunately. Also way overcarbonated for the style. This has a rather good approach, with a nice malt balance, estery yeast and fruity/spicy notes but ultimately falls flat with the watery body, overcarbonisation and metallic aftertaste.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear mohogany color with a nice white head and good lacing. Sweet grassy smell. Malty and caramel tastes. A bit thin but overall a good beer.

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Photo of Tone
1.62/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clear mahogany color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, corn, caramel malt, and sorghum. Does not seem to fit the style of a Belgian Dark Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong dryness and metallic notes. Tastes of sweet malt, corn, caramel malt, hint of esters, and sorghum. Overall, weak appearance, poor aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of shelby415
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aj21
5/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jcarlosv
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of citizencane
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours amer color with no head or lacing. Smell is caramel and toasted bread malt notes and definite booziness. Taste is the same with less booziness. Feels slightly sticky, but still thinner than I’d expect for a Belgian. Not bad, but below average.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.7/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From 3erTiempocervezas. In Teku glass. Playing Bioshock Remastered. Foam dissipates in seconds. Artificial and boring caramel profile, like in a modern Grimbergen dubbel. With metallic notes. Flat, industrialish

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/28/2017. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light banana/bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate peppery yeast/rye spiciness and herbal/floral/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark fruits, pear, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, banana, bubblegum, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted biscuit, spicy rye, light nuttiness/roast, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an excellent Belgian dark ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Well rounded Belgian yeast complexity, nicely rich malt balance, and nice noble hop presence. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Trooper Hallowed from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 49 ratings