Tunnel Vision | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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Tunnel VisionTunnel Vision

Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by potable on 01-08-2005

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 9
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of emerge077
3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Not sure how old this is, seems a little long in the tooth though.

Pours a dark reddish copper brown, too dark to see through. Initial two finger head of tan foam, thin layer on the surface after a few minutes.

Aromas of stale bread and dried fruit, seems a little oxidized at this point. Belgian yeast is present, and a large amount of malt.

Tastes like an aged barleywine brewed with Belgian yeast. Slightly astringent, raisin and grape notes, kinda rough going down. Big malt breadiness, grape jelly on whole wheat or multigrain bread. Not overly sweet, but a chore to drink. Might try on tap to compare, but will likely avoid bottles in the future.

Thanks to Howard for this one.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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1/5  rDev -74.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.63/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a dense glowing caramel-brown body with a creamy light tan head that last and last, sticking to the glass in register marks with each sip. A wall of microbubbles pop to the surface.

S- The slightly dry rich caramel malt blends with a Belgian yeast ester that is almost spicy and a dry white cheese rind note finishes the aroma.

T- the rich slightly dry fresh toasted malt flavor has some softer sweetness with raw honey flavors and a rich caramel finish. There is a yeasty ester of dried fruit in the finish with a gentle sweetness that lingers.

M- The medium-full mouthfeel has a creamy texture and a gentle alcohol heat and gentle fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has great fresh flavors with nice barleywine characters and nice Belgian strong dark ale characters from the yeast. This beer was big and complex but very drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of RickS95
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark chestnut color. Very thick looking, and rich. A nice, thickish head, mostly an off-white with some orange hues. Very fluffy. Good retention, nice creamy finish.

Malty backbone, rich fruity scents, a slight bit of chocolate and some alcohol.

Malt forward taste. Caramel and chocolate mix well with the dark ripe fruit. Funky Belgian yeast gives it a twang. A bit of alcohol and some pepper spice. Only a flash of hops, just enough to keep the beer honest.

Full-bodied. Slight carbonation. Fruity sweet. Slight tartness. Heat from the alcohol and spice from the peppery yeast. Everything is well-balanced and plays nicely with others.

One of the best American versions of a Belgian that I've had. Lots of flavor and good taste, high alcohol that isn't too aggressive, easy on the palate and a good sipper. Excellent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of scottfrie
2.93/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into snifter. Thank you, Mark.

A: Pours a deep ruby brown with a thin, fuzzy head that bubbled away into a thin collar leaving no lace. This is a Belgian PALE ale?
S: Sweet candied fruits, candied sugar, maple syrup, brighter golden fruits, peppery Belgian yeast and spices, clove, and some medicinal are what I pick up on the nose. Smells interesting. I get some figs too.
T: Follows the nose with syrupy flavors of maple syrup, caramel, toasted malts, dark candied fruits and Belgian spices. Tastes like a darker, dirtier, version of a BPA. Flavors are syrupy and a bit burnt tasting. Apple juice and dirty dish water bring up the finish.
M: Medium-thin body, fizzy but soft carbonation, medium and greasy mouthfeel. Could be fuller.
O: I wasn’t a fan of this. There is something in there that just isn’t right. I could see what they were going for, but they just haven’t hit it yet.

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Tunnel Vision from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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