Axiom | Valiant Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
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37 Ratings
AxiomAxiom
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Valiant Brewing Co.
California, United States
valiantbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
his beer has a delicious Graham cracker aroma with a slight malty highlight. Cherry combines with raisin, some spiciness and a few alcohol esters. The flavor has a rich caramel sweetness that leads into a diverse mixture of malt characters. There is also a taste of clove with a little herbal hops and a light hotness. In the finish you will find a flicker of warmth and a mildly dry sensation as well as low sweetness and medium mouthfeel.

Added by ricecracker420 on 01-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
37
pDev:
9.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Gillti:
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into a tulip glass

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a cinnamon colored head, head did not last long, no lacing, decent amount of carbonation, could look better if it had some head retention.

A: Belgian yeast, raisin, figs, brown sugar, caramel, good aroma, but it is very subtle.

T: Belgian yeast, toasted sugar and caramel, raisins, figs, plums, very smooth and balanced, finish is more dark fruits and sugar, barely any alcohol presence, very deceiving.

M: Medium bodied, could use some more carbonation, seem-dry finish.

O: Very solid, packed with flavor, depth, complexity but I would like the aroma and taste to be brighter, have more punch, very subtle but the subtlety makes for a very drinkable beer with a high ABV, a well made beer.

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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark bronze amber with a thin khaki head with light lacing. Aroma of caramel, raisins, figs, plums, light clove, a hint of alcohol. Flavor follows, with sweet caramel and dark malt, mixed dry and fresh dark fruit, light clove; finishes with a moderate clove bitterness. Medium bodied. A quite nice domestic take on a BSDA with great balance of fruite flavors and light spicing. The ABV is well covered. The finish is somewhat subdued after the start and aroma, but overall well done.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.84/5  rDev +18%

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4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.11/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Solid brew. Not my style of preference

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Axiom from Valiant Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 37 ratings