Lustful Maiden | Apocalypse Ale Works

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Brewed by:
Apocalypse Ale Works
Virginia, United States

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hokieguy95 on 07-10-2013

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Appearance: a dark garnet red color that lacks just a little bit of the brightness that often comes with similar colors. a finger of a whitish head that fades slowly and leaves just about nothing behind. pretty dark and almost opaque but clearer around the edges. 3.5/5

Smell: dark fruits, raisins and prunes. dark sweet candi sugar and belgian yeast. 3.75/5

Taste: opens up with sweet candi and hints of dark fruits. belgian yeast comes off slightly clove-like and fruity. backend is strong, bold and almost juicy raisins and prunes. Just a bit too strong on the raisins. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: fairly heavy and full bodied. a touch on the velvety smooth side. quite dry. 4/5

Overall: A decent dubbel. the raisin taste is too strong for me and strikes the balance a little bit too far.

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I have to say that I am not much of a Belgian style fan, but this one has definitely opened my eyes and in a BIG way.

I cannot really comment on exactly what I pick up in the flavor at this point. Most likely I will have to have a few more glasses of it in the future. What I can say is that in the past when I have had Belgians, specifically of the Dubbel nature I have not been very impressed. The beer changed that for me and that is why I am rating it so high.

Loved the smell, loved the taste, loved the color. Triple win for this beer in my book.

Also, this beer has won both beer championships that it was entered in the Belgian style category. The 2013 Open Beer Championships, and today it won gold in he Belgian Style category at the Microfestivus in Roanoke, VA.

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As inspiration from the Belgian abbey finds favor at the doorstep of Apocalypse Ale Works, the wine-ish taste of tart grape couples with malt sweetness, yeast spices and stone fruit to capture the essence of those classics.

And as the ale pour a dark russet brown with burgundy shades, its light carbonation fuels only a creme-like swirl before falling still. With one pass of the nose, those candied fruit flavors come to life with plum, red grape, date and raisin. As the taste glosses the tastebuds, the initial flavors are savory with hard candy and steely caramels.

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Medium-full and simply sweet, the beer's lack of expressive carbonation never allows the beer's lively, bubbly or spice action to evolve. Like a light, spicy barleywine, its dull bubbles limits the beer's aromas, it upsets the fruit/spice balance and keeps the beer sweet rather than dry. Still, its Belgian roots remain in tact and delight the palate with its fruit and spice medley deep in aftertaste.

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