Lustful Maiden | Apocalypse Ale Works

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46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Apocalypse Ale Works
Virginia, United States
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Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by hokieguy95 on 07-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
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3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Its light carbonation allows the fruit and sweetness to rest weightily on the tongue, saturating it with those residual caramels, simply syrups and confectioner's sweetness. Deep, dark and dried stone fruits offer their succulent, earthen and strong sweetness to suggest flavors of old fashioned horehound candy and cola. Finishing peppercorn and cinnamon trail in taste and usher in a dryly sweet, red wine character.

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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3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

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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3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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Lustful Maiden from Apocalypse Ale Works
3.79 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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