Royalty | Taxman Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Taxman Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Indulge in Royalty, a luxicurious Belgian-inspired sparkling golden ale, fermented with champagne yeast. Boutique European hops and champagne esters present refreshing aromas of grape must and tropical fruits, released by playful bubbles from bottle conditioning.

Added by DrippingI on 02-01-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of RickS95
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of active fine visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall fizzy foamy white head that reduces to medium sized patch of sudsy thin head surrounded by a large patch of very thin ring covering about 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of Belgian yeast, light fruits (apple, pear, and grape), and very light aromas of pale malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of pale malts with a light amount of grainy + light fruit (apple, pear, and white grape). There is a light to moderate amount of Belgian yeast with a light amount of spicy/peppery notes. Light amounts of lingering spicy/peppery notes.

M: Light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp with a moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable with a really nice combination of flavors and aromas. A nice example of the style and one that I could easily have a couple more of these - I would gladly purchase this one again.

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Photo of metter98
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that has good retention properties and hardly died down.
S: Light aromas of Belgian yeast are present in the nose. Some hints of pale malts become noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has light flavors of Belgian yeast along with notes of green grapes and some hints of spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a hybrid between a Bière de Champagne and a saison and does an excellent job at masking any traces of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of smithj4
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of axf4129
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ordered this from Tavour. I was curious to try this one as it's a hard to find style. My first ever Champagne Beer, so I am admittedly not an expert. Here are my impressions.
It pours a cloudy and hazy golden color with a foamy and bubble bath like head. It retains well and leaves plenty of lacing.
The aroma is tame at first but continues to grow. Hints of pear at first, followed by fresh bread rolls. Gradually, a persistent and vinuous grape must creeps up and becomes quite fragrant towards the end. There is also some honey and nuts sweetness along the way. Throughout this bouquet of aromas, earthy saison like spices round out what in the end becomes a pleasant and complex nose.
In the mouth the carbonation did not have the effervescence or lightness of champagne. In fact the carbonation is rather gentle and the body is medium, even chewy. It has strong flavors of pear, subtle hint of tropical and citrus fruit. Furthermore, the presence of nuts and honey malt flavors reminds me of a sweet saison. However, a vinuous and white wine like feel makes it feel increasingly champagne like. The peppery spices balance out the sweetness. I also really like the finish which is grape like, herbal and increasingly dry.
I really liked this brew; I thought it was quite tasty and complex. I hope to get to know this style more.

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Photo of Warren2621
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Royalty from Taxman Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 10 ratings