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Drake's Belgian Ale | Drake's Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Drake's Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by MiScusi:
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3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ.
Pours a very lively straw-golden color with a fluffy. The smell was a touch fruity, not too much Belgiany stuff going on though there was enough to characterize it as a Belgian. The taste was on the sweeter side of a Belgian pale, sugared fruit and a touch of earthiness in the finish. Not a bad beer by any means, but a bit different than most Belgian pales you would run into, which is not a bad thing.

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Photo of benito
2.87/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Toronado.

A: Deep copper with hints of red. The bartender improperly poured it so there was no head to speak of, but that may not be the nature of the beer.

S: Light phenols, cherry, cane sugar, and flesh. Interesting if not overly enticing.

T: Lots of malt and sugar up front, with a peppery (almost rye-like) dryness on the back of the tongue.

M: Thin and flat. There's not much here to back up the sugars and bittering flavors. It just seems to run to the back of my palate without even saying hello.

D: So-so, though it makes a fine pair for one of the Rosamunde sausages from next door.

Overall, a substandard Belgian-style offering. Take a pass on this one.

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Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Drake's Belgian Ale from Drake's Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
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