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Romeo | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgian Red Ale, not a Flanders Red Ale.

Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 15
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2.66/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Copper-colored pour with ruby hues. Smells like a Belgian SPA with gingerbread and Jolly Ranchers. Has traces of odors that are actually offensive.

Romeo is all over the place. Spicy, then sweet, then gingerbread, then spicy again, then boozy. One day it will decide what it wants to be when it grows up.

Don't fake your own death over this one.

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2.14/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz bottle to tulip. $5.00 for the single. Bottled on 08/04/11 and sampled on 10/12/11. The bottle lists the ABV at 8.5%.

A: A light brown cap of 1 finger disappears quickly. The film and collar last a bit longer but, once they fade, the brew becomes flat and still. The body is a medium-dark mix of brown and red, murky and opaque. Lacing is non-existent.

S: Grains, caramel and cookie - all toasted plus the slightest hint of chocolate malt. Hallertauer and Saaz hopping is light while the Belgian yeast strain comes out strong.

T: Fermented dark fruits + bubblegum (yikes....think Extra - the pink pack). The aftertaste lingers long and is hard to enjoy.

M: Medium full body. VERY sweet, cloying and down-right syrupy. Average level of lively carbonation. Underattenuated.

O: Like a bad mixture of a Dubbel and Dunkelweizen. The code name should have been "Two Handed Dunk." A rare miss by the folks at Weyerbacher.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to danedelman for this extra.

A: Pours a deep red color with a thin off white head, poor retention, and leaves a small amount of lacing.

S: Raisins, dark caramel, vanilla, medicinal cherry, candied sugar, spicy Belgian yeast esters, clove, pepper, with a boozy finish.

F: Starts of spicy with cloves, pepper, coriander and changes into chocolate, vanilla, banana, cherry, and caramel, with a mild hotness to it. Complex and interesting.

M: Full bodied, mildly hot, softly carbonated, has a slight cayenne like spiciness to it.

O: Overall I really enjoyed this beer, it's quite different from other Belgian Strong Pales. Glad to have tried it.

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2.87/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Murky reddish, light brown, and orange colored body. Lacing doesn't last, it runs down the sides of the glass. Small head when poured, but faded fast.

Notes of cherries, pear, and candied sugars. The cherry smells llike cherry lifesavers.

Flavors of mashed sour cherries, belgian candied sugar, earthy hops, and a light peppery taste. Sharp yeast bite, sweetness hits right upfront which coats the mouth (a bit cloying), and a dry finish.

A bit of an underwhelming belgian style brew. This one doesn't come close to failing or isn't unenjoyable, but it misses the mark of a really good brew. Sweetness takes over a bit to much, the carbonation is fairly tame and would've been beneficial to breaking up the sweetness.


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3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Timberwood Grill in Charlottesville, VA.

Half finger offwhite head, hazy grapefruit/brown body. (I don't remember clearly what this meant, but it's what I wrote.)

Light bubblegum, Belgian nose.

Body is rich with light fruit, especially banana. Wheaty and rather sweet. Some hop citrus but you have to hunt for it. Maybe the cherry claimed in the description... maybe.

Smooth, thinnish feel-- unremarkable.

Quite nice, reminds me of what a lighter-bodied Aventinus might be.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

amber color that was very cloudy and hazy but also had a huge head of white peaking up and over the top. lots of lacing up an down the sides of the glass.

aroma is ultra hoppy with loads of pine and citrus bursting at the seems here, really nicely done with a light yeast that brings apples and pears right to the front here, again just what i needed. light, well carbonated an loaded with a pop that was just superb,. each sip starte with a quick hit of light citrus, an smooth mellow fruit notes that were accented by a lovely peppery finish

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Prime 16 into a Chimay goblet.

A: Clear, deep red body underneath a finger of ultra-fine tan foam. Ok retention, light lace. Nice enough.

S: Sweet malts, dark fruits, and some earthy hops. A hint of plastic. Not great.

T: Better than the nose, with some powerful raisin and caramel notes starting things off; hops bitterness and dark fruit tartness combine to give a distinct cranberry overtone to the tail end, which is both strange and strangely enjoyable. Vanilla and booze on the aftertaste. It’s not exactly tasty, but it is very interesting.

M: Fairly full, soft, and lively. Excellent.

O: Weird beer, and not exactly a success. It tastes like a cross between Three Philosophers and a hoppy amber ale, which isn’t exactly a blend that I’d recommend. I’m glad I tried it, but won’t be having it again.


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3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a dark plum/chocolate brown color that is completely opaque with a half finger light beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring.  Streaks of lacing left behind.  

Spicy, vinous aroma with lots of zesty peppery notes, dark fruit and chocolate malt.  Slightly medicinal with hints of pepper and clove up front countered by hints of chocolate, grape and dark berries.  

Medium bodied with a slightly medicinal, chalky mouthfeel.  Subtle spice character up front but less so than the aroma suggests.  Very vinous with hints of grape, cherry and other dark berries.  This is countered nicely by a slightly toasted malt backbone with hints of chocolate and toffee.  Well balanced with a well masked abv making it easy to drink.

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3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap at Hulmeville Inn.

Romeo pours into the pint glass a dirty ruddy brown swamp water color that's not all that clear, unfiltered. Shoepolish brown with a tan foamy head that is of Belgian strength in tightness leaving some marks. Smell is very bready coming off like a dubbel. Some scent of banana and some grain in there. Brown malt, etc. Taste is not a BSPA, this is a big Belgian brown with some dubble characteristics. Dark bread with some nutty taste, fall spice with brown/caramel malt flavor and belgian yeast with banana slices. Feel is a big medium with a nice active carb going for it. Body is on point with the ABV, which does not come into play too much. A good effort but nothing I would go for again. It was hard enough to drink the pint, just not my thing.

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Romeo from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 31 ratings
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