Philoso Rapper
Departed Soles Brewing Co.

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Style:
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Ranked #289
ABV:
8%
Score:
84
Ranked #32,085
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 9.7%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
From:
Departed Soles Brewing Co.
 
New Jersey, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  7
SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: A hybrid between a Belgian Tripel & Belgian Blonde, this beer has the esters & spices of a Tripel but is light, less phenolic, and sweet, similar to a traditional Blonde.
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Departed Soles Brewing Company "PhilosoRapper"
on tap at the brewery on 1 April 2016

Notes: 8% ABV Belgian ale. Clear deep gold/brass body beneath a white head that's short lived but leaves OK lacing. The aroma displays sweet malt, sugar, soft fruity esters, and mild floral hops. The flavor follows suit but with more depth including phenols that suggest clove/bubblegum and spice. A firm bitterness balances it, and the sweetish malt dries fairly readily in the finish along with some residual phenolic spiciness. It's medium bodied with a dextrinous side and a smooth, fine-bubbled soft carbonation. A sweetish strong ale - nice!

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Photo of ommegangpbr
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a nice, good, dry, American brewed Belgian style pale ale. This is a little thin and a little boring for the style. I'd like to see what a bit of aging might do. Barrel aging this beer could yield interesting results. As it stands, I would get this again, though maybe not as a regular habit.

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Photo of Jbats
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Solid offering. Belgianesque flavors are very subdued. Malty finish but no cloying. Finishes a bit sweet on the end unlike true Belgian examples. Drinks easy for a higher gravity beer. Hop bitter and flavor is fairly low.

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Philoso Rapper from Departed Soles Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 21 ratings