Judas | Brouwerij Alken-Maes

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3.79/5
Very Good
176 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Belgium
maes.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Jason on 12-19-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,005
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
176
pDev:
13.72%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of ptarmigan98
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elnachooo
2.5/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Es una cerveza con cuerpo medio, y de carbonataciĆ³n media. En su aroma se distinguen la malta y tambiĆ©n un poco de caramelo. Al paladar se siente dulce pero con un final extremadamente seco.

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Photo of Rumlibeers
4.26/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yoann
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle to a tulip
A - Classic hazy gold
S - Nutty malts and piney hops
T - Correct balance
M - Lightly under-carbonated
O - Pretty classic Belgian ale but not too aggressive, very enjoyable!

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Photo of The_Bujon
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Judas is indeed a strange beer....in a quirky eccentric kind of way.

Pours clear, similar to pretty much most Belgian Blondes. The head is disappointing given I was expecting fireworks.

Aroma is solid, you get a bitterness and mild hop.

The taste is actually not too bitter, definitely a very dry sharp finish, but the main essence of this brew is the yeasty fruit combo, backed up with hefty amounts of alcohol.....you can smell your own fuelled breath as your tongue starts to pickle with the first slug.

Feel is nice and smooth, only that dry ethanol ending that lets it down in my opinion.

Overall, a strong brew that tastes stronger than it's mediocre 8.5% abv. Not really like anything else I have had, doesn't taste quite like a tripel, and not quite a blonde.....somewhere in the middle.
If you like this, bier du demon is the closest thing I have had, but that really is pure unadulterated rocket fuel.

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

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vaulmas
3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dandy14
3.31/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vader444
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into my favourite Delirium Tremens tulip glass.

Pours a pale orange. Massive head which receded to nothing almost immediately.

Standard Belgian yeast character on the nose and palate with nothing to distinguish it from its many rivals in its category. Pleasant enough to wash down my risotto but I wouldn't go out of my way to get this again.

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Photo of OlaB
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: pours a clear golden color witha small top of head that disolves rapidly.

A: aroma is of yeast, apples,citrus,spices and booz

T: taste is fruity and sweet with some spicy yeast, dry aand bitter finish with a decent lenght in the aftertaste. A little bit to boozy and sweet in the flavour for my taste.

F: medium body with a medium carbonation.

O: Was not that impressed about this beer. It taste decent enough , but was far from other belgian quality beers,

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: turbid light amber with a massive white foam head.
S: Belgian yeasts, citrus.
T: Classic triple, caramel, citrus.
F: Full body and medium carbonation.
O: it's great belgian.

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Photo of jroof1
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of louislouis91
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 8BaconBits
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shanex
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, clear gold colour. Smells sweet, spicy, and slightly alcoholic, with a typical "Belgian yeast" smell to it. Tastes very much like it smells, very balanced and smooth, sweet, spicy, alcoholic, and "Blegian yeast".

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Photo of Giangio
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 54V4G3
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
2.53/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mitchellrhen
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jow
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Judas from Brouwerij Alken-Maes
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 176 ratings