Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale | Roman N.V.

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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold AleAdriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Roman N.V.
Belgium
roman.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by eric5bellies on 03-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
173
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
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Photo of logicalparadox
4.7/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of QuadBen
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keeef
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fabianno
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucnifter
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
2.1/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

750ml bottle from Total Wine with a cage and cork seal. Solid pop of the cork, which probably hit the ceiling even though I thought I was holding it adequately.
No foaming, but the aroma and flavor suggest a moderate infection. The aroma, in particular, has some of the floral, barnyard, and basement aromas from bacteria or, less likely, wild yeast. The bottle has a 11/13 date on the bottom and its been properly stored. Searching, I immediately found a report of another bad bottle, so quality control may be an issue.

O: very disappointed.

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Photo of rodzm14
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamienI
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of vinnicheers
4/5  rDev +3.4%

dark brown strong Belgian ale, good beer worthy trying..

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of tone77
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a dark iced tee color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, kind of sweet. Taste is caramel malts, a bit sweet, dark fruits, alcohol well hidden, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer worth seeking out.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of FrankHashimoto
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of flagmantho
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich and cloudy brown hue; pretty attractive body. Head poured just a thin layer of tan foam despite a relatively vigorous pour, and what little there was didn't stick around long.

Smell: dark fruits, raisin, tobacco, and a bit of sweet maltiness. It's got a little bit of an oxidized character, a lot like an old ale. A little bit unrefined, but basically quite good.

Taste: richly fruity, again with cherry, raisin and tobacco. Finish is a bit musty, but in general it's pretty good. Finish is a little bit thin, though.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a very limited carbonation. Not at all creamy, but somewhat smooth.

Overall: this is a decent beer, but a little bit half-baked. A little extra carbonation would be good, a lot would be better; frankly, I would have expected a bottle refermentation. Worth a try if you are a big fan of the style, but otherwise not a good starting point for Belgian darks.

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Photo of TBRich
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale from Roman N.V.
3.87 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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