Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale | Roman N.V.

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174 Ratings
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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:
174
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
24
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3.06/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

I'm somewhat reluctant to review this beer, because after reading others reviews, I believe the bottle I had must have been bad. The date on the bottom says 19/11/11. I wouldn't expect a beer of this caliber to go bad after less than 3 years, but what I got was bad.

Appearance: Bottle, 750ml, poured into a chalice. No head at all, even with a slightly aggressive pour on the 2nd half of the bottle. Murky brown, it doesn't let any light through besides on the very bottom of the glass, and only slightly, a dark rusty orange. No head, no lacing, no bubbles, so i can't comment on the color of the head.

Smell: the smell is good. Upon opening the bottle and smelling my first thought was "I'm going to like this". It had the characteristics I like in a Belgian. Yeast, dried dark fruit, candi sugar, caramel, minimal alcohol smell.

Taste: The taste was good as well, when i could get past the very odd mouthfeel. Similar to the smell. Raisin, yeast, bready, roasted malts, brown sugar, some spice (cinnamon).

Moutfeel: terrible. I would associate the mouthfeel more with a juice than i would a beer. absolutely zero carbonation. very sticky although it is slightly watery. just weird. if the taste wasn't as good as it is, this would definitely be a pour-out.

Overall: I will buy this again, but will make sure the date is a little more recent. I'm not sure what happened, but something is wrong with this particular beer. I've never seen a belgian with no head, no lacing, and no carbonation. If this had no taste, and i was only going off mouthfeel, i would say juice, then wine, then flat soda, then flat beer.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a brownish body with massive head and lace patches on top of classic Belgian aroma of yeast, some citric orange notes, some dark fruits like raisins/figs and touch of sugary sweetness. I like this beer and it's a good representation of the style with simple hints of dark fruits, a softness in the light to medium body thanks to yeast, actually a little sweeter than usual (minor chocolate notes?) and finishes crisp with a touch of hops. That being said, I would consider this a "beginner" beer for those who haven't had this style before b/c it's not complex and hence not a favorite of mine.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, corked. Poured into a Tripel Karmaliet tulip. Served at 52F.

A: Off-white/tan head, size depends on pour. Body is a brownish-ruby, some light passes through. The head diminishes in short order, with almost no lacing.

S: Smells very organic, like wet grass, with a distinct caramel malts undertone. The Belgian yeast is clearly present in the aroma. Some note of the alcohol.

T: Sweet maltiness up front, finishes with a roasted malt character. Dark fruit flavors are present, raisins and dried dates come out. Taste is very earthy in character.

M: Dry with a lot of carbonation, the body is light-medium is weight on the palate. The carbonation and body combine for a very balanced feel.

O: The aroma and flavor are outstanding for a budget Belgian beer. The appearance is slightly above average, but everything else about the beer raises its profile. It is not a standout, despite the rating, but if you're in a pinch for a good Belgian, you won't miss with this one.

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4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice.

A: Very dark mahogany, opaque, large tanned rocky head, lots of lacing, top marks, can’t be improved on.

S: Usual fudge, molasses and brown sugar expected from a BSDA, but also had and malt and hop content associated with a good Franconian doppelbock.

T: Fudge, dark chocolate, cranberry, finish long, malty with some bitterness all balanced out by a surprising hop content.

M: Smooth, creamy texture, light body, minimal carbonation.

O: Great look, lots of layers, easy on the palate, ticks a lot of boxes.

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Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale from Roman N.V.
3.87 out of 5 based on 174 ratings.
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