Sloeber | Roman N.V.

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115 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 12-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
71
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
14.02%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Photo of lhwjanssen
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There is more to like about this beer than the ratings indicate. Since there are few Belgians that it seems I have not Had, Sloeber was a pleasure to find.
First of all, the bottle and the 4-pack carton are much better than the photo below (and more recent.) The beer bottle with arms and shadow and a Dali bend are all interesting. (Does BA update photos?)
Second, this is just one of those funky Belgian yeasts that creates indescribable tastes.

So, it is best to take the rest of this review from MJ's "Great Beers of Belgium" that says "Originally fuller in color and flavor than its competitors, Sloeber ("The Joker") has joined the crowd. Full gold. Talc-like aroma. Firm body Dry palate with some enjoyably citrusy flavours."

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Photo of Luiz0930
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shilnikoff
2.94/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle 330 ml | Batch # L 6644 14:05 | Best before end of 04-07-2017 | Bar code 5 412583 240165
Served in tulip glassware

Appearance: Light pale yellow | 20 mm lacy white foam head, not stable | Moderate bubbles
Smell: Slight Malt
Taste: Watery, Light, Absence of alcohol feeling (This is good)
Mouthfeel: Slightly bitter aftertaste
Overall: Nothing special, the common beer for common consumers...

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Photo of safaricook
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

More like a Tripel than a Duvel clone. Sweeter and fruity and pepery notes. More body as well. I was a bit dissapointed because I expected something else. Still not a
bad beer.

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Photo of stevoj
2.82/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Beautiful fluffy head on this, but the rest tastes like a glorified lager. Very light in color, with lots of malt and grain presence. Slight bitter, musty aftertaste. I’m not impressed,(but a good looking label too)

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wessel
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of der_meister
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of h4ger
3.27/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mercarood
3.31/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.44/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pale streaming gold with a light head which dies to a lacy covering pretty quickly for the style. Apart from the head issue this one is one style in terms of look!

S - Rather like a sharper version of a Duvel mild floral orange and grassy aroma with some spice.

T - Sharp and fresh but more boozy in taste than a Duvel, although it has lower ABV. Good amount of spice and light floral citrus.

MF - Smooth and yet sharp at the same time this is a nice balance and it boasts a nice although mild after taste.

O - A nice brew and pretty much on style thought it does have a few minor sticking points. All the same this beer is great.

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Photo of Newkie
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudimon
2.8/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

enjoyed at zythos 2006 in st niklaas

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Photo of acurtis
2.87/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Getting a musty burnt ginger aroma and taste

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Photo of djrn2
3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of white grape juice, grape jelly, and grape candy aromas. Taste is much the same with grape juice, grape jelly, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of interesting grape forward characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 13433 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon. pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Karo
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of James_NelsonIV
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%

Photo of AdamNowek
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%

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Sloeber from Roman N.V.
3.71 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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