Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale

750 mL corked & caged bottle from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Beer pours with a brown, Dubbel like color but with more clarity than one associates with the Dubbel category.
The bottle opens with a disappointing lack of pop, but pours in a very much better manner than the opening would suggest. the beer yields a lovely, creamy, cream colored film on the surface of the beer, and produces a small amount of broken lace. Nice, light booze in the nose that produces some decent sherry aromas.
There’s a decent amount of yeast in the nose and this get carried forward to the taste. Some fruit, a little alcohol but the beer also produces a mouthfeel that is reminiscent of a nitro pour – strange.
Plenty of sweetness and a nice balance from a really malty background. A little boozy, but it comes in with some sherry notes and a touch of almond marzipan.
Definitely an odd beer. In summary I would say that this is a cross between a Dubbel and a BSDA, with a few alcohol notes and with a strange (but good), nitro-pour character.
Crazy, but drinkable and good beer.

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09/11/2010
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4.5
Total: 4.2
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