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Valar Morghulis

Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
23 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
9 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

This beer walks the fine line between the Belgian Dubbel style and its bigger cousin, the Belgian Dark Strong Ale. In the glass it is a deep brown with a reddish/orange hue and a big, white, rocky head. The Belgian yeast provides plum, raisin, maybe some green banana, along with cocoa, spun sugar and a bready malt aroma. The flavor is smooth, yeasty, banana bready-malt backed with spiciness, perhaps marjoram, or even some mace. Behind the spiciness, there are plum and currant flavors, with perhaps a touch of white grape. The hops provide enough balance to provide a creamy finish with a touch of alcohol warmth. Definitely a well done Belgian warmer.This beer walks the fi ne line between the Belgian Dubbel style and its bigger cousin, the Belgian Dark Strong Ale. In the glass it is a deep brown with a reddish/orange hue and a big, white, rocky head. The Belgian yeast provides plum, raisin, maybe some green banana, along with cocoa, spun sugar and a bready malt aroma. The flavor is smooth, yeasty, banana bready-malt backed with spiciness, perhaps marjoram, or even some mace. Behind the spiciness, there are plum and currant flavors, with perhaps a touch of white grape. The hops provide enough balance to provide a creamy finish with a touch of alcohol warmth. Definitely a well done Belgian warmer.This beer walks the fi ne line between the Belgian Dubbel style and its bigger cousin, the Belgian Dark Strong Ale. In the glass it is a deep brown with a reddish/orange hue and a big, white, rocky head. The Belgian yeast provides plum, raisin, maybe some green banana, along with cocoa, spun sugar and a bready malt aroma. The flavor is smooth, yeasty, banana bready-malt backed with spiciness, perhaps marjoram, or even some mace. Behind the spiciness, there are plum and currant flavors, with perhaps a touch of white grape. The hops provide enough balance to provide a creamy finish with a touch of alcohol warmth. Definitely a well-done Belgian warmer.

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