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Scoresheets for Parallel 49 Brewing Co. Vow of Silence

18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Average Score / 50
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Judge: Alvaro Reyes (amreyes@gmail.com)
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 61926455
Style: 18E Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Beer Info:
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Bottle Comments:

Aroma:
sweet initial aroma of caramel malts and sugar adjuncts, raisin, plum, slight alcohol note is nice. no hop aroma. light spicy phenolic character seems a bit low.
8 / 12

Appearance:
red-amber colour, good clarity, small almost non existent head although carbonation is evident by constantly forming bubbles
2 / 3

Flavor:
intense malt flavour consisting of toasted and caramel malts, fruity esters and some spicy notes. belgian yeast character is medium-low. finish is moderate to dry. medium bitterness balances the complex malt profile quite well as nothing is overpowering or dominant.
14 / 20

Mouthfeel:
medium high carbonation, high warmth from the alcohol. medium light body with a fairly dry finish begs for another sip.
4 / 5

Overall:
a rich, complex ale, would like more belgian yeast character, however the other elements give for a complex flavour which is very well balanced and drinkable.
8 / 10

Total Score: 36 / 50

Style Accuracy: 3 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 4 / 5


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