Stoutly Going Where No Beer Has Gone Before
Beers listed in this category will generally pack a considerable alcohol punch and should be approached much like one would a barleywine. Indeed, some of them could be considered Belgian-style barleywines, such as those from Brasserie Dubuisson. Expect a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel.
Interpreting the 100-point Scale
Consumers can translate the point score to the following quality bands:
|Less than 80
- = Brewpub
- ABV = Alcohol by volume
- Date denotes the date on which the beer was tasted
95 Ommegang Abbey Ale Dubbel, Brewery Ommegang (NY). 8.5% ABV (1/11)
Deep amber color with a soft manila blanket. Rich aromas of apricot and orange marmalades, acacia honey, coriander and spices with a supple, chewy fruity-yet-dry full body and a crisp, smooth citrus, wafer and peppery spice-laced finish. A delicious, vibrant food beer.
91 Three Philosophers Quadruple Ale, Brewery Ommegang (NY). 9.8% ABV (1/11)
Rich deep amber color with a fine manila mousse. Dense aromas of chocolate cherry nut fudge, treacle, honey pastry, apple liqueur and peppery spices with a satiny fine foamy fruity medium-full body and seamless, praline, wafer, juicy citrus and apple-accented finish. Impressive.