Beer Review: Midnight Sun Brewing Company Fallen Angel

Brewery: Midnight Sun Brewing Company
Beer: Fallen Angel
Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale
ABV: 8.5%
Character: A traditional Belgian-style Golden Ale
Ratings: BA: 3.94 | Untappd: 3.68
Metal Connection: POSSESSED – Fallen Angel

BeerMetalDude Rating: 5/5

As a beer featured in the book, Brewtal Truth Guide to Extreme Beers, I knew this one would not disappoint. I was excited as Hell to get this beer in the mail from an online store. Belgian-style beers are in my top favorite. I enjoy the traditional characteristics of the yeast used within these beers. They’re so fruity, so effervescent, so damn delicious.

This was one out of five encounters I’ve had with Midnight Sun Brewing Company so far, and none of them were rated under a 4/5. These guys make excellent beers with fantastic names and labels to boot. Fallen Angel does not lack in this department. Great beer name and label that suites it’s moniker perfect. The label has a black background featuring a simple flat art one colored, well, fallen angel. Our beloved beast is colored in red, drawn in a way that seems ancient, biblical, even. The red devil is falling head first into flames. It’s such a simple art piece, but it represents this beer perfectly. Not sure if intentional, but I see a large inverted cross in the middle of the devil’s body, even though it is the definition line sowing stomach muscles and chest. Let me know if you see the same thing.

Poured into a tulip style glass, the beer’s appearance was a semi-hazy dark golden color with a large, nearly 2-inch foamy eggshell colored head. Great head retention on this beer, leaving a large sheet of lacing down the glass.

The aroma was full of crisp apples, and pear mixed with some lemon, and some earthiness. Of course, there was the typical Belgian yeast characteristics.

The taste was fruity and earthy. Flavors of crisp apples, pear and lemon shine through combined with earthy mustiness, some funk, grassy notes, and some yeasty bread. Grass, earth mustiness, lemon and apples all combine for a great aftertaste in this beer.

Fallen Angel had a near full body thickness. The mouthfeel was effervescent with high carbonation present. The finish had a nice slightly oily feel to it.

Overall, I fell in love with this beer from the moment I gazed my eyes upon it, and that lasted all the way through to the very last drop. I love Belgian beers, and this was a fine example of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale, which is one of my favorite styles of beer. I know, I know, I’ve mentioned that before up above. So fuckin’ what! Let me be! Ha ha ha!

Metal Connection: What is there to say about California’s very own Possessed? If you have actually lived a fulfilling life within the past 34 years, this band should be no stranger to you. Penned as one of the Godfathers of the Death Metal genre since their 1984 demo, Death Metal was released. So many argue as to who is the actual creator and one true original Godfather, as many will also claim the band Death are the true originators of the style. I will just say that both bands kick some serious fuckin’ ass. Politics aside, Possessed’s debut full length album, Seven Churches was released in 1985, and just took the Metal Underground by storm! A very simple cover, some without even the album title printed on it, just the logo, and music within that will make the devil blush. The song here is perfectly titled, “Fallen Angel.” This track gets you hooked from the opening church bell ring, and how they tie into the opening riff. Such a classic opening to an amazing song. I really don’t have to go much further into this song. Just click the link below, and prepare to be possessed!!!!

 

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