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North Strong Dark Belgian

North Strong Dark Belgian
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Brewed by North Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark chocolate, date, tart cherry, cinnamon, black pepper. Big and Complex yet still refreshing.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1042) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
750ml bottle growler. Poured raisin brown, moderate tan head. Aroma is dried fruit and some Belgian yeast. Taste is dried fruit, some sour cherry and light spice. Pretty average body. Overall, pretty good for a new brewery. Looking forward to more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma nice blend of chocolate, aromatic hops wrapped in mild tartness. Added dimension from alcohol warmth. Solid.7+
Appearance :
Top: medium off-white, rocky texture.
Base: cloudy amber.
Palate : full bodied, chewy, drinkable with light carbonation. Long finish presented.
Taste: Complex. Big but does not feel heavy. Solid leafy bitterness that was not rough. Plum sauce, apple caramel and hops. Very nice blend.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9430) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
A clear reddish brown ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet dark fruity malt with licorice, molasses, coriander, curacao, very nice. In mouth, a nice dark molasses with coriander, curacao, iodine notes, good alcohol warmth, very nice. OttBottShare Oct 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
2013-10-19. Hazy red brown body with a small but creamy tan head. 4+ Aroma is sweet and fruity, Belgian yeast character. Flavour is similar, sweet yeasty Belgian character, dryish tangy finish, sugars. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Not super complex but pretty decent. Session 1, Cask Days 2013, Toronto

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Great stuff. Pours cloudy red with good head and lacing. Prune and raisins. Belgian yeast and some florals in the aroma. Finishes a little sweet. Comes together super well, great for style. Well-balanced. Cask Days 2013.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
Solid offering from this new brewery. Spicy good Belgian,well received at Cask Days 2013. Good nose.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Deep brown pour with a thick white head. The aroma has a lot of banana and toasted chocolate along with some light chewy fruitiness. A fairly pronounced roasted malt component on the flavour along with a bit of chewy sweetness. Some dark rum and molasses with a lingering bit of roastiness as well. Moderate bitterness with a bit of mintiness and some light herbal flavour as well. Lovely - if a bit more roasty than I’d prefer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
Amber pour with a fantastic frothy maple head and clinging lace. Spice malt aroma. Sweet chocolate malt, spice, clove and cinnamon flavour. Smooth velvet sweet flavour. Spicy warm finish. Tasty brew. Not a fan on these Belgian styles but I’ve sampled a few and this one is solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (136) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
From a 750ml growler (from the brewery) into a Bridge pint glass. Pours a hazy reddish brown with a light head. Nose of yeast and myriad spices. Fruity and spicy taste, relatively light on the palate. Not too bad, though I prefer the Farmhouse.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (990) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Slightly hazy brown/tea colour. Belgian yeast, kitchen spice and some sweet chocolate malt like quality although it is mostly about the esters in the aroma. It is all spice and bite on the palate, cinnamon, peppery, some fruit. It is more spicy and peppery than I thought it would be, but still a tasty local brew!


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