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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
The quest to create Community Beer Company led us to evaluate many locations around Dallas for nearly two years before selecting our home on Inspiration Drive, near downtown on Stemmons Freeway. What a street name for our dream brewery to be built!! ​ Without inspiration, we wouldn’t be here to enrich our local community with world-class craft beer. In honor of all things inspirational, we offer this very special Belgian Style Dark Strong Ale. The deep ruby hue of this ale comes from the use of several English and Belgian crystal malts as well as a touch of roasted malt. The rich malt character is balanced by a high ABV, a blend of highly attenuative and expressive Belgian yeast strains, and just the right amount of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2016
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza South Lamar. Pours a very dark brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is nuts, roasted malt, cocoa. Medium mouth, rich malt, roast, caramel, nuts, boozy finish, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blahbobbyblah (86) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Poured from growler on a Sunday after too much yard work. Dark with very little head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2016
On tap at Bangers. Cola colored with red highlights. Aroma of fig, dark fruit. Lots of candied sugar, leather, candy and Belgian yeast. A good American effort. Nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4688) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Clear amber. Very sparse white ring head. Aroma of syrupy malt and alcohol. Smooth body, bitter caramel malt flavor and a very clean finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Deep brown pour, thin off white head. Nose is roasted malt, hint yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is basket of dark ripe fruit; plums, cherries, nectarines. Finish dries from the yeast. Something is missing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ZacM612 (575) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Dark brownish color, hazy with a little off-white head. Malty, dark fruit aroma. Not a lot of hops presence. Sweet with some Belgian yeastiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2015
12oz bottle courtesy of Zac enjoyed when I should have been packing to leave. Chestnut and bronze color with just a khaki ring. Dusty aroma with some brown sugar. Flavor is sweet with some coffee. Okay but missing the Belgian mark.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 22, 2015
12oz bottle. Mahogany body with lasting light tan foam. Spicy yeast, caramel, earthy dusty, dark fruit aromas. Light bodied with average carbonation. Toasted, sweet n spicy caramel, fruity flavors---tangy finish____good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle: Poured a brown burgundy with a tan head. Aroma is strong Belgian yeast esters, fruit, malts. Taste is overwhelming Belgian yeast, sweet malts, rugged alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Deep brown color with a big foamy head. Sweet ripe fruit nose. This is a sweet beer with malt powder, light brown sugar, some buttered toast, puffed wheat and toffee. Fruity flavors of really ripe apples and plums. The alcohol is very well disguised. Decent American Belgian strong.

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