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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This Belgian-style dark ale is the culmination of central and western European malts, Noble hops, candy sugar and a traditional Trappist yeast. Notes of dried fruit, cinnamon and vanilla make DNR a very complex experience to be enjoyed in moderation.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1434) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
One of the brewery’s better beers but average for the style. Fruity malt aroma with alcohol. Nice deep brown and amber color with a small head. The palate was light and smooth. The taste was true to style with Belgian yeast, fruit flavored malt with a hint of banana. Alcoholic and slightly tart finish. Also a little dry.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbuskirk (707) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a Belgian Strong Dark Ale from a can before. That’s just one of the things that makes DNR unique. Flavors are pretty damn complex. Fruit, spices, candy-like sweetness, and rich malts. Taste is smooth but you’ll definitely notice the 10% ABV. Interestingly, Cattle Decapitation’s "Do Not Resuscitate" played on my Pandora station at random while writing this review. The beer and metal stars are aligned, I guess.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Aroma of caramel candy. Taste is a bit on the swet side, body is light. Decent enough.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bealdavid (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015 does not count
Too Belgium & soft fruits. Appears beautiful Drank @ Tap Room 223 in Gutherie OK. High abv

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (13669) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Can @ home. Thanks, Bobby. Hazed Amber colored pour with off-white foam. Sweet sugar and candied fruits on the nose. A bunch of banana juice in particular. A whole lot of canned fruits/fruit cocktail. The flavor is like pineapple juice and canned pears. A whole lot of sugary garbage going on here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pours a dark copper with a small white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is wheat and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a dry clove and banana with a lingering dry finihsh. Alcohol present but not overpowering, a good Belgian strong ale from Coop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2015
12oz can in Spegilau tulip. For a "dark ale," it is not very dark, really a dark orange with reddish and brown when out of direct light with a bone white head. Aroma is rock candy, vanilla, mild to moderate phenols that come across like white pepper a bit of slight banana, slight pomme fruit and medjool dates. A bit of dulche de leche too. Moderate maltiness with flavors mirroring the nose. Balanced finish, slight alcohol at the very finish, but I would be hard pressed to peg it at 10%. Overall a nice, enjoyable beer. Had this been my own beer, I would have tossed some carafa III in it just to darken it up, the flavor is more "Belgian style dark ale" than the actual appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pretty decent dark Belgian ale. Lots of dark fruit, candy sugar, and hints of cinnamon. Tried at the Lawrence Beer Expo in 2015.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2994) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Shared 12 oz. cans poured to snifters, showing an orangey amber color, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose was dried esters, some citrus as orange, subtle spice, and lurking alcohol. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, the taste continued the fruitiness, was quite sweet, the alcohol remained somewhat cloaked, and there was a slight metallic/tinny hint that annoyed the finish. Otherwise, a decent Strong that didn’t project a lot of Belgian yeast characteristics, imo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours a hazy reddish brown from the can with thin wisp of tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is big on the Belgian yeast and the associated dark fruit and clove esters, a big of banana. Taste follows, lots of esters, pretty standard for the yeast. Not a whole lot special, but doesn’t miss any marks, alcohol is pretty well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2724) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Pours a medium to deep copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is sweet with lots of belgian candi sugar, hint of vinous fruit and spicy vanilla extract. Palate follows witha creamy mouthfeel and a nice balance of sweet burnt sugar and some grassy bitter hops. Malt profile is toasty with some vanilla cream soda layers adding to the complexity along with a hint of booze and peppery esters in the late palate.


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