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De Ranke Noir De Dottignies

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Brewed by Brouwerij De Ranke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Dottignies, Belgium

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RATINGS: 535   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Water; Barley malt; Hops; Candi-sugar; Yeast.
The heaviest ale on our menu with a very rich taste, coming from the six different kinds of malt we use. These malts also give it that rich, dark, nearly black colour. The royal doses of Challenger and Saaz hops bring the typical balance between sweet and bitter.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
One of the first craft brews I ever tried. Was awesome back then, now I picked up for rating it after ~ 3 years.. Its still awesome! Superb malty background, some roast, caramel, light licorice, toffee, a lots of fruit, hops, yet its stil DARK sided with awesome raisin kick. Notes of wood. Great brew, great balance, nice price/performance. Want a box of them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma is roast, some hops, liquorice, touch of smoke and yeast. Flavour is medium dry, quite roasty, a bit yeasty, light fruit. Nice from De Ranke

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
Strong sweet raisin aroma with a lot of yeast in it, taste is not so intesne but good as well. Head could be better

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (616) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
bottiglia 33cl @ gallo brillo. Scura con bella schiuma persistente. Tostata e gradevole.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Balanced Belgian with both dark, wonderful coffee bitterness and a strong ale-wonderful soy feel. The tasting takes place under suboptimal conditions, but this is something I would gladly drink again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (541) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
Dark beige creamy full lasting head. Brown colour. Aroma is moderately malty with raisins smd prunes notes with light licorice and raspberry notes. Flavor is moderately malty with fruity (prunes and plumes) and light licorice and spicy tones, ending in a fresh and candy finish. Medium to full bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (842) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 25, 2014
BOTTLE 33 CL from dcmchew. Look: opaque really dark mahogany, big beige creamy head with good retention. Aroma: starts rather harsh (striking match) and spicy, lots of dried prunes, notes of black malts, toasted. Taste: dried fruit sweetness, very light roasted malts, moderate spicy hop bitterness, Belgian yeast spice.

A nice Belgian dark strong with a touch of roasted malts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique Armekeggon 2014. Strong alcoholic kick contained in a vibrant golden amber beer. Full of fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (1152) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Coffee, wood, raisins and hops in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is complex but not so well balanced with a dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer that I must try again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonkiedeaap (278) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a dark brown to black color and a large cream colored head, with a lot of bubbles. Big notes of figs, plums and pumpernickel bread, with suggestions of fermented cherries and wafts of dark chocolate and a minor hint of coffee. Some metallic notes hit upfront, but fade quickly, giving way to dark fruits, dark fruit juice and rum-soaked raisins. This beautiful dark Belgian ale drops nectarous fruitiness, evoking concentrates of plum, raisin and black cherries. The taste is full and with a nice sweetness which changes into a light bitterness from the cacao tones filled with some hops. Also a little alcohol is noticable which evokes into notes of dark-fruit liquor. The finish is fresh and bitter, which is still noticable after a minute.


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