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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: 644   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stultus (39) - ESTONIA - JUN 23, 2016
Pours dark with a thick tan head. Rich malt caramel and belgian yeast aroma. Tase sweet with a lot of caramel a little bitterness and belgian yeast spiciness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (736) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016

Aroma:
Medium aroma of malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, liquorice and spices.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque ruby/brown beer with a medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruit, liquorice and spices.

Overall:
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Dark Belgian ales are always so amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1339) - CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
Appearance: opaque brown with clear margins and a short medium dense light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dark dried fruit, red berries, caramelized sugar, cocoa and roasty malts, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (7/10) Medium-full body, moderate carbonation, off-dry slightly sticky and warming finish. (4/5) Decent sipper. Not as well executed as their lighter (paler) beers, in my opinion, but a solid BDSA. I particularly like that it has less sweetness than might be expected, given the malty candi sugar aromas. There’s definitely malt flavour there, but sufficiently attenuated that there’s not a lot of residual sweetness. This comes through in the finish as well, which is off-dry despite being slightly sticky (but by no means cloying). (15/20)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1551) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 12, 2016
On tap at Mad4Beer in Rome-Italy. Darkest brown pour, adhesive ivory foam. Nose: dates, sweet licorice, perfume. Mouth: elegant, medium body, soft but rich, fresh hoppy finish, slightly sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
martin00sr (2448) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle. Black with thick beige head. Fruity, malty aroma. Light yeasty notes. Flavour has malt, dried fruit and alcohol. Caramel and some peppery spice. Warming alcohol. Sweet, malty finish. Fluffy and creamy. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (230) - LATVIA - MAY 27, 2016
On tap at Delirium Village in Brussels. Metallic aroma. Very dark and cloudy appearance. Strong roasted taste. Some bitter and some sweet notes

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (309) - Butzbach, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2016
Pours dark brown from the bottle with a big fluffy tan head that soon settles but stays creamy for the duration.Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is malt and bread, with notes of candy and a fruity twist that I could not quite place. (Pomegranate?) Finish trends dry and imparts a mild bitterness. A brown sugar aftertaste lingers on the tip of the tongue. Full bodied, with a good level of carbonation. Anymore would be too much. The 9% ABV is perfectly disguised. Really a good beer and no doubt underrated as it stands.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arcanor (137) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2016
330ml bottle, best before 2018-03. Pour dark reddish brown with a nice foam. Aroma of sweet roasted malt. Taste of earthy herbs and caramel. Medium body, medium carbonation. Long malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (563) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2016
Dsrk brown colour. Medium white head. Nuts, barley, caramel, roasted malts in the aroma. Sweet beginning. Hints of caramel, hints of coffee, hints of flowers, some sweetness. Caramelly finish. Rather medium bodied, medium carbonated, drinkable but average beer.

3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gbe75 (130) - ICELAND - APR 21, 2016
From draft at Moeder Lambic. Brown in colour, disappointing head; nice beer but maybe a bit watery for my taste.


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