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


on tap

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RATINGS: 590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10157) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Nice dark brown color. Smell a little roasted malts, raisin and caramel. Nice taste and good balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1584) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
(This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Caramel on the nose with grassy notes. Pours a dark brown with a thin head. Caramel malts with some bread notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowsmoke (2) - Pisa / Catanzaro, ITALY - JUL 21, 2011 does not count
Si presente scura con una schiuma che scompare quasi subito. Servita nel bicchiere a tulipano sprigiona profumi di malto, leggere note di lievito. Retrogusto mediamente lungo caratterizzato da un marcato torrefatto, come caffè. L’alcool si percepisce subito sia all’olfatto che al gusto. Una bottiglia non dovrebbe mai mancare nella riserva personale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with a fluffy khaki head. S: A nice spicy phenol character to the nose with a bit of roasted malts. Some hints of dark fruits (mostly raisin) and banana. Caramel and toffee malts with a nice yeasty bite on the finish. T: The spicy, pepper flavor is present up front along with a nice sweetness of toffee and bread. There is a subtle tartness of lemon zest and green apples. A touch of bitterness on the finish along with a lot of yeast. M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation. O: A pretty nice beer. I liked the combination of tartness, yeastiness, and sweetness this beer had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Decent head on rusty dark brown. Thin scent with traces of sourness and very ripe fruit. Surprising big strong flavour. Dark ripe punchy fruit with strong dark finishing spice that runs into a long aftertaste. Candy, peppery dark Saison.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (547) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2011
Dark brown in colour, with a quite a fluffy thick head. Aroma has some light roast and coffee with spice and dried fruits as well. Medium bodied mouthfeel with a definite Belgian twang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Dark, rusty brown with poofy white head. Taste and aroma are like a tootsie roll, and very well chorded with no flavor gaps, a light chocolatey sweetness, and a silky mouthfeel. €3.8/25cl

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
750 bottle-thanks dmac for sharing-pours a foamy tan head and musky brown/orange color. Aroma is medium malt-some earthy, chocolate, spice/wood. Taste is slightly harsh spice/wood, medium malt-some earthy, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 26, 2011
Bottle. Color dark brown with medium creamy head. Aroma roasted, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Taste sugar, spicy, coffee, fruits.

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