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


on tap

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RATINGS: 655   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

jhamp9's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1671) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is prunes, chocolate, yeast, and molasses. Taste is prunes, bread, faint chocolate, and char. Sweet overall with a little bitterness. Prickly carbonation. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathanvc (224) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2016
Pours hazy dark brown with a frothy off-white head. The aroma contains roasted malts, caramel, licorice, yeast, some spices and coffee. It tastes medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter leading to a dry and spicy finish. Oily texture and soft carbonation. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heidbummer (233) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2016
Draft 6 North Edinburgh. Looks great, smells wonderful - smoke and caramel. Perhaps fades a bit on the taste - thinner than I hoped for the abv, just a wee bit too sweet. But itís a really good after dinner sweet stout. Yummy, but one is enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2866) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark chestnut brown with a medium sized light brown head with good retention, regeneration and lace. Dark bread, syrup and dry flowers in the nose. Flavour has brown sugar, honey, roasted malt, dark bread, candied fruit, dust. Medium body, filling texture, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. Good balance, perhaps a touch boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1432) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 8, 2016
As the name suggests, De Ranke Noir is about as close to black as Belgian Ale gets. Six malts and a fair amount of booze make this a robust beer but not an imposing one. Beautiful pour. Near-opaque, no sediment, and a sparkling, fluffy head. Rich malty aromatics. As Belgian Strong Dark Ale goes this is incredibly approachable. Silky soft body. Mild fruity flavors. Itís like a mellow, aged port. Minimal hops flavors and some breadiness. Itís a nuanced after-dinner beer that could compliment about any dessert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a fluffy head. The aroma is very yeasty. The flavour was dank, yeasty and woody but unfortunately this one just wasnít for me. Glad I tried it though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2729) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle shared in the train home after Kimchi Festival 2016 (second day). Smell is dusty metallic. Dark brown with bubbly creme head. Sweet roasted choco malts, raisans, toffee, breadiness. Medium sweet, light bitter, hint of sour in the finish. Medium body, slick feel, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nutjes (252) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2016
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des biŤres te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Bijna zwart met bruine schuimkraag. G: Geroosterde mout, pure chocolade, karamel en ietwat metallisch. S: Gedroogd fruit, pure chocolade, bruine kandijsuiker en koffiebitterheid in de afdronk. M: Gemiddelde koolzuurprikkel, had net iets minder gemogen maar best OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1529) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
Aroma is toffee, caramel, plum, raisins and candy sugar. Taste is deep rich malts with toffee, plums, Belgian candy sugar and clove. Light floral hints with a touch of fig. Big beer with a very full flavor that finishes very smoothly. Appearance is a clear dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2016
F: big, creamy, pale brown, very good retention. C: dark with hint of red tones, opaque. A: malt, dark fruits, yeast, candy, molasses, figs, light grassy/floral hops, dark caramel. T: roasted malt, huge fresh grassy bitterness on the palate, hint of coffee, hint of chocolate, cacao, dark fruits, candy, full body, good carbonation, very good balanced BSA worth to try, 0,33l bottle from Prik&Tik /Quali-drinks/ in Brussels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (310) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 5, 2016
Бутылка 0,3. Крепост& - 8,5. Крепкий темный бельгий& эль, пьется неплохо, но и особого впечатл& не произве& Карамел& во вкусе.

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