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

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RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


jhamp9's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1302) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeergeekKorea (45) - SOUTH KOREA - AUG 4, 2015
Aroma: Hazy yeasts like cinnamon Appearance: Brownish copper colour and slick head Taste: Little sweet like toffee Palate: Medium body, medium thick texture, soft carbonation, and spicy flavour of yeasts finish Overall: Draft at Brasserie St. Bernardus in Tokyo. Some Light and flat flavour as the strong ale(ABV 9.0%), but not so bad

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2350) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours a dark brownish/black. Aromas of intense dried fruit...raisins and prunes. Lots of warm spices too. Very Flavourful...a novelty ale for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2778) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
On tap at MoederLambic brussels . Dark body. Taste and aRoma can best be described as in between a stour and quad. Toasty an dirt but with sweet Belgian malts too

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zupastan (94) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2015
Dark brown beer with a big beige head that dissipates quickly. Medium carbonation. Smell is herbal, coffee, caramel. Taste is caramel, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolat, dry, with a dry, bitter aftertaste that lasts a while.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1385) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 26, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Rich yellow with very small frithy white head, vanilla-citrus aroma, medium carbonation, slightly tangy taste, longis finish. Typical brew from a Belgian yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1716) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) @ Nüetnigenough, Brussels 150515. Roasted malty and caramely, yeasty and spicy, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, roasted and caramely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2504) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
330ml bottle thanks to Jef Verstraete. Pours black / opaque with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts & liquorice. Taste is sultry soft liquorice and roasted malts. Smooth and easy-drinking.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4495) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle. Pours a murky cola brown with a thick bubly tan head. Meaty aroma. Flavors of caramel with some chocolate and coffee notes. Velvety smooth finish with just a touch of hop bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1203) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Almost opaque deep redbrown color, good one finger frothy light tan head, recedes slowly, good lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, brown sugar; taste medium sweet and bitter, chocolate; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste bitter, roasted coffee, alcohol, dry finish; heavy duty beer, very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (173) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 19, 2015
Pours copper with medium head. Aroma: peach, dried fruit, some hopps. Taste: dried fruit, malt, booze (also in the palate). Nice represetative of the style.


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