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


on tap

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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franzen (391) - - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle from systembolaget. Some roastiness and leather in the aroma, hints of chocolate and liqourice. The aroma is nice but could have been more powerfull. Dark red appearance. Lots of burnt notes in the taste. There are som coffee as well nicely balanced with some sweetness. The sweetness however is a bit to much especially combined with the alcohol taste which is there in small notes. Medium to full body with a bit to sweet finish. There are some nice qualities to this beer but it is bit to sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zupastan (84) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1307) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jorn69 (1664) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2406) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (4305) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1150) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dambor (164) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2616) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
0,33 l bottle Cloudy and with red-brown color, frothy / creamy brown foam head. caramel, coffee, roasty, chocolate, cereal, herbs, earthy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, oily feel,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leafs93 (1859) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is malty, dark fruits, pear and earthy. Taste is sweet with a touch of very mild bitters. Medium bodied, thicker texture and smooth. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Dranken Geers, Gent-Oostakker.
Appearance: Brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, grass, hops, caramel.
Body: Thin to medium body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, yeast, alcohol, caramel, fruit, chocolate.

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