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North Strong Dark Belgian

North Strong Dark Belgian
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Brewed by North Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark chocolate, date, tart cherry, cinnamon, black pepper. Big and Complex yet still refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a dark ruby with a quickly disappearing off white head. Aromas of dark berries, dark chocolate, plum, raisin, and honey. Full bodied and very smooth. Had some slight roasted flavors alongside those familiar Belgian flavors North is known for. I loved this beer, and I love this Brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Another North Brewing homerun! Nothing beats sniffing the beer before looking at any of the brewer’s notes and smelling most or all of what was listed. Sexy as the night is long, this brew oozes good looks with a frothy off-white head and a dark ruby brown bod. North went ahead and listed everything in the nose and taste so no need to be repetitive. A great take on Belgian-ness, this brew is very sippable, hides its muscle (flavour-wise) and has a nice full and mid-soft feel. Glad to have another prize pig like this in the stable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
[5928-20131019] Cask. Sour yeasty Belgian malt aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Spicy celery malt flavour has a quick bitter yeast base. Medium-full body is bitter. Tasty. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(Cask Days 2013 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monk191 (1201) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Overall a very nice dark Belgian. Pours an interesting cloudy red-brown. Not as dark as expected. Smells great, of tropical fruit, pepper, lemon and cloves. Taste has some pepper and spice upfront, with lots of herbs and the fruitiness coming in at the finish. Sort of like the Trader Joes (Unibroue) Vintage Ale. Had in the bottle from the brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomD (141) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Aromas of cinnamon and chocolate. Pours a cloudy dark brown with tan head. Light bitter taste. Medium body with sticky texture and average carbonation. Overall a great Belgian style strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
750ml bottle growler. Poured raisin brown, moderate tan head. Aroma is dried fruit and some Belgian yeast. Taste is dried fruit, some sour cherry and light spice. Pretty average body. Overall, pretty good for a new brewery. Looking forward to more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Where and how: Cask Days 2013
Aroma nice blend of chocolate, aromatic hops wrapped in mild tartness. Added dimension from alcohol warmth. Solid.7+
Appearance :
Top: medium off-white, rocky texture.
Base: cloudy amber.
Palate : full bodied, chewy, drinkable with light carbonation. Long finish presented.
Taste: Complex. Big but does not feel heavy. Solid leafy bitterness that was not rough. Plum sauce, apple caramel and hops. Very nice blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (10700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
A clear reddish brown ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, sweet dark fruity malt with licorice, molasses, coriander, curacao, very nice. In mouth, a nice dark molasses with coriander, curacao, iodine notes, good alcohol warmth, very nice. OttBottShare Oct 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
2013-10-19. Hazy red brown body with a small but creamy tan head. 4+ Aroma is sweet and fruity, Belgian yeast character. Flavour is similar, sweet yeasty Belgian character, dryish tangy finish, sugars. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. 3+ Not super complex but pretty decent. Session 1, Cask Days 2013, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4782) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Great stuff. Pours cloudy red with good head and lacing. Prune and raisins. Belgian yeast and some florals in the aroma. Finishes a little sweet. Comes together super well, great for style. Well-balanced. Cask Days 2013.

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