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pFriem Belgian Strong Dark

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.25%
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Belgians say, “Op uw gezondheid’” when toasting, but you don’t have to speak Flemish to appreciate the bold, complex flavors of fig dipped in dark chocolate, ripe fruit and toffee in this immense Ale. Op uw gezondheid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (3167) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at pfriem pub hood river. Pours out a cola color with some ruby highlights topped with a tan head. Nose is pit fruit sweetness vanilla wood and some belg candy sugar. Taste is toffee sweetness rich malts and belg yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (174) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Draft pour at Stout, a new bar in Seattle. Very dark amber pour, spice aroma, solid flavors but a little boozy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Dark mahogany color, with small compact head. The aroma is too mild, not much comes through. Good body strength, less than expected though; some caramel flavor, with light residual sweetness, but also a fundamental vegetable character; lightly nutty in the final, oily, with some boozy alcohol, and low bitterness.
Despite the name, this has very little Belgium in it. Rather cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Mahogany in color with off white head. Aroma is slightly fruity, and taste carries a bit of cherry cola, with a caramelized sugar note. Not as rich or complex as i’d like

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6578) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"A little too aggressive on the flavor (strong bitter and boozy) without the nuances for my taste. Both bitter and very sweet, fight, chocolate. A bit of a mess..."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On draught at pfriem - pours clear dark brown. Nose of malt, booze. Taste is of malt, caramel, spices, and booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On draught at pFriem Family Brewers. Opaque nut brown color. Aroma is caramel malt, plum, light yeast. Taste is similar, with some hints of fig and chocolate. A bit light in body, but good taste. Does not seem so high in alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Amber-brown, bubblegum, some light brown sugar malts, sweet, fresh, phenols, not bad but fairly std for the type.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Dark brown in color, thin tan head. Lots of great malt and Belgian yeast flavors. Love the beer it was super tasty. Great spices and chocolate like flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (5154) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear brilliant copper under a lasting foamy off white head. Nose has some sweet raisins and apple butter and something caramelly. Flavor is rich and smooth and balanced with some dark stone fruit but it’s light enough to remain biscuity and cerealish with some light caramalt tones and a little guava or something similarly juicy and tropical.

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