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pFriem Belgian Style Dark Ale



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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (436) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Reddish brown with 2 finger tan head. Belgian taste with dark fruit and some carmel and chocolate. Medium plus carbonation. medium bodied. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby hue with a medium to small white head. A big malty toffee raisin nose. Smooth, caramel, dry leaves, berries, strawberry especially, darker toffee, some light smoke. Solid. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1542) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Draft at the brewery. A: Dark caramel color, off-white head, lacing. N: Prune, raisin, pumpernickel, some toffee, fig, rye, and peppercorn. T: Sweet and not cloying. M: Medium body, some alcohol presence, soft carbonation. O: Decent American rendition of a BDSA which suffers from the same national inability to really grasp the enticing complexity of something like Cuvee van De Keizer. There’s just no replacement for the real stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Yeasty aroma with a slight malty back come from this hazyish golden yellow brew with a white head. A very Belgian yeasty flavor with grainy sweetness and earthy taste comes from this medium heavy bodied brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2015
On draught at pFriem. Colour...dark caramel colour much like a Pepsi that’s been watered down a bit. Not much of a head, but there’s a thin wisp of white. Nose...very malty and very "Belgiany", with notes of dark, dried fruits and snippets of bittersweet chocolate (Belgian of course!). Palate...much drier and bitter than I expected, with more dark fruits, especially Zante currants and California dates. The mid palate is sweet with candi sugar and there’s a semi cloying finish with Turkish delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Sa,pled at the brewery. Clear amber. Sweet Belgian sugar and yeast aroma. Nice. Toasty flavor with cinnamon. Belgian richness and sweetness. Dark fruit is actually complex. Toffee. Dangerously good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Had on draft at brewery. The aroma is yeast driven, estery, phenolic, malty. This is a solid Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1888) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Reasonably clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is plum, dates, raisins, brown sugar, fig. Full bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet with a balancing hint of bitterness and booze. Taste is plum, fig, dates, hint of salty liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2443) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
Darktan clear, light caramels, candi sugar, citrus, touch of bread, herbal, lightly effervescant, like chimay a bit more citric, acidic, finishes lightly spicy, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - 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.

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