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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Belgian-style dark ale is the culmination of central and western European malts, Noble hops, candy sugar and a traditional Trappist yeast. Notes of dried fruit, cinnamon and vanilla make DNR a very complex experience to be enjoyed in moderation.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8757) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Can. Copper beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and spice aroma with light fruity esters. Yeast and spice flavor with fruity esters. Medium bodied. Yeast and spice lingers with fruity esters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3891) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Can from blutt59, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a solid copper with a decent sized frothy off white head that persists. Aromas of dark brown sugar with light spicy yeast and some dark pitted fruits. Spicy earthy yeasty character dominates with a bit of brown sugary toffee maltiness and some light fruits. Pretty nice sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1802) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Can. A- Dates, figs, raisins, cherries, dark fruits, slightly sweet, vanilla, boozy. A- Copper color, clear liquid, off white head. T- Sweet, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, boozy finish. O- The aroma was quite nice and full of dark fruits. It did translate into the palate but it was a bit overpowered by alcohol. Complex and tasty enough.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1568) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Im not sure Ive ever had a Belgian Strong Dark Ale from a can before. Thats just one of the things that makes DNR unique. Flavors are pretty damn complex. Fruit, spices, candy-like sweetness, and rich malts. Taste is smooth but youll definitely notice the 10% ABV. Interestingly, Cattle Decapitations "Do Not Resuscitate" played on my Pandora station at random while writing this review. The beer and metal stars are aligned, I guess.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21993) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Aroma of caramel candy. Taste is a bit on the swet side, body is light. Decent enough.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bealdavid (1) - Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2015 does not count
Too Belgium & soft fruits. Appears beautiful Drank @ Tap Room 223 in Gutherie OK. High abv

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
brokensail (16111) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Can @ home. Thanks, Bobby. Hazed Amber colored pour with off-white foam. Sweet sugar and candied fruits on the nose. A bunch of banana juice in particular. A whole lot of canned fruits/fruit cocktail. The flavor is like pineapple juice and canned pears. A whole lot of sugary garbage going on here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2950) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pours a dark copper with a small white head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is wheat and yeast. Thin mouthfeel with a dry clove and banana with a lingering dry finihsh. Alcohol present but not overpowering, a good Belgian strong ale from Coop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2015
12oz can in Spegilau tulip. For a "dark ale," it is not very dark, really a dark orange with reddish and brown when out of direct light with a bone white head. Aroma is rock candy, vanilla, mild to moderate phenols that come across like white pepper a bit of slight banana, slight pomme fruit and medjool dates. A bit of dulche de leche too. Moderate maltiness with flavors mirroring the nose. Balanced finish, slight alcohol at the very finish, but I would be hard pressed to peg it at 10%. Overall a nice, enjoyable beer. Had this been my own beer, I would have tossed some carafa III in it just to darken it up, the flavor is more "Belgian style dark ale" than the actual appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4285) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Pretty decent dark Belgian ale. Lots of dark fruit, candy sugar, and hints of cinnamon. Tried at the Lawrence Beer Expo in 2015.


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