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De Ranke Noir De Dottignies

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

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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBHansen (776) - Kge, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle@ Friends/chef. Appearance: pours slightly cloudy red-brown with massive beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: brown sugar, light liquorice and some fruity yeasty notes. palette: medium to strong yeasty and sweet malty aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average to notable sweetness, well balanced by a medium to notable bitterness, average to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: very nice strong ale with both roasted and yeasty twists

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (4512) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle. Migs World Wines, Brussels. Deep, ruby brown. Lightly hazy. Thin, dense, lasting, beige head. Nicely leggy. Nose has estery, just about to start fermenting, plum and dessert apple. Some treacle. Some woody malts in the background. Hint of black cherry and cherry stone. Taste is chewy, stone fruit sweet, with a roast malt bitterness, thats not particularly present on the nose, giving a nice balance of flavours. Soft and foamy mouthfeel. Doesnt feel close to the ABV. Fruity, sweet, chocolate cherry truffle finish. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gormio (33) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Tumma vri, kiva tihe pysyv vaahto. Makeutta sek tuoksussa, ett maussa. Alkoholi ehk pikkasen liian voimakas. Mutta kokonaisuutena oikein hyv.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (624) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle. Teku. Dark amber/brown, medium hazy with medium, dirty white head. Good lacing and moderate head retention. Heavy malty with some roasted caramel malts, also some nuts and dried fruits, lightly yeasty. Taste is moderately sweet, broken by moderate bitter notes - constant and long lasting, finish is fruity, malty and dry. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Nice and unusual belgian strong ale with little residual sugars.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Michael27 (1132) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn in Moeder Lambic in BXL. Trbes Braun mit ordentlichem Schaum. Malzig-s. Alkohol kommt spt.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewWarden6 (1) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2016 does not count
Amazing. World class!"...."........."........

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (596) - ITALY - NOV 15, 2016
33 cl. best before 22/10/2020, aperta il 15/11/2016. Tonaca di frate chiara con riflessi rubino, molto bella; schiuma beige di buona persistenza. Aroma di frutta secca: prugna, fico e albicocca; lievito belga. Al palato sempre frutta secca con la prugna che prevale su tutto, in secondo piano albicocca e fichi secchi, lievito belga, finale con caramello bruciato, cioccolato fondente e prugna secca, il tutto misto ad erbaceo. Corpo medio-pieno, non molto carbonata.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stajfer (1) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2016 does not count
Not very much more to add then what the Swedish systembolaget states: Nuanced toasted flavor with the sweetness, hints of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, bitter orange, tobacco, coffee and syrup loaf.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2191) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2016
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Very dark with a large frothy, long-lasting tanned head, some lacing. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, dried fruit, sugar, anise and chocolate. Rather high carbonated, medium-bodied, sweet and silky mouthfeel. The taste follows the aroma, sweet dried fruit, fruit cake and sugar, along with the roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and mild smoky notes. Finishing with vinous alcohol. A bit too sugary.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Peje (6) - Bredene, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2016 does not count
Uitzicht schuim: bruin, middelmatige fijnheid belletjes, middelmatige cling Uitzicht bier: bruin, helder, middelmatige CO2-pareling. Geur: geroosterde mout, alcoholisch, koffie, chocolade Aroma: karamel, geroosterd, droog fruit, zoethout, licht alcoholburn, lichte smaak van koffie, aanwezige smaak van chocolade. Mondgevoel: middelmatig tot sterke CO2-verzadiging. Bitter met zoet op de achtergrond, sterke nabitterheid met medium afdronk.


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