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

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RATINGS: 684   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hotspur (16) - Nara, - JUN 23, 2012
Blackberry, cassis aroma. Flavours: malt, sweet. Nice genuine Belgian ale. Ideal for sipping in front of the fire in winter


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (721) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Bouteille achete Au Grain DOrge - Garde 1 ans - De couleur noir pas opaque avec une mousse fauve dlicate mais qui tient - Au nez des notes de cuire, de caf, de chocolat, sucre candy, pices, fruit rouge et fruits confits, on dirais une trappiste avec des notes de torrfaction - En bouche on retrouve se ct trappiste, des notes de caf et de chocolat, beaucoup de fruits confits, bien pic, sucre candy, complexe er superbe - Corp ample, amertume moyenne, carbonation ptillante, douce et lisse, final fruits confit et amertume - Superbe bire entre deux style, on a de la peine la class dans les stouts car elle a beaucoup de caractristiques dune trappiste brune ou bire brune belge

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vincentvega72 (547) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
Mooi donker bier met crmekleurige schuimkraag. Aroma en smaken van mout, drop, beetje chocolade, heel licht rokerig. Warme, licht bittere, afdronk. Al bij al een smakelijk bier.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (1358) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - FEB 11, 2017
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, figs, brown sugar and plum... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of brown chocolate, raisin, toffee, dried fruits, vanilla and spicy grasses... the aftertaste is sweet, bitter and dry...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Pinho (219) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2017
Pours nearly black with a large creamy light brown head. Aroma is mainly bread and yeast with some malt sweetness to it. Velvet smooth, perfectly balanced belgium noir. Really nice stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SylvainCFC (130) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2017
Robe brune trs fonce, presque noire. Col de mousse moyen, stable, plutt ar, tenue moyenne. Nez alcooleux, lgrement mtallique, malt grill, lgrement fruit (fruit mr). Attaque chaleureuse, douceur de chocolat, lger vanill et de fruit mr (figue, prune), fruit sec. Liquoreux. Alcool bien prsent. Une belle amertume balance la douceur originelle. Amertume noire et trs lgre prsence de houblon amrisant. Texture huileuse, corpulente, belle rondeur. Un savant mix entre une brune type Quadruple et un Stout. Douceur et amertume en quilibre. Complexe, forte en alcool. A dguster.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3562) - Srumsand, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2017
Mrk brun med fingerhyt beige skum. Lukter brunt sukker, krydder og alkohol. Fyldig. Smaker brent karamell, mrkt brd, svisker med lang alkoholvarme i avslutningen.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emelie (44) - rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2017
Doft: karamell, vinger, choklad, citron, lite spritig, cognac. Smak: Rg, st, karamell, lite beska i eftersmaken, lite kryddor, lite anis, st och god, ltt men inte vattnig.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnstledger8 (1047) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours an opaque reddish black with a foamy to lacy light beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, oats, dark fruits, blackcurrant, raisins, figs, plum, hint of liquorice and spice. Taste is of chocolate, biscuit, caramel, blackcurrants, figs, raisins, yeasty, vanilla, burnt bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Samuel214 (820) - SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
Flaska frn SB, provning med Nerikes lsllskap. Mrkbrun, murken vtska med hgt grddigt beiget skum. Ltt rgsyrlig och ngot st doft av pumpernickel, toffee, mjlkkola. Len och grddig kropp. I smaken kola, pomerans, liten ton av choklad, ltt brnda toner och rostade inslag, knckebrd, apelsinskal. Ngot strre beska, anis, ltt kryddig.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (281) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Nice beer. Overall not great because its slightly astringent, very slightly, but elsewise it's good. Poeshenellkelder Brussels.


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