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

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RATINGS: 703   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1967) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with a frothy tan head. Aroma is prunes, chocolate, yeast, and molasses. Taste is prunes, bread, faint chocolate, and char. Sweet overall with a little bitterness. Prickly carbonation. Interesting.


3
adamnowek (3308) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2017
Deep cola brown colour. Slightly off-white head. Aroma is malt and raisin. Taste is fig, plum, and malt.

3.8
Serapac (551) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown, smooth beige head. Aroma cloves, coffee, banana. Medium body. Sweet taste gradually giving in to subtle bitterness. Coffee in the finish.

3.9
Mister_Li (1564) - GERMANY - NOV 6, 2017
Klares, dunkles Rotbraun mit reichlich Schaum. Malzig, fruchtig, Rosinen, Pflaume, etwas Rumtopf, dunkle Schokolade, Leder, angenehm bitter.

3.5
mateuszk (2769) - Poznań, POLAND - NOV 6, 2017
Bottle. Plies dark in colour, no head. Malty aroma with hint of fruits and raisins. In taste sweety, malty with touch of spiciness. Rather full bodied, quite bitter with fruity finish.

3
benpickens (537) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Pours dark brown with a slight head that doesn't hold well; figs and ripe bananas on the nose; warming palate with an off dry finish.

3.8
jjsint (3496) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle from Cafe Bruxelles, Leicester. Dark brown with a swirl of off-white head. Chocolate, hazelnut, brandied plum and pure smoke compete in a bewitching aroma. Taste is even better: sweet and boozy with an assertive but balancing hoppy kickback. Caramel, plum pudding and liquorice in the aftertaste. Full body and nicely carbonated (i.e. full without being heavy). An amazing beer.

3.7
piwnanuta (224) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 17, 2017
Ciemne owoce, akcenty winne, słody, słodkie. Do tego rodzynki, troszkę czekolady, czarna porzeczka i lekka goryczka. Przyjemne.

3.4
suurjuust (3767) - ESTONIA - OCT 16, 2017
330ml bottle. Brown beer, small light beige head. Nose is slightly plummy, licorice notes, roast and candi sugar/caramel, hops. Flavor is hoppier than expected, roast and malt, savory notes, ashy dryness in the finish. Lingering roasty acidity and fruitiness. Not bad at all.

3.3
bewyder (543) - FRANCE - OCT 16, 2017
Brune foncée quasi opaque, plutôt légère en bouche, pas lourde, petite amertume, malt grillé léger, notes café modérées qui ressortent en finale, à petite pointe sèche. Bouteille 33cl bue au bar Hall's beer tavern, Paris, France, le 31/08/2017.

4
Ysok02 (1835) - Mons, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2017
Très belle robe dense, noire, mousse beige, crémeuse. Nez puissant sur des notes de malt torréfié, de café, d'épices, de chocolat, belle complexité. Bouche tout aussi puissante et équilibrée, bulle ample et onctueuse, finale torréfiée, longue et équilibrée. Belle bière de fin de soirée.


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