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


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RATINGS: 665   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Aroma of roasty caramel. Pours a deep brown with a 1 finger foamy head. Just enough bitterness to offset the initial sweet taste & finishes as a well balanced dance between the 2. One of my faves.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (604) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Michael27 (1118) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2016
Frisch vom Hahn in Moeder Lambic in BXL. Trbes Braun mit ordentlichem Schaum. Malzig-s. Alkohol kommt spt.

   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!"...."........."........

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (593) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (2186) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1773) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Keg @ Six North, Edinburgh. Pours brown, with a red tinge, cream/tan head. Nose is candi sugar, cinnamon, spices, chocolate, milk chocolate. Taste is slight coffee but its also sweet, marzipan, Christmas cake, bloody wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1475) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Light bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sferry94 (11) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a very dark amber colour, nowhere near as dark as a stout. Sweet aroma. Raisin notes alongside caramel. Nice sweet finish. The strong ABV is noticeable but not unpleasant.

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