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Brewed by Brasserie Artisanale La Botteresse de Sur-les-Bois
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Saint-Georges (Sur-les-Bois), Belgium

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A heavily spiced Belgian strong ale, La Botteresse Noire pours near pitch black with a rich beige head. Tastes of licorice, black pepper, burnt sugar, roasted malt, and winter spices.

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3.4
Ysok02 (1771) - Mons, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2017
Robe noire, mousse claire, peu persistante. Nez assez discret, épices, chocolat au lait, légère note de malt torréfié, caramel. Bouche à l'attaque acidulée, surprenante, alcool peu marqué, de la sucrosité, une bulle assez discrète et une finale sur la réglisse. Une bière inclassable et déroutante.

1.6
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2017
21/VII/17 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk), shared @ Belgian Ticks Tasting (home) - BB: XI/2018 (2017-1076)

Clear dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: pretty sourish, infected ?, dried fruits, caramel, sugary, overripe banana. MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: lots of overripe berries, sourish, infected, some vinegar. Aftertaste: bit fruity, sour, soft roast, infected, vinegar. Wow, that was bad!

2.8
Alengrin (5639) - BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2017
The (very) strong winter beer in the Botteresse series, shared by tderoeck. Pale beige-ish, loose, thin head, dissolving under influence of the alcohol I assume, over a caramel brown beer with ruddy bronze hue. Aroma of candi syrup, treacle, liquorish, pear drop, maple syrup, brown rum, candied banana, fermenting tree leaves, cloves, coriander. Very sweet onset, cloying even, brown sugariness sticking to the teeth, immediately resiny, banana and pear notes, softish carbo, very resiny caramelly main theme with this syrupy sugariness sticking to the palate, bready malts below; herbal, almost tea-ish hop aspect in the end with the obligatory spicy notes (liquorish-like in general but probably an array of other spices), yet subtle enough not to add too much wryness as is often the case in this type of beers; warming alcohol, but not too astringent. The syrupy, treacle-like ’brown’ sweetness sticks till the very end. I would not be surprised if this is a beer that owes its dark colour largely to added syrup - a cheaper way to turn blonde into brown than actually adding dark malts - but whatever it is, this is way too sweet and cloying, and obviously not at all "Noire" (black). Another weird one from this brewery, surprised the brand actually still exists after so many years since I had any of them.

2.4
77ships (10844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2017
Thank you tderoeck! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Belgian Ticks Tasting Ghent”. When we tried this one it was 90 overall. Seriously? Dark brown amber, another black BE beer that is not black, small tanned head. Nose is varnish, liquorice, burned Oreo’s (how I imagine), rubbish, poor varnish, thin chemical roast,.. Plastic burned cookies, chemical, varnish roast, plastic, burned bread, burned, cacao,… Body is all plastic, varnish, chemical,… Not what it should be.

1.5
kraddel (8760) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2017
Pours dark, clear, intense copper/caramel brown. Small white head. Smell is caramelly, mild cocoa notes. Taste is dry, sharp, mild acidic notes, plastic. Not good at all.

2.8
markextrae (4460) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
sample from bottle, poured a darker brown colour with a tanned head. nose of light toasted malts, burned carame, pepper, almost light a spiced pepper yeast, dried prunes, raisins and light chocolate note. taste is more pepper spice forward which infact, doesn’t made this beer any better, little aftertaste of star-anise?, not a big fan

3.8
fkoolen (1323) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle @ 24 uurs van Maastricht. Very dark brown, foamy beige head. Nose coffee and chocolate tones, milky, caramel, dried fruits. Good body, high carbonation.

2.8
Hopverdju (1434) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016
Zwart bier met bijna wit schuim die echter zeer vlug weg is. Geur: gebrande mout en drop. Smaak: een zuurtje. Is dit bier nu reeds wat verzuurd? Ok, nog 1 maand voor einde houdbaarheidsdatum, maar met 10,5%? Bizar. Het smaakt als een minder goede versie van een “Vlaams oud bruin” met daarbij zoethout/kalisse. Redelijk volmondig. Afdronk: droog cacao bitter.

3.5
beermaris (271) - LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
On tap at Namur beer fest. Dark, a bit bitter and sour. Can feel some pepper in the taste

3.3
Alusmamuts (2099) - LATVIA - JUL 11, 2015
Dark brown with no head. Bit sweetsour taste mixed with mild roasted bitterness, fruity notes.


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