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Brewed by Murray's Craft Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Bob’s Farm, NSW, Australia

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Hell of the North is our first commercially released Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
Brewed using a blend of Trappist ale yeasts it is a beast of a beer... In a very elegant way. Raisiny and warm from the high ABV it is a perfect winter warmer. Sweet mouth filling malt up front with a remarkably dry finish for a beer of this size.

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4.1
CitrusP (66) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap @ the alehouse project. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a smallish, dissipating head that left a little lacing. Lots of bold flavours in this one. Typical Quad flavours of plums, raisins, dates and then a little apricot. Finishes with drying hops that add another dimension to the beer. Really nice.

4
markfield81 (47) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
Vanilla, butterscotch tasty as s%&t this is the type of beer i could take home and make sweet sweet love to all night except it would taint all the delicious flavors this beer has to offer. one of my new all time favorite beers

4
Dervock (1541) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle - pours dark reddish brown with a thin lacy tan head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruit, bit of sugar and rummy. Taste is sweet up front developing into a sticky date sweet and caramely dry finish. Creamy palate.

3.9
StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
I’m impressed, so smooth for a beer of this strength. A very interesting beer from a great brewer.

3.8
Muggus69 (2831) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2016
330mL bottle from Booze Bud. BB 04.05.18 Deep bronze body with dense beige head. Rich aroma - dark toffee, brown/candi sugar, cakey sort of malt, touch of chocolate & nut, with dark vinous plummy esters, prunes & spice. Very thick palate, not afraid to show its weight, sweetness, richness, smooth, creamy, slightly boozy but certainly not OTT. Immense sweet dark candi sugar character upfront, provides its own earthy sort of beetroot undertone, amongst touches of black plum, prune, blackberry, chocolate, nuts, black pepper & dried leafy herb. Long finish some warmth, very delicious. Big & beautiful!

3.7
hawthorne00 (4236) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2016 [8/13] Tap at the Park Hotel. Lovely clear brown with a beige head. Far too cold even though I avoided the frosty glass. Much more enjoyable after it sat for 20 minutes. Aroma of light dough, stewed and dried fruit - prunes, raisins - brown sugar, mace. Full bodied but not at all syrupy. Really quite hot and very boozy. Sweet, faintly rummy. Explosive fruity flavours. Dries out a fair bit at the end. Punchy spices - aniseed, pepper, nutmeg. Lots going for it but the alcohol is way too prominent for me. I suppose this was always going to be a bumpy ride. [8 4 7 2 = 3.5]

[8/16] Bottle that didn’t explode at all. Clear dark brown with a beige head that sticks around as a coat. Somewhat shy aroma of raisins, spices, dark sugars, light dough, spices - coriander seed, mace, licorice, some ginger. Medium to full bodied. Fairly sweet with more dried fruit than bread or dark sugars. Bitterness is discreet but creeps up to handle the sweetness. A gentle array of spices. Alcohol is actually pretty well hidden, but the "explosive" fruit flavours (which I recall as akin to Rochefort 10 albeit with a blast of booze) are concomitantly less so. Getting there. [3.7]

3.7
vanvenlo (1938) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
Alehouse Project ontap (23-Nov-13) Big luscious plum and sweet light woody malt aroma. Sweet cinnamon spice fruit malt flavour. Spirit driven plum spiced sweet malt finish and tangy hot spice plum aftertaste.

3.7
mkel07 (6569) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from Wine Emporium 230914. Super big foam head takes forever to settle. Boozy is an understatement. Definitely a beer to sip.

3.6
DeliriumT (545) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2016
Raisins, dates, maple syrup and dates on the nose. Very smooth palate. Very sweet beer, but the sweetness works. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
Patersoi (192) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2017
Soft mouth feel to an amber pouring fizzy headed beer. Hints of fruitiness combine with caramel and vanilla into an unusual but not unpleasant flavour combo. Creamy mid length finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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