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Black - Brugge Brasserie

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BA SCORE
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brugge Brasserie visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: blitheringidiot on 12-21-2005)
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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

Serving: On tap, tulip
Served: 10 May 2014

Appearance: Pitch black with an off-white, tannish head that leaves a ring of foam clinging around the sides of the glass. No lacing, likely due to the ABV.

Smell: Assertions of overripe banana and roasted coffee.

Taste: Much like the nose. The taste was very smooth for a style that is easy to modify and mess up. I liked the softness from the overripe banana flavors combined with the confident assertion of some roasted malt flavors. In all through, the flavor profile in my opinion, was dominated by the overripe banana qualities.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and silky. Very big bodied.

Overall: I might actually prefer this to the much higher acclaimed Tripel. This beer was very much to-style and was fantastically brewed. This one tastes a lot like Trois Pistoles.

Beric, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -12%

On-tap at Brugge.

A - Pours black, cream-colored head, thin collar.

S - Malty and yeasty, pretty sweet with light roast.

T - Roasted malts, light sugary sweetness, some chalky notes.

M - Light, good carbonation, roasty clean finish.

O - An average Dark Ale, at best. I'd probably give this another try, but if there's a sour on-tap, I'm going for that.

Sean9689, Feb 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

A – A nearly black body with no lacing and only a slight, off-white head. Does not appear too thin, which is a nice plus.

S – Chocolate malt, caramelized sugar, and maybe a bit of spiced plum?

T – Sweet… Molasses and slightly charred fruit.

M – Medium body. Very smooth with little to no alcohol detection.

0 – Another nice brew from Brugge. Not my personal favorite from them, but I liked it for a style that I am always hit or miss on.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Feb 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

On tap at Brugge Brasserie last weekend. Served in a tulip.

Poured near black with a good off-white/light tan head and some good lacing. The nice brought a bit of yeast plus a large amount of roasted malt. The flavor was mostly all roast with some light dark-fruit character. Interesting, but not all that enjoyable. There was some creaminess to the feel, though mostly dry roast. Overall, this was far too dominated by bitter roasted malt.

Thorpe429, Sep 27, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%

Deep black in appearance, with heavy carbonation. No lace.

Nose is chocolatey malts, some burnt tones. Appealing and different.

Taste is very sweet, and almost fruity. I get a distinct alcohol burn, as well. Some burnt maltiness. Nice mix.

Not bad at all, and definitely a Belgian-style brew with character.

secondtooth, Aug 12, 2011
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Black from Brugge Brasserie
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.