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Belgian Dark Strong - Hollister Brewing Co.

Belgian Dark Strong
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 6.94%


Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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(Beer added by: JayTheFinn on 12-24-2007)
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
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JayTheFinn

California

4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic new offering from the brewer at Hollister! A nice spicy, but not too spicy Belgian dark strong.

A - Very dark body, almost like a stout. Medium head that never fully disappeared.
S - Very malty, syrupy sweet smelling.
T - Quite a sweet malty flavor of roasty grapes/currants, syrupy cough medicine and spices.
M - Strong flavors move all about the tongue.
D - This is more a sipper than a glugger and with the high ABV, this is no session beer. It would go great as a winter time dessert ale.

Serving type: on-tap

12-24-2007 18:20:34 | More by JayTheFinn
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bulletrain76

California

3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the brewpub, 10.5% ABV for this batch, and they now say that it's a quadruple. Not sure if there was a recipe change of much significance, but it probably isn't that big of a deal. Dark brown with a fine beige head. Spicy yeast aroma, with some fruitiness and slight alcohol. Smooth, malty flavor with lots of caramel, raisin, dates and spice. the alcohol presence is integrated and does well to balance the sweetness. Full bodied, but the sugar does a good job of lightening it enough to be easily drinkable. Pretty solid quad, and it's a shame that they still serve it too cold and out of a pint glass like the rest of their beers, this would be very nice out of a chalice.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2008 20:20:09 | More by bulletrain76
Belgian Dark Strong from Hollister Brewing Co.
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