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DNR - Coop Ale Works

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

34 Reviews
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Reviews: 34
Hads: 182
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 41.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stephens101 on 04-16-2009

This Belgian-style dark ale is the culmination of central and western European malts, Noble hops, candy sugar and a traditional Trappist yeast. Notes of dried fruit, cinnamon and vanilla make DNR a very complex experience to be enjoyed in moderation.

30 IBU
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Reviews by tronester:
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3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy brownish orange in appearance, with a creamy tan head. Smells stronly of pungent Belgian yeast strains. Taste is a sharp blast of yeast up front, with a hint of grain and some vinegar in the middle. The finish is dry and alcoholic. Mouthfeel is thick, high carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, the 10%abv gets heavy after awhile though.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy light copper color with medium head. Leaves nice lacing. Primary smell of roasted malt with a slight caramel undertone. Smooth malt and slightly fruity taste on front with a sweet ending consisting of caramel and vanilla. Light carbonation and medium mouth feel, and the alcohol is well hidden. Much better on tap than bottled.
Good belgium strong but not great. I'd like a little more depth in taste but must admit it's extraordinary in smoothness and hiding boozey-ness.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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1/5  rDev -73.6%

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1/5  rDev -73.6%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.57/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Deep copper. Hazy with a big cream colored head.

Smell - Bananas and cloves. Deep caramel. Some fruitiness. Alcohol.

Taste - Tastes very nice up front. Banana and clove. Creamy deep caramel and a hint of chocolate. Finishes fruity. Licorice and spices. Fusel alcohol and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and highly carbonated. Boozy and a little abrasive in the finish.

Overall - Tastes pretty good up front, but gets a little rough in the back.

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3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at mcNellies in tulsa

Pours a semi-hazed amber with a finger of cream colored head. Some head retention & lacing, lacing held up pretty good

S: Apple peels, breadyness, & orchard fruit

T: Apple peels, breadyness & booze presence up front, plus a touch of lemon hops. Caramel, a touch of breadyness & then boozey warmth once this warms, along with some candi sugar dryness. Finishes dry & boozey with caramel & pralines, would've pulled a 4.5 but hotness dragged this down a bit

MF: Chewy, near zero carbonation, very warming

Drank easy for the ABV, need to try this again when the temp drops by say 50 degrees or more, I bet this smacks the chill outta winter...

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of EagleTalon
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a chilled shaker pint at Upper Crust in Edmond. Pours to a creamy beige head that is thin (poured too carefully?) but laces and lasts. Color is red amber and hazy. Aroma is sugary malt, plums, yeast esters such as clove, bubblegum, and other spices, brown sugar and alcohol. Flavor is rich and complex with a strong sweet port/marsala taste up front, with spicy funky Belgian flavors in the middle and a rich, sweet rumlike finish. Mouthfeel is medium and sugary in a good way. Overall a delicious, satisfying high gravity ale with complexity and polish, approaching world class.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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DNR from Coop Ale Works
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.