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La Bestia Aimable - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%
Wants: 4
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 12-10-2010)
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Texas

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-16-2014 04:22:43 | More by thereal_adam
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-26-2014 23:20:38 | More by G_Est
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-18-2014 00:28:38 | More by gritz147
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-04-2014 18:56:40 | More by Lehighace06
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Louisiana

2/5  rDev -45.9%

06-10-2014 03:55:23 | More by CDCNAM
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-02-2014 20:24:48 | More by rspauldi
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msanborn

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-14-2014 21:12:08 | More by msanborn
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JuanAlberto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-14-2014 05:03:25 | More by JuanAlberto
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halo913

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-19-2014 13:30:59 | More by halo913
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rrski198

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-16-2014 15:46:44 | More by rrski198
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jdhasse

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

03-10-2014 01:30:08 | More by jdhasse
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-09-2014 13:41:37 | More by Karibourgeois
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

2.71/5  rDev -26.8%

The beer pours an extremely cloudy strong tea color that has a lightly tanned head that is thick and settles at a moderate to fast rate with no lacing down the glass. The beer looks a lot more promising than it actually is.

The smell is weak with a strong sweet malt tone that has sour notes to it. The complexity is rather lacking.

The taste is very disappointing. This is far more a Flemish style sour in flavor that an attempt at a true Belgian style ale. (And I am fully aware the two areas are geographically overlapping, I have visited the area thoroughly and even proposed to my wife there). The Flemish culture is still a distinct region that has very distinct beers from the rest of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. They even have their own language.

That said this beer is a sour ale and not a Belgian ale and not a very good sour at that. The alcohol is prominent in the flavor and the sour leaves a dirty unpleasant finish. The beer is rather unpleasant. I can see why they started to make whiskey from it. The alcohol content makes is a great candidate for distillation.

*Note - the whiskey is actually a lot better than this beer. Not great, but decent and good for Mint Juleps and such.

The mouthfeel is somewhat cloying and is appropriate for a sour. It is also the second best part of this beer.

Overall this beer is so bad I just can't finish it. I am never going to buy it again either. I just don't know what the Ranger Creek guys were thinking. Cause to date I haven't just liked everything I have had from them, I have given it excellent to rave reviews. Their Mesquite Smoked Porter is top notch.

They just fell down on this one in my opinion as there is nothing friendly about this beast.

03-08-2014 20:49:31 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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Washington

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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La Bestia Aimable from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
84 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.