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La Bestia Aimable - Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
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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Jame515

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

09-25-2013 03:22:18 | More by Jame515
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Radome

California

4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a goblet.

A - Moderately cloudy, rich brown color; reddish orange when held up to the light. Head is tan and fairly thick when poured. A skin of tiny bubbles remains on the surface and there is a thick ring around the glass. Huge sheets of Belgian lace on the glass.

S - The nose is hugely malty. Some raisin and spice. Low esthers. A whiff of alcohol and smoke in the background. There is a hint of funkiness that reminds me of an Oud Bruin.

T - Not as much malt as I expected from the nose. Peppery spice and dark fruit in the mid-palate followed by a smoky, earthy hop finish. The resemblance to an Oud Bruin jumps out again. There is some aged funk in the finish that tastes a little vinegar-like to me, but it adds complexity rather than detracting.

M - Thin to medium body. Sparkling carbonation. Hops bitterness is on the high side for the style, but adds a good backbone. Alcohol is there, but not as much as you'd expect for 9.4%.

O - This is like a big, highly carbonated Oud Bruin. Not as much malt body and flavor as I'd like for a Strong Dark, but it's got decent complexity and interesting funkiness.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 03:46:36 | More by Radome
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chebode2

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

09-15-2013 02:13:17 | More by chebode2
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nick0909

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

09-01-2013 21:10:26 | More by nick0909
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jonharter

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-24-2013 19:48:10 | More by jonharter
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-15-2013 20:57:16 | More by BMart
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ajzy

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

07-24-2013 00:02:44 | More by ajzy
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.8%

07-03-2013 09:36:18 | More by beernads
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Nachos4two

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-14-2013 01:39:21 | More by Nachos4two
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-20-2013 02:44:14 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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DRyan

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in Ranger Creek tulip at 50 degrees
Full review at http://lownobudgetreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/ranger-creek-san-antonio-tx-small-batch-5-la-bestia-aimable/ (Ryan's Reviews)

Pours a medium brownish-red with a vigorous light-tan head that sticks around for a long time before slowly fading to a ring of bubbles that coat the inside of the glass and leave behind nice lacing. Held to the light, a deep burnt orange shines through the brown. The nose on LBA reveals its Belgian roots, as the Belgian yeast / ester scents dominate. Some dark fruits, cinnamon, and allspice follow.

The taste is much what one would expect from the smell: it opens with malt intermixed with fig and raisin flavors, and on the backend you get the honey that makes LBA a bit different than your average dark strong ale. These flavors are all pinned to the “standard” Belgian flavors, and if I had to place this in a style I would venture to call it a quadrupel. On the exit, there is a bit of alcohol, but not enough to be bad just enough to warm the belly in a pleasant way.

LBA has a medium body, and a very light mouthfeel that makes it easy to put back, despite it’s near 10% alcohol content. For its color and its strength, LBA is a very easy to drink, easy to enjoy beer, and I greatly enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 00:30:19 | More by DRyan
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ucis

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +28%

05-13-2013 23:50:10 | More by ucis
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TOP

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-12-2013 01:04:27 | More by TOP
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Tiernan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-11-2013 22:30:22 | More by Tiernan
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jl28r1

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-10-2013 00:48:25 | More by jl28r1
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rph97

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +28%

05-09-2013 22:30:03 | More by rph97
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mcdsports

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-04-2013 06:04:03 | More by mcdsports
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Danobold

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-09-2013 02:22:25 | More by Danobold
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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truesolution

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-14-2013 03:57:06 | More by hsus0225
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

01-29-2013 00:13:16 | More by acurtis
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phishbone23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-25-2013 13:52:57 | More by phishbone23
La Bestia Aimable from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
84 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.