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Simon Girty - Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 19.62%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OneDropSoup on 02-22-2012)
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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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RblWthACoz

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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one is better after it warms. Woody tones are evident. There is a somewhat funky tone on the back end; which I never mind. Mild woody fruit. Smooth feel. Consistent, as usual, for Draai Laag. A pleasurable drink, and another nice one from this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 03:44:23 | More by RblWthACoz
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Cylinsier

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4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tap

Pours an opaque woody brown with bits of lacing for a head.

Smells of caramel, apples and mild bourbon.

Tastes of bourbon, oak, caramel apples, and a bit of vanilla.

Full mouth with mild carbonation.

Tasty and different, really like this and am looking forward to getting to know Draai Laag more moving forward. I would definitely have this again.

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4.68/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Dark fruit, plum, bubblegum, mild bananas and dates. Moderate phenolics, esters, spices, clove, pepper and cocoa.

Appearance: Deep red-brown color with a slight cloudiness. Pours an off-white/tan head.

Taste: Tons of flavor, encompassing an estery belgian aspect much like the normal dark fruit of dates and plum, but a citrusy orange.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body and you would never expect...like a black lager. Creamy, choclate texture. The finish is dry and tannic, probably from the cocoa and the alcohol.

Overall: Very Belgian, but with a twist of difference that you don't see with other beers. This brewery is producing some very interesting beers. I'm glad they are local.

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2.55/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I hate to be critical of local brews, but after I tried this beer something needs to be said. I think this is the first beer that I have ordered in a bar and could not finish it. I will be objective and professional in my review.
First, the best thing this beer has is it's looks. Tight, lacing head that is neither to much nor too little for this style. Smell is of slight chocolate, alcohol, sweet cedar and some fruit. This is where it gets ugly-the most important factors of a good beer is where this beer totally misses the boat.
The taste, agree with person below that this beer is extremely unpleasant to put down. There is a significant imbalance between the alcohol and the dry, toasty fruit hits that attempt to mask the brutal sting of the alcohol. If I did not look at the bottle, I would guess this beer comes in at 16%. I was shocked to find out that this beer is only 8%! It goes down like 151!
Mouthfeel was slightly better as some of the smells manifested into some of the flavor. It was a medium to heavy bodied beer which is prime for this style, however, the imbalances are too overwhelming.
Overall, this beer was a poor representation of a strong Belgian dark. I will give the hometown benefit of the doubt, but I can not tell a lie and would be lying if I said this beer was worth your time or dollar with so many better examples of this style available.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 15:56:02 | More by drinknewbelgium
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Simon Girty from Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.