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Ragnarōk - Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House

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84
good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RblWthACoz on 05-12-2013)
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Photo of OneDropSoup
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Deep purple-black, like a dark plum skin. Really pillowy, tight-bubbled head, like a glistening latte. Pretty nice-looking beer.

Nose is dominated by the black cherries & raspberries. At first there's a little earthy, loamy smell underneath that goes away, & later replaced by a more floral smell, soft like powder room soap. That cherry & raspberry combo lingers throughout, though.

Sharp berry taste up front, both tart & sweet, mineral kind of flintiness in the middle, kind of stony, giving away to a kind of lightly ashy flavor, at times like Scotch & at others like singed greens, ends dry & - dare I say it? - phenolic, with a little burnt plastic. I keep expecting that initial sweetness to return, which it never does. Interesting movements, if never fully satisfying. There's that cherry-dominated aftertaste.

Full-bodied & very effervescent, this will fill you up pretty good. That cherry sticks around on the tongue a while.

I'm finding a lot of Draai Laag's brews are more intriguing than gratifying. They give me plenty to talk & think about, they keep me engaged, they're stimulating, but I can't say they've made anything I've fallen in love with. This is right in line with that, though there are some definite highlights

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

It pours a deep ruddy nearly ruby hued amber brown color with light beige khaki head forming nicely and speckled lacing.

Aroma has deep tart cherries upfront, hint of oak, lingering yeast spiciness.

Flavor super carbonated upfront with straight up spiced yeast notes, and tart cherry notes the labels mentions elderberries, black currants, raspberries, and black cherry juice additions to this beer. Dry finish after the tart multitude of fruit notes hit.

Mouthfeel is super dry with each finish of every sip, super carbonated almost primed but this ale was aged on lees, nice chunks of yeast sediment settle out in the bottom of the bottle I drank.

Overall, it’s enjoyable, but there are some elements that made me feel, funny about enjoying this beer.

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4.09/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a deep reddish brown with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma is smokey, peaty, but also definitely fruity. In the taste, rich malt, Belgian yeast esters, berries, dark cherries, and currants come through nicely. Elderberries are used as well, perhaps thats the other taste I can't quite describe. Finishes sweet to fruity tart and very smooth through and through. Dangerously drinkable, the 8.8% is definitely not found in the taste. A hybrid of Scottish ale, Belgian strong dark, and "imperial" fruit beer. Good stuff.

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3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is significantly easier to drink than St Angus, which I had prior to this one. Definite black currant influence here in a subtle way. This is very easy drinking. I could go for these all night. This is Draai Laag at its best, in my opinion. Make more of these, I say.

Ragnarōk from Draai Laag Brewing Company / Saints & Turncoats Public House
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.