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BSDA - Pfriem Family Brewers

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87
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pfriem Family Brewers visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beertunes on 08-06-2012)
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loren01

Oregon

5/5  rDev +26.9%

09-10-2013 23:37:17 | More by loren01
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Holy_Hop_Head

Oregon

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-14-2012 19:28:56 | More by Holy_Hop_Head
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-16-2014 00:40:39 | More by Sir_Goatman
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digita7693

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-31-2013 04:32:41 | More by digita7693
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Impfan

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Possibly the driest 10%+ ale I’ve ever tasted. Cognac colored with a finger of slim white head that vanished fairly quickly. Very complex nose of dry apple cider, armagnac, Calvados,, chocolate, fig, toffee, roasted chestnut, banana and clove. Extremely long and dry (even austere) finish. Great stuff!

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2013 22:11:46 | More by Impfan
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jnsjnsjns

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I visited pFriem during the Hops Fest held in Hood River, OR this year and couldn't have been more pleased. A fantastic brew pub with fantastic food and beers. Their strong dark was a stand out to me. A little bit of an alcohol tinge, especially as it warms up, otherwise a wonderful beer all around. Smells of currant, a bit port-like, caramel, toffee and a fatastic flavor. A sipper, well worth the time. I live in Bend and was so happy to find it on tap at Crow's Feet! Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 18:25:22 | More by jnsjnsjns
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TaborTime

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-15-2013 02:07:30 | More by TaborTime
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grittybrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-12-2013 01:46:58 | More by grittybrews
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Geno206

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-20-2013 04:29:55 | More by Geno206
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-03-2013 21:24:22 | More by bluckbeyes
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-05-2014 04:01:59 | More by crowbar540
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-27-2013 23:58:10 | More by leftoverburrito
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fishguyac

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

09-11-2012 05:27:23 | More by fishguyac
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-01-2014 23:29:56 | More by woodenbones
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Strelnikov

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-31-2012 02:52:46 | More by Strelnikov
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-20-2013 08:33:31 | More by strongaf
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a darkish brown color with some red and purple highlights, a lightly dirty cap sits atop. This beer has some decent head retention leaving a few rings of lacing.

S: Dark fruits, candy sugar, chocolate and booze come to mind at first. Much like any for this style. I detect a little bit spiceiness, perhaps pepper, cloves?

T: Initial candy covered dark fruits. Some chocolate in there and the booze sordove dashes in and out. A little bit of spiciness comes out and some does a grape bubble gum like note with more chocolate. The finish is a bit sweet, plenty of heat but not overly sweet and tends to dry out a bit

M: Medium-full bodied, robust,sweet and creamy. Well carbonated for the style.

O: A very good representation of the style and this is a style I absolutely love.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 17:48:29 | More by barleywinefiend
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a medium to dark mahogany brown with red highlights. Thin off-white head dissipated slowly to patches and a ring around the glass. Aroma of sweet bready malt, dark stone fruit and spicing that was reminiscent of winter warmers; cinnamon and cloves. Inviting. Flavor is unusual, starting with semi-sweet dark stone fruit, clove, dried dark fruit, earthy. Finishes much drier with a strong neutral hop and peppery spice finish. The cinnamon and cloves are strong in this one. Medium bodied. A different take on a BDSA, surprising dry for the sweet aroma, and almost medicinal in the bittering herbs and hops. Somehow this all came together for me and I enjoyed this quite a bit, although if I had my heart set on a classic Belgian dark profile, I wouldn't have been as happy. Cloves were very dominant here. I found the high ABV well hidden, making this a somewhat dangerous beer in a growler, sneaky to drink. One of those ales that are unusual enough that they invite continual tasting to try to figure out what's going on. Not what I expected, but quite good. I've heard good things about Pfriem and this is a fine start. I would have been very happy with this as a winter warmer.

Serving type: growler

09-29-2013 03:50:22 | More by LiquidAmber
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-13-2013 21:38:14 | More by mdaschaf
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zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-28-2014 03:47:42 | More by zonker17
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flexabull

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-19-2013 21:35:03 | More by flexabull
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-30-2013 03:24:08 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-05-2013 05:22:57 | More by Kopfschuss
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-11-2013 06:03:44 | More by shelby415
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mv945

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-19-2013 03:45:52 | More by mv945
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BSDA from Pfriem Family Brewers
87 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.