Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien - Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest
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Reviews by luvND:
3.58/5 rDev -7.5%
On draft at max's in balt
A: black, no head and trace lacing
S: belgian candy sugar, dates, black licorice, dark fruit
T: sweet up front, a little too sweet for me, black licorice & dates mid palate, bitter chocolate at the end w trace of hop bitterness
M: oily, lingering
Overall: not bad at all, but not exceptional, wouldnt go out of my way to try again
03-23-2013 20:20:19 | More by luvND
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3.39/5 rDev -12.4%
Ten of Clubs pours a very dark almost porter-like color with some reddish tones. The head is a thick off white that recedes slowly.
There are strong coffee notes with a background of smoke and banana. I smell spice as well, but can't put my finger on it. Probably the anise.
For me the bitterness is over the top for this beer. The aftertaste is very bitter and persists. It reminds me of a blend of a porter and a quadrupel. I almost didn't finish the bottle. However, I chilled it a bit more and came back a couple of hours later. Much better. It seems smoother and more drinkable in my opinion.
It is a highly carbonated beer with medium thickness. Basically what you would expect in a quadrupel.
Overall this beer is pretty good. I wasn't expecting the bitterness or porterish tastes. It is much better to me chilled.
05-14-2014 19:00:18 | More by Beer21
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Thick white head fades quickly. Dark brown color with a lot of floaties. Little or no carbonation present. Smell of dark fruit and candy sugar. Nice flavor of figs, dried fruit and a touch of molasses. The 10% abv is well hidden. A well balanced beer. Good representation of the style.
10-19-2012 23:13:40 | More by liquorpig
3.73/5 rDev -3.6%
Pours a huge fluffy off-white colored head that fades at a med pace with big bubbles popping first, super dark cola molasses colored brown beer with some mahogany light sneaking through.
Nose brings some dark malts, molasses, candi sugar, lots of toasty brown malts, some dark candied fruits light fig and date, light bursts of anise spices and almost cinnamon like, touch of cocoa and some phenolic and estery booze, as well as light herbal hops.
Taste has an earthy almost mushroomy kinda taste which is interesting. Plenty of sweet flavors, toasty brown malts, little molasses and burnt brown sugar, candi sugar, etc, bringing a fair sweetness, and some light phenolic and estery booze again. A bit of dark candied fruits, fig, date, and toffee covered apricots even somehow not sure how that even works, but it's there. Yeast brings a little bready dough flavor, and a little yeasty flavor even. Hops cut in with a light herbal flavor and mild bitterness overall. Finish brings bit more of the herbal hops and bitterness, still fairly sweet and sticky, little syrupy, some syrupy brown malts and candi sugar as well as some phenolic booze.
Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb, some warming booze.
Overall not bad, a nice overall malt and sweet profile, light fruits is nice too, and even the herbal hops add it's own touch, the booze isn't too bad but the phenolic booze flavor is a little much. Still a pretty decent beer.
03-31-2013 03:22:01 | More by jlindros
4.21/5 rDev +8.8%
(best before Oct 2013, stored in fluctuating climate - poured into a 10oz tulip)
A: cloudy, nearly opaque burgundy (mostly brown with reddish highlights)... bit of loose foam forms on the pour, falls, light-thin cap left... practically no lacing
S: dark Belgian chocolate, brown fig... really damn cocoa... not much fruitiness to speak of, not a strong boozy aroma... decent intensity until the last ounce, minus the dregs, is poured in - loses some edge after that
T: the dark fruit comes out right away first sip - raisin-vinous, maybe a splash of black cherry - blending together, with the rich, chocolaty flavor, to create an unmistakable abbey ale character, reminiscent of an Abt 12 / Gouden Carolus Cuvee hybrid, sort of... little bit of roasted grain sprinkled in there and a herbal-cordial soft flare of alcohol on the end, light lingering bitterness
M: concentrated malty body, medium-full, but nicely dry in the finish... not a strong warming sensation - weird for 10%... nicely tempered alcohol, soft and rather tamed, but a bit of a delicate sting/numbing remains long after
O: had this one other time on tap about 2 years ago - close enough to the draft version, though I feel like this has a bit more of a bottle-conditioned yeast overtone, drier and a little sharper altogether... pretty tasty and worth checking out once
06-30-2014 06:21:51 | More by Bouleboubier
3.7/5 rDev -4.4%
A cellar temperature bottle is split between two snifters. Although categorized as a Belgian strong dark ale, the label identifies this beer as a quad brewed with anise.
The beer has a very dark brown color, almost like a stout. The head is of a decent size and is composed of light brown foam. Swirling leaves behind a little bit of lacing and some film.
The beer has a strong malty aroma, with some notes of alcohol. Characteristics of black licorice and anise are detectable. There is also a hint of smoke.
There is a strong flavor here, which I am attributing to the anise. There isn't as much toffee as I expect from this style, but there is some roasted malt; its as though this beer lies somewhere between a quad and a stout.
This is a full-bodied beer with plenty of carbonation. It isn't as sticky as I expected it to be, based upon its ABV.
I don't think this quite fits into the guidelines of a traditional quad, but as a strong dark ale, it is quite tasty. Apparently this beer is fairly rare, considering the number of reviews for it on this site, so if you see it, it may be worth checking out.
01-18-2013 01:40:05 | More by ToasterChef
3.79/5 rDev -2.1%
A-Pours dark brown with a medium sized head of brown foam.
S-Some cola, dark fruit and molasses. A slight hint of alcohol. I don't like anise much and I do pick it up in the nose but it isn't too intense.
T-Not as cloying as many Belgian Darks, which I am thankful for. The anise is rather light. Cola and dark fruits along with a flavor that reminds me of Tootsie Rolls. A bit of Belgian spice.
M-Thankfully not very cloying. Body is lighter than I thought it would be. Warms the cheeks a bit.
O-Actually pretty appealing. I've never developed much of a taste for this sort of beer. This one I enjoyed more than most.
04-19-2014 18:22:12 | More by VelvetExtract
Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien from Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.