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Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien - Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012

The "Ten of Clubs" is a dark ale with a hint of anise and loads of character. Some may call it "Abbey-style," but we just think of it as great beer.

Aged in oak barrels and brewed from an original recipe by Het Nest - a group of friends making excellent craftbeer to promote the Flemish town of Turnhout Belgium - the world wide center of the playing card.
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 12
Reviews by luvND:
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3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft at max's in balt

P: tulip
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

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beer21
3.43/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of bobWFMU
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dvmin98
2.79/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Too much anise for my taste. Couldn't finish a glass.

Photo of ManforallSaisons
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of liquorpig
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of czillmer
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev 0%

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of JohnW58
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Srkolodn
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wakeuptothesun
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mikeg67
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle from Rare Beer club. Pours brown with foamy, beige head. Aroma is of funky yeast, sherry, chocolate and plums. Body is full and crisp.. Yeast, dark fruit, hops, spices, brown sugar and nutty malt fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Complex and tasty brew.

Photo of DustinSWB
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of drewone
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(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

Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien from Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest
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