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Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien - Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest

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Ten Of Clubs / KleveretienTen Of Clubs / Kleveretien

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BA SCORE
86
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.27%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-09-2012)
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luvND

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
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

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 20:20:19 | More by luvND
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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
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

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Sweden

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Beer21

Florida

3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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New York

4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a dark chestnut with an absolutely beautiful looking head, three fingers worth of creamy and tan head that leaves a layer throughout the glass

S-dark fruits, dark bready malt, cocoa, bit of molasses and cola

T-taste is full of dark fruits, some chocolate, dark malt, and a light finish of anise

M-medium to full body, light to moderate carbonation

Overall I really enjoyed this beer, glad the anise isn't more powerful, something I would revisit in the future for sure

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04-27-2014 21:43:16 | More by ksimons
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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.

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Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien from Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest
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