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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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very good

50 Ratings
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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(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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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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Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien from Hobbybrouwerij Het Nest
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