De Levende Doden - Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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De Levende Doden
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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 7.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Rushing Duck Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mdfb79 on 11-06-2013

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Photo of Billolick
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY

Arrived very dark brown, with a minor mocha head, that left some strands and bits of lacing

Malty nose with a chocolate back note.

More chocolate on the palate, more dark, smooth malt notes and some smoke as it warms. I'm also getting a nice Belgian yeasty character, adding to complexity. A hint of hops in the finish of this pleasant Belgian dark creation. Nicely crafted.

Photo of BNLTandem
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Trying this in a VERY dimly lit bar, so it seems pitch black...but holding a candle to it shows it a deep brown. Very short lived head, but mine shows more lace than previous reviewers.

Smell: Coffee, Cherries, a little herbal...thyme, oregano....Not so sweet or thick as to reference raisins or plums. No cloying sweetness.

Taste: Easy drinking. Taste true to the nose with coffee, sour cherry, yeast is less belgian strong than dry english. No banana, no clove, still getting some oregano...hmm. I like it very much actually, but I don't know if it matches the style entirely.

Feel: Thicker than expected mouth feel. Lingers on the tongue and leaves a dry, pleasant after taste.

Overall: Tasted this along side an Ommegang Abbey. It compares VERY favorably. Holds up longer after the pour and very pleasant to sit and enjoy w/or wo/food. Nice. Doubt I'll see this much at home, but a pleasure to taste even once.

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark acorn brown with mahogany and dark cherry highlights. Light tan, finger and a half head. No lacing.

S: Like a very good coffeehouse. cocoa nibs, sour cherries and plum. Rather basic, but pleasing.

M: Has a fdecent sour astringency to start. Medium body and low carbonation. Pretty easy to go down considering ABV and flavor. Kinda dry in the overall sensation.

T: Roasted cocoa, cherries. Some herbal hopping and tangy plum skin keeps any sweet caramel maltiness in check. Some sweet smokiness as well. I'd liken this to Cherry Garcia, but w/o all the added sugar, and lacking in the cream. Really just a wonderful balance, simple, but good , quality flavors.

Photo of mdfb79
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the dba menu:


From 11/05/13 notes. 16 oz. pour for $7 at dba in Brooklyn. This was listed as a Belgian Porter with cherries; reminded me of a Belgian strong/dark ale.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with a bit of a reddish tint, no head at all being on cask and low carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, cherries, coffee, vanilla, dark fruity malts, light cream, and toasted malts. Cherries aren't overpowering but smells lightly like chocolate covered cherries, which is a good thing to me. Like the nose a lot.

t - Tastes of cherries, dark fruity malts, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, oak, toasted notes, coffee, espresso, and vanilla. Taste definitely has more cherries and sweet dark fruits than the nose had, though I liked the nose a little bit better. Good though.

m - Medium body and no carbonation. Very smooth and doesn't feel like 8.3% ABV. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty good beer; I liked this one even more than Naysayer. The nose is lightly like chocolate covered cherries and it is easy to drink; definitely worth checking out.

De Levende Doden from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.