Inspiration - Community Beer Company

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very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: trebbates on 07-28-2013)
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Reviews by roblowther:
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4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 bottle, poured into a chalice. It pours out so dark brown its nearly black, with a creamy tan head that persists for quite a while. It looks more like a stout, really. Smell is fantastic, prunes, raisins, a little orange, and a whole lotta good. The taste has carob, biscuit, a balanced sweetness, and leathery finish going on. Very nice. A subtle roast oversees the whole affair. The aftertaste is slightly sharp, just barely dry, makes you want to take another sip. Mouthfeel is nice and tingly, just a touch slick, could maybe stand a bit more viscosity. Overall, I like this a lot. Maybe a bit less roast, maybe a bit more sugar up front, but who wants to nitpick. This is a darn good beer and it does my heart good to find Belgian style ales brewed in my Community.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Belgian tulip.

The head is a frothy, khaki-colored beast that requires multiple pours in order to get the liquid level where I want it. As the head dissipates, lace seems to have exploded as from a grenade about the glass. The body is dark brown and slightly resembles plum skin. There's no transparency, trickles of carbonation and yeast particles visible. 4

Initially, I thought I smelled some toasted coconut like Trois Pistoles, but a second whiff suggests a heavy dose of plum and raisin. There's a candy-like sweetness and fruity esters. 3.75

Sweetness reigns on the palate as well, as this is almost port-like, raisiny, and sort of mineral-like the way earthy raisins can be. It's heavy on dark fruit flavor and finishes with an odd metallic taste. 3.75

It's a burly beer that is filling and has a kick to it, although the alcohol is well-masked. It's mostly cream and smooth, but there's a metallic taste that isn't nice to the tongue. 3.75

There are good moments to this beer and others less so. It's mostly enjoyable and good for slow-sipping.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.14/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of trebbates
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is the second time I've had this and it is just as good as the first time I tried it. Community Brewing in Dallas is a newcomer to the scene and so far I'm impressed. This is my first actual review so I will keep it simple. I love Belgian ales. This one poured from the tap with a nice white head that dissipated quickly. It had that nice raisin honey taste that a lot of strong Belgians have but not too overpowering. I was surprised to see that this beer had a 9.6 abv. It's very drinkable and not cloying at all. I very solid beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of champ103
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

@BeerImmediately, this is but one really good brewery in Texas, there are many more. Believe it, just funnin with ya :)

A: Pours a cloudy reddish/brown color. Fine bubbles rises to over two fingers, and forms a rocky looking beige head. Plenty of lace is left behind.
S: Big toasted malts, light caramel sweetness, and banana esters. Lightly spicy, peppery and phenolic. Very nice.
T: Again, very nice and all around solid. A wonderful toasted malt flavor, caramel sweetness. Peppery, and phenolic like spice. Banana like fruity esters. Spot on.
M/D: A medium to full body. A bit high on the carbonation for me at first. After this breaths a bit, it becomes more creamy and smooth. Very enjoyable to drink. A great sipper.

I love Trinity Triple, and this is very good as well. Well done and highly recommended.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Inspiration from Community Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.