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Woodbooger - Strangeways Brewing

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55 Ratings

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Strangeways Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: blbarnett3 on 10-09-2013

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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of Kiserian
4.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good flavor, the only one of their beers that I enjoyed.

Photo of jfmorey
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearances can be deceiving:

A very dark brown with a nice tan head.

Initial taste is of a light chocolate stout. So where's the Belgian element that I paid for?

(Not present).

So its a very good brown ale, with a thicker mouthfeel; that's all. I could see drinking a lot of this if that was the style I wanted.

So why the claim to be something else?

Photo of smcolw
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown where no light passes through the glass. Beige head with no lingering lace (it's streaky).

Dark, rich molasses aroma. Fresh smell. There's a bit of alcohol to the nose as well.

The flavor features a strong coffee element. It's not as sweet as the smell suggests, although I do get some cocoa notes. I also note some sourness in the background. Short aftertaste. The body is thinner than I would like and the high carbonation exacerbates this.

Photo of uvachief
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber. Dark chocolate almost black. Aromas of dark fruit like dates with a hint of coffee. Light and slightly creamy. Definitely taste fruit and coffee. Only moderately sweet. Hidden roasted malts. Very drinkable and smooth. Close to a stout. Good year around but think it will do better in the winter.

Photo of beerrat
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great taste I will drink again.

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its a damn brown ale.

Photo of blbarnett3
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown with a finger and a half head

S - Chocolate notes

T - Rich malt flavor with the suggestion of brown ale, but deeper, slightly sweeter.

M - A bit on the thin side for the depth of color

O - Billed by the brewery as a "Belgian-style Brown Ale". Rich dark-roast malt flavor reminiscent of a Porter. Interesting combination of styles and very drinkable.

Photo of rjs246
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Strangeways is known for their adventurous brewing, but their year-round offerings Albino Monkey witbier and Woodbooger dark ale are consistent, delicious and very very drinkable.

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Woodbooger from Strangeways Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.