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Noir De Dottignies - Brouwerij De Ranke

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Ranke visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 04-06-2009)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Larz_73, Sep 14, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

Farnswurth, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

afsdan, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

A fantastic Belgian dark strong ale poured from a 11.2 oz bottle. Ale pours a nice deep dark
brown with a nice light tan head and great lacing. Nose of Belgian candy sugar, raisins, sweet
fresh bread, hints of licorice, and a dash of cocoa. Taste is phenomenal with a great candy
malt profile on the back and sides with candy sugars reigning supreme with flavors of plums,
raisins, and cocoa leaving an earthy malty sweet aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel makes this one
highly drinkable despite the strong ABV which remains somewhat hidden till the warmth kicks
in. Personally would desire this one on tap, it is simply phenomenal.
A new favorite.

Brutaltruth, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

dcmchew, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

09/08/11 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Thick & caramel-like. A bit much for Early Sept. more a wintry thing.

seedyone, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Doomcifer, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

evil_liver, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

parintele, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

KAF, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Strong Dark Ale from Belgium. Of a dark brown color and a big and dense yellowish foam.
Smell is full of chocolate notes, is malty and a bit hoppy. Some bread notes too.
Taste is similar, the maltiness balances quite well the alcoholic level. It's more refreshing that it seems.
Medium body and great carbonation.

JaimeLondon, Jun 17, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black brownish color with a thick caramel head with good retention and leaving some laces.
Malty aroma with notes of licorice, coffee, cocoa, toffee and at a relative lower degree of dark fruits.
Bold and delicious flavor also quite malty with notes of roasted malts, caramels, cocoa powder, pepper, earthy and grassy hops, coffee, prunes and licorice. Dry aftertaste with a lingering roasted note and some tannin.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9% abv is dangerously hidden. Sticky sensation.
Interesting take of a BSDA with a greater focus on roasted malts.

FLima, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

miguellunarusso, Jun 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jim_carignan, May 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

tanzbodeli, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

cultclassic89, May 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

davidwhatshisnam, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

AnitaBrewski, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

arealbeersbeer, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Maillard, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Tulip

De Ranke's Noir de Dottignies is a fairly interesting and unique Belgian strong dark ale, with focus on roasted malt flavors more than others in the style. A refreshing take on the style, one that I wouldn't mind drinking again at some point, though a bottle is expensive enough to have this only be an occasional purchase.

Pours ~3cm tall head, made up of beige-colored, small bubbles, yielding a frothy appearance. Retention is above average, the foam lasting several minutes in a gradual decline to a thick ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is good, with a moderate amount of fairly large blotches clinging to the sides of the glass. Body is a dark brown to black color, with light bringing out dark amber-brown hues around the edges of the beer. Carbonation visible along the sides of the glass, high in number and activity.

Aroma of amber Belgian candy sugar (sweet, dark caramel syrup), cocoa, toasted bread crusts, and low raisin and grape ester. In general, the scents are more roasted and less grape ester, prunes and raisins than your typical BSDA, though the latter are still there in a minor capacity. Unique and pleasing.

Overall flavor is of smooth, noticeable roasted cocoa joined to toasted bread, slight grape ester, and mild bitterness. Front of palate tastes amber candy sugar sweetness with mild cocoa, marshmallow, and toasted bread qualities. Mid-palate of creamy, smooth roasted malt that brings in something akin to dark chocolate or cocoa with marshmallow cream, a bit of vanilla, and slight ethanol. Back of palate tastes cocoa, toasted bread, raisins, prunes, grape ester, and yeast. Aftertaste is of bitterness from roasted malts and hops, a bit of bitter cocoa, Belgian candy sugar (sweet, dark caramel syrup), and toasted bread.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a highly foamy mouthfeel that suits the beer fairly well, the style similarly, though perhaps could benefit from a bit of creamy smoothness to encourage slower sipping. Ethanol detectable only as a slight burn on the back of the throat at the close of each sip; in general, fairly well-hidden. Closes dry, with medium-heavy stickiness clinging to the palate.

falloutsnow, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 19, 2014
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Noir De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
87 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.