Noir De Dottignies - Brouwerij De Ranke

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87
very good

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 7
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tempest on 04-06-2009)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Small bottle. Pours a dark brown with pretty nice off white head. Though the foam diminished and couldn't be resurrected.

Aroma is dark fruit, plum and some light molasses. Hints of candied apples and roasted malt.

Flavor has a bit of a tannin to it...like plum skins, maybe overripe apple skin. dark caramel and sweet fruit. Most of the sugar is on the end. Quick flash of leather in the middle. Bit of a light feel to it, some booze on the aftertaste.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of trebbates
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of CCutch
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of KStark
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 10/2015. Slow gusher upon opening. Pours slightly cloudy deep ruby red color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big raisin, apple, pear, caramel, toast, toffee, dark candi sugar, floral, pepper, clove, brown bread, light chocolate, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with dark malts; and good strength. Taste of raisin, pear, apple, caramel, toast, toffee, pepper, clove, dark candi sugar, floral, brown bread, light chocolate, light roast, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of dark and light fruits, caramel, toast, toffee, dark candi sugar, brown bread, pepper, light chocolate, light roast, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity ester and dark malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around nice balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: bananas, dark fruits, and sweet maltiness

Taste: bitter dry hops with sweet dark fruits, bitters, oak, mild banana notes, with subtle milk chocolate, and brown sugar

Unfortunately, I didn't pair this with anything this time but would imagine it tasting pretty good with honey baked ham. Sorry I can't help out this time around

Photo of TheCrowsNest
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of abrodsky
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of BigBry
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DStoked
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Giggy
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark brown color, with tan foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : roasted malt aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel flavor with bitter with a long duration, dry spicy finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Imperial Stout.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear dark orange-red with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, dark fruits, and a distinct cherry aroma. Taste is much the same with earthy and honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice fruity aromas and flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Noir De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
87 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.