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Evil Urges - Short's Brewing Company

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85
very good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 03-30-2012)
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3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

The head is not much to look at and the mouthfeel is a little over carbonated for me but I like the taste. It is not very complex for a Belgian but overall I like it. The smell has some over ripe banana and plum notes. The smell is maybe the most complex thing about this, more in it than the taste, but it is changing as it warms a bit in the glass. More alcohol smell and taste as it warms. This was a fun surprise for me. I'm glad it caught my eye in the store. Some dark ales try to do too much and this one doesn't and I think that makes it work.

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3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Pretty good, more roasty than I was expecting. You taste the alcohol, but it's quite an enjoyable beer.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Wow, this is quite a bit better than I expected. Lots of plum and candi sugar taste, fairly strong alcohol, maybe closer to a quad. There's a nice hint of banana and other "fruity yeast esters" to support the sweetness and booze. There's a stout-like roasted flavor that helps balance things out in a unique way. It's not super true to style or whatever, but waaaayyy better than some other attempts like Brewery Vivant's (a supposedly Belgian-style brewery) strong dark, for example. As an $11 six pack I think this is a fair representation of the style and a very tasty beer in its own right. It reminds me quite a bit of Sierra Nevada's Ovila Quad.

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Evil Urges from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.