Belgian Strong Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by drewbage on 04-13-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a chalice)
I just had this beer on tap yesterday 5.30.06 and it will be on tap for awhile.

A- This beer has a slight hazy deep orange body with a thin off-white film of a head that quickly fades to a ring around the rim. There is no lacing.

S- The soft notes of perfume have notes of hard candy with some sweet pale malt notes.

T- The soft sweet malt flavors have a bit of toasted malt and some notes of roses. There is a hint of sweet honey and a slight fusel alcohol taste at the finish.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel is finished with a tight fizz taste.

D- This beer has the sweetness and the alcohol but it is missing a lot of the complexity that I like in this style.

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Photo of drewbage
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the Rock Bottom Chicago - 4/7/2004

Served in a goblet as a dark amberish beer with virtually no head but a fine side lace like Tolkien elvish

Aroma is soft banana fosters with just a touch of pineapple and spiced alcohol.

Flavor is spiced pears and banana with a growing sense of spiciness on the front of the tongue. There is a surprising amount of sweetness left in the brew which mitigates some of the spiciness, but is followed by a long burn down the palate.

Overall a solid attempt at the style, but a little too heavy on the final approach for me to give top marks too.

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Belgian Strong Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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