The Belgian Tramp | Uncommon Brewers

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20 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Uncommon Brewers
California, United States
uncommonbrewers.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark Strong Ale with figs, dates, and raisins, a collaboration with seven Bay Area gypsy breweries.

Added by Jason on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
20
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
14.1%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 1
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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of themathguy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of largadeer
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of tickingtimebomb
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of joshwalt
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of gentlemanextraordinaire88
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This brew had a thick, sturdy head that lingered for quite a while, keeping me company as I sipped this hefty quad.

The nose had dark fruits and a hint of spice apparent at first.

First taste brings dark malt, heavy raisin, and date flavors to the forefront with an almost cinnamon/coriander spice in the background. The characteristic hops flavor is present, bringing it's bitterness to the table, but not overwhelmingly so.

It has a nice mouthfeel, heavy, almost syrup-like, but it flows around the mouth just fine. More spice becomes apparent, but still not overwhelming with the candied sugar providing a nice contrast.

The finish is dry and lingering, with spice and the resurgence of dark fruits on the palate again.

Overall, a very nice, dark, layered quad with a decent ABV.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of MarioM
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Duchesse
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of redfishlk
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jrhuddle
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DruRho
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of redsoxfan73
5/5  rDev +33%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

The Belgian Tramp from Uncommon Brewers
3.76 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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