No. 103 | Bøgedal Bryghus

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Bøgedal Bryghus

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mwilbur on 03-11-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by elNopalero:
Photo of elNopalero
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was my second Bogedal of the night.

Poured a port/burgundy wine color with an intense ruby glow.

There’s a heavy aroma of pureed raisins, dried stone fruit, some fig, some plums. The flavor is sweet, candied sugar sweet, with some raisins and a warming sweetness. Lightly carbonated, as is consistent with the brewery.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 75 cL bottle into snifter. Bottle states that it was brewed on Sept. 24, 2007 and bottled on Oct. 6, 2007. Labeled as a "dark ale brewed with orange peels".
A: Pours a very dark brown with a hint of red around the edges with backlighting. Moderate carbonation produces a 1 inch darker tan head with decent retention.
S: Roasted malt, smoke, and chocolate at first. Then orange and citrus notes come through. Smells like a porter with fruit/citrus notes.
T: Initially taste is a bit weak...after several sips it starts to gain strength. Chocolate-orange notes, roasted malt with slight bitterness. Not quite as complex as the aroma was promising. Toward the end of the bottle, a hint of brown sugar comes through.
M: Surprisingly light bodied. Mild effervescence from carbonation. Overall very smooth and creamy texture. Just the barest of bitter notes as a finish.
D: Definitely easy to drink...very sessionable. An interesting beer with decent amount of complexity. Style is hard to pin down. I'm glad I tried it, but I'm not sure it was worth the $25 I paid for it. Pretty spendy. The backstory of the brewery and how they make beer (a Free Fall Brewery) is very interesting and worth the quick read (small fold-out phamphlet came with the beer).

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Photo of DCon
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 1 PINT 9.4 FL. OZ. bottle of this from The Wine & Cheese Place in Ballwin, MO for $26.99. Poured from the boring/straight forward label w/ only “BOGEDAL No. 103” in black/red ink into my 12oz Schlafly Tulip Glass. Has BREWED: 23/9 2008 & BOTTLED: 7/10 2008 on the front underneath the TYPE & ALC. Enjoying before my Birthday Night!

Aroma- A very strong and deep aroma is present including tons of fruit, strong malts, and slight alcohol. Very sweet and pleasant on the nose and finishes with some spice? Tough to make out all the characteristics. Very complexed!

Appearance- Pours a 2.5 finger, off-white head that has great retention! Has a deep, dark copper/brownish colored body with good haziness. Leaves good lacing behind.

Flavor- Once again, we are working with a Belgian, so some great spice and strong malts upfront. There is a ton of roast and a rare sweet taste I can't put my finger on... Maybe from the Orange Peel? Mixed together well! Very citrusy and the hops are mixed in nicely. Medium Bitterness and a perfect hop flavor!

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, a slight creamy quality, and then leaves citrus and sweet hops on the palate.

Overall Impression- I'm going to put it to you this way... If you want to impress a father-in-law during an evening meal or before you ask his permission to marry his daughter, go for it! If your not in the process of this type of event, there are plenty of other Belgians around that are half the price that are just as good! I do enjoy rare and aged brews so couldn't pass this one up. Have never seen anything from this brewery as well, so more fun added to the sampling of this one. Nice all around Belgian Dark but think twice before you spend all the 1's in your bill fold. Keep them for the clubs!

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Photo of corby112
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark chestnut brown color with slight mahogany edges and a frothy, pillowy two finger yellowish tan head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Visible carbonation bubbling up and sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Roasted chocolate malt aroma with roasted coffee, dark fruit, licorice and candy sugar notes as well as some subtle hops.

Again, the flavor contains a lot of roasted chocolate malt with hints of hazelnut, roasted coffee bean, dark fruit, peppery spice and licorice notes. Very nice balance of sweet dark fruit notes, mostly cherry, plum and raisin, and nice roasted malt with slight bitter dry hop finish.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

No. 103 from Bøgedal Bryghus
4.17 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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