DeSantis Strong Ale | Naked City Taphouse

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Brewed by:
Naked City Taphouse
Washington, United States | website

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedDiamond on 02-22-2010

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2.47
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Reviews by RedDiamond:
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2.76/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This strong red ale is brewed with Belgian character but is not a sour beer of Flemish design. It shows a stunning polished cherry color with minimal lather or carbonation. The best word to describe it is "sharp" in the sense of intrusive alcoholic heat and the warm fermented phenolics I usually associate with candi sugar. (I'm assured that no candi sugar is used here.)

Brewed as an avant-niche beer, DeSantis grows harsh as it warms and unfolds.

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2.17/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Very nice dark crimson color, very little head, doesn't look properly carbonated.

Smell: Uh, Oh...very sweet smell. Seems unbalanced. Picking up a little yeast...not particularly inviting.

Taste: Very disappointing. Not near enough carbonation for a supposed Belgian style. Way too sweet with no balance.

Mouthfeel : Kind of a watery syrupy mouthfeel .
Drinkability: Forget about it...this is just punishment. Do I have to drink it because I paid $4.50 for a 10 oz.? Naked City, why you do me like this?

Not impressed by this beer. Honestly if I picked this up at the grocery store for $6 a six pack I would drain pour it. What is it with some American brewers that think a Belgian style is supposed to be a sugar malt bomb with no carbonation and an off putting yeast flavor. Not how they do it in the old country.

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DeSantis Strong Ale from Naked City Taphouse
2.47 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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