Belle Starr | Lonerider Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lonerider Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
loneriderbeer.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by atsprings on 12-14-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
16.49%
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by CWiggins:
Photo of CWiggins
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A friend handed this bottle to me on the day of its release from the brewery. I was caught by surprise at the sight of a Belgian-style ale from the Lonerider fellows; it seems a bit out of character from their repertory. (So far I've encountered only their pale ale, wheat, brown, and porter ales.) Curious about this brew, I placed it in my refrigerator and waited two days to crack it open.

It pours a dark brown with shades of ruby and gold. A minimal head formed but quickly dissipated; a bit of lacing formed at the point of surface tension with the glass for the duration. The smell is quite intriguing: yeast and dark fruit, with overtones of malts, hops, and alcohol fill the nose. A bit of spice is noticeable as well. This is certainly within range of a Dubbel. A bit lean up front, the flavor soon develops into a full-blown, Belgian-dubbel frenzy before it falls into a hop-heavy finish and aftertaste. It's a tad too bitter on the finish for my taste, but the focused taste of malt, fruit, and spices just after the beer hits the tongue is very pleasant.

A restrained carbonation and medium body makes this an enjoyable ale. I hope this one comes around again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest.

Poured a dark caramel color with a big, white head that has great retention. The nose is faint and has notes of apples, clove, and nutmeg. The flavor is similar. I get notes of caramel, baked apples, faint candy sugar, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. It has a smooth, medium body with a mild amount of carbonation.

I had this on tap at the brewery about a year ago when it was a test batch, and I don't remember it being this good. This time around it was flavorful, drank well, and it was rather enjoyable.

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Photo of jonmorgan
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Hopman1985
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of NCD
2.56/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Release at the at the lonedumper brewery. Brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is cheap old ground spice, like nutmeg & cinnamon. Flavor is much of the same. Sweet dark fruit, carmel and toffee. Overly spicy. They should have done just a regular dubb

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Photo of atsprings
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a Duvel tulip pours a murky dark brown with a decent khaki head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet fruit, spices and brown malts. The taste is loads of sweet, slightly dried fruit, clove, cinnamon and mild caramel. The beer is medium bodied with nice carbonation and just a bit of syrupy alcohol. This is an enjoyable holiday beer, one I hope becomes an annual tradition.

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Photo of koopa
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GTB
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Aroma is fruity and malty with subtle hints of cinnamon and miso. It pours a barely translucent dark mahogany with a rather typical pale tan head that leaves substantial lacing. Flavor has fruity - apple plus a hint of cherry - and malty tones plus hints of horehound and caramel. Texture is smooth and firm with a little fizz but plenty of body. Load up for this one!

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Belle Starr from Lonerider Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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