DNR | COOP Ale Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States
coopaleworks.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Belgian-style dark ale is the culmination of central and western European malts, Noble hops, candy sugar and a traditional Trappist yeast. Notes of dried fruit, cinnamon and vanilla make DNR a very complex experience to be enjoyed in moderation.

30 IBU

Added by stephens101 on 04-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,253
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
252
pDev:
17.02%
 
 
Wants:
12
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Trade:
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Photo of redleg64
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick4444
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iawaska
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattinHouston
2.06/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a tripel attempt failed through trying to push the ABV too high. The additional sugar is normal for these high octane beers since it ferments better than just the normal ingredients. There is almost no carbonation present it's more like a wine, but with a Tripel after taste. If you just want something that you can drink fast maybe this works. But if you want a decent Tripel at this ABV maybe try a Golden Monkey it tastes way more like the real thing. Would not try again. I drink 8%+ beer all the time and this is near the bottom taste / carbonation wise in my opinion. Not a good beer...

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Photo of sumnerw
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of depechemode1983
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours out clear bronze in color. Head if beige in color with minimal retention. No lacing.
Smells candy sugar sweet out the gate. Plums, clove, vanilla, and caramel are present. Also picking the Belgium yeast.
In the taste I'm getting banana, white grapes, bread, caramel sweetness and an ever so slight bitterness. Its good but seems a little thrown together. Getting a touch of alcohol warmth as well.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of corywalston
2.41/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1

Photo of Salinesnake
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of n2pux
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alexrdvz
4.83/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Smiles4100
4.89/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of zeff80
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured a dark amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled boozy and sweet with hints of toffee and caramel. Lots of toffee and fruit flavors. Boozy/alcohol heat.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a thin foamy head. There is some precipitate. Head retention is virtually non-existent. Lacing is very mild. Sweet aroma. Belgian yeasts, candied sugar, slight cinnamon and apple. Taste follows the same route. Very sweet, candied sugar, apple, Belgian yeasts. Light to medium bodied with low carbonation.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.7/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Initial impression from a can purchased at a Whole Foods:

Canned 05/16/17. 10% ABV. IBU 30. SRM 22. "Belgian style dark ale."

Sweet and a bit syrupy, hitting notes of candied apple, candi sugar, and malty sweetness too hard. Trappist yeast keeps it high in alcohol and amply estery. Caramel, gooey fig, cardamom, and a heavy date flavour are prominent. Not particularly well-balanced or built for a beer billed as a Belgian style dark ale, but not bad considering its high ABV (which is decently disguised).

Not a beer I'd buy another 4 pack of, but it's drinkable enough and has no egregious off-flavours or faults. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but I've certainly had worse.

C / AVERAGE

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01/09/18 further impressions from another can:

Aroma of candied fruit.

Taste of withered apricot, candi sugar, Belgian pale malts, and dried fig & date. Sweet. Lacks the esters usually imparted by Belgian yeast, however.

Texture is full-bodied, smooth, wet, somewhat thick, and unrefreshing. A biteen sticky and chewy. Aptly carbonated.

It's a bit of a chore to drink given its high ABV and imbalanced sweetness. I don't see the appeal here and I'd scratch my head trying to understand who would buy this over a traditional Belgian expression of the style. Not awful by any means, but definitely underwhelming.

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

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Photo of cdwil
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwarren82
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gobuccos
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kkarimi
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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DNR from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 252 ratings