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DNR | COOP Ale Works

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3.77/5
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227 Ratings
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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:
#19,799
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
227
pDev:
16.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
68
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Bravada
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kuges
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i honestly liked this better than the edition in brandy barrels with cherries. its a more well rounded and balanced beer, doesnt have all the sweet and the fusel alcohol intensity, and it is quite unique even without all that stuff. there is a fruitiness to the yeast without the cherries, raisin and fig and plum or something, dried and concentrated, nice with the strong malt base. caramelized with notes of toffee and sweet cake, glazed almost, but not so heavy in the finish. i like the yeast, i can taste it more in this one than in the barrel aged version, more belgian, more robust, with subtle anise and allspice hints. black tea comes to mind, there is an earthy bitter thread to this, but the molasses and maple notes quickly move in. lots of body, lots of grain, but still well carbonated. almost barleywine here, but with a belgian twist. i dont think this beer needs the fruit and the barrel, its more defined and refined here, not like many others out there, and a nice one from these guys, who have been a little hit or miss for me, but this one is a keeper! just pace yourself!

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Belgian Strong Dark Ale: not what I expected based on reviews of "sweetness"..... this is not exactly my cup of tea, but it's not a bad beer. RYE influenced? I like Belgian beers, but this one is "different".
Do not be intimidated by "sweetness" reviews. It certainly is not sweet. Instead, it is a lot of what I did not expect: somewhat "grainy"and more of a beer to be sipped to be enjoyed. Thus, confirming the "complex" reviews. Definitely high in alcohol content, but again if sipped---highly enjoyable. Personally, I think cheese and salami/sausage pairs well.
10.0% ABV

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.85/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sweet, sweet beer here. Brown appearence, not too much lacing, not too much retention. Smells super sweet, cinnamon, spices, wonderful malts. Almost a candy like taste comes through with those rich nutty malts. A little natural sugar, some coriander/nearly banana like clove spice carries a medium-bodied all-star of a beer to its destination. The yeast (Belgian) and malts (Munich? German for sure) make it unique. This one really got me going, better than the past dozen beers I've tried I think. This brewery has put out some stellar material, F5 ruled too. Cheeeers.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.96/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Right off the bat, a very particular and complex beer. Sweet and spicy, with carbonation that coups with such. Smell is rich and roasted caramel. It takes a few drinks to get the hang of it's tart dried fruit and spicy cinnamon coriander. Very much so happy to spend my money on this four pack, and glad to be seeing more from COOP Ale Works in our area.

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Photo of Kahlerbock
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. A light mahogany color with a nice but short lived head, very little lacing. Very pleasant sweet Apple smell. Caramel, vanilla, pear, and sweet apple tease. Very nice!

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leafmonique
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fruity with an unexpected but nice linger of sweetness.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of homerlike
4.59/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Crafthouse Gastropub in Lubbock, Tx. Mid caramel color, limited head, sweet aroma with subtle spice hints. Mild taste, smooth and delicious.

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Photo of thalador
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.57/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous copper/red color as poured from a 12 ounce can. Tiny head. Aroma typical for a Belgian that smells awesome. Taste is excellent. Somewhat fruity and no bitterness. Smooth and smoother. Very nice for a 10 percent-er. My local BJ's Brew house bartender tells me they are getting this one on draft. I'll be excited to try this from the keg. I find it highly drinkable and recommend this one to all my BA brothers.
Brought to you by the makers of HORNY TOAD BLONDE. Git ya some and git her done!

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Photo of ovaltine
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPA1978
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid strong dark for the price, the belguim yeast aromas and flavors are a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.72/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigGold
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. can, purchased in Norman, Oklahoma, into chalice. Not very dark, but in top two or three best Belgian ales I have ever had out of a can.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blandmath
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from blutt59, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a solid copper with a decent sized frothy off white head that persists. Aromas of dark brown sugar with light spicy yeast and some dark pitted fruits. Spicy earthy yeasty character dominates with a bit of brown sugary toffee maltiness and some light fruits. Pretty nice sipper.

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Photo of GntlmnBstrd
4.42/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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DNR from COOP Ale Works
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 227 ratings
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