DNR | Coop Ale Works

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215 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
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
17.02%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
66
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of homerlike
4.59/5  rDev +20.2%
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 +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thankin_Hank
4.57/5  rDev +19.6%
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 +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPA1978
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
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
4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of BigGold
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blandmath
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wamba
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
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 +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Junkforadam
4.32/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Belgians aren't normally my thing. That said, this one is pretty okay. Slightly lighter in color than a brown. White head disappears quickly. Strongly scented of flowers, dried fruit, tobacco. The taste is super sweet with a finish of bitter hops and the Belgian yeast. At 10% ABV worth the trip.

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Photo of MemphisSooner
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of videofrog
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of uwmgdman
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treycotton
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Really good beer.

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Photo of Dwings97
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FantasticOKC
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Look - Poured from a 12 oz can. The color is a beautifully hazy copper/light brown. Loses marks due to lack of carbonation and thickness. You must pour aggressively for any amount of head, and even the it is small and dissipates quickly. As for the thickness... I like a beer that has some weight to it, but this pours like a soda with too much syrup.

Smell - Normally, I do not like something this sweet, but the aroma of this is phenomenal. Writing on the can states "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," and everything described here comes out very vividly in the aroma except the hops. The only reason for a 4.75 rather than a 5 is the fact that I'm not (usually) fond of something this sweet.

Taste - Equally phenomenal as the smell, and for the same reasons. Again, I am not (usually) fond of something this sweet... but... MY GOD... this is good. All the aromas mentioned above come out very vividly in the flavor (though the hops are apparent in the flavor, unlike the smell). This makes me think that I DO like candy flavors, they just have to be balanced as well as this.

SIDE NOTE ON FLAVOR: Don't just let it sit... swirl it the way you would wine to keep the alcohol from settling. If you let it settle, by the end of the drink, you will have nothing more than high alcohol.

Feel - Lowest point of this drink. Feels very heavy, and very much like syrup. The lack of carbonation, exacerbates this.

Overall - This beer surprised me as I am not a fan of thick, heavy or sweet, candy flavored beers, but I really, REALLY like this one.

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Photo of ruzzal
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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DNR from Coop Ale Works
3.82 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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