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
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
17.02%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
66
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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4.34/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Served @ approx 38 degrees, let it sit for about 20 minutes to warm closer to room temp
LOCATION: McNellies in Tulsa

Pours a hazy orange color with a golden brown tint. This makes it a bit on the dark side, for a golden ale style. One-finger head of creamy white foam which has a slight orange tint. Retention is quite nice and lacing is good.

Comes with the expected BGA nose. Nice citrus notes. Orange and lemon, mostly. Good spice presence of corriander and a nice hint of cloves. There is a very good yeasty presence and a slight touch of wheat notes.

The taste certainly follows the nose, but expands on it, also. There is a presence of big yeastiness. Underlying wheat presence. Nice citrus presence, like the nose, but it brings along other fruits with it. Pears, white grapes and a touch of apricots. It has a good sweet malt presence and a wonderfully delicious presence of candi sugars.

This one is medium-full in body, almost full-bodied, I'm happy to say. It has an almost perfect level of carbonation. Very smooth and deliciously creamy.

This is a very drinkable brew, flavor-wise. The 10%ABV, while not totally hidden, is nicely masked. Be careful when drinking this one, it's not a session beer, despite it's ease of drinkability. That alcohol will sneak up on you, in a hurry. This is a great one for relaxing with, at the end of a long day.

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I'm stunned that this is a locally brewed Oklahoma beer. This is a truly tasty brew.
Between Coop, Marshall, Choc, and a couple of other breweries that should be popping up soon, there truly may be hope for OK's beer future.

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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 Ryancthomas7
2.9/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: can
Received this in a trade as an extra. Way too much malt for me. Minimal hop aromas/general flavor. Could have easily confused this for a barley wine in a blind taste test. Extremely unbalanced and boozy for a 10% abv beer.

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Photo of RoninBirdman
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Borgt
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of OKbrew89
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy light copper color with medium head. Leaves nice lacing. Primary smell of roasted malt with a slight caramel undertone. Smooth malt and slightly fruity taste on front with a sweet ending consisting of caramel and vanilla. Light carbonation and medium mouth feel, and the alcohol is well hidden. Much better on tap than bottled.
Good belgium strong but not great. I'd like a little more depth in taste but must admit it's extraordinary in smoothness and hiding boozey-ness.

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Photo of MorganSaunders
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CR19845
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of socon67
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mlockman
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rather expensive for a 4-pack of 12oz cans, this beer was underwhelming. Belgian Dark Strong is one of my favorite categories for it's strong malt backbone, but this was rather vinous instead. A good beer it's own right, just not as true-to-style and rather lackluster in that respect.

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Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mattgwillison
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of dgrauwiler
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of Mbpike
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Deep copper. Hazy with a big cream colored head.

Smell - Bananas and cloves. Deep caramel. Some fruitiness. Alcohol.

Taste - Tastes very nice up front. Banana and clove. Creamy deep caramel and a hint of chocolate. Finishes fruity. Licorice and spices. Fusel alcohol and slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel - Creamy and highly carbonated. Boozy and a little abrasive in the finish.

Overall - Tastes pretty good up front, but gets a little rough in the back.

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Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this at mcNellies in tulsa

Pours a semi-hazed amber with a finger of cream colored head. Some head retention & lacing, lacing held up pretty good

S: Apple peels, breadyness, & orchard fruit

T: Apple peels, breadyness & booze presence up front, plus a touch of lemon hops. Caramel, a touch of breadyness & then boozey warmth once this warms, along with some candi sugar dryness. Finishes dry & boozey with caramel & pralines, would've pulled a 4.5 but hotness dragged this down a bit

MF: Chewy, near zero carbonation, very warming

Drank easy for the ABV, need to try this again when the temp drops by say 50 degrees or more, I bet this smacks the chill outta winter...

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of needMIbeer
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoogle
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Beertracker
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BrewAskew
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a chilled shaker pint at Upper Crust in Edmond. Pours to a creamy beige head that is thin (poured too carefully?) but laces and lasts. Color is red amber and hazy. Aroma is sugary malt, plums, yeast esters such as clove, bubblegum, and other spices, brown sugar and alcohol. Flavor is rich and complex with a strong sweet port/marsala taste up front, with spicy funky Belgian flavors in the middle and a rich, sweet rumlike finish. Mouthfeel is medium and sugary in a good way. Overall a delicious, satisfying high gravity ale with complexity and polish, approaching world class.

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Photo of hellraisinT1000
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Basoos1
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of CRJMellor
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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