Brewer’s Reserve Blackfoot River Belgian Strong Ale | Blackfoot River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Blackfoot River Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by zhanson88 on 09-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2.74/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle 209/593. Picked up from the brewery. Definitely interested to see how Blackfoot River does with their first stab at a Belgian style beer.

Appearance: Pours a deep ruby color with quite a bit of carbonation. About 1" of caramel colored head forms, which has nice retention and decent lacing.

Smell: Unexpected. Lots of raisin and fig, with some esters present as well. Honestly, not much in the way of yeast or Belgian characteristics.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. Some apparent dark fruits, mainly raisin and fig, with a bit of candied sugar as well. Again, yeasty or Belgianesque characteristics are pretty much absent.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Medium-light body, with a nice amount of carbonation. Very pleasant in this category. Overall, wasn't what I was expecting at all. Definitely not a bad beer or something that's hard to drink, this beer just seems totally confused and out of style. Seemed closer to a quad (possibly), or some sort of Belgian style old ale (a style I just made up, for all I know).

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Photo of n2185
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Sark
3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drunk at Philipsburg Brewfest 2013

Appearance- unfiltered golden light brown, thin lace

Smell- Sweet with light citrus tones, not too noticeable but present earthiness

Taste- hop oiliness noted, bread and yeast abundant, sweet light maltiness

Mouthfeel- Medium/light bodied and moderately dry

Overall- great beer without a super heavy feel

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Brewer’s Reserve Blackfoot River Belgian Strong Ale from Blackfoot River Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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