La Bestia Aimable | Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Texas, United States
drinkrangercreek.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 12-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
151
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.36%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Kips
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoodviewBrew
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have not had this in some time so this review is from memory so the details are a little hazy. This is one of only a few beers I've had that had to grow on me. At first I hated it. Too sour, very harsh alcohol finish. But then I bought some more for my father in law who fessed up he didn't like it so rather than dump it I drank it again. Funny thing is that the sourness and alcohol flavor I didn't like before worked this time. It is a difficult beer to categorize. From this amateur's opinion it reminds me of an old ale- good sour fruit and molasses flavor. If you drink this, buy two. The first will suck and you'll fall in love with the second.

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Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BryantForestry
4.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jodio
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oneguynamedjosh
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one's been sitting around the cellar and begging for attention, so time to give it a go.

Pours dark brown with reddish hues and a prolific tan froth.

A decoy aroma of quite sour dark fruits is sent strong before notes of grain and taffy take off in a different direction.

Tastes of grain, phenols, licorice, dried dark fruits (plum and raisin) and has a slightly sour finish.

Medium bodied and the alcohol is not a factor.

What is this? It's a beer. And this one isn't all that one way or the other. Just drink it.

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Photo of BKotch
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmills3
4.49/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaddDogg84
4.82/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a nice Belgian Strong Ale with great head retention.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
2.03/5  rDev -45%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Maybe the bottle was too old, maybe not my style, but ouch. Drain pour.

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Photo of Lukebell15
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erushing
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of jonjon82
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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La Bestia Aimable from Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
3.69 out of 5 based on 151 ratings.
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