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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Ratings: 151 |  Reviews: 43
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to lnashsig for sending me this one as an extra in a past trade! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured a massively dark red brown with a two finger light tan head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, Coca-Cola, banana, bread, dark fruit, and alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, banana, alcohol, and caramel. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The Coca-Cola aroma I got on this one was a little strange if I am completely honest. However, the aroma was very nice and quite complex. The flavor on this one was also quite complex and enjoyable. I just wish that some of the alcohol would have been cut out of the flavor to allow some more subtle notes to come through. Worth trying at least once for sure if you get the chance.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Brownish red color beer with a brown head that bubbled up about two fingers. Didn't have great retention but left tons of small spots and a couple big lines along the side.

S - Honey, belgian yeast, dark fruit. Smells fairly tasty with a bit of sweet sugar.

T - Taste is likethe nose with a little bit more phenolic yeast. Sweet with some dry notes that cut into it a little for a bit of an edge. Some dark fruit with a touch of honey.

M - Active carbonation and medium bodied.

O - Good beer, would like to try the barrel treatments of it as it has a nice flavor profile and is easy to drink.

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Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of JohnBender
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Muddy red/brown color, with a tan two finger head that leaves nice lacing. Some citrus hops on the nose, oak, vanilla, ample dark fruits, malty sweets, and a touch of chocolate as well. Tastes of dark fruits, so woodiness, roasted malts, some chocolate and and slightly sweet linger. Body is medium, good carbonation, with a slight creamy texture.

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Photo of LehighAce06
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of elNopalero
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Batch LB 007, bottled on 2/21/2012 and enjoyed June 23, 2012.

This pours a caramel amber in color, almost like a dark (oxidized) peach or the color of pureed raisins. There’s a light plum and raisiny aroma with a bit of the raisin/dried fruit notes coming across on the palate as well. I pick up some prunes along with a slight phenolic note. It finishes sweet but slightly off balanced. I pick up a dubble-like sweetness and some bubblegummy notes to it as well as nutmeg, cinnamon, and fig on the aroma. Ultimately it doesn’t do it for me, whether it’s the beer itself or the style I found this one I’ll end up skipping in the future. Sorry guys.

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Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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 harrymel
3.36/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage 2011, I believe.

Pours 2oz with three fingers of light caramel head that falls in a few minutes to a quilt of the same. Spotty lace. Cloudy and dark amber. Smells of cola, sugar, dark malts, belgian yeast, hints of wood and a little bit of plum. Some sugar, some yeast, some good juicy dark stone fruits. Medium bodied with low carb after the head falls. I think this beer is above average for domestic attempts, but falls short of the greats out of the homeland over the pond. Perhaps as they refine and develop the yeast, the beer will take on an outstanding structure.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Magery
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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 duff247
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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 iatethecloudsfor
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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 armock
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to turfy for hooking this bottle up in a trade.

A - Poured a brownish copper color with a huge tan head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet sugar with dark fruits and spiced Belgian yeast

T - Like the nose starts off with sweet malt with dark fruit flavors and finishes with spiced yeast notes

M - This beer has a fuller body with higher carbonation to it

O - I'm very pleased with this beer it's good to see something like this being brewed in Texas it has a good taste that leaves you wanting more worth getting your hands on a bottle to try sometime

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured an amber-red/brown color, somewhat hazy, with a decent head that pretty quickly dissipated into a nice off-white sheen, leaving sheets of lacing when you sip that quickly rejoin the brew.

Smells of spicy dark fruits, Belgian yeast, a bit of sweetness, lots of spices. Great smelling brew!

Taste is of funky, pungent malts, dark fruits again, plenty of yeast, spices. Pretty strange stuff but enjoyable anyway.

Feel is pretty smoothly carbonated, medium bodied, with a semi-sweet, lightly bitter fruity aftertaste.

Overall it's pretty good. An interesting premium beer from Ranger Creek.

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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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