Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien | Brouwerij Het Nest

Ten Of Clubs / KleveretienTen Of Clubs / Kleveretien
BA SCORE
73.5%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 68 ratings
Ten Of Clubs / KleveretienTen Of Clubs / Kleveretien
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Het Nest
Belgium
hbhetnest.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The "Ten of Clubs" is a dark ale with a hint of anise and loads of character. Some may call it "Abbey-style," but we just think of it as great beer.

Aged in oak barrels and brewed from an original recipe by Het Nest - a group of friends making excellent craftbeer to promote the Flemish town of Turnhout Belgium - the world wide center of the playing card.

Added by Jason on 08-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,610
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
68
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
10.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
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330 ml bottle. Best before 2016-09-11.

A: Dark brown. Poured 4 fingers high of head, moderate retention.
S: Medium toasty caramel. Some soybeans and raisin.
T: Medium toffee flavor. Slightly coffee. Chocolate aftertaste. Medium low sweetness. Low sourness. Moderate bitterness.
M: Medium full body. High carbonation.
O: Great caramel, coffee, and chocolate texture.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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(best before Oct 2013, stored in fluctuating climate - poured into a 10oz tulip)

A: cloudy, nearly opaque burgundy (mostly brown with reddish highlights)... bit of loose foam forms on the pour, falls, light-thin cap left... practically no lacing

S: dark Belgian chocolate, brown fig... really damn cocoa... not much fruitiness to speak of, not a strong boozy aroma... decent intensity until the last ounce, minus the dregs, is poured in - loses some edge after that

T: the dark fruit comes out right away first sip - raisin-vinous, maybe a splash of black cherry - blending together, with the rich, chocolaty flavor, to create an unmistakable abbey ale character, reminiscent of an Abt 12 / Gouden Carolus Cuvee hybrid, sort of... little bit of roasted grain sprinkled in there and a herbal-cordial soft flare of alcohol on the end, light lingering bitterness

M: concentrated malty body, medium-full, but nicely dry in the finish... not a strong warming sensation - weird for 10%... nicely tempered alcohol, soft and rather tamed, but a bit of a delicate sting/numbing remains long after

O: had this one other time on tap about 2 years ago - close enough to the draft version, though I feel like this has a bit more of a bottle-conditioned yeast overtone, drier and a little sharper altogether... pretty tasty and worth checking out once

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A-pours a dark chestnut with an absolutely beautiful looking head, three fingers worth of creamy and tan head that leaves a layer throughout the glass

S-dark fruits, dark bready malt, cocoa, bit of molasses and cola

T-taste is full of dark fruits, some chocolate, dark malt, and a light finish of anise

M-medium to full body, light to moderate carbonation

Overall I really enjoyed this beer, glad the anise isn't more powerful, something I would revisit in the future for sure

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Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien from Brouwerij Het Nest
Beer rating: 73.5% out of 100 with 68 ratings
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