Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien | Brouwerij Het Nest

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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
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jlindros
3.72/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a huge fluffy off-white colored head that fades at a med pace with big bubbles popping first, super dark cola molasses colored brown beer with some mahogany light sneaking through.

Nose brings some dark malts, molasses, candi sugar, lots of toasty brown malts, some dark candied fruits light fig and date, light bursts of anise spices and almost cinnamon like, touch of cocoa and some phenolic and estery booze, as well as light herbal hops.

Taste has an earthy almost mushroomy kinda taste which is interesting. Plenty of sweet flavors, toasty brown malts, little molasses and burnt brown sugar, candi sugar, etc, bringing a fair sweetness, and some light phenolic and estery booze again. A bit of dark candied fruits, fig, date, and toffee covered apricots even somehow not sure how that even works, but it's there. Yeast brings a little bready dough flavor, and a little yeasty flavor even. Hops cut in with a light herbal flavor and mild bitterness overall. Finish brings bit more of the herbal hops and bitterness, still fairly sweet and sticky, little syrupy, some syrupy brown malts and candi sugar as well as some phenolic booze.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb, some warming booze.

Overall not bad, a nice overall malt and sweet profile, light fruits is nice too, and even the herbal hops add it's own touch, the booze isn't too bad but the phenolic booze flavor is a little much. Still a pretty decent beer.

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3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.79/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Too much anise for my taste. Couldn't finish a glass.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours dark brown with a medium sized head of brown foam.

S-Some cola, dark fruit and molasses. A slight hint of alcohol. I don't like anise much and I do pick it up in the nose but it isn't too intense.

T-Not as cloying as many Belgian Darks, which I am thankful for. The anise is rather light. Cola and dark fruits along with a flavor that reminds me of Tootsie Rolls. A bit of Belgian spice.

M-Thankfully not very cloying. Body is lighter than I thought it would be. Warms the cheeks a bit.

O-Actually pretty appealing. I've never developed much of a taste for this sort of beer. This one I enjoyed more than most.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled and possibly bottle conditioned
Pours a dark cola near black body with big foamy tan head
Brown sugar and ash aroma
Flav our is esthers and seaside rock
Nice mouthfeel too

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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2.04/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Dark ruby body with a frothy head.

Licorice and alcohol nose, slight coffee.

Flavor is horrible. Lots of alcohol, anise, followed by pure NyQuil. That green stuff.

Feel...hot, boozy, semi dry.

Overall one of the most awful beers I've ever tasted. I don't like taking medicine unless I have to. Drain pour, here.

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Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien from Brouwerij Het Nest
3.76 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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