Or De Belgique | Blacklist Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blacklist Artisan Ales
Minnesota, United States
blacklistbeer.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by dougofthefuture on 07-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
23
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
17.29%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ONUMello
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can, no obvious freshness date, poured into a tulip
A: Golden/straw colored with a 1+ finger head that slowly settles
S: Malt, coriander, Belgian yeast, a bit muted
T: Matches the nose adding banana
M: Medium-bodied, somewhat sweet
O: A decent beer for the style but nothing particularly stood out

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: on tap, at the Blacklist taproom. Or de Belgique is hazy golden, with a big head, and generous lacing. The aroma is yeasty, just a little sweet, with mild spicing, and the taste is similar, with mild fruit (bananas?). This beer is a very good example of a Belgian strong pale ale, and could stand up in comparison with the more famous benchmarks of the style. It's well worth seeking out, for anyone who likes the style.

The ABV wasn't apparent while drinking it, but at 9.5%, you'll notice the effect of a couple of these.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunuelian
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrseano
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mnbrewery
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vukusich
4.31/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveMiller
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Popping the cork releases fruity aromas – primarily peach with a hint of fresh laundry, a hint of smoke, floral notes and some biscuit.
Or de Belgique pours a hazy peach color under a 2” bone-white moussey foam cap that descends to a very thick, lace producing film.
The attack starts with pear, peach, bubble gum over toffee malt flavors that finishes with a medium hop bitter emphasis on the end.
The alcohol is pretty much masked by everything else in the beer. The beer has a very smooth, creamy, rich and luscious texture giving it a very effervescent, medium body.

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Photo of donaldgarner
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of heytomcat
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of carlmoberg
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of optimator705
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of olafphysics
3.89/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of kguard
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of sacrelicio
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dougofthefuture
1.49/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I feel compelled to review this, as the packaging tricked me in to believing this was a good beer.

Appearance was awful - it pours a very muddy brown, with a fizzy head that lasted about half a second. Instantly, this reminded me of early homebrew efforts. Aroma was more of the same - yeasty in an unflattering way, with a bit too much malt character. Drinking this was a chore - it definitely seems like the yeast wasn't allowed to finish. Booze and unfermented malt dominate. Overly bubbly and harshly carbonated.

Yuck. I tried, but I dumped most of this. Pretty label anyhow...

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Or De Belgique from Blacklist Artisan Ales
3.47 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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