Strong Dark Belgian | North Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Brewing Company
Nova Scotia, Canada
bridgebeer.ca

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
7.43%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gingerbread
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CurtisD
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed December 3. ABV 8.5%.

A: Deep amber and cloudy.
S: Dark fruits.
T: Bitter cocoa, plum, cherry, alcohol. Definitely tastes like it's 8.5%.
F: Medium-bodied.

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Photo of Nightwing
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Aromas of cinnamon and chocolate. Pours a cloudy dark brown with tan head. Light bitter taste. Medium body with sticky texture and average carbonation. Overall a great Belgian style strong ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of doopydoogle
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 cork-topped growler poured into a St. Bernardus goblet:

A - Dark and cloudy with almost ruby-red tones when held up to light. A tight lacing clings to the top of the glass while fat bubbles form a colony across half of the surface.

S - Big fruit and berries, with some cherry tones, apricot, slight nuttiness, almost an almond/walnut aroma. You can smell the sweetness of the candi sugar along with some spicy breadiness.

T - Strong yeast upfront with some spicy, nutty flavors entering in. Bready, sweet, and smooth, with a subtle tart cherry flavor hiding below. Not as complex as I might have expected. The flavors give way to the alcohol eventually and leave a slightly dry, malty, and pleasant aftertaste.

M - Good carbonation and coating on the tongue with a subtle bitterness and sourness to balance out the brew.

O - A solid beer. Not too robust for the style, so could possibly be dangerously drinkable given its 8.5 ABV. Guess that's why they don't offer it in full growlers? A different cup of brew than the farmhouse, but certainly with similar characteristics. Mellower in flavor, despite the higher alcohol.

UPDATED REVIEW 6/20/2014: This beer has evolved since the initial review, the taste is far more complex with dark molasses and a subtle bitter backing up the brew and the alcohol, while noticeable, is far less pronounced.

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Strong Dark Belgian from North Brewing Company
4.04 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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