Woodbooger | Strangeways Brewing

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85
very good
11 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strangeways Brewing
Virginia, United States
strangewaysbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A dark roasty brown ale brewed with organic coconut sugar, dark Belgian candied sugar, and aged with vanilla bean.

Added by blbarnett3 on 10-09-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
78
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 78
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4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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1/5  rDev -73.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst ale I have ever drunk. Revolting.

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4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very good flavor, the only one of their beers that I enjoyed.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep chocolate brown in color with a nice light brown head.

S: Light fruit, and a touch of powdered cocoa. Almost like a chocolate cherry thing going on, some slight bread aroma as well as caramel.

T: Caramel malt, and a bready flavor with roasted malt and a touch of coffee in the finish. Some decent sweetness, as well as perhaps something English in the finish.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation. The carbonation is fairly fine in size, and there is a bit of a linger in the finish.

O: Overall a pretty tasty brown with a bit of a twist. I've been fairly skeptical of this brewery, but this

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3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearances can be deceiving:

A very dark brown with a nice tan head.

Initial taste is of a light chocolate stout. So where's the Belgian element that I paid for?

(Not present).

So its a very good brown ale, with a thicker mouthfeel; that's all. I could see drinking a lot of this if that was the style I wanted.

So why the claim to be something else?

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled in bottle

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown where no light passes through the glass. Beige head with no lingering lace (it's streaky).

Dark, rich molasses aroma. Fresh smell. There's a bit of alcohol to the nose as well.

The flavor features a strong coffee element. It's not as sweet as the smell suggests, although I do get some cocoa notes. I also note some sourness in the background. Short aftertaste. The body is thinner than I would like and the high carbonation exacerbates this.

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Woodbooger from Strangeways Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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