Woodbooger | Strangeways Brewing

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85
very good
80 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.68%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of PYTomon
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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Photo of PGVG
2.25/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of VBWharfRat
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of Zraly
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of dfhhead25
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its a damn brown ale.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Aprice34
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of BMart
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfmorey
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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Photo of blbarnett3
3.42/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown with a finger and a half head

S - Chocolate notes

T - Rich malt flavor with the suggestion of brown ale, but deeper, slightly sweeter.

M - A bit on the thin side for the depth of color

O - Billed by the brewery as a "Belgian-style Brown Ale". Rich dark-roast malt flavor reminiscent of a Porter. Interesting combination of styles and very drinkable.

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Photo of TwistofKane
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of BeastLU
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Tuggy
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sludgeman
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Re-review with a written comments on April 8, 2015. Averaged (approximately) ratings from both reviews.

Purchased at a Kroger in Midlothian, VA.

This beer tastes more like an American Brown Ale that a Belgian Brown. Not a beer I would try again.3.25

A – Pours an opaque brown with reddish highlights with a half-finger of light brown rocky head. The head dissipates quickly. Good light brown lacing. 3.0

S – Aromas of brown bread, dark fruit (raisin), metallic, very faint pepperiness. 4

T – A malty beer with no bitterness to speak of – Some very, very faint fruitiness of apples and strawberries, molasses in the finish. 3.0

MF – A smooth medium bodied beer with a semi-dry finish. 4

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Original ratings.
A 3.25
S 4
T 3.5
MF 3.75
O 3.5

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Photo of jimpyle48
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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Photo of yergermeister
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of memphisjet
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Woodbooger from Strangeways Brewing
3.8 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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