Very Nice
Hopewell Brewing Co.

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV:
8%
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Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.27%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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Hopewell Brewing Co.
 
Illinois, United States
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Reviews by Beginner2:
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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I won't review this now. (I was getting an odd after-taste from my flight of six... so I want another taste.)

But , some advice... Between this and their Saison, Hopewell should focus on their Belgians. I say so because they seem to be improving their yeast (based on reviews from a year ago of their Saison.) And if an American brewer can get right the Belgian-like yeast, then you are ahead of many aspirants in the race for survival. As a business strategy, too many American brewers are competing in the hop-heads market and not enough succeeding in the Belgian-devotee market (obviously, people like me.)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSiegs
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Murky, muddy reddish brown in color, fairly opaque. Medium tan foam that retains very well. The aroma is dark fruit, raisin, caramel. Abundant fruity esters. Really pleasing aroma. Strong malt presence. Taste follows, with hints of spice, brown sugar, slight alcohol heat. Body is medium-full with low-moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Overall, an excellent Belgian Strong from Hopewell!

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Very Nice from Hopewell Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 3 ratings