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Noir De Dottignies | Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke

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3.9/5
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287 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Belgium
deranke.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The heaviest ale on our menu with a very rich taste, coming from the six different kinds of malt we use. These malts also give it that rich, dark, nearly black colour. The royal doses of Challenger and Saaz hops bring the typical balance between sweet and bitter.bitter.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,036
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
287
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
33
Trade:
2
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Photo of Chico1985
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, into the branded stemmed goblet.

pours very dark brown, almost black. thick cream colored head. aroma and taste have typical dark malt flavors, but also some roasty, almost stout-like characteristics. medium bodied, smooth. overall a nice mild twist on the style.

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Photo of RochefortChris
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black colour, red notes to the light, medium head with good retention, good lace. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, dried fruits, spices. it eeminds me of a Christmas. Medium body, creamy palate, good carbonation. Boozy finish. Taste reminds me of a Christmas too: chocolate spices, licorice, dried fruits. Really good.

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Photo of rjd722
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bark
2.88/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Vintage 2010.

The colour is very dark brown, the liquid is clear. The low off-white head disappears quickly.

The smell is intensive sweet with roasted notes. Some Coca Cola, caramel, raisins, chocolate candy, spices, chloride and warming alcohol.

The taste is surprisingly bitter. Passing light sweetness. Growing butterscotch, raisins and alcohol. Low to medium body. The aftertaste got hot unclean alcohol, sharp sweetness, roasted nuts and chocolate toffee. The finish is harsh with notes of cocoa and chemical alcohol.

The carbonation is medium to strong, the small sharp bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is light.

This bottle got BBE 2015 stamped on it. I’ll guess they were right about that.

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Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2010, probably a little past its prime right now, i will have to revisit this freshed some time, but its still doing pretty well for its age. looks almost more of a brown ale than a black beer, i can see some light coming in around the edges and it looks thinner than anticipated, although the head is rising high and belgian looking. a little mucky, but alive at least. the aroma is a little astringent, a farmhouse sort of yeast that seems a little tired, and slight tannic properties creeping in. i get some cocoa and dried fruit from the malt, but not the darker roast i was expecting from this, it stops well short of that. its also wildly hoppy for a belgian beer, almost a belgian black ipa of sorts, as bitterness is extremely high as this finishes, and for a moment its in front of both the yeast and the malts. chestnuts, raisins, oxidation, licorice, and this estery belgian yeast thats got some saison characteristics too. a little astringent to taste too, not quite sharp, but an old beer weirdness for sure. toffee and blackberry notes in here too. this is tasty stuff still, intriguing and different, oddly hoppy, over the hill just a bit, but a rustic and enjoyable brew. i will look to find a bottle of this that is considerably newer to compare...

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZinFanDave
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a darker amber with a small tan head. The head lasts, diminishing to covering with lakes. Sweetish with prunish scent. Taste follows the nose, with a clinging covering over the tongue. Nice!

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Photo of desint
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.41/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Less than 2% of the beers I drink do not get advice from me.
Noir is among that group that leaves even the helpful critic in me speechless.
Healthy head to start, it stays around until the end... albeit as a thin covering.
Smell is a sweet, dark, wintery, dried fruits. I will assume brewers sugar and a yeast highlights this fruiticopia.
For Taste, I get balance... I presume from hops, but it almost doesn't matter because Noir somehow does not get syrupy.
Feel is a smooth and as full as I can remember in a long time.
Overall, all I can say is : "Noir, were you been my whole life?"

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sparky44
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Noir De Dottignies from Brouwerij Brasserie De Ranke
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 287 ratings