Noir De Dottignies | Brouwerij De Ranke

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij 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.

Added by tempest on 04-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
271
Reviews:
113
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10%
 
 
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12
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32
For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark brown color, with tan foamy head (nice lacing).
Smell : roasted malt aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : caramel flavor with bitter with a long duration, dry spicy finish.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Pours a clear dark orange-red with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, dark fruits, and a distinct cherry aroma. Taste is much the same with earthy and honey flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice fruity aromas and flavors.

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330ml Bottle. La Chouffe Tulip glass. Enjoyed on feb´13. Very dark amber in color, deep ruby to the light. Beige crown & copious lacing rings. Aroma profile shows Belgian yeast, candies, caramel & toasted malts, hints of alcohol & molasses, figs & spices, herbal notes – anise & cumin-, earthy hues & hay. Toasted malts with herbal notes at first sip. Medium to full body. Soft to moderate carbonation. Bitterness in the middle lightened by plum & sweet coffee hues. Gentle astringency. Dry bitter finish & slightly heat on the aftertaste. Worth to try!!

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2012 vintage (bottled 2/12, drank 1/13) another excellent brew from De Ranke. Smells of subtle chocolate, tastes quite crisp with chocolate, bread and fruit notes. For a 9% belgian dark ale you sure cant taste the alcohol. Has the feel of a light dark ale but hits you hard with a bouquet of flavours on the pallet. I have grown to love De Ranke beers and will definitely be trying the rest of the line ASAP. Worth the 11.49 for a 26oz bomber

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Noir De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
3.9 out of 5 based on 271 ratings.
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