Noir De Dottignies | Brouwerij De Ranke

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269 Ratings
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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:
269
Reviews:
112
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
31
For Trade:
2
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Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We had the luxury of having this beer on tap at Novare Res in Portland Maine. One of my new favorites.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JHB-510
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paleoplant
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ZorPrime
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes out of the bottle a little bit "gushy". The beer color is dark brown, almost black, however some ruby color on the edge. Nice fine bubbles and creamy head. The aroma shows presence of dark fruit some notes of chocolate. Brown sugar too. The taste is sugary, some dark fruits. In the mouth, very effervescent. Complex. Some dark cacao bitterness on the finish.

Overall, this is a pretty decent beer.
Cheers all!

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of babaracas
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.25/5  rDev +9%

A very good bsda with a greater focus on the cocoa flavors than on the dark fruit flavors. Plenty of candi sugar sweetness. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of NateMac13
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of _ph230_
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mig100
3.9/5  rDev 0%

Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Larz_73
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Farnswurth
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.25/5  rDev +9%

A fantastic Belgian dark strong ale poured from a 11.2 oz bottle. Ale pours a nice deep dark
brown with a nice light tan head and great lacing. Nose of Belgian candy sugar, raisins, sweet
fresh bread, hints of licorice, and a dash of cocoa. Taste is phenomenal with a great candy
malt profile on the back and sides with candy sugars reigning supreme with flavors of plums,
raisins, and cocoa leaving an earthy malty sweet aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel makes this one
highly drinkable despite the strong ABV which remains somewhat hidden till the warmth kicks
in. Personally would desire this one on tap, it is simply phenomenal.
A new favorite.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of seedyone
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09/08/11 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Thick & caramel-like. A bit much for Early Sept. more a wintry thing.

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Photo of JoelClark
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Noir De Dottignies from Brouwerij De Ranke
3.9 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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