Potteloereke | Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus

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Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by paterlodie on 09-05-2005

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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 36
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4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of YvesB
2/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of desint
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bergus
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of frlrv1020
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Drank from my Chimay chalice

A - Pours a clear Copper / Mahogany colour with an off white one fingered head that reduces to a film slowly and laces.

S - Plums, raisins and burnt sugars.

T - Plenty of dark stewed fruits and with the warming alcohol becomes almost Port like. The finish is a little boozy but the dark fruits just hang around to balance it out.

M - Light to medium body with light to medium carbonation. A little thin

O - I like the lingering Port like flavours in this one. Some BSDA's can be a little sickly sweet or alcoholic, but this one hits the spot quite nicely. I drank this one with some sharp crumbly cheaddar and it went quite well.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ianaledrew
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle bought in NYC into a Brooklyn Brewery Snifter

A - Pours dark with a tan head. Not much lacing and head died down fairly quck

S - Smell inside bottle was of grapes and dark fruit. Almost like a grape juice

M - CARBONATION! like a soda. It bordered on unpleasant for beer. The carbonation dies down as the beer warms.

T - Sweet. Its like a caramel sugar cube with hints of dark fruits. Malty. Putting aside the carbonation, it actually finishes nice. Its like belgian beer candy.

O - It was an interesting beer to try but probably won't be trying it again. Someone who likes this style of beer and likes a lot of carbonation will like this a lot. Not for me

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Photo of impending
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


33cl into a tulip. Pours an opaque walnut, dense towering cola colored head recedes leaving dangling clumpy froth.

Strong vinous qualities dominates the scent along with spices including ginger, clove and that elusive spice grape bubblegum. wonderful

Flavor surprises with an initial roastyness which turns to a mild bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Significant dark fruits and hazelnut with the spices joining in. Thin bodied lively mouthfeel.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark, hazy orange brown. Gentle pour produces a massive, long lasting cream colored head. Aroma of caramel and dark and light fruits. Complex flavor of dark fruit, caramel malt. Pleasant sweet but dry finish with intense fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Very nicely made and fun to drink. Will search this out again.

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

33 cl bottel poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

Pours a hazy dark amber color with a huge foamy off-white head that lasts for ages and leaves lots of lacing.
Aroma of bread, licorice, dark sugary malts and some spices. Flavor is very nice sugary sweet with spicy bitter in a delicate balance. Some more licorice and spices in the finish.
Lively carbonation ( for me a little bit to much ) and a creamy texture.
Great brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of brentk56
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A massive head is generated by the pour with the liquid underneath showing a chestnut color; plenty of Belgian lace, too

Smell: Spice cake aromatics, with brown sugar, dried fruit and vanilla

Taste: Opens with brown sugar cake and dried fruit elements, with a tilt toward increasing fruitiness by mid-palate; the flavors fade a bit, after the swallow, though the elements do linger in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with high, but creamy, carbonation

Overall: Not at the top of the class, but a very decent example of the style

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Photo of srandycarter
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Cola brown, huge head that stays for some time, getting very clumpy as it dissipates. Lots of clinging lace.

S - Brown sugar, dark fruits.

T - Taste exactly like it smells. Big time candy, brown sugar, dark fruits nestled in.

M - Thick, over carbonated for my tastes, ends on a sweet note, maybe too sweet. Not much balance.

D - Overall, pretty tasty. I would have it again.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Murrhey
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It poured with a huge, thick foamy head, it looked like a root beer float.

The smell was subtle for a dark ale, but pleasant.

It was very tasty, with dark chocolate, burnt aftertaste that lingered on the palate.

The mouthfeel was the only thing that detracted from the beer in my opinion, as I found it to be a little to watery for my personal preference.

All in all, a tasty dark ale that I would buy again.

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Potteloereke from Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 53 ratings
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