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Top Rated Beers: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

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Top Rated Beers: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
    WR Reviews | Ratings
1Silly Cybies4.3521 | 113
2Trappistes Rochefort 84.31,894 | 5,197
3Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw (Blue)4.29881 | 1,807
4Chimay Grande Réserve (Blue)4.282,332 | 7,632
5Achel Trappist Extra4.26217 | 465
6Allagash Odyssey4.24419 | 1,226
7Unibroue 17 Grande Réserve4.23267 | 1,120
8Abbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune]4.2321 | 490
9Trois Pistoles4.21,999 | 4,882
10Gulden Draak (Dark Triple)4.21,318 | 3,840
11Abbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru Belgian Special Brown4.2515 | 725
12Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad4.1890 | 311
13Kasteel Winter4.1855 | 241
14Maudite4.171,913 | 4,520
15Bourbon Barrel Aged Hell Hath No Fury Ale4.1751 | 114
16Brasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale4.16342 | 467
17La Terrible4.16945 | 2,194
18De Dolle Oerbier4.15465 | 962
19Corsendonk Christmas Ale4.13588 | 1,172
20Bush De Noël Premium4.1251 | 131
21Embrasse4.1275 | 190
22Oak Aged Monk's Mistress Dark Strong Ale4.1131 | 58
23Gouden Carolus Classic4.11404 | 853
24Pinot Suave4.135 | 136
25Bink Grand Cru4.0947 | 132
26Salvation4.09463 | 1,190
27Allagash Grand Cru4.09458 | 647
28Nor' Easter4.08212 | 312
29Dragonmead Sin Eater Belgian Dark4.0818 | 65
30Dominus Vobiscum Hibernus4.0864 | 125
31Bush De Nuits4.0840 | 98
32Affligem Noël4.08340 | 568
33Allagash Bourbon Barrel Black4.0784 | 441
34Trappist Holiday Ale4.0724 | 68
35Ommegang Adoration Ale4.07366 | 1,125
36La Résolution4.0784 | 252
37N'Ice Chouffe4.06519 | 1,154
38Nostradamus4.06513 | 892
39AleSmith Grand Cru Ale4.06382 | 897
40Monk's Mistress4.05177 | 318
41Noel De Calabaza4.04423 | 1,007
42Gulden Draak Brewmaster's Edition4.0359 | 276
43Brooklyn Local 24.03542 | 1,398
44Gouden Carolus Easter Beer4.02115 | 230
45Abbaye Des Rocs Spéciale Noël4.0140 | 61
46Allagash Black4.01716 | 2,605
47St. Angus4.0110 | 31
48Triporteur Full Moon 12410 | 41
49Pisgah Cosmos456 | 80
50Raison D'Extra4697 | 1,467
51Bush De Noël4460 | 858
52Grand Cru427 | 53
53St. Feuillien Cuvée De Noël4219 | 325
54La Montagnarde [Brasserie Des Rocs Ambree]3.9882 | 130
55Gouden Carolus Noël / Christmas3.98483 | 836
56Grand Cru Abbey Ale3.98172 | 331
57Torment Dark Belgian-Style Ale3.9824 | 90
58McChouffe3.97528 | 1,082
59Soothsayer3.9725 | 89
60Magella Belgian Dark Abbey Ale3.9612 | 35
61Solitude3.9611 | 115
62Vicaris Winter 133.9611 | 29
63Delirium Nocturnum3.95906 | 2,764
64't Smisje Kerst3.9573 | 105
65Belgo Sutra3.9414 | 62
66Inspiration3.9415 | 91
67Pimp My Sleigh3.9420 | 73
6810 Commandments3.94374 | 911
69Vow Of Silence3.9320 | 67
70Santa's Little Helper 20123.9324 | 125
71't Smisje Calva Reserva3.92111 | 162
72Collaboration Not Litigation Ale3.92734 | 1,620
73Brotherly Love3.9213 | 73
74Sinister Kid3.9215 | 114
75Ovila Abbey Brown Ale With Mandarins And Cocoa3.9125 | 68
76IJndejaars3.9130 | 45
77Thomas Creek Conduplico Immundus Monachus3.9134 | 67
78Big Operator3.9144 | 122
79Noël3.974 | 123
80Bink Winterkoninkske3.9132 | 189
81Ten Of Clubs / Kleveretien3.912 | 63
82Petrus Winter #93.945 | 176
83Modern Romance3.912 | 76
84Noir De Dottignies3.89110 | 264
85Folklore3.89127 | 451
86Potteloereke3.8936 | 52
87Biere De Noël3.8937 | 78
88Delirium Noël3.89776 | 1,914
89Kashmir3.8911 | 45
90Blitzen3.8919 | 81
91Rude Elf's Reserve (formerly Rudolph's Reserve)3.8994 | 205
92Demon Hunter3.8837 | 72
93Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit)3.88148 | 249
94Moinette Brune3.88180 | 305
95Adriaen Brouwer Dark Gold Ale3.8868 | 173
96Reinaert Grand Cru3.8816 | 31
97St. Feuillien Speciale3.8732 | 92
98Van Dammit3.8714 | 53
99Columbus3.8775 | 149
100Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale3.8783 | 291


How was this list calculated?

Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of BeerAdvocate user reviews and normalizes scores based on the number of reviews for each beer.

The general statistical formula is:
weighted rank (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

R = average rating for the beer = (Rating)
v = number of reviews for the beer = (votes)
m = minimum number of reviews required to be considered (currently 10)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.94)
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