Login
Register

Home

Brew University

Brew Reviews

Brew News

Brews Traveler

Brew Community

About

Beer Styles by Category

 joinus  facebook 32  twitter 32  instagram 32  

  • Beer
  • Trappist Ale
  • Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    Belgian Dark Strong Ale

    Aroma: Complex, with a rich-sweet malty presence, significant esters and alcohol, and an optional light to moderate spiciness. The malt is rich and strong, and can have a deep bready-toasty quality often with a deep caramel complexity. The fruity esters are strong to moderately low, and can contain raisin, plum, dried cherry, fig or prune notes. Spicy phenols may be present, but usually have a peppery quality not clove-like; light vanilla is possible. Alcohols are soft, spicy, perfumy and/or rose-like, and are low to moderate in intensity. Hops are not usually present (but a very low spicy, floral, or herbal hop aroma is acceptable). No dark/roast malt aroma. No hot alcohols or solventy aromas.

    Appearance: Deep amber to deep coppery-brown in color (dark in this context implies more deeply colored than golden). Huge, dense, moussy, persistent cream- to light tancolored head. Can be clear to somewhat hazy.

    Flavor: Similar to aroma (same malt, ester, phenol, alcohol, and hop comments apply to flavor as well). Moderately maltyrich on the palate, which can have a sweet impression if bitterness is low. Usually moderately dry to dry finish, although may be up to moderately sweet. Medium-low to moderate bitterness; alcohol provides some of the balance to the malt. Generally malty-rich balance, but can be fairly even with bitterness. The complex and varied flavors should blend smoothly and harmoniously. The finish should not be heavy or syrupy.

    Mouthfeel: High carbonation but not sharp. Smooth but noticeable alcohol warmth. Body can range from medium-light to medium-full and creamy. Most are medium-bodied.

    Overall Impression: A dark, complex, very strong Belgian ale with a delicious blend of malt richness, dark fruit flavors, and spicy elements. Complex, rich, smooth and dangerous. 

     
    OGFGIBUsSRMABV
    1.075 - 1.110 1.010 - 1.024 20 -35 12 – 22 8.0 – 12.0%

     

    17 results - showing 1 - 10
    1 2
    Ordering
    Details
    Ratings
    TheCellarMonkTheCellarMonk   742 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    8%
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    With its aroma of caramel and liquorice, this dark beer of 8% is drunk at room temperature.
     
    0 (0)
    MonkMonk   601 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Fall
    The CHOUFFE BOK 6666 is a seasonal beer especially brewed for the Netherlands. Bok beers traditionally appear on the Dutch market at the end of September. The CHOUFFE BOK 6666 stands out from others due to a copper colour, a fresh and fruity scent and a pleasant full-bodied feeling in...
     
    0 (0)
    Achouffe Mc CHOUFFE
    MonkMonk   780 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 750ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    8%
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    Scotch of the Ardennes The Mc CHOUFFE is an unfiltered dark beer, which is re-fermented in the bottle as well as in the keg. Behind its fruity flavour a slight hint of bitterness may be found
     
    0 (0)
    Achouffe N'ICE CHOUFFE
    MonkMonk   566 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 750ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    9%
    Availability:
    Winter
    Our brewery, founded in 1982, is nestled in the green heart of the Belgian Ardennes, and specialises in brewing high quality speciality beers. Our products are easily recognisable due to the friendly elf used to decorate the labels. Elves and other goblins are amongst the most well...
     
    0 (0)
    MonkMonk   611 0 0 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 750ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    Allagash Four is brewed with four malts, four hops, four sugars and four Belgian yeast strains. During the mashing process, we add Date Sugar to the mash tun. Later, during the boil, we add Light Candi, Dark Candi, and Light Golden Molasses. After primary fermentation with the first strain of...
     
    0 (0)
    MonkMonk   596 0 0 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 750ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    Odyssey is the second edition in our Barrel Aged series. It is a dark, 10% ABV wheat beer. We age a portion of the beer in New American Medium Toast Oak, and a portion in stainless steel for more than six months. We then blend the two different portions of...
     
    0 (0)
    Birrificio Del Ducato Chimera
    MonkMonk   648 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    High fermentation beer fermented in the bottle, colored monk's robe. The nose shows aromas caramel, fruit in brandy (cherry, plum) and light toasting. The mouth expresses warmth and complexity but reveals an unexpectedly dry finish that makes it easier to drink. You are our impossible dream, the company that we...
     
    0 (0)
    Corsendonk Christmas Ale
    MonkMonk   688 0 3 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    • Bottled 250ML
    • Jeroboam 3L
    • Magnum 1.5L
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Winter
    For this reddish brown Christmas beer, the Corsendonk brewer uses roasted special malts, the finest hops and selected yeasts, spiced up with a touch of coriander. With its delicate malty nose, Corsendonk Christmas Ale has everything only the very best Christmas beer could possibly offer: a round, balanced taste with...
     
    0 (0)
    Lost Abbey Cuvee de Tomme
    MonkMonk   575 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 375ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Seasonal/Limited Release
    A massive brown ale base that is made from four fermentable sugars including Malted Barley, Raisins, Candi Sugar and Sour Cherries, this beer is fully fermented before being placed in Bourbon barrels where the beer ages for one year with the Sour Cherries and the wild Brettanomyces yeast that we...
     
    0 (0)
    Lost Abbey Judgement Day
    MonkMonk   518 0 1 0

    Beer Information

    Serving types:
    Bottled 750ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    A massive beer in every sense of the word. A stronger and more contemplative version of our Lost and Found Ale. Judgment Day is the base beer for our Cuvee de Tomme. Many of the Trappist Breweries produce a version of beer which ages incredibly well for many years to...
     
    0 (0)
    17 results - showing 1 - 10
    1 2

    Join Us

    Help Us Grow!
    Won't you join us in the Cellar for a few beers? CellarMonk~Beer is run by beer enthusiasts for the beer enthusiasts. A basic membership is always free and allows you to read, rate and review all beer entries and much more. Click below to create an account... and help us build a greater following!

       

    joinus