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  • 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. 

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

     

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    Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums
    TheCellarMonk
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    671 0 1 0

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    Rich, dark, and infused with the complex sweetness of abbey-grown plums. Our Ovila® Abbey Ales series is a collaboration with the monks of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA. Each beer is a modern twist on a traditional Belgian-style...
     
    44.5 (1)
    St Bernardus Abt 12
    Monk
    Monk  
    566 0 1 0

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    The absolute top quality in the hierarchy of the St. Bernardus beers. It is also the beer with the highest alcohol content (10.50 %). A dark ivory coloured beer with a high fermentation. The show piece of the brewery. Thanks to its soft and unconditionally...
     
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    Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel
    TheCellarMonk
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    1079 0 2 0

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    Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel, launched in 2010, can be described as a rich beer, intensely dark and resounding in flavor. The aroma is spicy and elegant with light toasted keys. Brewed with a sophisticated blend of special malts get the beer...
     
    43.5 (1)
    The Cloak of Abbaye Saint–Martin - October 2012
    TheCellarMonk
    TheCellarMonk  
    624 0 3 0

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    Quad Belgian ale. (13% abv) — Coming to your glass in October 2012
     
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    Monk
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    451 0 0 0

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    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
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    Brewed with four selected malts and four exotic spices, Trois Pistoles beckons with a subtle sweetness that makes it surprisingly smooth and satisfying for a beer of such strength and complexity. Its cocoa and fruit notes make it an ideal dessert companion...
     
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    Victory V 12
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    823 0 1 0

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    If you follow Victory closely you’ll remember that there was a V Ten in this series. V Twelve put that creation away for good. Essentially what might be called a Belgian quadruple (the natural step beyond tripel), V Twelve features Belgian ale yeast and fruit flavors galore in the perfect...
     
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    Friar
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