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The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Category: Belgian Style Strong Ale

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.2%
Dark bronze color. Toasty, spicy, malty, herbal aromas of Tootsie roll, toasted pecans, black pepper, and coffee grounds with a silky, soft, frothy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length bakers chocolate, caramel chew, vanilla latte, and sassafras finish. A toasty, inviting Belgian beer with peppery notes that balance chocolatey sweetness.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: Tootsie roll, toasted pecans, black pepper, and coffee grounds
Taste Flavor: bakers chocolate, caramel chew, vanilla latte, and sassafras
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Baked Ham, Limburger
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty, inviting Belgian beer with peppery notes that balance chocolatey sweetness.

The Producer

Herkimer Pub and Brewery

The Producer
2922 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
USA
1 612-821-0101

Belgian Style Strong Ale

Belgian style strong ales range in color from medium to dark brown and in alcohol from 8-11%. These beers typically have a fruity Belgian yeast character and a degree of sweetness coupled with a viscous mouthfeel. This category also includes Belgian style quadruples. Better examples of this style strike a seamless balance between rich, sweet malt flavors, alcohol and complex Belgian yeast flavors ranging from banana to dark fruit. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre, Brouwerij Bosteels Pauwel Kwak, La Trappe Quadrupel and Brasserie Dubuisson Freres Scaldis.

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Belgian Style Strong Ale