Brasserie de Ranke – Noir de Dottignies Belgian Stout (330ml)
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Brasserie De Ranke, founded in 1996, brews all of its beers in its own facilities in Dottignies, in the province of Hainaut in Belgium. Through both years of training and dedication, and extremely high ethical, ecological and sustainable standards, they have cemented themselves as one of the best modern breweries to come out of Belgium.
The brewery uses exclusively local raw materials, hops from the region of Poperinge and malt from Belgian malting houses. They also prioritize the happiness of their neighbours and staff above profitability: they don’t work nights, or do shift rotations. de Ranke always strives to maintain the best environment possible, so both the neighbours and the staff can be proud on their local brewery, and the beers created here. We’ll drink to that!
A very rich taste, coming from seven different kinds of malt. Pouring dark brown with notes of dark chocolate, molasses, Christmas cake, brown bread, espresso, cherries, and dried fruit. The palate is rich and decadent with deep dark flavours while still maintaining high drinkability from the effervescent carbonation and scrubbing bitterness. This beer is both elegant and refined yet brooding and powerful.
In classic de Ranke style, Noir de Dottignies features a complex array of 7 different malts to provide a dark colour and an complex array of flavours, while still using whole cone Challenger, and Saaz hops that are known for herbal and spicy qualities. This beer is also bottle conditioned, which adds a finer-knit carbonation and an elegant mouthfeel.