Photo: Cannery Brewing Company L'Orage Noir Belgian Strong Dark Ale at 9% ABV (C$9.75 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before)

Appearance: clear brown with a brief fizzy head and no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dark dried fruit, roasty grains, stone fruit, brown sugar, faint solvent. (6/10) Taste: moderate-strong sweet, light bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending a little to the thin, low carbonation, mildly warming finish. (3/5)

A fairly pedestrian North American implementation of a BSDA. Not bad, but a bit thin and unremarkable. Sorry, maybe I’m just spoiled by having had the opportunity to try the real deal on multiple occasions, but this just isn’t getting me all that excited. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com
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Patrick Ryan
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Cannery Brewing Company L'Orage Noir Belgian Strong Dark Ale at 9% ABV (C$9.75 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before)

Appearance: clear brown with a brief fizzy head and no lacing. (3/5) Aroma: dark dried fruit, roasty grains, stone fruit, brown sugar, faint solvent. (6/10) Taste: moderate-strong sweet, light bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending a little to the thin, low carbonation, mildly warming finish. (3/5)

A fairly pedestrian North American implementation of a BSDA. Not bad, but a bit thin and unremarkable. Sorry, maybe I’m just spoiled by having had the opportunity to try the real deal on multiple occasions, but this just isn’t getting me all that excited. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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