Mill Street Lune de Sang Noir

Mill Street Lune de Sang Noir

Rated 3.240 by BeerPals

Brewed by Mill Street Brewery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Abbey Dubbel

9% Alcohol by Volume

35 International Bittering Units

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Belgian style dark ale, our Lune de Sang Noir is similar in style to abbey dubbels but with a higher hopping rate and a slightly darker colour. Brewed during a “Blood Moon” lunar eclipse at our Ottawa brewpub, this little devil is 9% abv and a deep mahogany red/black colour and is filtered to show it off. It has a fairly sweet palate and is made with five types of malt including dark caramel and chocolate malts. Belgian candy sugar is added to intensify the sweetness and deep red colour of this beer. It is hopped very lowly in the kettle resulting in a relatively low IBU but very generously hopped in the whirlpool and dry-hopped in the aging tank with US-grown Eldorado hops to give it a very fruity aroma and finish. Finaly this beer is aged in contact with toasted French oak to give it a smooth, rich vanilla tone. This is a very substantial, but surprisingly elegant beer. Tasting Notes: Fruity caramel nose with warming alcohol and hop notes on the palate along with caramel and roasted malt tones and then peaches/apricots and caramel on the finish. Appearance: Deep mahogany red with a fawn coloured head. Clear. Aroma: Rich fruit and caramel tones with apricot and peach mixed in with alcohol and plumcake notes. Body: Medium/full Serving Suggestions: Full flavoured nut-based desserts, strong goat and cow’s milk blue cheeses, pate and roasted red meats. Hops Variety: US Nugget, US Eldorado Malt Variety: Pale 2-row, wheat malt, Munich malt, Caramunich malt, chocolate malt Yeast: Belgian Abbey yeast Brewmaster Notes One of my favorite styles is Belgian Noir or Belgian dark ale. They are similar to Belgian dubbels but with a higher hopping rate. I decided to make this one particularly hoppy to offset the high caramel and Belgian candy sugar content in it and to be in line with some of the more hoppy versions that I had been drinking lately from Belgium. This one is also darker than typical because of the fact that it was to be brewed and actively fermenting during the full blood moon eclipse on Sept 27, 2015 in Ottawa. I wanted this to be a deep mahogany, red/black so that it had a colour that lived up to its name. It also has magical powers.

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Overall Rank16102
Overall Percentile69.9
Style Rank156 of 379
Style Percentile58.8
Lowest Score3.5
Highest Score3.7
Average Score3.600
Weighted Score3.240
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Cask at Arrow and Loon. Pours an average size foamy bubbly off-white head and has a hazy dark amber appearance. Ok lacing. Aromas are quite fruity. Strawberries are pretty apparent. Flavours are also very sweet, lots of fruity notes, strawberries are really quite noticeable. Nice and subtle. Lots of sweetness on the palate. Pretty good.

  • CHOPZ 7185 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Enjoyed on cask, at the Loon. Pours a hazy deeper amber colour with a beige head, decent retention for cask with a little lacing and a coat over the brew that stays. Very fruity aromas, sweet malty with some strawberry notes. The taste is quite fruity as well with the berry notes. Pretty sweet, but not super syrupy, with the help of the hops in the finish. Quite a nice fruity Belgian strong ale with nice hops. One of their best so far.

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