Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale With Medjool Dates And Turkish Figs

Posted December 9, 2020

Category: Beer News, Beers

Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale With Medjool Dates And Turkish Figs

In the spirit of Belgian brewing tradition, we are starting our own by collaborating on a specialty beer just for the holidays – this time with our friends at Central Standard. After meeting to discuss our favorites, we landed on a Belgian Style Dark Strong Ale, brewed with Turkish figs, Medjool dates, tangerine peel, dark sugars, our best-loved Belgian Trappist yeast and aged on French oak staves.

Much like other beloved Belgian beers, we bottle conditioned this beer to ensure higher carbonation and longer shelf life. Pouring ruby brown in color the aromatics are sweet, with notes of molasses, vanilla, and dried fruits. A medium-bodied ale, it is subtly sour with moderate bitterness and sweetness. 

Pale malt
Cara malt
Munich I
Carafa iii
Malted wheat
Flaked oats


Turkish figs
Medjool dates
Tangerine peel
Dark sugar
Dark Belgian candy syrup


French oak

Coming in at 11.5% ABV, this Holiday Ale is perfect for a festive toast, and will be available for purchase exclusively in our Tours & Rec Center Gift Shop and Curbside Pickup. Online and in-person sales begin Monday, December 14th at noon. 750ml bottles will be $18.99. Limit six bottles per transaction. Bottle pours will also be available in our Beer Hall for a limited time.