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World Beer Awards 2017

Winners

World's Best Strong Dark Beer

World's Best Strong Dark Beer
Country Winner
Novo Brazil
Cookie Muncher

United States

"Chocolaty brown in colour. Big bubbles and a low brown head. Oxidized dark fruits on the nose. Sweet with a hint of tawny port. Sweet and fruity palate. Jammy flavours with port notes. A very full, sweet finish, lingering with a balanced bitterness"

Belgium

Country Winner
Country WinnerLeFort
Belgium

Brazil

Country Winner
Country WinnerBohemia
Wee Heavy
Brazil

France

Country Winner
Country WinnerBrasseurs Savoyards
Brune Bio
France
"Clear light ruby colour with aromas of sweet red fruits. Nice yeast-hop balance throughout with toasted malts in body. Long, lingering finish."

Germany

"Ruby red to brown colour with a medium head. Caramel and sweet notes on the nose, following into the palate with chocolate elements. "

Hong Kong

"Coffee brown colour with a light haze. Malt loaf and grainy, sweet aromas. Rich body with some sweetness. Lingering finish."

India

Country Winner
Country WinnerBira 91
Strong
India

Italy

Country Winner
Country WinnerMorena
Celtica Scotch Ale
Italy
"Dark amber in colour with a good strong aroma. Fruity and yeasty nose. Breads, orange and clove on the nose. Toffee, big malt and sweetness in flavour balanced with wheat."

Malta

Country Winner
Country WinnerCisk
Double Red
Malta
"Amber in colour with a good carbonation. Pear drops on the palate with quite an attractive malt. Very nice balance throughout. Drying on the palate which carries into the finish."

Netherlands

Country Winner
Country WinnerJopen
Johannieter
Netherlands
"Tawney brown in colour with a very dark head. Raisins and coca cola aromas and good carbonation up front. Attractive brown malt and spicy rich palate. Complex and delicious."

GOLD WINNERS

United Kingdom

Country Winner
Country WinnerDark Island
Reserve
United Kingdom
"Very dark brown, clean and nice presentation. Strong oak aroma. Body carries brown amber malt flavours with some alcohol coming through."

GOLD WINNERS

Gold Medal
Black Sheep
Riggwelter
United Kingdom

SILVER WINNERS

Silver Medal
Lacons
Old Nogg
United Kingdom

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