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Bolivar Bruin

Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Bière brune, fermentation secondaire en bouteille. Le meilleur de deux monde. De la bière traditionelle selon les méthoeds belges avec des produits des pays du Sud.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mateuszk (2044) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. Hazy and brown in colour, big head - very huge carbonation. In aroma some maltiness, light citric note and spoiled fruits(?). In taste sweetish with harsh alcohol. Medium body, finish has light bitterness and tartness. Very bad but probably bad luck with bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (6171) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
sampled as Oxfam Bruin, dated best before 2007 ( is this retired beer ?? ) Pours dark brown to black. Foam only lasts for miliseconds. Smell is dry, metallic, some perfumy sweetness, soap, burnt malts, and a slight hint of oxidation in a bad way. Taste is thin, very metallic. oxidation, sweetness ( less good than other oxidized sweet beers though ) over a very thin mouthfeel. The aftertaste is good, in contradiction to the taste, smell and looks. It consists of the portorisation you typically find in aged brown beers, and is sweet, complex, and long lasting. OK carbo, stil.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikske79 (1477) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Ik heb dit geprobeerd als Oxfam Bruin, een lekker biertje met een goede volle smaak

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 Exotic specialty beer made for Oxfam with cane sugar from Costa Rica, rice from Thailand and quinoa from Bolivia. Also tasted as Oxfam Bruin Bier, which is the same thing. Thin and quickly dissolving, light beige head, colour a dark burgundy, clear. Subdued aroma in which rice and quinoa are detectable, grainy, hints of date, walnut, chocolate, elderberries, pear, nutmeg, bark, grassy hops. Taste begins with a dried and restricted fruitiness, strong carbonation, light citric acid accent lasting till the finish, grainy and nutty with a weird, chocolatey, almost cola-like sweetness, ending in a light bitterishness but dominated by astringent solvents. Far from flawless and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle, 7.5%. Hazy dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma malt, yeast, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, yeast, medium sweet, caramel, little plume and a little bittert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 1/VIII/13 - 33cl bottle from Oxfam Fairtrade Shop (Gent) @ my parents’ place - BB: VIII/2015 (2013-677)

Clear dark brown beer, big aery beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: alcohol, lots of orange peel, very metallic, smells very cheap. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter and metallic start, hint of mocha, caramel, but not sweet. aftertaste: pretty bitter, some orange peel, very metallic ending, non-sweet caramel. This is really bad. Didn’t know the water in Melle was so metallic?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SVD (1436) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
33CL bottle at home, Dark brown almost black beer with a small head, sweet/sour taste, interesting beer that has a bit of a different flavour but not one of the best beers i have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
33 cL bottle into a Westvleeteren glass. Dark red-brown with a brown creamy head. Spicy and acidic aroma. Dry, malty and starchy. A bit overpowering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (14076) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ home. Nice dark brown color with a deep dark red color coming through. Small beige to light brown head that disappears quickly. Smell malts, lightly dark fruits, a bit sweet, but also a sour touch to it. Taste malts, sweetness, candy sugar, a sour hint and some fruits. Medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
Dark copper coloured with an off-white head. Aroma and taste of cola, coffee, soap, yeast, licorice and maybe some rum.

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