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Brewed by Brasserie de Bellevaux
Style: Old Ale
Malmedy, Belgium

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eManu (445) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2010
Pours a very dark black red color with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with spices. Flavors of roasted to slightly burnt malts, a bit smokey, black coffee and spices. Good carbonation, good light bitter, a bit creamy, nice long flavors. Reminds me of some stouts. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2414) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2010
Taste @ beer-taste-lessons 06.02.2010. From bottle, 33 cl. Black color, with beige head. Aroma coffee, sweet, roasted malts. Medium body. Taste sweet, roasted, some bitter and dry. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Almost opaque black, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and caramel. Flavor starts with sweet malt then progresses to a dark roasty bitter edge, with a bit of dark fruit in the background. Light body. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours very deep ruby with a generous beige collar. Unexpected dusty carbon aroma with a blackberry and prune juiciness exactly like a certain kind of (BC) English stout. Doesn’t disappoint in the mouth, where a mellow ashiness, chocolate and some mouldering leaves dominate. I’ve never had a Belgian beer anything like this before. Impressive.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle, 6.3%. OK aroma of hard roasted malts. Very dark brown colour, red shine, seems clear. Stable tan head. The flavour is mildly roasted, dark malts, hint of fresh-ground coffee. A little paper in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6594) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2009
33cl bottle. pours dark brown, beige head. aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and lightly yeasty. taste, plenty of good roastiness here, light in body, some nice coffee and malts. Light sparkly mouthfeel, thin and light with hints of dark fruits and yeasty. Reminded more of a stout than an old ale. Overall mouthfeel is just superb, highly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
Bottled. A dark nut-brown beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, while the flavor is sweet with ntoes of malt, caramel, and roasted malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
bottle, pours dark brown, tall frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavors start crisp with lots of carbonation bringing a sweet malt body that fades into a lightly bitter roasted malt finish. Malt through and through. Nice brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10130) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 10, 2009
Trade with Fonefan, comes as Malmedy Black. It is black-brown with a red hue and a creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, dark fruits, yeast and light licorice. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, licorice, and the finish has some slightly dry citrus. It is very stout-like, smooth and nice.


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