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


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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1425) - BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2015
Double de haute fermentation, non filtrée, de 6,8 % abv. Elle assemble dit le brasseur l’eau pure de l’Ardenne et un brassage high tech. Couleur châtain foncé aux nuances prune et roux, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines très vives partout. Mousse beige clair, très crémeuse, avec une remarquable structure en cratères. Arômes de malt finement grillé sublime, épice, bois, fruits mûrs. 1ère bouche veloutée à la splendide entrée sur malt, épice, houblon et du bois de fût. Arrière-bouche dense, pleine et complexe, longue. 2ème au magnifique ensemble malt/houblon/épices. Arrière-bouche sur des chaumes d’été mélangé à des feuilles mortes. 3ème bouche à la belle texture, mais complexité un peu inférieure. Arrière-bouche très bien, mais moins longue. Longueur à la très belle impression, mais un léger creux par rapport aux deux premières bouches. Jambes fines, fortement marquées. Levure fine, mais un peu ténue. Alcool bien pour le genre, efficace. Finale dont on voudrait un peu plus. CONCLUSION : une double qui fait partie des meilleures, mais qui rate le coche de la grande distinction... Les premières impressions laissaient présager d’un prodige, mais la longueur a réduit un peu les prétentions... Malgré tout, de haute valeur...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 (Bottled, 6.8% ABV, no BBE, 1/3 of the bottle left after traveling in a cardboard box from Brussels) Muddy brown, not much head (CO2 gone already). Very pleasant and strong aroma with lots of spicy anise and sweetish-syrupy maltiness. Flavor is quite the same with syrupy malt, lots of dried fruit, anise and other spices. Almost full body, not much CO2 left, no alcohol present. Quite sweet, but pleasant and strangely also balanced brew, that would suit the cold Xmas time pretty well. 7237
Earlier Rating: 12/6/2004, 8-7-4-4-15=3.8
(Bottled, Malmedy Brune/Lefebvre) Very dark, nutty brown color with a largeish, beige head. Sweetish but somewhat bitter, malty and herby licorice aroma. Malty, quite sweet licorice flavor with a some alcohol and a long, sticky-sugary finish. Medium-bodied, sugary, surprisingly thin, but not watery palate with foamy carbonation. A decent, very licoricey, sweetish and quite carbonated, not very full-bodied brune.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (7346) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2002
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, light brown, fully lasting. Body is dark brown, dense tiny particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), moderately yeasty (cobwebs, mold), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a strong note of licorice, lesser notes of clove and raisin. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Enticing spicy aroma, great flavor balance (like the Floreffe brown ales, it’s almost all bitterness to counter the malt...relatively little acidity, which I like in this context), and looks terrific. Mouthfeel could be better, though. Like the Malmedy Blonde, this one is also very quaffable, yet still worthy of sipping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1800) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 29, 2003
mmm.. very malty aroma.. Taste was malty first but when the glass was almost half I could feel some hints of herbs, raisins and alot of malt. Very nice and old fashioned...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (535) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2010
Pours a dark brown color with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, liquorice, brown sugars and spices. Flavors of strong roasted malts and liquorice, dark fruits and caramel, with spices. Good carbonation, little sweet and good bitter dry, with a creamy finish. Reminds me of some stouts. Very pleasant flavor and testure for a winter brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 17, 2011
Bottle. Sweet chocolate/molasses malt aroma Dark chestnut brown color with large tan head. Sweet chocolate/molasses malt with a hint of cherry and light bitter finish. Nice body - just a little bit light. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
330 ml bottle via BelgianShop. Pours a dark brown with full creamy head. Malt, spice, and licorice to the nose. Toasted malt, raisens, and spice to taste. A little sour. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EddyBeer1 (1058) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2013
Brune acajou, pétillance moyenne, mousse beige. Malts caramel foncés, présence de réglisse, notes fruitées. Une très bonne vieille brune!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2003
Fresh and sweet aroma. Fruit and chocolate taste along with a hint of toasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15578) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2008
Bottle at Delirium Cafe. BB 12/04. Vintage. Pours dark brown with a ruby edge and a small creamy head & lacings. Nose is sweet and vinous of dark fruits, yeast and caramel. Smooth and full bodied. Good complexity and really well matured. Oily & full bodied. Dope.

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