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Brunehaut Abbaye de Saint-Martin Brune

Brewed by Brunehaut
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Rongy, Belgium


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With its aroma of caramel and liquorice, this dark beer of 8% is drunk at room temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1421) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
33 cl bottle. Slow gusher. Clouded chunky darker copper, creamy tan foam settles and lasts. Aroma is dark roasty malt, black licorice. Taste is lightly sweet, medium roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate hint, faint yeast, soft and somewhat bland. ABV is unnoticeable. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabuzzer (155) - SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2014
330ml bottle, frothed over on opening. Pours deep brown with white head that quickly disappeared. Sweet, fruity, toffee flavours dominate. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4328) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 25, 2014
11.2oz bottle in a stemless glass. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, light spiciness, some caramel and toffee from the malts with light notes of chocolate, some light hops, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. A solid dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (4185) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at gollem Pours dark brown , copper glow . Ok white head . Smell is chocotoff , caramel . Overcarbonated . Taste is caramel , sweet , bit earthy . Chocotoff yet again . Balanced , but very much to the sweet side . Rather complex . Ok

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (607) - LATVIA - OCT 2, 2014
Dark brown, bit red with small yellow head (intensively foaming escaping from bottle, but almost nothing remains at glass). Fruity aroma. Stouty, a bit dry coffee bitter notes on the quite sour overall taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2957) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
The aroma is fruit, bread, Belgian yeast. The appearance is deep brown. The flavor is like the aroma. The finish is sweet, a little chemical and off. Medium thin body. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (306) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 3, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber brew with a big beige head with good retention, aroma is moderate to hevay sweet and low bitter with caramel, clove and dark fruits, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a sweet finish and short aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from Wilbur’s; 2010 vintage. Aroma: finger of off-white head that disappears immediately and does not even last as a film, amber brown color, cloudy. Aroma: molasses, prune, light licorice, nutty. Palate: dry finish, lively carbonation, thin texture into oily. Taste: sweet malt and molasses, ends with light fruity sweetness of prune. Overall, very different, super carbonated, but taste is unique. The finish is a little light for how malty sweet the front is. Likely has a lot to do with vintage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Straling (364) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a cloudy brown colour with little carbonation. Chocolate, coffee like aroma, strong roasted malts. Coffee, mocha like roasty flavour, rather sweet. Goes down smooth with a touch of alcohol, thin/medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2744) - BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
I am a bit unclear about this "Saint-Martin" abbey beer range: is this the same beer as the Saint-Martin Lumière d’Hiver that was in existence till 2007? I suspect it is, and the Lumière d’Hiver has been replaced as the winter beer in its range by the slightly stronger Saint-Martin de Noël. This one shows a very thick, rocky, dense, tanned head which eventually collapses but leaves a good lacing on the edge; colour a very dark wine red, near blackish, misty. Powerful aroma of port wine, milk chocolate, coffee, almond, overripe pear, coriander, cinnamon, banana liqueur, butter and a whiff of bay leaves. Sweet taste, dark fruits, port, somewhat oily mouthfeel, in the middle a deep dark maltiness with chocolate and caramel notes, dryish spiciness, some candi sugar, finish roasted bitter with a peppery hoppiness and warm, a bit astringent and therefore insufficiently hidden alcohol.

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