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Cluysenaer Cuvée Noire

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Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Note from the brewer:

Toasted American oak chips added during fermentation and lagering

In de gisting en lagering worden er getoaste Amerikaanse eik-schilfers toegevoegd.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hamirubi (541) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2016
33cl bottle at home (13 II 2016), shared with the Meetjeslandse Bierproevers. Reddish brown dubbel ale, quite hazy and with a Belgian yeast nose. The taste is medium sweet, with a large body and medium carbonation. The ending is warm, alcoholic. The mouthfeel is very "Belgian" style, with the malts and yeasts aromas on the surface.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
Draught at ZBF 2016. High creamy lasting off-white head. Hazy brown body. Mild malt caramel fruity and relatively sweet aroma and flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (267) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2016
Brown liquid, small head. Aroma of malt. Heavy body, no carbonation. Taste is bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (7353) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2016
Sampled @ ZBF 2016. (Thank you for sharing RB people!) Dark brown amber (? Shouldn’t this be like black?), tanned head. Nose is thick sweetish licorice, herbal, some leaves. Taste is massive herbal licorice, tad powdery, oily, low malts, leaves. Oily thick herbal; Way too much licorice, this is basically just pure licorice, nothing bad with this one but I am not into licorice this much.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
corkyrory66 (1274) - BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2015
Bière de Cluysenaer à Kluizen, foncée refermentée non filtrée de 8 % abv pour 16,9° plato et un niveau ebu de 25. Couleur noir roux, quasi opaque (ebc de 80). Bulles fines partout et vives. Mousse de couleur café crème, et en effet très crémeuse, à la superbe texture, stable à 10 mm. Arômes de fruits noirs, porto tawny, malt noir, pointe de café. 1ère bouche souple sur un mélange de fruits noirs, du malt noir et quelques épices. Arrière-bouche dense, avec du bois de fût. 2ème avec des pointes de piment rouge dans des fruits noirs et du chocolat noir. Arrière-bouche entre le houblon et les épices. 3ème où les herbes et piments prennent le dessus, et déséquilibre le tout. Arrière-bouche en nette régression. La longueur est d’un goût très pincé, avec de l’aigreur. Très curieux. On irait presque vers une brun rouge des Flandres … Les jambes sont collantes et plaquées. La levure est un peu aigre mais correcte. L’alcool accuse une faiblesse sur la longueur. La finale devient aqueuse, et un peu vide… CONCLUSION : une bière qui va en diminuant (toujours très grave), et en s’aigrissant jusqu’à devenir un terne reflet de sa 1ère bouche. Très curieux… D’ailleurs même le moine de l’étiquette se pose des questions (métaphysiques…).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
florent.janssens (264) - - DEC 26, 2014
Légère odeur de Torréfaction. biere au gout leger qui évolue. En bouche, plutôt bubble gum. Bière facile à boire, on peut en boire plusieurs d’affiler

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulysse (403) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Had some hints of pear. A tiny bit bubblegum. A well balanced beer. Could easily drink lots of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5849) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
From a bottle at the Brugge Beer Fesival 2nd Feb 2014. Almost clear dark reddy brown with a slight beige head. Aroma is malty with caramel notes alongside yeastiness and some dark berry and spicy esters. Flavour is fairly sweet with the malts leading the way, hints of liquorice and spice, bitter finish and aftertaste. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsjerno (42) - BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2014
Duister rood biertje met romige langdurende kraag. Geur: hoestdrank, caramel. Smaak: toetsen van droge rode wijn, beetje hoestdrank, tikkeltje metaal/bloed, eik is aanwezig, geroosterd mout, Droge warme afdronk

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3255) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
33cl bottle@De Bierkamer, Kluizen-Evergem 08/2014. A strange and interesting crossover dubbel/BA dark ale with some off-focus aromas and aftertastes adding to the sampling fun. Massive plum wine, sweeter sherry and vanilla bourbon barrel in the nose, aided along by caramels into the kniwn territories of abbey dubbels: plum, date, some milk chocolate join forces, only coming up a short in yeast character to produce a truly memorable take on the style. Late showing of metal/drain/brackish off notes. - Still very much worth sampling and when in Meetjesland, a suave alternative to Van Steenberge’s rougher sugar alcobombs, for sure.


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