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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A darker, slightly sweeter beer than its blond counterpart, Loterbol Bruin is a delicious strong Belgian ale, brewed in tiny batches at Belgium’s smallest brewery. Highly drinkable, even at 8% alcohol, this beer lives up to its name, which translates roughly to ’prankster.’ Unlike most Belgian beers of this strength, Loterbol Bruin is not loaded with candi sugar. It does not want for malty sweetness, but it is superbly balanced with enough hops to stand up to the high alcohol. A remarkable brew, if a difficult one to find . . . we bring in only about 60 cases a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
langeveld12 (238) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
Head is large, creamy, off-white and slowly diminishing. Body is brown, some sparkling is visible. Aroma contains loads of fruits (sweet and sour), spices, citrus fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is light acidic, then light sweet and light bitter and finish is bitter. Body is medium with creamy texture and soft carbonation. The flavors are surprising,it's a lot less sweet and more bitter then I expected. Lovely beer, well balanced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Trying after the Duysters Drossaard. It has the same harsh bitterness in the back that I can’t get past. Again nice pour. Aroma here relatively neutral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2014
Tasted when it still had an ABV of 10%. Dark chestnut colour, beige, loose head, strong estery aroma of dark fruits, candi syrup, spices, yeasty and fruity taste with dark maltiness and even a roasted bitter accent in the finish. Scotch-type ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1244) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Net als de blonde loterbol een bier met iets te weinig smaak aan naar mijn goesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1809) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from a friend. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, nuts, roasted malts, ripe fruits, syrup and earthy notes. Bitter finish with citrus, nuts and ripe fruits. Very nice belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10867) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
bottle. dark hazy brown, smooth fluffy yellow-brown head. fruity and yeasty aroma, fermented sweet fruits, dark dried fruits, raisins and stuff. flavor is raisins, malts, dark drived fruits, alc. and a little spice bitterness. quite tasty actually, and quite complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bryanvdv (563) - - MAR 8, 2014
Uit fles mooi donker bier vol met gist, redelijke kraag. Aroma donker fruit, kersen, zoet. Smaak is tintelend zoet met klein zuurtje in afdronk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5937) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, yeast and spicy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2267) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2013
Good Belgian dubbel beer. Sweet of course and with lots of dark fruits, some dark malt and added candi sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Trappist1 (521) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
Dark, brown, healthy beige head. Nose: bit of malts, liquorish. Above average CO2, bit of chocolate, slightly alcoholic. Taste is sweet, some yeast, prunes. Finish is dry, slightly bitter but still well balanced.

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