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RATINGS: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Very dark brown ruby body topped by a large creamy tan head. A nice looking beer. The aroma is quite different. I was expecting sweet malts and candi sugar instead I get a spicy vinous blueberry aroma. It is really unlike any beer I have ever smelled. The flavor is equally as unique and oh-so good. More vinous and blueberry along with other dark fruits and a touch of acidty. Medium bodied with a full flavored finish that lingers. Damn this is a good one. A real surprise too as I bought only because I had never seen it before. Find it buy it love it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Bottle pours a dark amber with a big light tan head and significant lace. The aroma is yeasty, spicy, and caramel. The flavor is dark, roasted, roasted malt bitterness, and chocolate. Overall, not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Pours a deep cloudy brown with a wonderfully fluffy off white head. Tons of sediment can be seen swirling around the body of this brew. Aromas of spice and brown sugar with flavors of yeast, light sugar and a light bitterness. 8.0% ABV

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
8.0% ABV
Dark amber - brown color; big thick head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light smokey, chestnuts, chocolate, hazelnuts, rye; original and complex. Malt and roasted malt flavor, but most of all caramel; nuts, spices. Very strong final bitterness, with a touch of Fernet Branca.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2004
This is a great Belgian Strong Ale. Malty,spicy, and cherry flavors. Finishes smooth, clean, and crisp.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2398) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Pours with a five-fingered light brown frothy head that fades slowly and leaves a ton of lace. High carbonation. Cloudy amber color but the yeast stayed in the bottle. Nose is malty with a hint of raisins Starts malty and smooth; finishes on the sweet side with a hint of hops. Medium bodied. $4.10 for a 330ml bottle. The ABV is 8%.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2004
Dark brown. Fine head. Hoppy, spicy aroma, some malt too. Flavor is finishing way to bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2004
330 ml [capped bottle, 2003 sampling: Deliah’s Chicago (vintage beer tasting, Feb ‘04)]: Dark cedar, with a dense, light tan foam. Malty aroma with spicy streaks: caramel plums laced with freshly cracked black pepper and anise. Beautifully complex. The sweet fruity malts and lull me into submission just as a peppery/green plant bitterness screams for attention. I can’t help but concede to both. . . and I loved every second.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Deep chestnut with a full, thick head and decent lacing. Sweet, fruity aroma of plum, raisin, sweet apples, full malt and a hint of bitterness. The body is full and supple with a great mouthfeel. Fruity sweet flavor develops initially, before a crazy onslaught of bitterness in the finish. Really enjoyable and something I would drink with some regularity.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2004
Very dark, deep red color, extremely large and lasting, foamy head. Salted mushrooms and sweet cherry in the aroma. The strong and full-bodied flavor includes (at least) cherry and black pepper. Quite a carbonated beer. Very full and pleasant-flavored strong Belgian ale!


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