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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11810) - 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 (614) - - 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 (10323) - 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 (3696) - 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 (646) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6354) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle (33 cl) from beergium.be. Shady mahogny, medium tan head. Fruity with red berries, figs, spicy phenolics, some alcohol. Meidum bodied, high carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness, some light astringency.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2013
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 12/2014. Murky smashed strawberry fox brown with an off-white head. Muted nose, dark red fruits, malts, brown sugar, liquorish, leaves, sticky dark fruits & nuts. Taste is sweet liquorish, red fruits, figs, malts, brown sugar, cacao, light chocolate, slight bitter herbs & overripe red fruits, tobacco + strawberries in the finish, hazelnuts, creamy mocha & candy. Quite creamy body. Lovely surprise here, very yummy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (3056) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
33cl bottle. Expiration date: July 2013. Appearance: caramel clear brown beer, pours a way too large not so stable light brown head. Nose: some caramel, lots of malts, little dried fruits. Didn’t like this really, maybe already too old?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1543) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
quite thick brown beige head with thick CO2 bubbles, foam head, but disappears without lacing. dark amber chestnut clear colour. very alcoholic aroma, sweet, spices, some faint sulfur note, yeast and esters. tastes alcoholic, sweet, dates, prunes yeast. an aftertaste that is initially bitter like from roasted malted but with a long sweet caramel aftertaste. medium body and a lot of carbonation. bottle 33 cl / best before july 2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5039) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
Glowing light brown body with bubbly tan head. Light caramel, some roasted malts, fig like sweetness. Okay, not very excited. Taste is better, sweet caramel notes, brown sugar but enough flavour. Small carbonation, quite nice. Funny how the ’commerical description’ would like you to believe its not a sugar-infused standard Belgian dubbel, which it certainly tastes like. Not bad at all though. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)

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