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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2007
Bottle. Clear medium to dark red / brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate hoppy, grass, hop dry, light to moderate malty, roasted, spices - peppery ! Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very nice. (211107)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy and dark brown with a huge tan head. Sweet caramel and mild fruity aroma. Flavour is sweet too, holds a nice light roasted malt flavour this providing a rather smooth caramelmalt impression. Light yeasty touch following and a mild bitterness going along into the finish. Lasting caramel malty finish. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2006 The aroma is alcoholic, malty, and sweet. It is an unclear very dark brown beer with a beutiful light brown head. The flavor is fantastic; sweet, malty, and very complex with notes of figs, coffee and a acidic prickling. The finish is dry and a bit woody. A fantastic beer..

I tried this one in a 8%ABV version - which made the flavor less complex and therefore the overrating less. The ratings here are for the 10% ABV version.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Unclear, dark brown with big, lumpy pieces of yeast. Lovely, brownish head that never collapses completely. Fresh, hoppy nose. Brilliant notes of roasted - no actually it’s burned - malt and some brown sugar. But the mouth feel is mainly dry with a very pronounced bitter finish. Very sophisticated. 230705

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2006
Bottle, 3 years old. Cloudy orange brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, spices and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits, spices and dried fruits.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (20239) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, huge beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted coffee, toffee, caramel, slightly bready and alcoholic. Flavour is toffee, alcohol, chocolate some raisins and plum. Roasted malts and coffee come in as it gets warmer, as does the alcohol. Creamy palate, a bit empty in the finish and aftertaste, but wellworth the money!

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19218) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2003
Bottled. Very dark ruby with small creamy head. Pleasant vinous aroma with notes of cherries, toffee and utter. Sweet and not overly malty with clean and rather hard mouthfeel. Salty finish with some grassy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2011 6th May 2008.
Brown beer with mixed caramel and coca cola notes. An underlying bitterness that is quite subtle. Drinkable.

1st December 2007
Mild malt and creamy fruit with a zesty sourness. Dry and lightly bitter finish. Milk chocolate tones. Complex and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14340) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dedollewaitor (13747) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2009
33cl bottle @ DHVL. Pours dark brown with a large fluffy and creamy white foam and lacings. Taste is rotten vegetables - probably the yeast. Caramel, earth and something which reminds me of smoke. Quite rotten and bad.


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