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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alassio (86) - USA - JUL 29, 2012
Got this in the closeout bin at Vaudree in Liege for 1e (can’t figure out why - - the date punched is July ’13). Zesty, bright fizzy texture like well-fermented apple cider, and then the hops hit hard & deep, and then a sourness kicks in, with just the slightest hint of sweetness (sweetness is why I mostly avoid brunes, but this is more a hoppy sour beer). Very lively on the palate - - it just dances all over the place. This is a super tasty and really fun beer. I wish I had bought the whole close-out binful (but I already had over 40 bottles to haul back in my luggage to Germany).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2421) - SPAIN - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Dark brown / marron oscuro. T/S: Malt, caramel, yeast, raisins / Malta, caramelo, levadura, uvas pasas.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9560) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy brown with barely any head. Aroma of malt, nutty notes, light raisin, yeast and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (8072) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Very thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. malty aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3002) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, yeast, raisins, caramel, fruity notes, nuts, some brown sugar and dark chocolate, a certain spicy note. Flavour is medium sweet with a surprisingly bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very nice, I like how the bitterness compliments the sweet flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1931) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2015
dark brown colour with ruby notes, moderate sized beige-ish head; aroma of dried berries, raisin, herbs, some caramel and maybe rye bread; taste of caramel, dried fruits like raisin and plum, herbal notes, some spiciness and significant bitterness; good bruin

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
10/24/2007 1:20:22 PM Bottle from the Cracked Kettle. Dark brown - frothy head. Caramel malt nose. Really nice mouthfeel. Prickly, sugary, malty. Caramel and chocolate flavour. Ends with some new tastes. Warming, sweet. Quality.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (1134) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is bitter, rookachtig met sporen van bittere chokolade en anijs. Is iets te waterig/licht om een echte topper te zijn. Smaak blijft wel lang hangen.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Dranken Geers, Gent-Oostakker.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, some spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some dried fruit, chocolate, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (319) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2015
Dark brown without significant head. Roasted malts with a bit of dried fruits, spices (cloves) some caramel and butterscotch. Medium body, long sweet malty dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4402) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
(Duysters Loterbol Bruin) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 8% Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, tall and thick beige head, with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass. Aroma has some spices, faint caramel, herbs. Nice taste, much more bitter than I expected, with some lemon-like notes, hops, again faint caramel and some toffee, some herbs, fresh grass, maybe some juniper berries. Medium body, good carbonation, mildly dry on the palate. Very good, nice surprise.


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