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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Ecaussinnes, Belgium
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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Beer made with "Prunes d’Agen"


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 31, 2010
I am sucker for any beer brewed with prunes, plums, raisins, dates or figs. These fruits add such an awesome flavor to beer. They kind of turn a beer style into a Dubbel with a bit more sweetness. If you are like me. go get this beer! Sweet dark fruit aroma this is gonna be good. Great caramel brown color with prune sediment floating throughout the beer. Before I opened the beer I saw a lot of floaters so I vigorously shook up the beer to break up the sediment. Damn this is is a great beer and has a rating lower than it deserves only because a few morons have tried it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (626) - BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2014
Bière réalisée avec des pruneaux d’Agen, et non des prunes, comme indiqué sur le site. La concentration en fruits est de 8 % et le niveau d’alcool par volume est aussi de 8 %.... On connaît donc déjà 16 % du produit en volume, ce n’est pas mal. Mais comme chacun sait : quantité ne fait pas qualité … (malgré les 75 cl de la bouteille !). Couleur jaune orangé, ou plutôt abricoté. Voile assez conséquent en transparence. Bulles moyennes et vives partout. Mousse blanc cassé bien crémeuse. Arômes de houblon, pruneau, miel de tilleul, blé, pointe d’agrumes et de thym. 1ère bouche quasi veloutée sur du malt caramel, avec des pruneaux bien présents, plutôt sucrés. Arrière-bouche pleine, maltée, avec une pointe d’épices. 2ème sur un bel ensemble malt/fruits mûrs. Les pruneaux sont naturels et très fins. 3ème ou les fruits sont un peu trop présents, ils dominent les impressions. Arrière-bouche plus sympa parce que le malt reprend du poids. La longueur trouve l’équilibre, avec de l’ampleur et de la rondeur. Puis vient la complexité. Larges nuances de poire, pêche, marron, figues, prunes. La levure est ample, large, très belle veine. L’alcool est très progressif, et offre un beau travail constructif. La finale monte en régime vers les fruits confits. CONCLUSION : bière qui demande à être aérée pour révéler tout son potentiel. Elle pourrait atteindre le sommet, sans ce début un peu trop accentué sur les fruits mûrs. Je pense que la concentration à 8 % est exagérée, et qu’un taux vers 5 à 6 % aurait donné de biens meilleurs résultats sur l’entrée de bouche.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BierSchneeman (10) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2007
This was supposedly the last beer rated by MJ for the Rare beer club...when presented people even asked MJ what he was thinking....but after trying it i whole heartedly agree with MJ this beer is even good enough to contend with New Glarus. the aroma was tart and very lightly sweet with a strong prune pie smell (like it had been spiced), the head was about a centemeter tall but quite lasting and opaque, the mouthfeel was on the high side of medium, thick and creamy but too much so..it was a little crisp and sharp (probably from the Legacy Plums) with a very smooth tart prune flavour. the colour was that of a brown red and opaque. this reminds me of a thin plum puree (minus skins) this was truely a phenominal beer even if it was a fruit...

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7909) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Thanks to my friend Jack Meoff for this (not his real name). The pour is turnid burnt sienna with ruby edges and a 2-finger tan head. Nose is heavy prune, candi sugar, dark malt, fig, cinnamon. Tastes like pure prune juice mixed with DFH Indian Brown ale, with hints of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, root cellary yeasty esters, and toffee. Rich palate, but toward the end it get s a bit too pruny, perhaps, and approaches pure prune juice in flavor. I loved this beer, a lot more than most, as it is a top-10 under-rated RB beer, but I go to bed sincerely hoping I don’t wake up with Montezuma’s Revenge. Cheers. and night-night, y’all.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11190) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle @ OL i Aarhus. Pours a very muddy brown with a small beige film head. Okay lacing. Aroma is fruity with plums and prunes dominating over some caramel. Stunning, oily mouthfeel. Flavour begins lightly roasted, before going into a fruity sweetness. In the end there is a sharp fruity sourness to the prunes. Nice, nice brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6985) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours with slight haze and appears copper with a rose hue to go along with a thin off white head. The aroma is full with fruity sweetness of figs, cherries, sweet raisins and plums. The taste has some nice balance and doesn’t get overly sweet as the aroma was suggesting. Figs, prunes, cherries and sweet stewed raisins are balanced against mild fruit tartness and some lightly roasted malts. It ends dry and somewhat refreshing. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
Berry fruits and alcohol in the nose. Dark and slightly rose colour. Quite complex scent. Flavor has a fruity start that becomes rounder and the sweetness dies away just before it becomes too much. Dark malts and plum linger slightly before a clean finish. I normally avoid fruit beers, but this is quite appealing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2991) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2007
Bottle 0,75ltr: A orange/brownish ale with they put plums in, maybe this will give its sweetish taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6166) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2009
750, corked and baled. Pours a very murky dark purple, near gray. Dense, creamy, fairly fizzy tan head. Sweetish nose of coconut and banana, if that makes any sense. Mild brown bread undertones. Airy medium body with plenty of lively carbonation. Drinks very light, just evaporates on the tongue. More coconut and banana notes on the mid-palate, seems to have no prune essence at all, really, but very well-constructed light flavor profile. Mild finish. This is a great food accompaniment, and could easily be served before or after dinner as well. Very flexible and understated, beautifully made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2010
Bottle sampled at Dunbar Liquor Boutique, pours hazy dark amber. Aroma and flavour of strong plums, with a noticeable but well-incorporated alcohol kick at the end. Well-refined fruit beer.


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