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Ecaussinnes La Penneffoise

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Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Ecaussinnes, Belgium
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beer made with "Prunes d’Agen"


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
Plum beer - plums having been used in beer since medieval times but having become more and more obsolete since then - with pale beige, moussy head and deep reddish bronze colour, hazy. Sweet but fresh fruit in the nose, plums of course, but complex, quince jam, brambleberries, apple sauce, caramel, liqueur, dough, dried leaves, lemon peel, grassy hops. Soft fruit sweetness again in the mouth, as well as fruit sourishness, plum juice dominating at first, caramel malts and a delicate alcohol finish not unlike Kirsch or eau de vie, not astringent, though the sweetness lingers and hop bitterness remains as good as absent. The plum juice taste will remain with you for a while. Very original beer and very interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
Ik had nog nooit pruimenbier gedronken en om eerlijk te zijn beviel de smaak me helemaal niet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (671) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (2599) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours unclear light brown in color with a tan head. Sweet brown sugar, ripe plums and light vinous notes in aroma. Quite fruity in taste with notes of dark fruits, mostly plums here. Lots of vinous vibes too and a bit of dark bready malty notes as well is present. Towards the end it feels like there’s some notes of tart cherries mixed with the plummy sweetness. Fortunately the tartness here saves the brew from being too cloying.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sdmmb (956) - USA - DEC 29, 2013
Drunk on from 33 cl at de Herren Van Liedekerke to accompany rabbit and prunes. Very unusual and flavour of prunes added to beer come through. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1674) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
Thanks to 77ships! 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II. Pours a hazy golden color with an off-white head. The smell is tart fruit, plums. The taste is plums, some sourness, sweet malt. Light/medium body with average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3015) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
Hazy yellow colour, white head. Fruity aroma, candy, plums, quite spicy. Light sour flavour, candy, sweets, apricot sweets (those rounded triangular ones, for those that know them). Light sour finish, fruit esters, quite fruity.
(From 75cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Eugene!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2814) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from Steven. This was a well conceived and executed beer. I was surprised. The prunes were at the right level for the maltiness which was around the entry weight for a Dubbel. The palate was pretty balanced too - not cloying at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4001) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
750ml bottle shared at home. Pours hazy amber brown, a few floaters. Lots of plum, other red fruit, lambic-style yeastiness. Good sour taste, creamy texture. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Personal contribution. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours opaque orange which just seems like a very odd colour for a prune beer for me, reasonably big white head. Nose is thick yeast, spices, hay, slightly bitter, sweet white sugar, white bread, not really getting nay prunes,… Taste is very heavy on white bread, and very thick yoghurt, creamy yeast, slightly fruity but apples and not prunes, following by some hay, bitter herbs, lots of sweetness, towards the finish and in the back, I am getting some sugary prune jam, very sweet jam and not actually fruits. Some almost candy-like sugar coupled to the yeast. Body is very yeast. Expected a bit more from this one but it is okay.


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