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Kristoffel Brune

Brewed by Martens
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Bocholt, Belgium


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Douberd (2695) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
(Kristoffel Brune) Bottle 330 ml from Aldi supermarket, served into a tulip. ABV 6% Brown colour on the body, small and frothy tan head, with low retention, leaving light lacing behind. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, marmalade, sugar. Taste of caramel, red fruits, forest fruit bubblegum, sugars, metallic notes on the finish. Medium thin body, highly carbonated. Okay beer, I expected much worse.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maakun (896) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Nice dark brown color with small off white head. Light yeast, plums, raisins and light toasted malts. Light taste with some sweetness and very light bitter finish. Nothing special but nothing offensive either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (999) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, gift from Sinterklaas who bought it @ the local Aldi supermarket because I have been such a good boy. Clear brown with a beige head. Malty aroma with caramel. Rather one-dimensional but somewhat decent. Short metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (150) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Ruby red, brown color. Nice foam head. Looks perfect. Aroma is a nice blend of alcohol (barley wine), bitterness from malts, some prunes. Taste is relatively sweet: some bubblegum, little barley wine, slight metal flavor, oily. Nothing robust really, probably because of the relatively low alcohol pct. Considering the modest price, however, really not bad. Would gladly have a second.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bierkoning (10645) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Rob H! Dark brown color. Soft caramelly aroma. malty sweet caramelly flavor with apple. Lacks character.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZupaKino (25) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
Geur van ijzer en mout. Compact schuim dat snel verdwijnt. Zoetig, iets nootachtig, verder metalig. Weinig nasmaak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjik83 (734) - - OCT 23, 2014
33cl flesje via Aldi, Maastricht Alcoholpercentage van 6% Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas Uiterlijk: hazelnootkleurig met degelijke witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: zoet, caramel, bittertje, ijzer Conclusie: massaproductie van Martens (Schultenbrau o.a.), maar het is geen bocht ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2584) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
Dark counterpart of Kristoffel Blond, also since 2013, and I’m not sure if this is better. It has an off-white, sticky head and clear bronze colour, an aroma of caramel, pear, walnuts, rhubarb, brown sugar and iron, and a taste which lacks complexity, showing some dried fruitiness, smooth caramelly and nutty malts but not much body and a metallic, watery, quickly fading finish. Well, a little bit better, alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 5, 2013
Better than others would have you believe. A rich, tannin strong brune. Chocolate, toffee etc. solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle from Yamaya. Sweet fruit aromas. White billowing head. Low carbonation, medium body. Taste is super fruity and quite sweet - think bubblegum and banana. Creamy texture, but could do with a little more heaviness. Not really my thing.

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