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La Gauloise Brune

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Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 398   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark reddish brown, clear, living beer with a fine and generous white head. Typical, rich, estery smell (fermentation), scent of coriander, balanced. Special malts, full mouthed, balanced, slightly bitter aftertaste.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (583) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. @Naintré. With dad. A dark brown sparkling beer with a big off-white head ; good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, roast, biscuit, red berries and blackberry. Medium sweet, light dry bitter ; light warming. Medium body, medium silky texture, good carbonation, sweet roasty fruity finish. Overall, a delicious fruity roasty silky beer ; highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
huineman (343) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
Pours dark ruby, almost maroon. Frothy tan head. Aroma is low: yogurt, rye bread, caramel. Powerful, fizzy, mouth-covering. Starts sweetish and develops just a slight bitterness in the medium finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14163) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle, 8.1%. The aroma is faintly sugary with a hint of iron. Clear dark brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is sweet and herbal with a hint of iron as well. On the sweet side, but fairly balanced by the alcohol. Good mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4051) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy darkish amber wi small off-white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with notes of caramel and touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt, fruit and yeast, with bitter, hoppy notes. Bittersweetish aftertaste. Decent, if not luxury.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (613) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
Helder roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is zoet, licht bitter hoppig met fruit aardbei, vanille. Komt wat waterig over en mist body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
adrie (1) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015 does not count
Bruin biertje, beetje weinig karakter. Nogal dun. Wellicht te koud geserveerd maar ook na wat wachten geen topper

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (99) - ITALY - APR 15, 2015
Color mogano scuro con riflessi rossastri, bassa persistenza della schiuma, di color beige chiaro. Aroma: esteri fruttati (uva passa e frutti rossi), spezie e caramello, cacao, note oleose. Palato: Corpo medio-pieno, carbonatazione medio-alta, alcol ben nascosto, uva passa, caramello, frutti rossi, malti tostati e finale amaro. Retrogusto dolce smorzato dall'amaro finale, dopo qualche secondo l'alcol "di ritorno" scalda la bevuta. Di facile beva, una buona Dubbel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
29.8.2014. Aroma is caramel sweetish, malty. Taste has malts, raisin, caramel, wood. There are much better in this category.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (354) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color with intense light brown head. Aroma has malt and ripe fruits. Taste is malty with quite sweet and only a little bitter finish. Flavors of caramel, ripe fruits, dates and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (839) - LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
Dark brown, almost black with fastly disappearing rich yellow head. Caramel taste with carbonation and some sweetness followed by moderate bitterness.


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