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La Gauloise Brune

Brewed by Brasserie Du Bocq
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Purnode-Yvoir, Belgium


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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1756) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Mooie roodbruine kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, overrijp fruit, stroop, suiker. Smaakt zoetig, stroop, vanille, honing. Zoete afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2607) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2015
330ml bottle lots of times in the early belgian years.
In short: average dubbel.
Pours dark copper with frothy off whie head. Moderate to long head retention, good lacing. Roasty, liquorice, caramel, toffee nose. Medium body, average carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is sweet, liquorice, roasty. Balanced and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (645) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle sample. Hazy brown with big beige head. The aroma has notes of carob, dried fruits and some graininess. Sweet flavor, a bit alcoholic, notes of dried fruits, spicy and a bit salty, notes of carob and raisin, somewhat dusty. Soft carbonation, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tderoeck (6161) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2015
26/IV/15 - 75cl bottle @ day 2 of ZBF 2015 (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-524)

Clear red to red brown beer, aery fizzy light beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, very sweet, lots of caramel. MF: ltos of carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, sugary, little bitter, spicy, aniseed (not as much as the Cuvée Du Bocq though). Aftertaste: sugary, alcohol, spicy, aniseed, caramel, alcohol, metallic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (610) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
huineman (400) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14441) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4282) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Icedwarf (689) - 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.

   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

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