Brewed by Lancelot
Style: Specialty Grain
Le Roc-Saint-André, France
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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ELENN DU. A base de sarrasin cultivé en Bretagne (appelé aussi blé noir) et d’orge maltée, cette bière brune puissante, de 4,5° d’alcool, laisse découvrir sa délicate amertume sous sa mousse fine et dense... Vous imaginerez alors les grands champs de fleurs blanches du sarrasin qui illuminent le paysage breton en juillet et août. La Telenn Du (Harpe Noire en français) sera servie de préférence dans une coupe ou un grand verre ballon Conditionnée en bouteilles de 33 cl et 75 cl.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Dark brown. Sweet and light roasted malt bouquet. The carbonation lightens mouth feel. A touch of bitterness with a hint of fruitiness. This beer is more like a brown beer than a stout, but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bewyder (181) - FRANCE - DEC 12, 2014
Ambrée au blé noir, tirant sur le brun, proche de la Gwiniz Du mais à l’alcool moins fort et à la bouche moins caractérielle. Plus accessible mais finalement moins intéressante tout en restant honnête. Bouteille achetée en grandes surfaces, pack bières bretonnes, première dégustation le 20/07/2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9431) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle shared by dad @ home. Clear red brown color, medium to full sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, lightly earthy. Taste malts, slightly coffee, earthy, average bitterness and slightly roast. Average to medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
Hatte eigentlich eine schwarze Katastrophe erwartet, doch herausgekommen ist ein recht würziges Schwarzbier, das mit Kaffee und Röstaromen sehr gut leben kann. Stellenweise ist es sogar erfrisched und süffig. Gar nicht mal so schlecht.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (4993) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle from trade with Calisky - many thanks, Fred! The beer has got a deep black colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of torf, woods and roasted grains. Taste of dry roasted rye and grains, woods, leaves, bitter coffee and malt. Dry finish with an intense stout character. Earthy. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (999) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a dark brown/black colour with a nice and dense foam head. Medium retention and some lacings left S: Smells oak. Nice sweet smell. Candy sugar, caramel and roasted malts. Reminded me a whiskey or a good port wine. T: Woody taste. Quite smooth. In fact, it tastes like it was bit stronger. Difficult to imagine that it’s only 4.5% ABV beer M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Moderate on sweet and bitterness O: Definitely a drinkable beer. I could easily drink "half crate" of it... :p [ BA Review @ 10/23/2009 ]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5134) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2014
33cl Bottle, bought in Paris, thanks Manon! Almost black colour, light-beige head. Aroma of aspartame, some dark fruits, hint of coffee/mocha, dusty. Flavour is very watery, some roasted malts, coffee, hint of mocha, chocolate, light-bitter finish. As said, even for the ABV this is very watery. Not a bad beer though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7126) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2014
Bouteille 33cl, BB 11/04/2016. Courtesy of and shared with Cécile. Brune foncée, col beige. Arôme offre un bouquet agréable de grains restant léger mais sur des effluves de grillés grâce à l’usage de ce blé noir si caractéristique. En rétro-nasal, un houblonné léger se fait présent et ici aussi, dans un style noble. Palais est bien axé sur la malté avec une petite alternance torréfiée. Petite astringence, le tout oscillant entre cara-grillé voire léger chocolaté. Je trouve en retrait une once de pomme caramélisée, venant peut-être de la levure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
’Buckwheat stout’ from Bretagne with light beige, creamy, thin but stable head and very dark, almost black colour with wine-red hue, clear. Grainy aroma with sourish buckwheat touch, creamy but thin mouthfeel, lightly sweet with soft roasted bitterness in the finish. Not too bad but something tells me using buckwheat in a stout could have lead to better results than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gegwilson (1690) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Part of a pack from a French supermarket. Pours mahogany with a decent cream head. The taste is a bit odd. Burnt cardboard with some sharp spiciness. Thin bodied too. Improves as it warms with some chocolate notes coming through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (5316) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle courtesy of a friend. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is sweet malt. The flavour is light sweet with a a light watery sweet fruit malt earthy palate. Light bodied with average carbonation.

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