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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Full of intriguing malt flavors, Le Pélican Brun was conceived by the fertile imaginations of the team of Pelican brewers and inspired by the many brewing traditions of Belgium . With a deep reddish-brown color that suggests an Abbey-Style Dubbel, but a rich yeast-driven aroma reminiscent of a Saison, Le Pélican Brun serves up coffee-like, cocoa and caramel malt flavors with hints of earthiness and a captivating spiciness. Medium-bodied and highly drinkable, Le Pélican Brun is also rich, complex and satisfying.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
2011 bomber. Hazy ruby/brown with airy, bubbly off-white cap that reduces to a tight froth with sporadic eruptive spots. Aroma is fruity, caramel, attic, cheesy. Taste is sweet and a bit tart. Medium-high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biggsbowler (261) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle - Pours a murky brown/dark amber, lots of carbonation. Some acidity, little tartness and vinegar. It's thin, a little vinegar but watery and thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. 2008 vintage drank in 2011. Brown with a white head. The aroma is toffee and caramel. The flavor is more complex. I get a lot of toffee and caramel character, as well as some nuts, grass and a hint of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
750 ml bottle from a brewery order a few years ago. 2008 vintage. Pours a cloudy cola brown color with an off-white head. Notes of sweet malts, caramel, molasses, fig, date, raisin, brown sugar, and boozy holiday bread. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, rich, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good strong Belgian ale that doesn’t pull any punches. In good form after 5 years.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
Shared a 1 PINT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this w/ friends @ 4 Hands Brewing Co. Poured from the Bronze colored bottle w/ a White Pelican on the front into a 12oz- 4 Hands Brewing Co Snifter Glass. Has 2008 on the front of the bottle but no other bottled date. Aroma- Easy on the nose. Well blended malts, very light sour characteristics but not barnyard/goat, mild sherry like attribute, and some caramel. Looks like much has died away over time. Appearance- Pours almost no head at all with a semi-aggressive pour. Has a dark, reddish brown body with good clarity. Leaves no lacing behind. Flavor- Has a ton of malt and light fruity flavors but most of the sour notes have faded. Light sherry taste again and a bit of musk at the finish. Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and finishes sweet and a bit tart on the palate. Nice! Finally some sour character! Overall Impression- Not quite what I was looking for in an aged Oud Bruin, but maybe this is what happens to some? Still very nice and easy sour with a light brown ale background. Very smooth and above average for the style. Would like to try some of this fresh to compare!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Pours dark brown with a very light beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, brown sugar, a hint of Belgian yeast and spice. Flavor is brown sugar, chocolate, caramel malts and vanilla. Has a nice finish. Not too sweet. Very little carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
michaelinwa (590) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours medium dark brown, with a large head consisting of large bubble. Carbonations is high, a bit much for me. Aroma is almost entirely spicy and slight "sour" in character; I’m not a fan. Taste is pleasant, dark Belgium ale, which is good, but the finish is very odd; maybe umami....sort of cardboardish...although admittedly with some nice back-of-the-palate tanginess that I like. I don’t care for it overall and I would pass on this one in the future.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a hazy reddish dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel malts, Belgian spices and yeast. Flavour of yeast, slightly sour vinous notes, brown sugar, and some spices. Medium bodied with medium complexity. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6421) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish brown witn a massive beige head that settles quickly, and a brown ale aroma. There is a slightly sour dark malt flavor that is a bit herbal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
750 c&c from Malt & Vine. Pours dark ruddy brown with a good foamy beige head. Aroma is slightly sour with celery. Full bodied. Flavor is just a touch sour with roast malt and some herb/veg. Goes well with Chimay Grand Cru. Points out beer is heading towards Chimay. Nice ale.


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