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Saint-Donat Brune

Saint-Donat Brune
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Formerly brewed at Brasserie Saint-Donat
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Mettet, Belgium


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kst (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2003
Amber coloured beer with big dead yeast flakes floating around. Small head. Roasted herby spicy aroma. Somewhat aged taste, spicy, malty and somewhat fruity. Neutral start with a light bitter finish. A very nice well balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2007
33 cL at BeerMania, no idea how old it was. Differences in rating suggest inconsistency with either brewing or storage. Anyway, I enjoyed the hell out of it. Aroma was dark malts and pungent Parmesan cheese. The flavor was awesomely tart, red-vinous and malty, with a dusty-musty backdrop that suggested some age. Its not an oak-aged, Flemish brown, but there are some suggestions of that for whatever reason. Dry finish. Id love to have another one, and I may have to go back there to get it. It may have been pure accident that my bottle was as tasty as it was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
bottle from bu11zeye. brown pour with a tiny bit of cream froth. thick scent of vanilla and oak. very sweet malts with a very sweet finish. not too shabby overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2008
(Bottled, 7.5% ABV, aged sample from BeerMania, thanks TBone!) Dark, hazy brown with a small, but firm and very lasting head (no lace like in the Ambre, though). Aroma of caramely-licoricey malt, dark fruit, some anise. Dried-fruity flavor with lightly roasted, sour malts, some caramel, tart oud bruin finish. Medium-bodied, dry palate with quite high, but smooth carbonation. Very mixed reviews it seems, but I liked this one. Pleasantly dried out with ageing - or maybe it was like this from the start. Anyway - Id like to have another one, if the brewery still existed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is earth, caramel hops, mild sourness and some slight tobaccoish notes. Flavour is wood, some mild caramel, mild licorice as well as some sour fruityness. Long earthy and sappy dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown colored pour, a foam head, good aroma of cinnamon, spices and alcohol, flavor is whiskey, cola, oak and malt, effervescent finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2005
Milk chocolate and cacao in the aroma. Roasted malt, cinnamon and cacao in the flavor. Licorice. Thin to medium bodied. A bit exaggerated beer, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large, creamy, off-white head and a deep brown body. Aroma of really strong cinnamon, raisins, brandy and dough. Taste is brandy, dough, vegitables, and cinnamon. Creamy mouthfeel with very light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daniele (8100) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2008
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note caramellate cioccolato un tocco di acidita legno come se fosse invecchiata un tocco fruttato in bocca acida in contrasto con il malto caramellato forse era infetta anzi penso che proprio era infetta ma al naso era molto particolare

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
(Bottled, very old vintage). Dark ruby color, small steady beige head. Fruity, toffee aroma. Slightly sour, toffeish (vintage) notes. Dark fruits. Ageing has made body quite thin, madeira wine -like. Foamy carbonation. Aged better than Ambree.

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