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Saint Rieul Brune

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Brewed by Saint Rieul
Style: Brown Ale
Trumilly, France

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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En un temps lointain dans le Valois, alors que la bataille faisait rage, un incendie ravagea le grenier à grains de la ferme St. Rieul, détruisant ainsi les récoltes et réduisant les villageois à la famine. Des ruines fumantes, il ne resta que l’orge grillé, qui, lorsque la pluie arriva, se transforma en une boisson surprenante. D’un grand malheur nacquit un délicieux nectar, la Stout St. Rieul, cet elixir au goût prononcé et à la mousse onctueuse...


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yeastforbrains (3) - FRANCE - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
Appearance: Dark brown, near black. No head, just spots of white froth on surface Nose: Intense chocolate, creamy, rich, roasty coffee, and ripe strawberry/raspberry dessert. Sweet and fruity stouty. No hop. Flavour: Imperial Stout. Softly carbonated. Medium to full body, sweet, malty chocolate, coffee, vanilla and dried fruit, perfectly balanced by neutral hop bitterness. Final words: Every sip is a delight. "Brune" is an understatement. Nothing "brown ale" about it. This really is a rich, roasty, creamy, full-flavoured, Imperial Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
budedou (384) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Very good French Brown Ale (what a surprise!) Not too alcoolized, that’s why there are lot of flavour :)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled@HBF. Dark brown color, small vanishing. Chocolate, dark malts in the nose. Medium-bodied. Chocolate, vegetables, dark malts, brown sugar. Homebrewish.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Wischylini (131) - Grimstad, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
About 1/3rd of the bottle’s contents gushed out as I opened it, poured an almost opaque cocoa brown colour once it had settled. I also noticed that there still was an impressive amount of yeast in the bottle after I had poured the beer. An impressive tan head forms, and remains for quite some time. The aroma is malty, with notes of mocha and raisins, burnt sugar and burnt rubber, there are some spicy notes as well; unfortunately a powerful yeasty aroma obscures all of these aromas. The taste is very sweet and slightly sour, and there’s an unpleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is oily and sticky, with a fairly soft carbonation. I’m actually hoping I got a beer from a bad batch, because this beer was a sticky, sweet, yeasty mess. Bottle is marked batch no. L11-42.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
espenra (873) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
33cl bottle. Black colour with a faint red hue against the light. Big foamy head and pretty carbonated. Aroma is malty. Lots of yeast. Coffee, cocoa and liqorice. Alcohol is noticeable. Flavour is moderately bitter. Lots of dark bitter cocoa, coffee and liqorice. Some brown sugar and dark caramel. Long lingering aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arsol (539) - NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
Mørk brun farge med mye beige skum. Lukter solbær og sjokolade. Fruktig i smak og smak sitter i lenge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
33cl bottle from La Cave à Bulles in Paris. Pours a deep brown colored body with a slight ruby hue. Finger-width, fizzy, brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet, bready caramel malts with some raisin dark fruits, touches of roast, a bit of a yeasty spice, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is similar. Light chocolate notes with some raisin dark fruits up front as well as a slightly sweet and bready caramel malt. A light yeasty note with a solid roastiness comes out towards the end as this finishes dry, lightly bitter, roasty, raisiny, and slightly sweet. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a somewhat active, medium-high carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid beer. Well roasted and pleasantly sweet with a nice, dry finish and raisin dark fruit note. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1321) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2013
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium, tanned head. Nose : chocolate, dried fruits. Coffee bean. Sip : creamy and sweet. Low carbonation. The chocolate background is well balanced. Beer is really nice to drink thanks to the creamy and smooth texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2013
Bottled@HBF2013. Brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is sweet malts, tofgfee and some mnild caramel and sugary notes. Flavour is ripe fruits, raisins, toffee with some slight bitter and tart wooden notes. Quite dry palate.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAY 13, 2013
33cl from Carrefour Cayeux-sur-Mer. Very dark brown Quickly diminishing off-white foam head. Bad burnt rubber-like aromas, cheesy and roasted malt. Better in mouth than the nose. Dominated by roasted malt with a lively but smooth carbonation. Not a bad bruin type despite a kind of heat in aftertaste due to alcohol and a hint of off-flavours (burnt rubber again). Average


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