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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: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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...


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ulysse (282) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
Upon opening the bottle, first of coffee aroma. Abundant light brown head with a nice soft crust. Taste, roasting and sweet candy sugar. Well balanced brown beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Appearance: dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, smoke. Taste: very rich and complex, lots of malts, chocolate, plums, a bit sweet but very pleasant. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (580) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. 8%. Home.A sparkling dark brown beer with a medium beige head ; poor retention. Roasty aroma, toasty, coffee, chocolate, herbs. Medium sweet balanced with medium herbal bitter. Medium body and texture, average carbonation, bittersweet finish. Overall, a tasty success : looks, smells, tastes good...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (684) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 24, 2015
Brune, grosse carbo de tres fines bulles, collet epais et persistant. Aromes cafe et caramel, quelques notes fruitées en arrière plan. Mousse cremeuse. Moyenne mais enveloppante les saveurs de malt rotis restent longuement en bouche. Belle realisation

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1577) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at Le Supercoin, Paris on 29th November 2014. Deep red-black with pale tan head and almost no lacing. Roasty aroma with spices and hint of smoke. Richly spicy, herby and roasty in-mouth with sweet malts. Fruity finish with caramel and roast malts. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.

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 (510) - 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 (13700) - 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 (163) - 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 (916) - 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.


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