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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: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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...


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2009
33 cl bottle at home. Very dark brown reddish color. Nice brown, disappering head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, hints of yeast and some coffee. Flavor is on the sweet side, with dark fruit,dark malt, some chocolate and yeast. Medium bitterness. High carbonation. Fine beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Cave à bulles, Paris. Opaque deep brown colour. Sweet caramel aroma, then some mint-infused hops and green veg and soy sauce. Sweet flavour, then a smokey bitterness, finishes bittersweet with some bitter cloves on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
330ml bottle from Cave a Bulle.
Appearance : Deep brown with small foamy brown head.
Aroma : Rich brown sugar with spices and molasses. Light yeast but not a lot. Slightly mineral.
Taste : Brown sugar, burnt caramel, toffee. Light roasted malt. Nice dark chocolate on the finish with very light coffee. More caramel. Light hops. Nice malty finish with caramel and roasted notes. Light alcohol.
Palate : Average carbonation. Medium body. Nice chewy malty finish.
Overall : Not bad. Great malt flavors. Nice caramel. Appearance could be better. Head is small and retention is a bit short. Nose could be less mineral.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22528) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1755) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2008
Aroma has caramel and toffee maltiness, some fruitiness. Hazy, brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is moderate sweet and has toffeee, nuts, caramel and dried fruits. Medium bodied. Nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5792) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2008
Bottled, brought by skortila. Hazy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some fruit. Caramel malty taste, some brown sugar, bit toffee. Not bad for a french beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2009
330 ml bottle. Dark brown and slightly hazy. Tall light beige head. Crisp papery aroma with a note of yeast. Fruity and ashy. Dark milk chocolate. Nicely balanced, but there is something iffy about this beer as there is quite a bit of yeast and ash. Very high carbonation level. Feels light and refreshing because of this. Surprisingly drinkable in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yngwie. Pours a clear reddish brown with a firm beige head. Roasted malty nose. Medium body, lots of roasty malts, nuts and a little ashes. Sweet underlying vanilla sweetness. A little malt bitterness. A Brown Ale indeed. 091109


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