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Saint Rieul CB 5

Saint Rieul CB 5
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Brewed by Saint Rieul
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Trumilly, France

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed in winter 2010, then aged 5 months in red wine barrels (Pic St Loup) and finally dry hopped with Saaz, to celebrate the anniversary of the beershop in Paris Cave Bulles (CB).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10833) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, vineous. Flavour is fruit, yeast, malt, hop, earth, vineous, dried fruit, pine. Full body. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2012
Malzig-hopfiger Beginn. Weich, angenehm wrzig,, die Malzigkeit wird intensiver. Sffig, vollmundig, zum Ende bitter werdend, was aber hinter dem Malz zurckbleibt. 11/11/11/12/6/11

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Cave Bulles, Paris
Hazy dark amber color with red; nice creamy head. Mild aroma, delicate; there is some wood, some vinous sourness and fruit, light roasted malts, light yeast. The body is rather thin, but I suspect that it refermented a bit in the bottle; dark chocolate flavor (not too strong), some roasted malt; there is a mild dusty character, and some light astringency and fruitiness that may come from the red wine barrel; ordinary bitterness; the final tends to be dry.
Not overwhelming, but well brewed and quite unique in France.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10604) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Bottle thanks Alex. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk red-amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy brown color, medium beige head. Aroma of oatmeal cokie. Taste is sweet, spiced brown bread. A bit unbalanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9760) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours hazy brown with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, cookie and toast malt, caramel malt and earthy notes and mildly sour. Flavor is malt dominant with oak, dark fruity esters and light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 13, 2012
750mL thanks to Travlr. Full, muddy brune pour with a thinner, beige head. No lace. Quick diminishing. Sweet maple, plum, and estery nose. Taste is super heavy metallic with iron rust. Palate is dry and metallic. Ick. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Nut bread, black cherries, wet earth, raisins and chocolate join in this impressive Quadrupel-like brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam covers the hazy dark brown.
-The soft, expansive natural carbonation delivers a great mouthfeel.
-A light vegetal, herbal touch is perceived throughout.
-Alcohol is well hidden.
-The barrel notes are subtle and perfectly integrated to the flavor profile.

Bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle@Home. Spices and light acidic aroma. Hazy, red brown, yellow head, good lace. Sourish, sweet, lightly spiced. Balanced, flavourful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1850) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
75 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Cave Bulles, Paris. Rose hued deep amber colour. Metallic caramel aroma, semisweet taste, lingering grape in the background with cherries coming through at the end. Fairly mellow, but enjoyable, think I was expecting more from the dry-hopping.


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