Brasserie de la Côte Bise Noire du Léman

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Brewed by Brasserie de la Côte
Style: Belgian Ale - Strong Pale
Vullierens, Switzerland

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Bière noire brassée le jour de Noël et élevée pendant plusieurs mois en barrique de chêne de 225 litres de toute première qualité.Une bière de très longue garde exceptionnelle à déguster en toute tranquillité en prenant attention à sa complexité, ses notes empyreumatiques, de malt grillé, de caramel ... ainsi qu’à sa très longue finale à l’amertume houblonnée mais discrète.

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2.9
CH-303 (2838) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2018
Appearance: Very dark brown. Some dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, forest.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted, some dark chocolate. Slightly acidic. Strange one.
Bought: MrBeer.ch, 330 ml, CHF 5.95
Info: 6/7-2018, BB: 16/9-2018

3.6
eduardovl (1721) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 330ml bottle served in a chalice glass. A: Pours a dark brown color forming very small beige head which dissipates quite quickly leaving almost no lacings S: Most probably the best part of this brew. Strong dark chocolate and roasted malts. Notes of licorice, dark fruits (mainly plums), caramel. Light notes of coffee T: Sweet and roasted upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate, caramel, caramel malts, roasted malts, wood. A bit too sweet in the mouth. Good bitterness, mainly roastiness bitterness M: Heavy creamy and a bit molasses body. Low carbonation. Chocolaty aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Great beer but a little bit too sweet [ BA Review @ 6/2/2013 ]

3.1
crossovert (15836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Stout/cola-like pour. The caramel coloured head quickly fizzes away with no lacing. The small is dark furits, nougat, and licorice. The flavor is licorice with dark fruits. Tastes like an american belgian style beer. Not the greatest.

3.6
yespr (52442) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty, breadish and light chocolate. Thick dark malty, mixed chocolate and light liqourice. Dark roasted breadish. 

3.3
joergen (32469) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2011
Bottle at pi bar, Lausanne. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Swet and fruity aroma of caramel and liquorice with notes of dried fruits and roasted notes. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of earth and alcohol. Sweet and earthy finish.

3.6
rand (2170) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 19, 2010
Bouteille de 33 cl de chez Grain d’Orge à Crissier (CH). Vintage 2006. Dark brown with short beige foam. Flavor of licorice, roasted malt, caramel and woody notes. The mouth is very soft, but has a certain acidity, alcohol, taste of dried fruits, malt caramelized, chocolate and spices. The body is full and a little tannic. The bitterness in the finale is ideal.

3.6
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3   Light Brown(1)->Dark(5) : 4   Ruby : 2   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 3
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 3   White(1)->Tan(5) : 2   Lasting: 2   Lacing : 3
Aroma:
Intensity : 4  
Yeast : 4   Bread : 3   Apple : XX   Esters : XX   Banana : 4   Phenols : XX   Leather : XX   Perfume : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX
Malt : 4   Biscuity : 3   Toast : XX   Caramel : 3   Toffee : XX   Maple : XX   Molasses : XX   Nuts : XX   Candy : 3   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Fruits : 4   Chocolate : 4   Coffee : XX   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Dates : XX   Cherries : 3   Plums : 4   Figs : XX
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Orange : XX   Herbal : 3   Spicy : 5   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Cloves : XX   Smoke : XX   Pepper : 2   Ginger : XX   Peach/Pear/Apricot : XX   Candi Sugar : XX   Anise : 4   Vinous : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Sourness : 3   Bitterness : XX   Complex : 3   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : 1   Mineral : 2   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : XX

Comments: Very originally spicy Belgian. I wonder if they got those flavours through malt alone.. oregano? Anise? Sweet and herbal blend and the alcohol ends up being unnoticeable.

2.7
Ungstrup (41960) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2007
Bottled. A murky brown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate, herbs, and roasted malt. The flavor is slightly acidic with notes of roasted malt as well as light notes of chocolate, leading to a dry bitter finish.

3.8
omhper (28417) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
Bottled, thanks Bov! Dark ruby, airy head. Dusty vinous nose with coffee and plums. Surprisingly dry with near full body and dairly clean mouthfeel. Restrained but highly complex flavours of caramel, cocoa and orange, as well as wood and honey. Lovely!

3.6
ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2007
Bottled. Hazy reddish brown with a minimal head. Malty aroma of almond, fudge, figs and red berries. Yeasty flavour of blackberries, figs and almonds. Slippery mouthfeel. Dried cherries, raisin, figs and alcohol in the maltyaftertaste. Good one.


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