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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A darker, slightly sweeter beer than its blond counterpart, Loterbol Bruin is a delicious strong Belgian ale, brewed in tiny batches at Belgiums smallest brewery. Highly drinkable, even at 8% alcohol, this beer lives up to its name, which translates roughly to prankster. Unlike most Belgian beers of this strength, Loterbol Bruin is not loaded with candi sugar. It does not want for malty sweetness, but it is superbly balanced with enough hops to stand up to the high alcohol. A remarkable brew, if a difficult one to find . . . we bring in only about 60 cases a year.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2013
33cl bottle. Expiration date: July 2013. Appearance: caramel clear brown beer, pours a way too large not so stable light brown head. Nose: some caramel, lots of malts, little dried fruits. Didnt like this really, maybe already too old?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berntholer (1612) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2013
quite thick brown beige head with thick CO2 bubbles, foam head, but disappears without lacing. dark amber chestnut clear colour. very alcoholic aroma, sweet, spices, some faint sulfur note, yeast and esters. tastes alcoholic, sweet, dates, prunes yeast. an aftertaste that is initially bitter like from roasted malted but with a long sweet caramel aftertaste. medium body and a lot of carbonation. bottle 33 cl / best before july 2013

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5757) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
Glowing light brown body with bubbly tan head. Light caramel, some roasted malts, fig like sweetness. Okay, not very excited. Taste is better, sweet caramel notes, brown sugar but enough flavour. Small carbonation, quite nice. Funny how the commerical description would like you to believe its not a sugar-infused standard Belgian dubbel, which it certainly tastes like. Not bad at all though. (33cl bottle from Bierparadijs)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3480) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with medium head. Aromas of deep dark fruit with hints of sugar and nuts. Flavors of malts, chicory, burnt sugar, nuts,and light bitter hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
corkyrory66 (1772) - BELGIUM - APR 26, 2013
Bire curieuse comme on va le voir, et comme son tiquette avec un joker ... Couleur brun roux fonc. Clart nette, si lon exclut la levure qui tapisse largement le fond de la bouteille... trs forte refermentation, mais seulement 8 % abv au compteur. Bulles moyennes pas trs nombreuses. Mousse beige clair flocons moyens qui tient un moment 5-6 mm, mais nest pas spcialement jolie. Armes de malt whisky, avec un zeste dagrumes (pamplemousse rose) et une pointe de sucre dorge. 1re bouche la texture imprcise mais la forte entre sur du malt/houblon/piment. En arrire du malt torrfi et une amertume sche. 2me bouche avec beaucoup de nuances, du malt whisky, et assez sche. 3me avec une force de caractre, mais trs sec, et en gorge une pice trange. Arrire-bouche agrable. Longueur o une richesse de got saffirme, et o on arrive quasiment une triple... Levure trs jolie, bien dfinie, amre. Alcool bien dos, progressif mais assez rapide puisquon est lapoge de son effet demi dgustation. Finale quasiment de triple. Il sagit vraiment de ma premire bire brune qui finit en triple sur le houblon!! Bire curieuse donc, comme on disait chez nous, dans le sens doriginale .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3281) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur brune fonce et opaque. Nez de levures fruites (raisins, lger de prunes), de sucre brun, lger de houblon herbeux et caramel aux petites notes rties ainsi que des notes de pain grill. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen-lev ainsi quune texture lgrement crmeuse. Got de levures fruites (moyen de raisins, lger de prunes, traces de figues) avec des traces de rglisse noire lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got de crales sucres et lgrement rties avec un moyen got de sucre brun ainsi que des notes de pain grill, de chocolat noir et de caramel puis en finale lon retrouve une lgre amertume de houblon herbeux. Post-got moyen, lgrement amer de houblon herbeux avec un got de levures fruites ainsi que des traces rties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
75cl bottle from Delices et Caprices shared with Steve.Reddish brown pour with medium sized light beige head.Cherry,chocolate and light floral aromas.Chocolate and dried fruit with mocha taste making a pleasant easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
ContemplateBeer (2057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Aroma of cherry Juicy Juice and light tootsie roll; *sweet* as a bruin can smell, I think. Appearance is dark garnet brown with slightly sticky bone head. Flavor of very sweet chocolate, boozy cherry and a long, messy alcohol finish. Palate is medium, slick and soft. Besides the slightly redeeming mouthfeel, this was a mess of a beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
brown, cloudy, minimal head, chocolate, alcohol, cough drop, medium sweetness, umami, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TorbenH (1059) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
6 years past best before. brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, licorice, chocolate, roasty, medium body, thin feel, flat, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

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