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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A darker, slightly sweeter beer than its blond counterpart, Loterbol Bruin is a delicious strong Belgian ale, brewed in tiny batches at Belgium’s 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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (641) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Dark, sweet and tart. 8% well hidden. Smooth on the tongue, yet finishes with a tingle. Flavors of dark chocolate, raisins, dates, and lemon. Very interesting brew.


3.5
nathanvc (639) - Brugge, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2017
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke, shared with Anke and Pieter.
Pours cloudy dark brown (almost black) with a small, off-white head. The aroma contains brown sugar, caramel, dark chocolate, licorice, malt, some spices. It tastes medium to heavy sugary sweet (and this does not contain candi sugar?) and light spicy bitter. Some warming alcohol. Medium body, slick/sticky texture, fizzy carbonation. Remarkable how this doesn't become really cloying, but remains quite tasty.

3.9
SylvainCFC (319) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2017
Une robe brun foncé, opaque. Un col de mousse très court, écumeux, beige. Nez très lacté, chocolat au lait, glace vanille, notes légère de fruits secs. Bouche très fidèle au nez avec une dominance de chocolat au lait, cocoa très forte. Caramel, toffee. Très légère amertume houblonnée en soutien d’une bouche ample, douce, gourmande. Texture assez épaisse, presque laiteuse. Alcool très masqué. Brune très ronde, gourmande, dessert au chocolat, mais pas sur le sucre candi ni les fruits confits.

3.8
Rasmus40 (21690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Bottle @ De Heeren van Liedekercke. Hazy red brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, nutty and roasted malt. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 190317

3.7
alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle sample from backlog notes shared by Tmoney99. Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, molasses, dark fruits, raisins, earthy, spices, interesting.

3.5
CH-303 (2338) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 17, 2016
Appearance: Dark brown, seems clear. Ok amount of tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, perfume. Some dark fruit.
Taste: Dark brown, dark fruit, quite sweet. Pretty smooth.
Bought: Trade with tderoeck - thanks!, 330 ml
Info: 15/7-2016, 66/100, BB: 30/11-2015v

3.7
melush (4414) - SPAIN - FEB 25, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Dark brown / marron oscuro. T/S: Malt, caramel, yeast, raisins / Malta, caramelo, levadura, uvas pasas.

3.5
kermis (14478) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
Bottle shared. Hazy brown with barely any head. Aroma of malt, nutty notes, light raisin, yeast and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
deanso (10053) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - FEB 17, 2016
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Very thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. malty aftertaste

3.5
tricksta_p (5013) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, yeast, raisins, caramel, fruity notes, nuts, some brown sugar and dark chocolate, a certain spicy note. Flavour is medium sweet with a surprisingly bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very nice, I like how the bitterness compliments the sweet flavour.

4.1
Lore (2863) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2015
dark brown colour with ruby notes, moderate sized beige-ish head; aroma of dried berries, raisin, herbs, some caramel and maybe rye bread; taste of caramel, dried fruits like raisin and plum, herbal notes, some spiciness and significant bitterness; good bruin


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