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Brewed by Saint Rieul
Style: Brown Ale
Trumilly, France

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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...

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3.6
BottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Darm brown with large frothy beige head. Aroma is sweet with burnt malt. Flavour is sweet chocolate malt, fruity yeast and syrup. Soft carbonation.

3.6
DrGD (128) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Appearance: dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, smoke. Taste: very rich and complex, lots of malts, chocolate, plums, a bit sweet but very pleasant. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Very nice.

3.5
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Pours dark brown with a large chunky head that disappears quickly. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, and coffee. Nice flavor, but a bit too thin and overcarbonated.

3.5
bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle from La Cave au Bulles. L 09-05 Jul 10. Pours a dark brown with a big tan head. Dark roasted malt aroma with hints of dark fruit. Medium body, almost, with frothy carbonation. Flavor is coffee, and seemingly chocolate, over dark roasted malt. Finishes dark and medium bitter.

3.5
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
yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. A dark brown, next to black, beer with some sediments. Finger thick tan head. Heavily roasted malts, some milky sourness, chocolate and coffee, brown sugar, yeast notes and some prunes in the nose. Nice, but not fantastic. Smooth and a bit too effervescent on the palate, medium body and a tiny sour touch. There’s flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, brown sugar and some faint notes of yeast, some prunes and toast. The finish has a light touch of metal and maybe a little charcoal in addition to roasted malts and all that. Overall it’s a nice beer, a bit hard to judge I think, maybe the sour touch disturbes me, but I won’t shy away from another one. 090927

3.5
RuneStumo (2710) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
28.11.2009,0,33l Bottle. Dark brown colour with tan head. Lively carbonated. Aroma is malty and strong. There is a sweetish caramel maltaroma with some raisins and fruit. There is not so much of aroma hops but there is a distinct bitterness at the end.

3.5
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle: Hazy red colour, with a creamy head. Aroma is sweet malty, raisins , dry fruits, and a bit citric. Flavor had a smouth creamy caramelly mouth feeling, and a bit of choclate and coffee. Citric and a nice malty/alcy fruity finish.

3.5
Rune (13503) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2010
330ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet in Norway. Chilled down a bit before being poured twice into a haft pint glass (from London Drinker 08). Has got a beige to fawn coloured head that slowly fades away, atop of a deep, rosewood body. Quite inviting aroma of slightly roasted, sweet malts on an herbal dry backbone. Firm mouth-filling taste of dark and dried fruits like prunes, dark plums and a bit of apricot. Some yeasty hints beneath. Satisfying bittersweet ending. Medium bodied. Fits the season as a pleasing sipper on a cold winter afternoon up north (Tromsø, 23.01.2010).

3.5
markas101 (2499) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - 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.


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