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Brewed by Brasserie Sainte Hélène
Style: Stout
Florenville, Belgium

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English style stout, hopped with Citra and Simcoe. Called Citra Stout before it got the definitive name.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (19161) - London, Greater London, - JUL 16, 2012
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Tap at Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Pours dark, black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Has a dark roast aroma with some burnt sugar and definite citrus poking through. Nice flavor if slightly thin. Lightly sweet with some roast, light plastic, burnt cocoa, and some burnt citrus rind. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Burnt roast malt finish, with some wood, scorched earth, cocoa, mild citrus and grass. Pretty solid. (3.6)

Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London. Pours dark brown with a fine, tan cream head. Moderate roast in the nose, some burnt toast. Light sweet flavor with dry and toasty bread, hints of cocoa. Light in body with average carbonation. Somewhat dry to finish with more cocoa and earthy bitterness. Kind of bland this time around. (3.1)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JimmyBoy74 (637) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2016
33 cl från Dranken geers i Gent. En Stout som känns lite sur. Vet inte om himlen var lite avslagen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maracuja05 (796) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2016
21-10-16 // bottel at home. Pours a black beer with a foamy beige head. Roasty malts with a hoppy touch. Dry stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nutjes (406) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2016
33cl-fles gekregen van Banzale. Merci! U: Zwart met donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Pure chocolade, drop en koffie. S: Moutbitter, cacao en geroosterde toetsen. Koffie in de afdronk. Geen citra en simcoe te bespeuren. M: Zeer volmondig voor zijn ABV en licht sticky.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (691) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - APR 7, 2016
Bouteille de 33 cl. Couleur noire opaque, mousse très abondante de belle tenue. Des arômes de café légèrement acidulés, assez légère mais ce qui m’ a frappé, c ’est l’ incroyable carbonnation et texture expansive en bouche. Trouvée à la Brasserie Delneste - Froidmont.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerViking (4294) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle from Belgibeer, pours black with a huge head, light aromas of coffee and cocoa, with a faint note of banana. Dry and burnt-bitter, a bit yeasty, like a hybrid of Irish dry Stout and something, maybe Schwarzweisse?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1772) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 19, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie. Couleur marron peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence. Nez sur le café. En bouche attaque sur le café, le chocolat continuité sèche avec des arômes houblonnés qui ressortent en fin de bouche.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1821) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 2, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Couleur noir. Grosse mousse beige. Arômes chocolat amer prégnant. Saveurs grillées. Finale sèche décevante.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ForlornHope (429) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Bit of a gusher, some lost down the sink. Pours almost purple-black and opaque with a massive rocky head. This has the unfortunate effect of damaging the aroma, but some funky hop is still there with the dark roasted grain. Bitter to taste with only a short burst of initial sweetness. Roasted malts, chocolate, slightly salty flavours with a long dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3093) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Tap at Brugge beer festival 2016, Brugge, Belgium. A dark brown coloured pour with a huge beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes roasty, malty, chocolate, hint of coffee. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4698) - BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
Draught at BBF. Very thick and dense, creamy, nitro-tap like, lacing, yellowish beige head over a black beer with burgundy edges. Aroma of charcoal, roasted coffee beans and dito chicory, bitter chocolate, cold coffee grounds, iron, fig, dried porcini, dried tea leaves. Dry and umami onset (dried seaweed), very subtle salty touch but low in sweetness, rounded and very creamy, soft and bit thinnish body, coffee grounds bitterness, some iron but not overly metallic, peppery hop bitter touch in the end while the roasted bitterness continues. Dubbed and English style stout by the brewer but this seems closer to a classic Irish dry stout in most respects. Whatever it is though, this is convincingly Anglo-Saxon in style for a Belgian stout, have a point for that.


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