Le Pelican Brun - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +9%
seven-fifty from Bottleworks, muled home to Virginny
a: poured into my large westmalle chalice, the beer is a deep, reddish nut brown in color, coated with a full layer of carbonation, sustained and evolving - fed by a stream of bubbles from the bottom of the glass
s: brown malt body with notes of cocoa, toasted nuts, and roasted belgian sugars; big yeasty aromas provide glimpses of green banana; red apple, grassy hop aromas with a nudge of citrus pith, baking spice and sweet complexities pull out as it warms, dark fruit bread
m: carbonation lively and prickly on the tongue, body medium-full
t: a structure of sweet brown malts carries notes of cocoa, roasted malt, and dark belgian sugars; big chalky yeast flavors, banana, and spice; chocolate sweetness midway through, grassy, crisp hop flavors bring a mild to moderate bittering to the finish with yeast and roasted barley flavors lingering long
o: a well crafted, well structured belgian ale, artfully balancing big brown malt flavors with fruity yeast and hop; drinks easily
04-11-2013 03:16:47 | More by blackie
3.1/5 rDev -18.2%
2011 bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Big head. Overly carbonated, maybe. Reddish brown underneath the cream head.
Smell - Belgian yeast. Caramel. Red wine vinous notes. Tannic.
Taste - Sweet dark fruits. Caramel with the same tannic and vinous flavors. Finishes with a little vegetal tang and some bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Way overcarbonated. Medium bodied. Not a great aftertaste.
Overall - Disappointing. Only the aftertaste is bad, but the rest is just bland.
02-10-2013 03:13:48 | More by Alieniloquium
3.98/5 rDev +5%
Thanks to Tieman for sharing this one at his tasting.
Pours a slightly hazy brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and some spice aromas. Taste is much the same with some fruity flavors and a mild spice bitterness with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some nice earthy and spice flavors.
11-11-2012 08:08:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.98/5 rDev +5%
750mL (2011) into a chalice. Pours a clear mahogany w/ vigorous carb, a nice fluffy tan head that leaves big clumps of sticky lace.
Aroma is bready malt, dark fruit.
Taste is fermented dark fruit, Belgian yeast, spice. Some candi sugar sweetness.
Mouthfeel is soft and light; carbonation just right, velvety.
Overall a solid dubbel/saison (from the label)/Flanders oud bruin (BA listing)/whatever. I enjoyed it.
08-14-2012 05:06:51 | More by draheim
3.65/5 rDev -3.7%
Shared a 1 PINT 9.4 FL OZ bottle of this w/ friends @ 4 Hands Brewing Co. Poured from the Bronze colored bottle w/ a White Pelican on the front into a 12oz- 4 Hands Brewing Co Snifter Glass. Has 2008 on the front of the bottle but no other bottled date.
Aroma- Easy on the nose. Well blended malts, very light sour characteristics but not barnyard/goat, mild sherry like attribute, and some caramel. Looks like much has died away over time.
Appearance- Pours almost no head at all with a semi-aggressive pour. Has a dark, reddish brown body with good clarity. Leaves no lacing behind.
Flavor- Has a ton of malt and light fruity flavors but most of the sour notes have faded. Light sherry taste again and a bit of musk at the finish.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and finishes sweet and a bit tart on the palate. Nice! Finally some sour character!
Overall Impression- Not quite what I was looking for in an aged Oud Bruin, but maybe this is what happens to some? Still very nice and easy sour with a light brown ale background. Very smooth and above average for the style. Would like to try some of this fresh to compare!
03-28-2012 19:46:37 | More by DCon
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with a thin off-white head that leaves some good lacing. Rich, somewhat barleywine-like aroma has malty, nutty and sweet tones along with a hint of caramel. Flavor is malty and rather sweet, with caramel, nutty and honey undertones. Texture is lively and fizzy, overall very pleasing.
07-09-2011 03:29:00 | More by Cyberkedi
4/5 rDev +5.5%
From 06/04/11 notes. Big thanks to nimbleprop for sharing this bottle. 2008 vintage served into a tulip. Was told this was more of a flanders than a dubbel but we'll see.
a - Pours a murky mahogany brown color with one inch of light tan head and light carbonation evident.
s - Smells of sour fruit, dark fruits, plums, caramel, light spice or gingerbread, and very light alcohol. Nice and some definite sourness, but nothing too overwhelming.
t - Tastes of dark fruits, bready malts, caramel malts, sour dark fruits.
m Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.
o - Overall I liked this one quite a bit. Not the sourest beer but I enjoyed the little bit it had. I can kind of see how this could be a dubbel or a flander, as I saw a bit of each in it. Would love to try again sometime.
06-07-2011 15:19:59 | More by mdfb79
3.08/5 rDev -18.7%
surprised how hot it was for 7.5 though it had been aged for 3 years so i guess that might have an effect, eh.
was a bit simple and boring. light earthy coffee tone.
the guy talked it up pretty well too, so i think he disappointed quite a few with this one.
05-24-2011 06:52:47 | More by claytong
Le Pelican Brun from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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