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Old Ale - Brandy - Brasserie Dunham

Old Ale - BrandyOld Ale - Brandy

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 5.53%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Dunham visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: peensteen on 08-30-2013)
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Very very opaque murky brow color with a tan colored head. Very creamy foam with little retention except the ring. Decent lacing.

S: Every thing you would except from this beer. You get deep malt notes with caramel, toffee and vanilla. You also get some nice fruity notes either from the alcohol or the brandy but still a strong amount of raisins and candy cherry. Also some light notes of tobacco smoke and oak. Very very well balanced smell that hits all the right notes.

T: First thought, very balanced. Nothing overpowers the rest. You get everything from the smell but you got to add a weird cherry cough syrup note to it that seems to be from the oak, the brandy and the hops.

M: My my my! One of the best mouthfeel I've ever had from the East Coast. Extremely creamy feel but without getting too sticky. But, you still feel the weight of the beer. Perfect!

O: This is a very solid offering from a micro that has been on the rise for a couple of years. Very drinkable but, like I said, the cherry cough syrup notes kind of stops it from getting a much higher score. It's one of the cases where a standard oak aging would have might done a better job than the fancy brandy aging process.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 01:25:10 | More by flipper2gv
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Got this one from hoppypocket in CanBIF Fall 2013. From notes.

A - Strong carbonation coming up with a ruby body. Bright with a two finger fluffy beige head. Decent spotty lace with a good finger of retention.

S - Raisins, wheat, sugar, maple syrup.

T - Tobacco, alcohol, wood, plummy, sugar.

M - Strong woody finish, full body, decent carbonation.

O/D - Really not all that. Decent, but overly woody in a strange way. Enjoyed half the bottle but it wasn't really enough to hold my attention. Not much barrel character and not all that complex.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 00:08:31 | More by tbeckett
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Murky brown colour, one finger off white/tan head with a bit of lace. Smell is of dark fruit and sweet malt, candied fruits, oak and vanilla, brandy, butter toffee and brown sugar, marshmallow fluff , a bit like a less intense BA4D. Taste follows the nose initially with dark fruit and brown sugar, things get a bit odd with a mid palate earthy hop bitterness but finishes a bit better oak, vanilla and a light brandy, malty-candy fruit and raisin aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium-light body. Pretty good, I could have done without the earthy bitterness but still fairly enjoyable, almost no alcohol to this and drank rather quick.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 14:08:27 | More by peensteen
Old Ale - Brandy from Brasserie Dunham
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