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Bravoure - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 6.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wl0307 on 02-01-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one is a bit of a gusher. Smokey smell from afar.
Huge head, only managed to get two fingers of actual beer in the glass. Guess we sit and wait now. Sticky foam, lots. Dark amber colour, a bit hazy. Tiny floating bits.
Obvious smoke in the smell, smoked ham, straw, bit of green hay. Some fruitiness also, smoked dry apricots, apple peel, bit of citrus.
Taste of grain, caramel and some fruity acidity (apple, pear, faint cherries) in the front, followed by a yeasty characteristic. Not a lot of smoke in the taste, subtle, but present, a bit of ash in the aftertaste. Some faint barnyard notes, wood, faint pine and flowers. Green finish, bitter and mildly dry.
Medium carbonation and body, soft. Great aftertaste of hops, some funk and faint smoke.
Great balance of fruitiness, smoked malts and that small hint of Brett. Tasty, quite refreshing and a nice gateway beer for people that haven't really acquired a taste for smoked beers (yet).

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 14:43:58 | More by dcmchew
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-22-2014 12:15:54 | More by safaricook
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-21-2014 08:57:15 | More by Saind
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-10-2014 12:05:28 | More by Beer-Ed
Photo of Ed37


3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-04-2014 11:42:04 | More by Ed37
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-01-2013 01:17:52 | More by brandonld23
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-23-2013 20:39:13 | More by InspectorBob
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-06-2013 10:16:15 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cherry amber with webs of lacey white froth.
Smoke, some red fruit and waxy yeast.
Honey on brown toast, lots of iodine, some cough drop, orange peel, and noble spice to finish.
Peachy end and dry bitter linger.
Medium, fizzy, round and creamy.

A smoked hoppy amber? Not getting the oats because this was a gusher. But there is restrained smoke, solid hops and balance once it settles.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 17:18:20 | More by StJamesGate
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3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a murky orange copper colour with no head, no lacing

S - Smokey malts and medicinal aromas

T - Nkice and balnced in flavours with spice, smoke and malts but the finish is a little stringent in medicinal sweetness

M - Medium to full body with light to medium carbonation

O - I like the balance of this beer but the finish is a little off putting.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 11:25:21 | More by eric5bellies
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an hazy dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of peat malt with some candi sugar notes and a bready yeast is quite singular. Taste is a mix between some smoky notes with light peat notes also discernable, some Belgian malt with some residual sugar that cuts through some of the smoke notes and a bready yeast to finish it all. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix between a Belgian amber and a smoked ale though smoked malt could be more pronounced.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 21:33:02 | More by Phyl21ca
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-08-2012 20:53:48 | More by samEBC
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at Geers. Awesome place.

From a bomber into a snifter
Best before February 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with great retention. Maroon red in color, perfectly clear and very low levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and leaves some thick lacing down the glass. Splotchy wisp and lots of lacing. Looks great.

SMELL: Smoked malts, some leather, as well as some light caramel and dark chocoalte on the nose. Well balanced with a nice smoke component.

TASTE: Less smoky than the nose. It's actually wonderfully balanced. Some smoked malt are there for sure, but some nice caramel sweetness provides a great check up front. Some dark bread, leather, and dark fruit dominate the middle into a smoky and bitter swallow. Big and persistent aftertaste of smoked malt, dark chocolate, floral bitterness and a touch of melony sweetness as balance. Medium strength in flavor, but this is a pheonmenally complex and balanced smoked beer. Great stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Airy and light on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. Too carbonated and airy, but settles a bit as the beer sits.

OVERALL: Like their Belgian IPA, the nose doesn't really match the flavor, but regardless, the flavor really comes together well with this one. Very complex and excellently balanced for sure. The palate needs to be beefed up for this to really get over the hump, as the feel holds the flavors back from being all they can be, but for now, it's a beer you should check out if you get the chance. Quality stuff. Cheers guys!

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 20:16:44 | More by Jeffo
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A copper, orange beer with a creamy head, moderate carbonation.

Smell is smokey with ash-like smoke, like a smoking barbeque. Notes of tobacco and a light peat smell. The malts are present, but the smoked malt dominates the smell.

Taste is smokey with clear peat-like character. A peat whisky resemblance is present. Some bandaid taste, maybe some iodine. The beer has a low bitterness and is a little sticky on the lips. The beer is nicely balanced, but the peat is what the beer is all about.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 20:05:42 | More by Absumaster
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice red with a thick bubbly head. Aroma seems to be heavy with oak flavor, including vanilla and a slight fruitiness. Flavor has a tannic astringent bite with some acidity and a vanilla finish (more hints of oak). The flavor seems thin at first but seems to thicken as it warms. I emphasize that this beer should be allowed to warm somewhat from refrigerator temperatures as the flavor improves remarkably. Overall the beer seems to be dominated by oak flavors, though this is not unwelcome.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 19:06:15 | More by gyllstromk
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3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer two weeks ago when i was in Belgium. I already had a beer of this brewer a few days ago and that was a good one. On the bottle a special sticker with "Bravoure o.a.s.e. Oak and spice experiment 2011". Best before september 2011.

Now this one. Poures in my Struise glass the beer is dark orange to lightbrown. Nice and frotty head. No carbonation.

Smell is good with some burned malts and light oak with some smoke.

The smoke comes back in the taste. Mouthfeel would have been a bit better with some more abv.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 21:11:38 | More by Brabander
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: There was a somewhat fruity aroma, with smoky undertones. An interesting aroma.

T: Tasted of light fruit, malt, and very definite underlying smokiness. The smoke is certainly present, but it doesn't ever overpower the flavor. Slightly thinner than I expected, but generally well done taste.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solid, likable beer. A bit different than most smoked beers, but good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 12:12:50 | More by avalon07
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3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer pours a clear, light amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: Smells pretty smokey. Underneath the smoke, however, is a nice light fruitiness. A bit of sweet bread and toffee malt, as well. Maybe a hint of tartness, perhaps lemon peel.

T: Quite smokey and woody, almost a touch salty. Fairly bitter, too. Not as much in the way of sweetness as the nose demonstrated, and nowhere near the level of fruit.

M: Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation.

O: The smokiness was a bit harsh which isn't what I like at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 04:59:34 | More by womencantsail
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Dan – thanks!

Pours a hazy golden-copper color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of crisp light malts along with moderate amounts of smoke and earthy hops. Also present are mild amounts of medium fruits and bready aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Light malts up front are joined quickly by medium fruits. Joining in shortly thereafter are mild breadiness and larger amounts of smoke. Very slight musty hops and funk come into play near the end, fading out into a crisp ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this was a very interesting beer that’s well worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 18:37:12 | More by glid02
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy bright yellow with a splash of red. A thick frothy head dissipates quickly leaving a ton of sticky lacing clinging tightly to the glass. Sweet smells of smoke easily dominate the nose. Some malt and fruity hops contribute in minor fashion to the overall aroma. First sip is smoky but not over the top. A strong malt backbone matches the smoke and adds to the overall experience. Perfectly carbonated makes for a great mouthfeel. Very nice!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 04:11:21 | More by ATLbeerDog
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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

$4.49 for a 11.2 oz bottle from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

A: very nice amber colored beer, nice rocky head when poured
S: great nose, clean, crisp with a hint of Brett (?), reminded me a bit of Orval
T: taste is reminiscent of the nose but disappointingly thin and watery, Brett noticeable, however, just way to weak in body, surprising despite ABV
M: watery and thin
D: watery and thin, needed more guts but highly drinkable

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 01:52:52 | More by wisrarebeer
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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Notes:
Look:Poured into a Chimay goblet from a 12oz. bottle. Pours amber/orange with a long lasting 1/2 inch head, mediocre lacing.
Smell: Pale malts, funky yeast and a light apple with some earthy notes. Only a hint of smoke.
Taste: Bread right up front, fresh country white style. Some earthy hops and a barnyard funk follow, with a little smoked hickory ham, mild but nice.
Mouth: Light and smooth, easy going down.
Drink: I couldn't do the rauchbier but this was nice. They're a bit pricy for a 12oz. ($6.99, City Beer Store), but if you have the chance, grab one. A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 03:36:31 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz green bottle.

Pours a murky orangeish brown. It is pretty carbonated and produces a large off white head that dissipates with some decent lacing.

The smell of this one is intense. It has a pinch of skunk but not too much. There is a huge barnyard funk going on with it, it smells a lot like brett. There is some underlying fruitiness as well. But mostly it is a bretty beast.

The taste has a good amount of brett as well. There is some fruitiness as well. But the main flavor is a nice malty smokiness with hints of cocoa. Some people say the Bamberger Rauchbiere have hints of bacon, I would say this one has more of it though it is faint.

The mouthfeel is good, slightly creamy.

Overall it is a quirky but good beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 23:47:59 | More by crossovert
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3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green bottle but no noticable damage. Poured with a good sized foamy frothy cream colored head that lasts for a while and some lace. Color is hazy and has a tarnished copper amber. Aroma is malt toasted oat cereal hint of smoke. Flavor has smoke show much more with a touch of sweetness and some yeast. Not too complex, but not bad. Slight tang also. Good body and carbonation. Finish is smokey at first then tangy ending with a touch of alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 03:28:13 | More by drpimento
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4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33 cl bottle after 1 year in my cellar. Clear copper/orange gold, with an ample head that settles into a thin, creamy layer of foam, leaving some lacing on the walls of the glass. Pours like champagne, so don't pour fast or you'll have overflow. Last pour form the bottle had some dark brown yeast that had settled in the bottle, making this pour darker and more opaque.

Smells of wet hay, citrus fruit, and ginger dominate.

Very dry, malt taste of biscuit/cracker. But with a Belgian twist, it is also lemony sour. There is just a slight smokiness to it, nothing like an Alaskan smoked Porter. The label reads, in not doctor-like language, "Special beer with a light smokiness, for people with guts." I guess I qualify. Also tasting some grapefruit, a trace of pineapple, and walnut. There is a peppery yet buttery aftertaste that is very pleasant actually. Taste of the last pour with a little more yeast is more biscuity, more ginger spice, and more bitter and smoky in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very light, with champagne-like effervescence. Really dry and cleansing, like champagne.

This is an unusual, and I think quite refined beer. It is made of barley, wheat, and oatmeal malts which lends it a smooth, balanced maltiness. Although I am sure some people would like this for sessioning, because it is very dry and champagne-like, I would pair it with food, maybe a green leafy salad with red onions, a crab salad, roast or grilled chicken, or grilled salmon. It would also go well with some steamed mussels and frites.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 03:52:39 | More by Beerenauslese
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Bravoure from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
85 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.