Bravoure - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BravoureBravoure

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: wl0307 on 02-01-2008)
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Reviews by gyllstromk:
Photo of gyllstromk
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of mattfancett
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of eric5bellies
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of parintele
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Absumaster
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of crossovert
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
3.2/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Photo of John_M
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Belgian smoked beer? Really? First one I've ever seen, and I must say this is the least "smokey" smoked beer I've ever come across. Interestingly, there was nothing on the label to indicate that this is smoked beer. Oh well.

The beer pours a peachy red color with very good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get a cosiderable amount of spice, which includes lemon, quinine and juniper.... maybe some underlying butter and rootbeer as well. The nose is really pretty intriguing. Flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, though they're not nearly as intense as what I got on the nose. This beer is surprisingly smooth on the palate, but with some nice light sweetness as well. The beer is slighty sweet, but the finish is on the dry side. Alcohol is well disguised in this beer and drinkability is very high.

A very interesting beer; one quite unlike anything I've had in some time. For such a relatively low alcohol beer, I thought there was a lot going on in it. Enjoyable.

Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A smoked beer? Really? Thanks for splitting this, John, I'd never heard of it

Hazy orange with a thin beige head with great retention and mild lace.

The nose is strange, outlandish even, with a combination of continental and New World hops. The German hop character with it's earthy, grassy and lemony flavors are pitted against a delicate American pine and citrus character. Mild sweetness with honey and sugar. Quite perfumey, this is one of the more unique beers I've had

Opening with a lot of hop flavor with citrus, lemon, earth and herbal character, this is quite good. Low in bitterness, mild sweetness, a touch of sugar and honey. Orange blossoms and floral in character, this finishes dry with a touch of hop character and a little yeast

Light in body, high carbonation and a decent finish. While a touch watery, this isn't too bad.

As an easy drinking low ABV high in flavor beer, I have to say I'm impressed. I'd just categorize this as a Belgian pale ale, though.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Beerenauslese
4.03/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange gold color. Thinner creme head. Overall mildly sour. I don't really get much smoke tone on there. (This is a smoked beer?) Nothing severely complex, but decent enough. A nice drinker and something to try and think about, but probably not something to go back to.

Photo of Saind
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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

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Bravoure from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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