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Embrasse - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

137 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 29
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 06-26-2009)
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Reviews by brentk56:
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a chocolate color with a nice head that leaves quite a smattering of lace; yeast floaties in suspension that gather in the bottom of the glass and the bottle is one of those steady gushers

Smell: Dark fruit (raisin, date and fig) with pumpernickel bread; burnt sugars and tobacco

Taste: Tobacco, pumpernickel bread and dark fruit flavors meld, up front, with a woodsy character developing in the middle; the sweeter caramel and dark fruit flavors take over in the finish though there is a residual of tobacco in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; lacks the carbonation I would typically expect in a Belgian

Overall: I like the flavors and the pumpernickel and tobacco is rather different from the typical BSDA; still, there are some issues with the carbonation and the mouthfeel that cannot be overlooked

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 00:42:56 | More by brentk56
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4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep, dark brown--on the pale side of a stout. Light passes only on the very edge of the glass. Good starting head that leaves a combination of webs and spots for lace.

Dry nose with a nearly bakers chocolate aroma. I'm reminded of brownie dough.

Strong alcohol warmth to a complex flavor. There's the dark chocolate but there's also sweet cherry flavor. Although it tastes chewy, the body is really neutral. The carbonation is similarly middle of the road. The swallow lasts as a continuation of these flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2014 19:55:37 | More by smcolw
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Romania

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very fresh, bottled february 2014.
Pours dark brown with copper, 1 finger bubbly head, almost no retention, but a nice thin lace of foam sticks around (and on the glass) for a very long time.
A stoutish smell, with coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts, with an extra smokey note. Dry wood also.
Weirdly, smoked grains (close to bacon) are the first to come up in the taste. Dark fruit character follows, with some zingy juiciness, but mostly with dry smoked plums, raisins, dry figs and faint sweet dry apricots. Rich roasted malts, multi-grain bread, rich coffee and cocoa powder. Belgian yeasts provide a nice spicy feel, lifting the stoutish earthiness. Hops manage to give voice in the finish, after the whole malt festival, green and mildly bitter.
Medium body, robust and rich malts balanced with a crisp and sharp yeastiness. Alcohol nowhere to be found.
Pretty unique. A kind of smoked Belgian stout so perfectly balanced that it should be considered a totally separate beer style.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 17:52:14 | More by dcmchew
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SLeffler27

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Embrasse is murky and very dark brown with red highlights (SRM 23-25). Effervescence pushes out of the bottle before pouring and builds a one-inch, creamy khaki head that lasts a long while. A nice curtain of lace forms above a slight viscous film in an Offero glass.

Deep roasted malt and molasses are up front with pumpernickel, dates, and fig against a constant backdrop of peat smoke. Some baker’s chocolate comes out late.

The flavors pick up what the nose originally detected. This is well-balanced between bitter and sweet. The character has layers of black coffee, while the molasses shines. Warmth brings out pumpernickel and Jewish rye. A long building finish adds to roasted bitterness.

The early explosive carbonation becomes well-controlled while warming alcohol is below expectation. A medium body and cotton texture.

This addition of Embrasse is excellent for contemplation on a sad day. The symbolism of its name adds to the experience. A strong gorgonzola or cured meat would pair well.

Bottle #21103 September 2012. I will enjoy this bottle while reminiscing about my Grandmother, Ruby, and contemplating her continuing journey.

Serving type: bottle

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Embrasse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
93 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.