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Embrasse - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

138 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.98%
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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #45 (Oct 2010):

Well-folded paper-bag presentation; obscurity piques interest, of course. Lacing we'd only expect from a small Belgian brewer--awesome. Yup, dark and so inviting. Fresh-baked hermit cookies and fallen apples, wow ... has this beer been inside our dreams? Godly smoothness tickles the tongue. Unsweetened chocolate meets molasses, brown bread nods to burnt raisins. Kiss of hops fades quick, though not totally. Subtle esters of overripe pears/ apples warm the palate. By fate, we run into a beer that just screams greatness ... we are glad to have met you.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 18:41:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.15/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a small 4oz serving glass at Pizzaria Paradisio/Dupont Circle

Maybe I have this beer all wrong but my taste is not lining up with what I have read or what most others consider a supposedly great beer. Not catching the cinnamon that the brewer tells me is there. 3

A - Dark amber almost opaque but not cloudy. 4

S - A smokey nose, dark fruits. 3

T - Definite smokey flavor, slightly sweet, a little spicy, very little alcohol evident. Tasting the Belgian yeast which sort of puts a lactic twist on the smoke. 3

MF - Well carbonated but smooth. 4

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2014 01:48:33 | More by Sludgeman
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Marius

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-12-2014 17:46:07 | More by Marius
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Indiana

5/5  rDev +19.3%

06-25-2014 16:49:50 | More by delgotit99
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-19-2014 01:31:45 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
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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amano_h

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-08-2014 15:26:08 | More by amano_h
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-27-2014 04:40:02 | More by oline73
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -28.4%

05-26-2014 23:21:39 | More by duceswild
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-26-2014 22:04:43 | More by outoffocus
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-24-2014 12:51:56 | More by Boski
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-23-2014 15:22:55 | More by Axnjxn
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Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

04-13-2014 09:20:27 | More by safaricook
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Amanspearfishing

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

04-01-2014 07:13:52 | More by Amanspearfishing
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dcmchew

Romania

4.4/5  rDev +5%
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 -1.4%
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

03-23-2014 20:15:32 | More by SLeffler27
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Romania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Embrasse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
93 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.