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Embrasse - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

161 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 36
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: John_M on 06-26-2009

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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 71
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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.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 13 Apr 2009. Nr 3534

A: beautiful deep copper/dark brown color, clear, good creamy head
S: mild nose, extremely deep roasted malt with hints of aging beyond its years, plums, hints of barrel aging
T: deep roast malt taste, extremely full bodied, good hop bitterness in finish, taste of barrel aging but I don't believe it is
M: deep malt, rounded, creamy

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My husband and I shared an Embrasse on Sunday night at Nuetnigenough in Brussels. I would push the rating to 95. This beer is tremendous.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Consumed and simultaneously reviewed about a month ago, after a year of aging.
Initially pours deep amber to coppery body with attractive red glow (gets hazed coppery-brown with the consecutive pourings) and mid-sized yet persistent light tan head that never ceases, leaving stable cloth over the entire surface. Head sticks to the walls and creates thick and firm laces with each swirl.
I'm struck by pronounced esters of dried cherries and raisins soaked in perfumy alcohol, with mild peppery phenols underneath. Malt has a prominent bready (even chocolaty) qualities and there's a certain herbal aspect to the aroma, perhaps originating from hops. Hidden are traces of unrefined sugar.
The flavor more or less reflects the aroma; esters of dried cherries and raisins intermingling with warming alcohol and peppery phenols all wrapped in bready-chocolaty malt foundations. Despite being quite full bodied and creamy (typical for abbey ), the beer ends dry (typical for trappists) with mildly roasted aftertaste
Overall, , a BSDA Inclined to Stout and one of the best representatives of the style I've ever came across. (330 ml, into tulip)

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Really enjoyed this beer. Very smooth. Definitely has hints of a sour but is firmly in the belgian strong style. The red color makes me think of cherries and other fruits. In the mouth it is very rich and bursting with fruit and other complex estery flavors. I can definitely taste rummy and spicy notes. Overall, this beer is complex enough to write a sonnet or perhaps an entire epic poem about. I'll post that soon.

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Embrasse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
93 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.