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Embrasse - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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146 Ratings

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 30
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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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Photo of Nandrew
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

Nandrew, Today at 12:50 AM
Photo of WynnO
4/5  rDev -4.5%

WynnO, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

GRG1313, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Synapstic
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Synapstic, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Arch578, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

parintele, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Sludgeman
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

Sludgeman, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Marius, Jul 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

delgotit99, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of smcolw
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.

smcolw, Jun 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

amano_h, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

oline73, May 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.4%

duceswild, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

outoffocus, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Boski, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Axnjxn, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

safaricook, Apr 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Amanspearfishing, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
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.

dcmchew, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of SLeffler27
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.

SLeffler27, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

imperialking, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Maillard, Feb 12, 2014
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Embrasse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
93 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.