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Embrasse Peated Oak Aged - Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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90
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 16.01%
Wants: 16
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: crnipeter on 10-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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1/5  rDev -75.4%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.3%

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2.94/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Gator Beverage in Gainesville. Wrapped in red paper for extra super fanciness. Pours dark brown with a one finger yellowish creamy kahki head that lingers for a bit. A bit of ruby on the sides in the light. Smell is all peat, paint thinner, wood. Yikes, complex but does not smell like something you should drink. Flavor is straight up peat whiskey and motor oil. Nothing Belgian about this. A little fruit comes out after your palate gets used to the smokey peat. No reason for this to be in a bomber size. Share it. Let it warm up, too. Fruit flavors come out as it warms. Really need to be in the mood for this. I can appreciate the whiskey, but not what I was looking for when I popped a Belgian brew. Pretty much the opposite.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22.4 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled in AUG 2012 (just shy of 1 year old)

Pours out a really dark brown color, almost appears black. A nice full 2 fingers of tight, creamy tan colored head that shows really good retention and decent lacing.

Smells of almost straight peated scotch. The scotch comes off plasticy which I suppose is normal of scotch. Some warming booze. Hints of maybe some caramel but that's a stretch.

Again, scotch is most of the taste. Peaty, plasticy, smokey scotch. Shows a touch more complexity than the aroma with a bit of caramel and ripe dark fruit and hints of wood and nuts. Some booziness.

Mouthfeel and body are on the weaker side, almost come off as watery when considering the strength of this beer.

If scotch is your drink of choice then this beer is for you, but myself not being a fan of scotch I didn't enjoy it all that much. not something I'd buy again, but I know of a few people who would probably really enjoy this.

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3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought this bottle a few months ago when i was at the brewery together with Bierman9. To be honest i have some second thoughts about the beers Ronald makes in his little brewery. I miss something in his beers which is hard to explain what that is.

Well, lets start with this beer. Poured in my Struise glass this beer starts good. Nice dark colour of the fluid with a nice bubbly head. Nice lacing.

Smell is somewhat pharmalike. It smells like jodium, must be the barrel. Can't get any whiskey in my nose with this one. Smell of turf and how and old tuberadio used to smell when it was warm....

Taste is not bad but also not good. It is without much carbonation.

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3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

The pour brings out quick bubbles that don't last with a dirty brown muck like body. Very belgian dark ale looking beer.

There's a lot of peat and some salty element here. All this on a dark sweet belgian base. I don't get a lot of fruit just darker sugars and sugar like aromas.

Ardbeg is easily one of the best scotches on the planet even their rather inexpensive 10 year is amazing. Still it isn't a flavor that I can imagine working easily with too many beer bases. It is also a sweeter scotch which imo needs a dry beer base to really work. Instead we have sweet on sweet and an overly sugary base beer. The scotch is truly amazing my mouth is filled wtih lingering peat flavors and I couldn't be more pleased but the beer is just too sugary to make the actually drinking of the beer ideal. Instead the aftertaste is why this is worth buying.

Sadly the body is somewhat thin, lacks the creamy body I'd hoped for. I guess nothing else is bourbon county stout and barrels kinda kill carbonation but still, this could use some help. The 10% however is well hidden and left out.

I want to love this beer. But I guess it remains that the only scotch barrel aged beer I can think of that just NAILED IT was Schlafly Single Malt. This is good but just good.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoy a burnt smoked savory Rauschbier and this seemed to follow along. The aroma was leathery, smoky, campfire ember, with a toasted grain and dirty earthy peat. The flavor started grainy, earthy and dry with savory leather, charcoal, embers and barbecued meat. It finished with a near off putting burning rubber like taste that seemed to ruin it all. The feel was dry and smooth, thick and even savory. Somehow this went wrong for me in the finish and unfortunately ruined my overall impression of this ale.

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle, DC.

9 oz snifter

Smell is a carmel, with acrid overtones

Appearance is inviting, dark amber but little head and no lacing

Taste is mainly carmel malts, most of the underlying complexity, including the traces of Belgian yeast is overshadowed by an acrid alcohol taste. Not bad, but far from my favorite strong ale, a style that I like in general.

Overall, I can only give this. good rating.

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3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I stopped into the Dochter brewery along with Brabander on 05Oct12 and picked up a 0.67 bottle of this. Quaffed it later that day back in my Maastricht apartment.

Only had a wine glass at hand, so that had to suffice. Filled it with a rich, deep, dark chestnut colored concoction. It was nearly opaque, and had a frothy, creamy tan head, sitting at about 1/4". The foam lasted well and laced up the glass nicely. Nose was noticeably whiskeyish with peaty notes. Body was medium+, and it was silky smooth going down.

Nice maltiness led things off, with some deep, rich caramel flavor. Even seemed to have some caramelized brown sugar, almonds and vanilla. A touch of dates and figs was also noted, and there was a lot of smoky whiskeyish action in the dryish finish. Slight bitterness was also detected in this complex, different brew. It really grew on me the more I drank. Prosit!

3.93/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 bottle poured into a Westvleteren goblet.

A: Definitely has the look of a trappist quadrupel, which tells me at least I picked the right glass. Thin, but nice and foamy head. Dark and muddled, definitely unfiltered and very sexy.

S: Peat, peat and more peat. Some minor irony and alcohol notes, but all pretty much hidden behind craptons of peat. So uh, yes, peat.

T: Peat and alcohol are the first thing that hit the tongue, which are then followed by a pleasant lingering hop bitterness. Good malt body, but the taste profile is pretty much pushed away by peat and booze. Alcohol is definitely there at the end of the palate, but not overpowering. Not very balanced or complex, but if you're a peat fan like myself, this will do ya!

M: Medium to light carbonation makes for a pleasant mouthfeel. Somehow it feels a little insepid once it goes down and the hops and alcohol have done their job of sweeping your palate clean. Bit of a shame.

O: Another very good effort from the guys at Dochter van de Korenaar. Had this straight from the whiskey barrel (hand pumped) at Zythos as well, and it was even peatier there. As a man who likes his peat so strong it's close to medicinal, I adore this beer, but I can well imagine this not being to everyone's liking. Anything I have deducted from it is due to lack of balance and the feeling this beer could have definitely been stronger and thicker for its taste profile.

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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

We went down to Geers in Gent a while back and our mate Joey gave me this to say thanks for doing absolutely nothing for him. Very generous of you Joey! Next time I will do even less...

After I took the paper off, the label was upside-down. I thought of it as an error like in those old Pro-Set cards.

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium looking, light tan head with good retention. Bistre brown with burgundy hues and lower levels of carbonation. Head fades to a wisp and ring, but only a splotchy wisp remains until the end leaving dots of lacing down the glass. Solid looking beer.

SMELL: Caramel malts, dark fruits, raisins mostly, with some spicy Belgian yeast qualities. The oak barrel is definitely there, with woody vanilla flavors playing a nice roll. Light touches of earthy peat aroma as well, but that remains more in the background. Quite complex and appealing.

TASTE: The peat definitely comes out more in the flavor than in the nose, but it’s still well measured. Caramel and raisins with some nice oak and vanilla notes up front, then loads of spicy Belgian yeast through the middle into a bold and somewhat boozy finish. Big and persistent aftertaste of alcohol, spice, and some mild smoky peat flavors. A nice touch of caramel sweetness offers a degree of balance as well. Big, bold and complex flavors, with a well integrated peat and oak quality, though perhaps a touch too boozy for the ABV.

PALATE: Medium body and slightly higher levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a bit of a burn at the swallow and finishes slightly sticky. Some heat lingers. Fine, but a little too hot at this time.

OVERALL: This is a solid beer from an up and coming brewery in this area, but it’s still a little hot to be truly enjoyable. With some time to mellow out, this could be absolutely outstanding. Look forward to trying more of their stuff in the future. Thanks for this totally unnecessary gift Joey. Appreciated!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip Poured a murky reddish brown with a one finger khaki colored head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark fruit, bread, banana, wood, and smoke. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, wood, sweet alcohol, banana, bread, and smoke. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. There were quite a lot of things going on in this one if I am honest. The smokiness on this one really a nice touch on this one to bring out a lot of various aspects. The flavor and aroma was spot-on for the style, but it also incorporated just that little bit of extra that really made me appreciate this one. An absolute must try if you get the opportunity.

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Embrasse Peated Oak Aged from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
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