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St Martin Brune - Brasserie De Brunehaut

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BA SCORE
82
good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 11-11-2007)
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Reviews by roblowther:
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roblowther

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz shipped from the beer motherland. Almost black in color with a thick creamy light tan head. Smells of raisins, brown sugar, and oranges. Seems much darker than most dubbels, both in appearance & smell. The taste is malty, sweet, again like brown sugar. It has a dry finish that balances the sweet up front. The mouthfeel is slick, with nice carbonation. Drinkability is good, although its a bit too dark & intense for a session beer. But this bottle and I are becoming good friends.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2009 01:31:09 | More by roblowther
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boddhitree

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy, deep, dark amber to brown.

Aroma: Prunes, dark candi sugar, raisins, figs, a hot alcohol smell packed all together. A huge amount of aroma comes out the glass.

Taste: The taste doesn't quite match the aroma. I get raisins, figs, a little prune of the dark candy sugar sweetness, and lots of roasted malts with a large amount of tartness verging but not quite becoming sourness. I get a nice hard bitterness of noble hops, which is slightly grassy and hay-like. I also feel as well as taste the alcohol, but not in a hot manner of an unripe beer; rather, it gives you the feeling of a 40 year-old port wine blended in the beer, which sounds good but in this case detracts slightly from the other flavors. Often on the tongue the sweet flavors dissipate some and it becomes almost too much vinegary.
Near the back of the tongue, the sweet candi sugar, dark fruits come back, but it's not enough to keep this beer a great.

Overall, it's got great aroma, but the flavor is both hit AND miss. I could do without the port wine notes and the tartness is almost too much at times, almost medicinal, so for a Dubbel, it's good but not up there with the best.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 20:28:33 | More by boddhitree
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-10-2014 17:34:31 | More by kjkinsey
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bf7

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-03-2014 20:46:43 | More by bf7
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-08-2014 17:20:12 | More by bcsbeer
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

05-24-2014 06:08:34 | More by Erik-P
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured chilled in glasses

A: dark muddy chocolate color (like PG-tips ice tea); decent head; good lacing; good carbonation, good head retention
S: metallic and sour; no hops or yeast
T: prune and plum flavor dominates; metallic, thin-bodied; neither yeast nor hops a strong component; good carbonation makes the flavor lively; alcohol not detectable

A little bit disappointed, esp. with the World Beer Award insignia on the label.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 21:36:19 | More by Arithmeticus
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bierdeflanders

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-10-2014 19:01:44 | More by bierdeflanders
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-06-2014 21:37:25 | More by Vsarmatov
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srandycarter

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dated Feb '11

A - Murky brown with red and prune notes. Large off white head reduces fairly fast to ring. Lots cling.

S - Earthy. Clay and cooked fruits.

T - Bready, fruity, both cooked and a little juicy fruit. A bit of a sour backend that I don't really care for.

M - Great carb, medium to full body, ok balance. Finished already noted.

D - Once is good for this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 04:21:54 | More by srandycarter
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Chemister

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-09-2014 18:43:02 | More by Chemister
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BeerDocT

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a chilled La Trappe goblet. Label helpfully has tags punched at "February" and "2010." Almost four years old. Can it walk and talk? We shall see.

Appearance 4.0: Poured out a murky (i.e. opaque) dark brown with a nice 1/2" head. This faded into a frothy film on top that lasted the entire session. No lacing at all.

Smell 4.25: Very nice. Hints of acetone and poly-phenols as you draw in closer to the glass and then your olfactory glands get assaulted with this lovely raisin, dried fruit, dark malt and bright caramel bouquet. Just gorgeous.

Taste 4.0: Front is smooth and dry with hints of earthy tanins and deeply roasted grains. Middle is smooth and balanced, but with very little to add to the flavor profile. Maybe think of it as a "time out." Finish is a cacophony of tastes: dark malt, toasted grains, dried dark stonefruits, noble hops, figs...wow, it goes on and on. Aftertaste reflects these same tastes and then some and is long, appealing and delicious. You will definitely want another sip.

Mouthfeel 4.0: Balanced, refined and certainly enhances the taste of this brew.

Overall 4.0: This is another unique take on the standard Belgian Dark and it is nonetheless still outstanding. Balanced, smooth and very refreshing in spite of its big ABV, this beer is excellent for sessioning or simply trying the style. Definitely a "gateway" beer into the wider and more apocalyptic realm of Belgian Darks. The path hath been lain before you, pilgrim. Here there be...dragons.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 06:54:57 | More by BeerDocT
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-01-2014 15:47:12 | More by rudabegga9
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anarchia

Oregon

2.48/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Ugly dark purple/brown beer with a thin, fizzy head that quickly dissipates leaving no lacing behind. The fizzing is very loud, pours almost like a soda. Smells like sweet raisin bread with some caramel apple notes. Tastes sweet and fizzy, strong raspberry soda flavor that gives way to the more bready malt character that has hints of raisins, plums, dates. Tangy finish, surprisingly dry, scary drinkable for 9%. An unusual beer to me. As it warms it seems to get thicker with a dark cherry flavor and a stronger alcohol bite. The fizziness is very distracting and makes this seem almost like "beer soda".

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 04:38:38 | More by anarchia
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

12-08-2013 03:57:19 | More by BillRoth
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Rast

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-04-2013 12:05:38 | More by Rast
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

10-25-2013 13:08:20 | More by dcmchew
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-25-2013 03:21:16 | More by OKCNittany
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-29-2013 18:07:10 | More by GraduatedCashew
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SoPeL

Poland

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-13-2013 08:46:33 | More by SoPeL
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Luiz0930

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-05-2013 03:05:55 | More by Luiz0930
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-30-2013 01:23:33 | More by mrfrancis
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gavroche

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2013 04:38:09 | More by gavroche
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-15-2013 20:59:58 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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aflies

Arizona

3/5  rDev -17.4%

05-22-2013 16:58:54 | More by aflies
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St Martin Brune from Brasserie De Brunehaut
82 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.