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Cluysenaer Cuvée Noire - De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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Reviews: 1
Hads: 3
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 5.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ManforallSaisons on 07-13-2013

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3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle bought this spring, with a Sept. 2014 best-by date, says 16.9 degrees plato, 25 EBU, 80 EBC. Little other pomp or explanation on the label, which just promises a dark, artisanal, unfiltered, bottle-conditioned ale. Pours a bit like a cola, where it looks light brown and red during the pour, and turns dark only when massed in the glass. Even then I wouldn't say black but dark, dusky, murky red. Promising. Un-cola-like, the gushing head persisted for a while, nicely lacing the glass. The head, a flan or sabayon color, was visibly a nest of big bubbles, but no need to pick nits. Smell is of raisin bread baking, but faintly -- in the neighbor's kitchen. Cinnamon, yeast, not a tremendous volume of smell. Flavors of liquorice, root beer, clove, brown sugar, a bit of coriander and green pepper. I like it but it could use a bass note of hops. Tasted back to back with the Cluysenaer blonde, the mouthfeel is the only real carryover, and it's a successful one because I like the substantial feel and cleansing bit of carbonation, drying things out for another sip. I wish it has also carried over the complexity and sense of balance, but still a worthwhile spending of your alcocalories.

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Cluysenaer Cuvée Noire from De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
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