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Angélus Brune - Brasserie Brootcoorens

Angélus BruneAngélus Brune

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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 7.99%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Brootcoorens visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 03-01-2005)
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 4
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Poured a darker brownish/copper color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, yeast, with some toffee and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits and yeast. Lively and fizzy body that may have detracted from the tastes somewhat. Lacing left on the glass.

Notes from: 9/2/05

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 19:22:33 | More by hopdog
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Sampled at the tasting room come shop at Brasserie Brootcoorens during a Brewery Tour on Monday 17th April, 2006.

Appearance: Murky brown that seemed to clear to a polished horse chestnut after a short while, not that dark though. The head contributes a lovely looking creamy tan cap that remained tight throughout. Decent conditioning in this one.

Nose: Herbs and lots of freshly turned soil lend an earthy feel to the Brune. No hint of the alcohol but it has a lovely bonfire toffee warmth to the odor. Caramel fuses with figs and raisins in the finish.

Taste: Malty start with dark fruits permeating the finish, the raisins meld with wood and earth in the middle whilst the bonfire toffee wraps up the finish. Prune juice lingers after the swallow. Once into this it develops a sourness that is peek-a-boo, here one minute gone the next. Some in our party during the Brewery Tour were convinced that this was an aging sample that was “on its way out”. Borderline maybe, but I enjoyed it despite this facet.

Mouthfeel: Mellow body with lots of supporting carbonation bolsters the depth.

Drinkability: The earthy aspects seem to mask the sourness which can feel out of place or worse as you work through this one. Still, I found it a pleasant drop but I couldn’t too much of this one.

Overall: Not as good as the Angelus Blonde, but above average and interesting nonetheless. Well worth trying for its interesting character.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2006 06:24:48 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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paterlodie

Belgium

3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

No freshness date. Presentation is litle strange cause no head and brown beer that's clear. Nose gives oak and port, light brett and phenolic.Taste is alcoholic, oaky and bitter. Some grass and for a "wild" brew like this hardly any sourness. Litle caramellic and some maltflavour but maltyness missed in taste and body. Low carbonisation and bitter polyphenolic bitterness make mouthfeel not that great. Drinkable and certainly something special.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2005 09:03:27 | More by paterlodie
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for the sample!
Appears a cloudy amber with a medium sized white head. Sticky streaks of lacing are left behind.
Smell is of raisins, prunes, caramel, along with a yeasty breadiness that makes this almost like an Abbeye Dubbel.
Taste is almost as good as the smell with a hint of oak and dryness coming through.
Mouthfeel is decent but is a tad over carbonated for my liking. Sweet and savory.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2005 19:05:22 | More by weeare138
Angélus Brune from Brasserie Brootcoorens
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