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Augustijn Brune - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThaCreep on 04-20-2010)
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jk3

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

04-23-2012 22:56:05 | More by jk3
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Alex5

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

12-09-2013 23:59:06 | More by Alex5
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jonmikel

Spain

2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer leaves a quite small amount of foam with low carbonation. The colour is a very dark amber, almost black.

It smells hopy and quite alcoholic.

The mouthfeel doesn't seduce me at all. It's alomst like wine. Not very much to taste.

Overall, I don't recomend very much this beer. This brewery a lot more to offer in the rest of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 23:00:34 | More by jonmikel
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douggoodavage

Virginia

2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured with little head. Beautiful amber ruby color. Scents of alcohol, yeast and over ripe grapes & cherries. Tastes like dark malts raisins & brown sugar. Thin mouth feel water like. Overall not a bad beer its like a session beer in the Chimay style.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 23:57:55 | More by douggoodavage
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.95/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

These dark strongs all seems to taste the same. This one however ignores the fruity side of brings out some wood, chocolate, and finishes it with the Belgian yeast fruity flavors that we all expect.

There's something "off" in the aromas and the taste though. A certain stale like presence that isn't working well for me.

Overall this isn't a bad beer. Fans of the style should definitely give this one a go. If you're not a fan however, avoid as there's nothing special enough to justify the purchase price.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 17:11:57 | More by bobhits
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-31-2012 01:39:54 | More by DWolf
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SinutabRamirez


3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-23-2012 03:36:00 | More by SinutabRamirez
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TheDrunkGnoll

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-30-2013 08:31:01 | More by TheDrunkGnoll
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-23-2014 04:48:22 | More by Beerlover
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ThaCreep

Belgium

3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A nose that evokes esters and roasted malts that offer good odor smell. The palate is sweet without being lightweight and offers, especially in the finish, a spice that is not uninteresting, and offers a taste of some spices on the tongue. A fairly drinkable beer for its type without being extraordinary

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2010 10:34:44 | More by ThaCreep
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: opulent cream colored cap. Hues range from hazy brown to reddish orange.

S: wafts of candied fruit and spice. Fruits are definitely on the dark side. Kinda timid and relaxed in the nose.

T: flavors go hand in hand with the nose...timid. Fruits pop up with flavors of fig and raisins, some spiced pear as well. Unique sweet malts at the end of each sip. Flavors are fair and serviceable

M: fine fizzy bubbles. Relatively smooth. Medium bodied

O: I find this beer enjoyable and dismissible at the same time. Or shall I say "neither neither here nor there."

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 15:18:15 | More by Magpie14
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-30-2013 01:39:53 | More by ScaryEd
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bgibbard

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

11-25-2012 21:25:30 | More by bgibbard
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-17-2012 16:28:34 | More by kayrex
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rrski198

Georgia

3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Brilliant orange and light brown color. Quite impressive. The head came and went so quick, it was off white.

S: Great roasted caramel scent. Slight alcohol spiciness. Dark fruits, plum and raisin.

T: metallic, roasted caramel malt. Again for only 7%, the alcohol is prevalent.

M: watery, slight hop bitterness. For me the metallic flavor lingers to long and the beer leaves me wanting more dried fruit and malt.

O: nothing I would club baby seals to find again. Glad I tried it, but it was not amazing.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 01:59:27 | More by rrski198
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Bung

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Out of a sampler pack, Gulden Draak and Piraat are great so I figured why not.
Rusty red pour, just a half finger of cream color head. Just stuck to the glass.

Aroma, lots of fig and raisin. Some yeasty spice, some dark sugar and fruit.

Taste, kind of mild actually. Musty red fruit and plum. Some dark brown sugar and toffee. Finishes kind of an earthy/grassy thing.
Just getting over a cold, maybe this is affecting my buds a little.

Slightly lower level of carbonation than norm, but it is pretty smooth. Barely mid bodied, alcohol well hidden.
Pretty average, but fairly easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 02:47:54 | More by Bung
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BierStein711

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into arcadia ales chalice

This is my third strong dark.

Carbonation medium, half finger off white head.

Brown in color

Smells of malts, Belgian yeast, wood, and cherries

Tastes of chocolate, malt, hop bitterness, cherries, and the beer has a fruity finish! Courtesy of the wondrous gift of Belgian yest.

Mouthfeel: Watery, this is where the beer is lacking.

Overall, above average. Seek it out for an introduction to the style. Don't seek this out if you are looking for something complex, such as Brother Thelonius by North Coast. Naturally, try this for an introduction.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 02:49:24 | More by BierStein711
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Asked for a good Oud Bruin at Bierbrasserie Cambrinus and this is what they served me. Poured it from a 33cl bottle into a stemmed tulip glass. Best by: 6/18/11

A: Pours a nice brown/reddish hue, with a solid head and real nice lace that coats the entire glass from start to finish.

S: Malt, wood, black liquorish and fresh baked bread. There's a very slight weird smell at the end though (like rubber hose) - something is kinda off.

T: Luckily what ever is causing the unpleasant smell doesn't effect the flavor at all - very nice aged brown ale flavors, chocolate, roasted malts with some slightly sour fruit and a faint taste of hop.

M: Light/medium bodied with mellow carbonation.

D: Average drinkability. I wouldn't be bummed if this is was the only beer at a party, but certainly wouldn't want it to be.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 07:37:14 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A brown beer with a settling off-white head, moderate carbonation.

Smell is of candisugar with a fruity and mild malty smell. The smell also has some 'unfreshness' which appears to be very light oxidation or some higher alcohols. It is not very present and I only smell it after some deep sniffs.

Taste is malty with distinct notes of candisugar, which give the beer a slightly woody taste. The yeast adds a light fruity character that gives the impression of dark and ripe fruit. The aftertaste is mild and short. Bitterness is low.
Overall this is a decent Belgian dark ale with a nice drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 14:46:12 | More by Absumaster
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Kooz

New York

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brewery has never let me down. It is probably the most consistently good brewery I've ever seen. This selection, though not among their best, doesn't disappoint and is really very good.

Poured dark brown with a creamy tan one inch head. Leaves a sticky lacing after every pull. It's a very attractive beer.

Smell is subtle. Slightly boozy with a light sweetness to it. Fairly average.

Tastes good. There are layers of flavors. I get some sweetness, like molasses. I also get some strong floral notes, with a slight burn from the alcohol. I like, not love, it. It gets points for complexity.

Very good mouthfeel. Could be a bit tighter foam, but still very good. No bite, very mellow.

Overall, I'm happy with this beer. Although it isn't one of their best, it would be the best beer for a lot of breweries.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 01:14:16 | More by Kooz
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thierrynantes

France

3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2010.

Appearance : brown red color, with tan foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : burned caramel aroma (with other strange note : phenol ?).
Taste and mouthfeel : roasted malt and caramel flavours.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style Belgian dark ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 19:19:30 | More by thierrynantes
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer poured from a bottle.

Beer poured a murky brown colour. Very light aroma of chocolate malt and slightly figgy. Tasted sweet belgian yeasts with a little malt. Not bad, but not much to it. Very drinkable, especially for an 8% abv.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably not, but maybe...

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 05:15:21 | More by NilocRellim
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-21-2012 22:06:42 | More by tectactoe
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brewbaker

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-02-2012 15:20:37 | More by brewbaker
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desint

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-24-2013 11:19:10 | More by desint
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Augustijn Brune from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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