Augustijn Brune - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
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3.86/5 rDev +1.6%
From a 330 ml bottle into a snifter.
Pours a deep brown ruby with a small 2 finger head that slowly breaks down leaving a thin foam that would be a struggle to call lacing.
Smells were dark fruits, yeasts and malts. Taste was very similar to smell with a bit more spice on the tongue.
Medium body and smooth mouth feel.
A nice beer, but no real wow here. This was part of a mixed 6 pack of Belgian ales and to this point this is perhaps the one I am least enthused about. I am holding out hope for the last two.
12-01-2013 23:58:04 | More by polloenfuego
4.15/5 rDev +9.2%
330 ml bottle as part of the Belgian Van Steenberge winter feature at LCBO. for $18.95 CDN per six bottles. Beer review 2 of 6 in this mini-series. Also bottle read 8.0% ABV as opposed to the 7.0% listed here. Served fairly cold (left out for about 10 minutes prior to opening) into oversized wine glass
Appearance - Nice clear dark red / honey brown / roan color/ Beer poured 1 finger of off-white head that dissipated fairly quickly, however a nice soap thin layer of cream was left on top.
Smell - Really nice. Dark chocolate, candied fruit specifically cherry and plum, and overall very festive smelling. Little bit of the funky Belgian yeasts. Reminiscent of a Christmas Bakery less all the bread.
Taste - Very much like the nose, cherry and chocolate dominate with a slight dark bitter chocolate aftertaste. Considerable sweetness to this brew but just enough bitter flavors to offset this and it isn't cloying. Also picked up a little bit of other dark fruits and some caramel in there.
Mouthfeel - Rich, decadent and full tasting. Medium carbonation. Flavor coated the mouth nicely.
Overall - Really nice. Pleasantly surprised after being let down a little bit by the blonde. Because of the sweetness and use of cherries and chocolates was reminiscent of a cross between a Belgian Dark Ale and a Dubbel. Very fine stuff indeed.
11-03-2013 19:19:33 | More by DenisKolkin
Augustijn Brune from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
85 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.