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Augustijn Brune - Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 14 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

amstokesdb9, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

KindaFondaGoozah, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Keith_R, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

mportnoy, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Xzfgiimtsath, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

curewhatalesu, Dec 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Alex5, Dec 09, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

polloenfuego, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

TheDrunkGnoll, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

DocG, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

freshflesh, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

zenithberwyn, Nov 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

RRC03, Nov 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

WillAndSarah, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

randob300, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Allurex, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

nullbort, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Cramshawbar, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Svendozen, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 03, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DenisKolkin, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

ZachT, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

KJ2013, Oct 04, 2013
Augustijn Brune from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
86 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.