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Ciney Brune - Demarche Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Demarche Brewery visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 01-18-2002)
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Reviews by basica:
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basica

Singapore

4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Goodness... Ciney far exceeded my expectations; what more can I say. I just had the blond yesterday and was in for a pleasant surprise. The brune has not failed to surprise me further. The pour into my snifter yields a dark red brown color with a 2 finger head that has pretty good retention. The smell unveils a strong malt profile with fruity notes underneath; I could pick up some dates or raisins I think and there was also some sweetness in the nose. The taste started off with brown sugar maple sweetness that came in nicely blended with a tastey maltiness the fruitiness was subtle but yet pretty there; I have here dates, raisins, prunes on my palate. The finish was strong on dark fruits and sweet malts. Lot's of dates and raisins on my palates which sits lingering for a while before concluding with grapes and a candy like flavour. Mouthfeel sits around medium body with a really slick and refreshing mouthfeel that makes you want to quaff it down because is just so very smooth! A very different dubbel that reminds me of the Leffe Brune; they exhibit pretty keen similarities especially in the taste which is malty sweet with clear fruity undertones and fruity after taste. It's refreshing nature reminds me of the contemporary La Trappe Dubbel which is also a very refreshing belgian dark ale. If there is a shortfall for the Ciney that stopped it from climbing to a 10 it would be that the the taste and smell could have been stronger and more concentrated. If that's the case, it would have easily moved into my top 10 beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2007 16:39:41 | More by basica
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at In De Wildeman, appearence is dark brown with a small tan head leaving very heavy lace.

Smell is sweet, sugary, grapes.

Taste is very sweet and fruity. Intense grape esters remind me of Abbey De Rocs.

Mouthfeel is sticky but light.

Drinkability is high for me, a lovely beer with lots of fruity esters, which I love, accentuating the sugars without being to cloying.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Copper; medium head, dissipates rapidly; good lacing

Aroma: Spicy, coriander; orange zest

Taste: Malty; nutty; slightly bitter finish; slightly sweet mid to finish; not bad overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:11:29 | More by IchLiebeBier
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Belgium

2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: cola colour, small head that doesn't linger

S: citrus, some malts, a lot of sweetness and not very complex

T: some malts, hint of lemon and an overall sweetness

M: some creaminess; slightly undercarbonated; sticky

O: reminds me more of cola than of beer, it is drinkable but nothing more

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 19:42:12 | More by benfons
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kojevergas

Texas

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle served into a Ciney goblet in a cafe in Brussels, Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken June 2011. Cost was 3.00 euro.

A: Pours a one finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and average retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown.

Sm: Caramel, hops, cream, and light toffee.

T: Nice cream on the finish. Caramel, toffee, and full barley come through. Very pleasant. Some nutty hops. Very balanced. Well built, with good layering - especially of the malts. Attention was paid to this beer. No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and wet. Too high an ABV to be refreshing. Complementary of the flavours on the body.

Dr: High ABV, good quality, and very fair pricing. I'd have this again for sure. Recommended for fans of dubbels.

B

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Belgium

3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25 cl Bottle. Poured into my cantillon tulip glass

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy yeasty, brown sugar / candy sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 18:21:35 | More by beerpirates
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle into a Ciney goblet.

A: Clear dark ruby-brown body under a solid 2-finger head of creamy tan foam. Good retention, lots of lace. Nice.

S: Strong aroma mixing chocolatey malt, rasiny fruit, and spicy booze in equal measure. Solid, but unremarkable.

T: Raw malt up front, with some sweet raisin fruitiness fallin in behind, a bit of metallic twang, and a clean, lightly boozy finish. The metallic flavors are unwelcome, but it's otherwise good.

M: Very lively, frothy, effervescent medium body. Ok.

O: Not a great beer, but not a bad one either.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 13:33:50 | More by woosterbill
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +11.7%

11-28-2011 20:58:26 | More by rekel
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skypup

Germany

3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Spar Grocery Store, Dinant, Belgium

25cl bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark amber with a small head with decent retention.
S: caramelized malts and yeast; hint of floralness and fruit.

T: Malty and a touch of caramel; slightly sweet.

M: medium carbonation, lighter body than you’d expect.
D: This is an average Belgian brown ale; nothing special. A good beer, but nothing I’d go out of my way to purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 16:43:57 | More by skypup
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impending

California

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

25cl into a tulip. Pours a dark cola, deep garnet when back lite. Dense mocha colored head, nice sheet lacing.

Aroma is of spicy dark fruits, hints of ginger, clove and port.

Taste is fairly strong of raisins and figs backed by quiet roasted caramel. Flavor matches the scent. Aftertaste is short lived. Improves with warmth as vinous qualities appear. Smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2011 05:21:14 | More by impending
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: the beer pours brown-amber color with a tiny head
Smell: Malts, caramel, fruits and something sour that I cannot pinpoint.
Taste: Sweet caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, red and dark fruits. Some hoppy bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: watery body and medium carbonation
Overall: Well, will not buy this one ever again

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2011 19:31:50 | More by rvdoorn
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 250ml bottle with a BB date of July 2011. I bought this in a supermarket in Brussels last September.

Poured into a Stella chalice. A rich chestnut-brown colour with good clarity. Medium carbonation, with a column of fine bubbles rising from the centre of the glass. Forms an enormous off-white head that has good retention; this subsides to leave a surface film. The aroma is sweet, with hints of malt and some sourness. A whiff of alcohol.

The flavour is rather sweet, with notes of dark malt, yeast and a slight sourness. The 7% abv is well hidden. No bitterness to balance out the taste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, though smooth. Leaves a dryness on the palate, and a faintly acrid aftertaste.

The taste is dominated by a cloying sweetness and lacks balance. Malt and hops just don't make themselves known as components of this beer's character. Drinkable but not exemplary - the blonde is nicer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 00:30:16 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Ciney Brune from Demarche Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.