Ciney Brune - Demarche Brewery
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4.55/5 rDev +27.1%
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.
10-25-2007 16:39:41 | More by basica
4.15/5 rDev +15.9%
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.
12-14-2013 16:27:11 | More by ccrida
4.03/5 rDev +12.6%
Bottles bought in Monterrey, México, with a best before date of June 2005. So I drank these right in the edge!
Pours a dark amber brew, with a wonderful three finger head that lasts a very long time that can be revived with a little swirl of the glass. Good lacing along the sides of my goblet.
Smell is a nice balance of malts and hops.
Taste of malts with a great hoppy and dry finish.
Mouthfeel is creamy.
Drinkability depends on how many I can get. I'll surely buy this one again.
06-05-2005 13:30:27 | More by Pepeton
3.98/5 rDev +11.2%
25 cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Poured a deep brown color with a medium thickness tan head. Aroma is malty sweet and a bit of vineous as well. Taste is malty, sweet and has some touches of dried fruit. Overall a fair filling full bodied beer. Worth a try.
02-03-2008 19:45:21 | More by ggaughan
3.83/5 rDev +7%
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.
09-20-2011 16:43:57 | More by skypup
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
Sampled on tap at la Vaudrée 2 in Liège, in a very nice Ciney glass, a cross between a snifter and a Chimay gobelet, I'm suprised I didn't buy one to bring back home!
Appearance: Dark brownish red, kind of like a dark earthy red wine, but with a huge coffee meringue on top. Beautiful!
Smell: Quite yeasty and hoppy, kinda like Orval. Do they use the same hops? I totally smelled Hallertau.
Taste: Light caramel/candi sugar, a bit metallic maybe, with low alcohol in the end. It went down very easy at 6.5%.
09-23-2004 18:20:16 | More by Goldorak
3.75/5 rDev +4.7%
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
06-15-2013 12:11:29 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.73/5 rDev +4.2%
A clear brown beer with a tan head. Nice retention and an all around pretty looking beer.
Smell is clean with malt nose and a light hop spice. There is an all around beer-ish smell.
Taste is sweet and more malty then anything else. Clean and smooth with a Belgian yeast note. It's more breadiness then bubblegum.
A nice moderate bitterness with a chocolaty roasty finish. Not to shabby for a dubbel, worth checking out.
12-26-2008 15:13:58 | More by jbphoto88
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
Had a bottle at some small bar in some small town in Belgium. the beer was a bit bland and the flavor was forgettable save for a kick of roasted malt in the aftertaste. The dates and raisin fruit flavor quickly fades after swallowing this beer, leaving an all-too-clean abbey-style beer that was essentially good but not great.
04-07-2009 01:00:45 | More by tempest
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
05-21-2012 02:37:54 | More by kojevergas
3.58/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-02-2011 05:21:14 | More by impending
3.55/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
04-04-2012 13:33:50 | More by woosterbill
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
A deep amber color, served in an unbranded brandy snifter type glass at Le Cirio in Brussels. The predominant flavor in this brew was of dark caramel. This beer is quite sweet, which, is accompanied by lots of general fruitiness, for specific fruit there is perhaps a hint of apricot as well.
11-13-2003 23:30:21 | More by Gueuzedude
Ciney Brune from Demarche Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.