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Ciney Brune - Demarche Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle drank at le Cirio in Brussels: Poured a dark opaque brown colored beer with a nice head with better then average retention. Aroma is a mix of roasted malt and some slight notes of sweetness. Taste is very refreshing with again notes of roasted malt and candi sugar hitting my palate. I would have expected a bit more complexity from this beer to go from good to great. Overall, this is not a bad dubbel but maybe lacking a bit of character.

Phyl21ca, Jun 30, 2004
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Same earthy mix of hops and yeast though there seems to be a more enhanced earthy flavour with hints of roasted flavours within all of that. Maltiness is superb with a smooth mouth feel.

Jason, Jan 18, 2002
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Gueuzedude, Nov 13, 2003
Photo of kojevergas
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

kojevergas, May 21, 2012
Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

tempest, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of ccrida
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

ccrida, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +11.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of drpimento
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fairly straightforward, but good Belgian brown ale. Not a lot going on, but what they do, they do well. Poured with a big, foamy frothy tan head and lots of clumpy lace. Head settled down to a light cover after a bit. Color is a clear mahoganey. Aroma is malty, a bit roasty, and toffee, caramel. Flavor is like aroma and malt sweet.. Kind of heavy body and decent carbonation, but what you'd expect from a beer like this. Finish is like flavor. Nice last beer. Not a session for me.

drpimento, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
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!

woosterbill, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Ciocanelu, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of grub
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

my wife's uncle was nice enough to share this one, brought back from a trip to belgium last summer. thanks harry!

25cl bottle, BB 26/03/08. sampled dec 24/07.

pours nice clear brown showing ruby red when held to the light. a small very fine tan head clings to the edges and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is nice. hint of alcohol. lots of dark fruit - dried cherry, date, cranberry. bit of lager character. light clove and belgian yeasty spice.

taste is nice. light caramel. dried cherry and date. bit of alcohol. cracker and wheat bread. bit of grain. a touch watery. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is ok. medium-high carbonation level with a bit of sting. medium body.

drinkability is good. the alcohol is almost completely hidden. has a nice fruity character, but just doesn't stand out overall.

grub, Jan 03, 2008
Photo of Jeffo
2/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this at the bottle shop on my street.

Into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Small one finger medium tan head with good retention. Sangria red in color, clear with lower end carbonation. Head fades to a thin film that remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the sides.

SMELL: Sweet caramel malt and some sweet candy sugar. Some spiciness from the yeast, coriander, and a hint of alcohol. Some sour green apples and some odd kind of tough industrial scent, like varnish or something. The scent almost gave me a headache. The nose misses the typical dark fruits so common to the dubbel as well. Don't smell this one for too long.

TASTE: Sweet caramel malt again and lots of sweet candy. Yeasty spices, coriander, and a touch of spicy alcohol as well, but not overpowering. Slight tart and sourness as well. Aftertaste is sweet-sour, strong and long lasting. Kind of sugary cola-like on the finish. Didn't pick up the industrial varnish in the taste profile, so it wasn't quite as bad as the nose. Misses the dark fruits that almost define the dubbel style.

PALATE: Medium-light body with lots of carbonation. Not quite creamy smooth enough on the palate. Goes down fine but finishes a little too cloying for my liking.

OVERALL: A huge let down. My bottle shop just got these in, but unfortunately I won't be going back to this one. Not enjoyable at all really, and basically dumped the last half of it. This might be the worst dubbel I've ever had. Avoid.

Jeffo, Sep 07, 2009
Photo of rastaman
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottle i ha d was one year past its use-by date. Not bad, however a bit unexciting. Brown sugary, slightly burnt caramelized flavour, quite a sweet start, but it dried out a touch towards the end, surprisngly ok, considering how old it was, some spicyness in the finish aswell.

rastaman, Sep 18, 2003
Photo of thierrynantes
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (25cl), tasted in 2001.
Appearance: dark beer, brown color
Smell: caramelized flavor
Taste and mouthfeel: mellow beer, soft, sweet, bitter, somewhat corpulent
Drinkability: a good beer in the style dubbel

Review added 11-21-2007, translated from french 2-26-2008.

thierrynantes, Nov 21, 2007
Photo of jazzyjeff13
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.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of Globetrotter
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at A La Mort Subite in Brussels, it came out a clear but very dark burgundy under a two finger off-white head that was very creamy and very flow to fades, leaving nice sticky lace. The nose is mild but features sweet fruit and caramel, with a hint of spice. The mouth has medium carbonation and is quite light. Sugary sweetness nicely compliments the taste of the malt. A touch of spice is also present. I can't say there's much hops here until well into the finish, when a ghost of bitter emerges just for a fleeting second. The lasting aftertaste is of caramel. A beginner beer, perhaps, with not too much of anything, but quite pleasant.

Globetrotter, Dec 08, 2006
Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +11.7%

ystazi, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of mattfancett
3.2/5  rDev -10.6%

mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of TheSarge
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Dubbel has little head compared to other that I've had. There's a thin quarter inch light tan crown, and the body is dark amber brown in color.

The aroma is light, with a small metallic and cola fragrance.

The taste is very sweet, with a roasted cola like flavor.

Overall this isn't too bad, and isn't too complex. It's an easy beer to consume.

TheSarge, Apr 27, 2008
Photo of jkball01
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

jkball01, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of millelacsmark
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

millelacsmark, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of impending
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

impending, Aug 02, 2011
Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

mtbdonn, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of stevoj
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

stevoj, Apr 27, 2012
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Ciney Brune from Demarche Brewery
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