Le Pelican Brun | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Le Pelican BrunLe Pelican Brun

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
16.9 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 7.8% by volume
Bitterness: 20 IBU

Added by RedDiamond on 09-24-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of paco1029384756
4.47/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2008 Vintage.

Pours a dark burgundy color with a short lived fizzy tan head.

Scent of strong yeast and a heavy sweet plum start with cocoa, earth, spice, candi sugar, and caramel coming in as well. The pungent sweet plum aroma is very nice and complimented greatly by the yeasty and earthy characters. This is an excellent scent and stands up to any Abbey brewed Dubbel.

Taste of plums and other sweet dark fruit starts with cocoa, earth and some roasted coffee appearing shortly after. Finishes with a hint of dark fruit, some earth and yeast. This beer has a fantastic transition with the finishing flavors being quite different from the start, and the subtle flavors holding a great balance in between there.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit slick with a nice bite of carbonation; a bit oily, but still very nice.

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Photo of claytong
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

surprised how hot it was for 7.5 though it had been aged for 3 years so i guess that might have an effect, eh.
was a bit simple and boring. light earthy coffee tone.
the guy talked it up pretty well too, so i think he disappointed quite a few with this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of constantine_272
4.39/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer has been sitting on my wine rack for years. It is June 2015 and I took this beer home June 2011. Bottle says 2011 written in pen on the front. At over four years, probably the oldest beer I have consumed.

Dark brown. Head foamed up a thick light tan and stayed there the whole time. Dense and dark with a bit of haze. Smells sweet rich and malty. Lots of rich sweet raisin and date. Also smells of rich moldy wet wood. A little bit like a library book. Taste is very similar in that it is big, rush sweet and fruity. More fruit notes come through. Definitely raisin and date and prune, but with a sweeter bright golden flavor like dried apricot. The sweetness gives way to a tingly tangy booziness. It finishes oddly crisp with a bubbly lightness. Booze lingers and reminds you it's a belgian style. This beer is extremely complex. New flavors come out with each sip. Sometimes it's sweet and fruity, sometimes it's bright an floral. Other times it's rich, woodsy and leathery. Feel is surprisingly light with the carbonation. This beer is amazing. Though, how often do you consume a 4 year old beer? This one was definitely made for the cellar and age had been very good to it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Le Pelican Brun from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 35 ratings