Earthnun | De Struise Brouwers

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers
Belgium
struise.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by MasterSki on 01-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
5.57%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of kappldav123
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at home. Finally I get to try this beer. Looks really good. Small label with all important information. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Fine malty-sourish aroma. Starts intense malty, roasty, notes of plum, some nuts. Earthy notes. More and more sourish hints, cherries, not too intense. Finish less sourish, malty-stouty notes. Well balanced. Quite drinkable. Love that combination of sour and stouty notes. Really good!

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Photo of billab914
4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fux
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rating the Aardnon 2009 cask strength version bottled on 02/18/2016. Blend is 1/3 Aardmonik and 2/3 Pannepot Reserva.
A: Pours very dark brown. I was more or less supposing the beer will be flat but it actually has a quite foamy off-white head, which lasts a little while and leaves a good amount of lacings in the glass.
S: Smell is really surprising, very complex and unusual. It's quite sour, focused on the port scent and also dusty as if it was an already old bottle. It showcases caramel, grapes, raisins, figs, vanilla, tobacco and liquorice. It actually alternates between both base beers flavors, from the chewy, burnt and liquorice aromas from the pannepot and the soft tartness of the Earthmonk. After opening for a while, the dustiness fades and leaves more space to the barrel aromas: oak, port and vanilla, even some chocolate. It is really mellowed and complex, quite intense also. Wonderful nose.
T: Taste is also really complex, not so powerful, but coming by waves of different flavors. Ufront is a small sourness with very brief notes of vanilla, fudge and liquorice, then come various fruits, like dried fruits then soaked fruits and ripe fruits. It finishes tart with port, milk chocolate and yoghurt. Somehow the age shows its presence with some residual dustiness, not very disturbing, even adding another layer of complexity.
M: Medium bodied, low carbonation, somehow chewy and a little bit dusty. Though alcohol is only 8%, it is noticeable. Good mouthfeel, but definitely a sipper.
O: Really good beer, actually very surprising. I would say it is a hit or miss because it is bewilderingly complex, but the balance is good, and I like it a lot!

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Photo of YvesB
3.99/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has dark malts and dark fruits but with some kind of tart freshness. Taste, indeed, starts tart with dark fruit notes and some balsamic vinegar but finishes with some roasted malts. Not very acidic, dry and sour but easy to drink. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Really similar to Aardmonnik, just a bit more harsh and not so well balanced and mellow.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blisscent
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SalMineo
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Earthnun from De Struise Brouwers
4.49 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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