Aardnon / Earthnun | De Struise Brouwers

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Brewed by:
De Struise Brouwers

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
1/3 Ardmonnik and 2/3 Pannepot Reserva aged for 7 years.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Thorfinn960
4.38/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 330ml bottle, bottled on 18th February 2016, with a best before date of 17th February 2021. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: Deep dark brown in colour with a ruby hue and a one fingered tanned head that had decent retention and faded to a ring but left only sparse to no lacing.

Aroma: Light roast, cherry, chocolate, coffee, lightly tart, grape gummy candy, fig and plum.

Taste: Sweet and tart, plum, cherry, fig, grape, blackcurrant, jammy berries, with hints of vinegar, wood, light roast and chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: Excellent, great aroma and flavours. Good complexity and extremely balanced.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.41/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aardnon - 2009 - Earthnun a BA Blend.

9 years old beer this is the oldest beer I've had to date. It spent 7 years in the barrel and 2 years in the bottle.

It pours a still dark brown

Toffee and vinous notes in the aroma, some candi sugar, oak

Great complexity with a lot of vinous notes : berries and leathery notes. Nuts and dark fruits like dates. Candi sugar and cereal notes. A certain sourness is present, a bit lactic

Some astringency, low carbonation

Overall a classy oud bruin

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Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebeers
4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aardnon 2009 Earthnun. Garnet black with a finger of beautiful tan head. Good lacing. Delicate aroma of chocolate, red wine, some floral hops. Sweet tasting, largely following the nose. Slightly sour, puckering, semi-dry finish. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A touch creamy. Nice cross of styles: quad, sour, oude bruin. Delicious.

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Photo of Dzu
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle.
L: black with a weak white foam head.
S: sourness, dry wine. Pleasant.
T: berries red ones, wine again,
F: nice aftertaste, full body and soft carbonation.
O: amazing Belgian.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

330 mL bottle. Aardnon 2009, Cask Strength Blend in Barrel Limited Edition. 7 years? Some punctuation would be great. Pours murky brown with almost no head. Smells of figs, oak, brown sugar, some cherry, wine. Tastes of oxidation, oak, red wine. Light acidity that gradually builds into a dry, vinous finish. Has some caramelized sugars that never really come off as sweet. This took a bit for me to come around to, but in the end I'm really enjoying it.

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is for the 2009 vintage released in late 2016. This spent 7 years in the barrel.

Fizzy tan head. Dark caramel brown color.

This one is very sour with vinegar notes. Oaky with dark fruits, cherries, molasses, and caramel. It is a blend between a quad and a flanders oud bruin and both are fairly present. Some vanilla and toffee. Wine and sherry like notes.

Medium bodied. Ends with some tannins.

A very unique beer. This one will definitely get some mixed reviews.

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Photo of AlexFields
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stakem
4.02/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11oz bottle poured into a tulip appears dark brown to almost black with a brown head a finger strong.

The aroma contains minerals and cirus with dark fruity character akin to raison. Some soy evolves as it warms. Once beyond ideal temp its quite vinous.

The taste is sour with an earthy mineral inclusion, cider, earth, oak and vanilla/caramel with quite a savory thing going on mixed with oxidation thats leafy, vegetal and somewhat vinous. There is vinegar to be had across the back.

This is light in body and modestly carbonated. The minerals dominate with roast and its age being quite prevalent. Not a bad brew by any stretch but certainly different.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kappldav123
4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fux
4.55/5  rDev +7.1%
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 -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
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 HopBelT
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2005wendyrika
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SalMineo
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Aardnon / Earthnun from De Struise Brouwers
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 23 ratings