Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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Smoked Beer
Ranked #65
Ranked #30,850
3.76 | pDev: 8.24%
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Very Good
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a 330 ml bottle into a goblet.

APPEARANCE: A gentle pour, leaving 1 cm of sediment-laden liquid in the bottom of the bottle, produced a small, semi-durable, off-white head. Copper in color and moderately hay despite the pour.

Aroma: Sweet and smoked malts; hints of dried fruits, including cherries, wet cardboard, and caramel. Complex with a light smokiness.

Flavor: Medium+ strength, More fruity than smoky; in fact, it's quite lightly smoky in a manner than works well with the complex fruity and yeasty notes. More smoke appears in the aftertaste, along with a light bitterness, Caramel sweetness masks the bitterness until the finish. Changes more than usual with warming, including an increase in smokiness.

Feel: Medium body and carbonation. Very smooth.

OVERALL: well worth trying.

May 03, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Murky amber color with beige head. Aroma has sweet malt, ripe fruits and a bit of caramel. Taste starts slightly sweet, a bit nutty with a slight smokiness in the background. Medium body and carbonation. Interesting beer overall, not very complex but it's quite tasty.

Apr 10, 2016
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PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The color of beer reminiscent of dark gold, amber. It is quite cloudy, with visible flecks at the bottom of Tulipa.
Foam solid, built with fine bubbles, a slightly beige, yellowish. Long pleases the eye and beautifully painted glass wall.
The aroma is a slight hint of smoke focal, slightly smoked but also the smell of raisins, prunes, brown bread.
The taste is crisp, smoked. There's ham, bacon, a slice of bread toasted over the fire, delicate plum acidity.
Hop bitterness at the finish of each sip, delicate, dry and inviting to the next.
Saturation is average, you the corresponding.
Alcohol and here is some alcohol? so completely is not perceptible.
To sum up: beer Bravour is greasy oily texture but not heavy, does not reject the first bottle. I would recommend.

May 25, 2015
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dcmchew from Romania

4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one is a bit of a gusher. Smokey smell from afar.
Huge head, only managed to get two fingers of actual beer in the glass. Guess we sit and wait now. Sticky foam, lots. Dark amber colour, a bit hazy. Tiny floating bits.
Obvious smoke in the smell, smoked ham, straw, bit of green hay. Some fruitiness also, smoked dry apricots, apple peel, bit of citrus.
Taste of grain, caramel and some fruity acidity (apple, pear, faint cherries) in the front, followed by a yeasty characteristic. Not a lot of smoke in the taste, subtle, but present, a bit of ash in the aftertaste. Some faint barnyard notes, wood, faint pine and flowers. Green finish, bitter and mildly dry.
Medium carbonation and body, soft. Great aftertaste of hops, some funk and faint smoke.
Great balance of fruitiness, smoked malts and that small hint of Brett. Tasty, quite refreshing and a nice gateway beer for people that haven't really acquired a taste for smoked beers (yet).

Jun 04, 2014
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StJamesGate from New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cherry amber with webs of lacey white froth.
Smoke, some red fruit and waxy yeast.
Honey on brown toast, lots of iodine, some cough drop, orange peel, and noble spice to finish.
Peachy end and dry bitter linger.
Medium, fizzy, round and creamy.

A smoked hoppy amber? Not getting the oats because this was a gusher. But there is restrained smoke, solid hops and balance once it settles.

Apr 02, 2013
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eric5bellies from Australia

3.07/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Drank from my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a murky orange copper colour with no head, no lacing

S - Smokey malts and medicinal aromas

T - Nkice and balnced in flavours with spice, smoke and malts but the finish is a little stringent in medicinal sweetness

M - Medium to full body with light to medium carbonation

O - I like the balance of this beer but the finish is a little off putting.

Mar 16, 2013
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an hazy dirty amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of peat malt with some candi sugar notes and a bready yeast is quite singular. Taste is a mix between some smoky notes with light peat notes also discernable, some Belgian malt with some residual sugar that cuts through some of the smoke notes and a bready yeast to finish it all. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting mix between a Belgian amber and a smoked ale though smoked malt could be more pronounced.

Jan 22, 2013
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Jeffo from Netherlands

3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at Geers. Awesome place.

From a bomber into a snifter
Best before February 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with great retention. Maroon red in color, perfectly clear and very low levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and leaves some thick lacing down the glass. Splotchy wisp and lots of lacing. Looks great.

SMELL: Smoked malts, some leather, as well as some light caramel and dark chocoalte on the nose. Well balanced with a nice smoke component.

TASTE: Less smoky than the nose. It's actually wonderfully balanced. Some smoked malt are there for sure, but some nice caramel sweetness provides a great check up front. Some dark bread, leather, and dark fruit dominate the middle into a smoky and bitter swallow. Big and persistent aftertaste of smoked malt, dark chocolate, floral bitterness and a touch of melony sweetness as balance. Medium strength in flavor, but this is a pheonmenally complex and balanced smoked beer. Great stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Airy and light on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. Too carbonated and airy, but settles a bit as the beer sits.

OVERALL: Like their Belgian IPA, the nose doesn't really match the flavor, but regardless, the flavor really comes together well with this one. Very complex and excellently balanced for sure. The palate needs to be beefed up for this to really get over the hump, as the feel holds the flavors back from being all they can be, but for now, it's a beer you should check out if you get the chance. Quality stuff. Cheers guys!

Jul 05, 2012
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Absumaster from Netherlands

3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A copper, orange beer with a creamy head, moderate carbonation.

Smell is smokey with ash-like smoke, like a smoking barbeque. Notes of tobacco and a light peat smell. The malts are present, but the smoked malt dominates the smell.

Taste is smokey with clear peat-like character. A peat whisky resemblance is present. Some bandaid taste, maybe some iodine. The beer has a low bitterness and is a little sticky on the lips. The beer is nicely balanced, but the peat is what the beer is all about.

May 18, 2012
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gyllstromk from Belgium

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nice red with a thick bubbly head. Aroma seems to be heavy with oak flavor, including vanilla and a slight fruitiness. Flavor has a tannic astringent bite with some acidity and a vanilla finish (more hints of oak). The flavor seems thin at first but seems to thicken as it warms. I emphasize that this beer should be allowed to warm somewhat from refrigerator temperatures as the flavor improves remarkably. Overall the beer seems to be dominated by oak flavors, though this is not unwelcome.

Feb 28, 2012
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Brabander from Netherlands

3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought this beer two weeks ago when i was in Belgium. I already had a beer of this brewer a few days ago and that was a good one. On the bottle a special sticker with "Bravoure o.a.s.e. Oak and spice experiment 2011". Best before september 2011.

Now this one. Poures in my Struise glass the beer is dark orange to lightbrown. Nice and frotty head. No carbonation.

Smell is good with some burned malts and light oak with some smoke.

The smoke comes back in the taste. Mouthfeel would have been a bit better with some more abv.

Nov 10, 2011
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy texture. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: There was a somewhat fruity aroma, with smoky undertones. An interesting aroma.

T: Tasted of light fruit, malt, and very definite underlying smokiness. The smoke is certainly present, but it doesn't ever overpower the flavor. Slightly thinner than I expected, but generally well done taste.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: On the whole, this is a solid, likable beer. A bit different than most smoked beers, but good nonetheless.

Nov 01, 2011
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womencantsail from California

3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer pours a clear, light amber color with a finger of off-white head.

S: Smells pretty smokey. Underneath the smoke, however, is a nice light fruitiness. A bit of sweet bread and toffee malt, as well. Maybe a hint of tartness, perhaps lemon peel.

T: Quite smokey and woody, almost a touch salty. Fairly bitter, too. Not as much in the way of sweetness as the nose demonstrated, and nowhere near the level of fruit.

M: Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation.

O: The smokiness was a bit harsh which isn't what I like at all.

Sep 14, 2011
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glid02 from Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Dan – thanks!

Pours a hazy golden-copper color with a white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of crisp light malts along with moderate amounts of smoke and earthy hops. Also present are mild amounts of medium fruits and bready aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Light malts up front are joined quickly by medium fruits. Joining in shortly thereafter are mild breadiness and larger amounts of smoke. Very slight musty hops and funk come into play near the end, fading out into a crisp ending. Mouthfeel is good, with smooth carbonation.

Overall this was a very interesting beer that’s well worth a shot.

Aug 19, 2011
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ATLbeerDog from Georgia

4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy bright yellow with a splash of red. A thick frothy head dissipates quickly leaving a ton of sticky lacing clinging tightly to the glass. Sweet smells of smoke easily dominate the nose. Some malt and fruity hops contribute in minor fashion to the overall aroma. First sip is smoky but not over the top. A strong malt backbone matches the smoke and adds to the overall experience. Perfectly carbonated makes for a great mouthfeel. Very nice!

Aug 07, 2011
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

$4.49 for a 11.2 oz bottle from Discount Liquor in Milwaukee.

A: very nice amber colored beer, nice rocky head when poured
S: great nose, clean, crisp with a hint of Brett (?), reminded me a bit of Orval
T: taste is reminiscent of the nose but disappointingly thin and watery, Brett noticeable, however, just way to weak in body, surprising despite ABV
M: watery and thin
D: watery and thin, needed more guts but highly drinkable

Mar 03, 2011
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OBeerMeGreatOne from California

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Notes:
Look:Poured into a Chimay goblet from a 12oz. bottle. Pours amber/orange with a long lasting 1/2 inch head, mediocre lacing.
Smell: Pale malts, funky yeast and a light apple with some earthy notes. Only a hint of smoke.
Taste: Bread right up front, fresh country white style. Some earthy hops and a barnyard funk follow, with a little smoked hickory ham, mild but nice.
Mouth: Light and smooth, easy going down.
Drink: I couldn't do the rauchbier but this was nice. They're a bit pricy for a 12oz. ($6.99, City Beer Store), but if you have the chance, grab one. A very nice beer.

Sep 24, 2010
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crossovert from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz green bottle.

Pours a murky orangeish brown. It is pretty carbonated and produces a large off white head that dissipates with some decent lacing.

The smell of this one is intense. It has a pinch of skunk but not too much. There is a huge barnyard funk going on with it, it smells a lot like brett. There is some underlying fruitiness as well. But mostly it is a bretty beast.

The taste has a good amount of brett as well. There is some fruitiness as well. But the main flavor is a nice malty smokiness with hints of cocoa. Some people say the Bamberger Rauchbiere have hints of bacon, I would say this one has more of it though it is faint.

The mouthfeel is good, slightly creamy.

Overall it is a quirky but good beer.

May 16, 2010
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green bottle but no noticable damage. Poured with a good sized foamy frothy cream colored head that lasts for a while and some lace. Color is hazy and has a tarnished copper amber. Aroma is malt toasted oat cereal hint of smoke. Flavor has smoke show much more with a touch of sweetness and some yeast. Not too complex, but not bad. Slight tang also. Good body and carbonation. Finish is smokey at first then tangy ending with a touch of alcohol.

May 13, 2010
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Beerenauslese from California

4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33 cl bottle after 1 year in my cellar. Clear copper/orange gold, with an ample head that settles into a thin, creamy layer of foam, leaving some lacing on the walls of the glass. Pours like champagne, so don't pour fast or you'll have overflow. Last pour form the bottle had some dark brown yeast that had settled in the bottle, making this pour darker and more opaque.

Smells of wet hay, citrus fruit, and ginger dominate.

Very dry, malt taste of biscuit/cracker. But with a Belgian twist, it is also lemony sour. There is just a slight smokiness to it, nothing like an Alaskan smoked Porter. The label reads, in not doctor-like language, "Special beer with a light smokiness, for people with guts." I guess I qualify. Also tasting some grapefruit, a trace of pineapple, and walnut. There is a peppery yet buttery aftertaste that is very pleasant actually. Taste of the last pour with a little more yeast is more biscuity, more ginger spice, and more bitter and smoky in the finish.

Mouthfeel is very light, with champagne-like effervescence. Really dry and cleansing, like champagne.

This is an unusual, and I think quite refined beer. It is made of barley, wheat, and oatmeal malts which lends it a smooth, balanced maltiness. Although I am sure some people would like this for sessioning, because it is very dry and champagne-like, I would pair it with food, maybe a green leafy salad with red onions, a crab salad, roast or grilled chicken, or grilled salmon. It would also go well with some steamed mussels and frites.

Feb 23, 2010
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joiceed from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: a nice red amber color and thick yeast sediment in the bottle--a plus to me. The head was about three quarters of an inch. Could have been a bit frothier.

S: Malt, spruce, and sweet tones.

T: Fascinating. Not necessarily the most delicious beer I've had, but an interesting take on a smoked ale. It had a sweet start and a very subtle note of smoked hops to carry it through to a fairly well balanced and smooth finish. A draw is it defined itself as what it is not, as opposed to what it is.

M: Thin bodied, soft, smooth.

D: I agree with a very "pleasant" beer. Certainly worth a taste!

Jan 05, 2010
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stcules from Italy

3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cherry color, mahogany edges. A decent beige foam.
In the smell malt, candy sugar, a bit on the sweet side.
In the taste smoked notes, with the sweetness in balance. Pleasant, and well mixed.
Cane sugar, red fruit.
Peculiar, but pleasant and interesting.
Average body, balance between candy sugar an smokiness, subtle but pleasant.

Dec 22, 2009
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John_M from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A Belgian smoked beer? Really? First one I've ever seen, and I must say this is the least "smokey" smoked beer I've ever come across. Interestingly, there was nothing on the label to indicate that this is smoked beer. Oh well.

The beer pours a peachy red color with very good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get a cosiderable amount of spice, which includes lemon, quinine and juniper.... maybe some underlying butter and rootbeer as well. The nose is really pretty intriguing. Flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, though they're not nearly as intense as what I got on the nose. This beer is surprisingly smooth on the palate, but with some nice light sweetness as well. The beer is slighty sweet, but the finish is on the dry side. Alcohol is well disguised in this beer and drinkability is very high.

A very interesting beer; one quite unlike anything I've had in some time. For such a relatively low alcohol beer, I thought there was a lot going on in it. Enjoyable.

Oct 06, 2009
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A smoked beer? Really? Thanks for splitting this, John, I'd never heard of it

Hazy orange with a thin beige head with great retention and mild lace.

The nose is strange, outlandish even, with a combination of continental and New World hops. The German hop character with it's earthy, grassy and lemony flavors are pitted against a delicate American pine and citrus character. Mild sweetness with honey and sugar. Quite perfumey, this is one of the more unique beers I've had

Opening with a lot of hop flavor with citrus, lemon, earth and herbal character, this is quite good. Low in bitterness, mild sweetness, a touch of sugar and honey. Orange blossoms and floral in character, this finishes dry with a touch of hop character and a little yeast

Light in body, high carbonation and a decent finish. While a touch watery, this isn't too bad.

As an easy drinking low ABV high in flavor beer, I have to say I'm impressed. I'd just categorize this as a Belgian pale ale, though.

Oct 04, 2009
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RblWthACoz from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orange gold color. Thinner creme head. Overall mildly sour. I don't really get much smoke tone on there. (This is a smoked beer?) Nothing severely complex, but decent enough. A nice drinker and something to try and think about, but probably not something to go back to.

Aug 16, 2009
Bravoure from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 56 ratings