Embrasse | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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226 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium
dedochtervandekorenaar.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,512
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
226
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shigg85
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thatsmyspot
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

330 ml bottle, poured into the proper stemmed glass from the brewery.

very dark brown, thick cream colored head. wonderful aroma of dark caramel and a touch of plum, black cherry, raisin. similarly complex malt flavor but not too sweet. great mouthfeel, medium bodied but smooth drinking.

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Photo of Eltrandos
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drier and highly carbonated for the style. Has rich typical toffee, dark fruits, booze and yeast, yet it also incorporates some wood, herbs and honey. Smell is more sweet than taste. Certainly different flavors complexion but nicely done together.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Choppr
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Raisins, toasted malt and a little smoke on the nose. Looks like black tea steeped a little long and very little, if any, lacing but that may be my glass. Good bit of toasted malt some dark fruit some smoke... Lots of layered flavors that are well balanced. I love this.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCPhD
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love BSDAs,and was looking forward to this rare opportunity, however something in the finish was unexpected and not particularly style specific for me. Reading some other BA reviews nailed it for me....smokey. Credit to the brew master for trying something unique, but not what I'm looking forward to in a Belgian Strong. Points for uniqueness and creativity, but ultimately slightly disappointing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2014 edition, not surviving the years as well as i hoped this would, but still a treat to drink a beer from this hard to find belgian operation. the beer is a pale reddish brown color, lively head, and some lacing as it drinks. it doesnt look as heavy or thick as a lot of barleywine types, and one sniff suggests a weird style hybrid here before me. there are the belgian dark sugar elements here, the added gravity spike non grain sugars happening, at least to my nose, not as heavy malty as some, but still rich and mature and complex. the yeast has an english breadiness to it, is very hearty, but also brings just a little bit of warmer fermented belgian fruitiness, which is predictably lovely with the caramelized malts in here. i get some dried apple, toffee, and more hops than i expected, a weird bitterness arises in the finish in what seems to be a shallow attempt to balance the sugars, but its not to be, and the bitterness seems out of place to me. there is also a darker malt element at work, a roasted sort, adding a lot of depth to this, molasses and raisin notes in there with it. a neat beer, different than what i was expecting, and a cool belgian and english sort of fusion between strong dark and barleywine. i would have like to try this fresh, as it seems to be coming apart just a bit at this point three years on...

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Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holderness
3.44/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Very overpriced for what it is. Smoke, compost, raspberry, oak, toffee, belgian yeast funk, earth. Pretty decent pour and head retention. Friend described it as a poopy campfire, and I entirely agree. It's not terrible (it's actually pretty complex, in an unexpected way), just overpriced. Might have spent too long in the bottle... seems like it's from 2015.

69/100

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting more from this one. It tastes lighter than it looks. Lots of honey, some estery presence and a bit of chocolate. Light in tastes but it's balanced

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Photo of yuno
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Squidretired
4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The version of this ale that I had was the peated oak aged version. If you like Scotch you will enjoy this ale. The nose is a very strong peat. The taste is smooth and again has a peat flavor. The feel on the palate is smooth and warming. Pours dark with a nice head which thins somewhat quickly. There are hints of wine and fruit.

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Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of John_Beeryman
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dzu
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle.
L: pitch black with a weak foam head.
S: wine notes , plums, raisin.
T: again wine , caramel, rich and complex.
F: full body and carbonation.
O: very good Belgian.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BelgianBeerChef
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Embrasse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 226 ratings