Embrasse | Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar

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91
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210 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
Belgium

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 06-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.12%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
40
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a dark hazy brown color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dried fruits with some notes of roasted malt and light black chocolate notes is pretty unique. Taste is alike a mix between a Belgian Strong ale and a stout with some chocolate and roasted malt notes providing some bitterness and some dried fruit with residual sugar providing a sweeter side to this offering. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting experiment though not something I would feel the need to drink on a regular basis.

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Photo of uturn
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of IpeeA
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of jrae2424
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stephensinner
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Loose but steady, creamy, lumpy head over chestnut body with ruby highlights.
Cherry stones, dark candy sugar, a bit of oak and smoky phenols on the nose.
Earth, cocoa nibs, a rauchmalt Band-aid thing and plum skins with a clove and winter spice ending.
Port and prune finish and humming minty linger.
Medium, some cling, crisp but creamy due to low fizz, some heat.

BSDA notes are there but smoke throws it off. Clean and mostly hides the heat. Nothing to get fussed about, though.

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Photo of dgilks
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque dark brown colour with a big, fluffy, tan head. Great head retention.

Deep, rich raw sugar aromas with touches of smoke and fruit. Dark and lovely. Nice earthiness. Molasses.

Complex sugar notes. Nutty. Good earthiness. Nice fruit. Some smoke. Very interesting and unique compared to other strong Belgians.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. A little oily. Very nice.

A delicious and complex Belgian ale. Recommended to me by Brabander and it was very worthwhile.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of shauncav
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of RuudJH
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wheat and barley. Very nice beer this one. It has full aroma and flavour of roasted malts and strong hops. Makes a very nice bittersweet experience. Dark fruit, caramel, vanilla, coffee, a little smoking tobacco too. Some berries, strawberries, but in the background. Very nicely balancing between dark ale and a stout.
Recommended.

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Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dansmcd
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - A beautifullly thick head with permanent retention and full sticky chunks of lacing accompanied by sheet lacing also. Truly a sight to behold. Very dark colour.

S - Smoke, dusty blackcurrent, nutty yeast and garden mulch. Lots of layers here.

T - Dark fruit, ash, cherry, chocolate, prune, charred spicy sausage.

M - Smooth and full bodied, moderately carbonated, spicy and complex. Fantastic.

O - Brilliant drop. A perfect candidate for a couple of years aging.

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Photo of SirIPAalot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ADZA
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comes in a brown paper bag and pours a dark mahogany hue which leaves a creamy frothy two finger head very similar to a milkshake and lacing everywhere,the smell is full on its brown sugar,nutmeg,cocoa powder and dark chocolate,the mouthfeel is full bodied and has tastes of dark belgian chocolate,cocoa,spices,cherries soaked in whiskey and finished with a boozy caramel bittersweetness and overall i must admit the smell was not the best for me but it still had that unusual factor about it and taste is better and i wouldnt buy it again but wouldnt knock back if offered cheers.

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Photo of twbeecher
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of samEBC
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Jeffo
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Got this at Geers in Gent a couple days ago.

From a bomber into a snifter.
Bottled in January 2012
Bottle 19,876

APPEARANCE: A careful pour yields a two finger, medium looking, light cream colored head with relentless retention. Sienna brown or dark maroon red in color, hazy, with loads of carbonation. Head very slowly fades to a thick foamy froth and clings to the sides of the glass. Lively carbonation; this head isn't going anywhere. A nice, full wisp remains until the end and leaves lots of lacing down the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee and lots of dark fruit aromas. Rasins and dates mostly. Spices, licorice as well as some hints of dark chocolate. Nice nose, and bold enough to make a statement.

TASTE: Bold flavors for sure. Dark fruits, caramel malts and spices up front. Dates, rasins, and caramel and toffee sweetness, then a good dose of spicy yeast flavors at the swallow. Bold and lingering aftertaste of spicy yeast, fruity sweetness and a touch of bitter coffee and chocolate provides balance. Really interesting, flavorful and balanced. Great.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. A bit too light on the palate as well. Somewhat creamy smooth, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. A touch of heat on the swallow. Decently creamy, though like their other brews, this is a bit light and overcarbonated.

OVERALL: This is a really good beer for sure, though again, the light and overcarbonated palate holds it back some. With a bit more thickness and weight, this would be absolutely other-worldly. A great nose and lots of flavor on this one. Well worth checking out if you get the chance. Recommended.

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Photo of edwardprung
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Absumaster
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very dark brown, almost black beer with thick, creamy head which leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell is wonderfull, I get a peaty and smoky smell that combines well with the alcohol and lightly roasted smell.

Taste is lightly roasted with hints of cold coffee. The peated taste is nicely incorporated in the beer, there is balance. The taste develops into a chocolate and coffee taste. The mouthfeel is a bit sweet and a little sticky on the lips. The bitterness is low, but the dark malt and maybe the peated malts add a low bitterness. This is a big beer and although the alcohol is nicely hidden, I could not drink more than one of these. Excellent beer though!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of theminutemen
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Embrasse from Brouwerij De Dochter van de Korenaar
4.15 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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