Telenn Du | Brasserie Lancelot

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Brasserie Lancelot

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 05-19-2004

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.27/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of stevoj
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brown/black in the glass, with oily beige head. Aroma is slight, but taste is stronger, with some coffee bitterness and a hint of dark chocolate. Has almost a German dunkel character to it.

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3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aethien
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a variety pack of 3 beers my dad got me as a present from his vacation in France.

Pours an ink black with a small tan head that sinks down to a film and leaves some nice spotty lacing around the glass.

The smell is not very strong but roasted and smokey with plenty of caramel and malts. There's something in the back of the nose that reminds me of green olives as well.

Flavour is similar but stronger but with some chocolate added and less of the smokiness. Some grainy flavours, bits of pepper and a nice coffee like bitterness wrap up the taste.

Mouthfeel is a little grainy and thin but certainly drinkable.

Overall this is a nice surprise, who knew the French could make beer as well? It's a good dark lager that is sufficiently complex yet easily drinkable. Certainly a beer I'd enjoy having again should the opportunity arise.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured in a chalice.

A: Pours a dark brown/black colour with a nice and dense foam head. Medium retention and some lacings left

S: Smells oak. Nice sweet smell. Candy sugar, caramel and roasted malts. Reminded me a whiskey or a good port wine.

T: Woody taste. Quite smooth. In fact, it tastes like it was bit stronger. Difficult to imagine that it's only 4.5% ABV beer

M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Moderate on sweet and bitterness

O: Definitely a drinkable beer. I could easily drink "half crate" of it... :p

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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry but this following comment is in french :

Appearance : bière brune, brassée avec du sarrasin (blé noir). Ton brun, mousse fine et dense
Smell : bonne odeur de grain
Taste and mouthfeel : puissante, charpentée et légère à la fois, délicate amertume
Drinkability : La Telenn Du (harpe noire en français) est une bonne bière à base de sarrasin

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Photo of Absumaster
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very dark brown beer with a creamy off-white head.

Smell is roasted with light coffee notes. It has a nice bottom fermented smell which is clean. A very nice smell.

Taste is really smooth with light coffee and roasted notes. Almost burned, but in a mild way, like black patent. The typical bottom fermented clean taste. Body was medium and mouthfeel was incredibly smooth. If I have to be a little critical, it lacked bitterness and hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought in the Bootlegger, Paris, March 2006...

Poured a very dark mahogany red / brown colour... Creamy tan head poured pretty thick and foamy and faded to light thin layer... very patchy lacing...

Aroma - Roasted chocolate malts, wheat notes, slight smokiness, some tobacco hints, coffee, light pepperiness, some fruits (blackcurrent)...

Taste – Smokey, definite dark chocolate malt notes, light sweetness, some hop bitterness, buckwheat...

Feel - Quite smooth with some spritziness underneath. Medium body. Pretty drinkable...

Overall - A pretty good beer... Worth a try....

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of IPA35
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My second Breton buckwheat beer.

Looks murky brown in the glass with a rocky white head that leaves good lacing.

Smells of buckwheat (a certain distinct spiciness) and darker malts; milk chocolate, light coffee, (salty) caramel, hint of smoke, hint of barrel perhaps and sweetness.

Tastes nice, buckwheat and a chocolate/caramel sweetness. Slight coffee.

Medium-light, creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation composed of tiny bubbles.

Overal a very good beer, especially if you consider it is 4.5%.

I already like this buckwheat stuff!

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Telenn Du from Brasserie Lancelot
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 33 ratings