Abbaye D'Aulne Brune Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6° | Brasserie Val De Sambre

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Abbaye D'Aulne Brune Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6°Abbaye D'Aulne Brune Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6°
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Abbaye D'Aulne Brune Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6°Abbaye D'Aulne Brune Des Pères (Sur Lie) 6°

Brewed by:
Brasserie Val De Sambre

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by ckk527:
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Malty, above average mouthfeel treat. Not complex, like a Belgian chocolatey brown. Malty aroma. Recommended to serve just under room temp.Caramel toffee, some sugar. Found, on sale, at Angotti Beverages. ABV on the low side. Carbonation suitable and contributes to easy drinking.

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Photo of bashiba
2.03/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured clear dark brown with deep amber highlights. Had a good solid inch of long lasting tan head, and lots of carbonation running through the beer.

The smell is not good, a bad bottle maybe? Funky gym socks and sour yeast are predominant.

The flavor is very sweet with ripe fruity grape and cherry flavors. The funky yeast flavor takes over in the finish leaving a cloying sour and funky taste on the tongue.

The mouthfeel is very zippy with lots of carbonation and a medium fullness.

I will have to try this again, I hope it was an off bottle, otherwise they would be better off leaving this one in Belgium.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep brown almost burgundy color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar and fruity yeast ester is quite interesting. Taste is a mix between some candi sugar, substantial Belgian malt backbone and fruity yeast ester. Body is a bit thin with some good carbonation. Nothing earth shattering but well done for the style.

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Photo of jessicapreuss
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of desint
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lexluthor33
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours Dark brown with a medium head and sizzling lace.
The aroma was dark fruits and malts and the taste was sweet,malty,brown sugar with a touch of chocolate. There was a hint of hops and I liked that.
The feel was not as grand as the taste,but despite not that I felt the light,high carbonation was well balanced with all the flavors. There was a tingly,sizzling feeling towards the finish and
it went down crisp and clean.

Notes: A good brown ale and overall something I would love to have again. Solid in almost every way.

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Photo of Avryle
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a rich dark mahogany body. Billowy tan head filled the tulip halfway on the first pour. Beautiful streamers up the side of the glass. Nice appearance to this one.

S- Spicy malts and very organic soil. Notes of candi sugar and molassas.

T- Toasted malts and figs right up front. Sweet brown sugar and plums float around in the background along with a faint hop bitterness to balance the sweetness

M- The body's a little on the dry side though full and chewy. Carbonation level is pleasant.

D- Its a nice mild Belgian dark. Nothing crazy, but pleasant

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Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of paterlodie
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 28-07-05. 6% ABV instead of listed 7. Cellared well in own house. Good presentation with well lasting yellow tainted head and dark brown beercollor. Nose showes good roasty and carramellic maltyness and has on top a flowery and citrussy esternote. Good taste also being very smooth and caramellic sweetness, not overdone and with nice bite of roast and coffee. Fine carbonisation and smooth and balanced taste makes mouthfeel good also. Well drinkable, taste and good beer IMO.

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Photo of DogFood11
3.89/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ML bottle. Poured into a tulip it forms a rich tan creamy head. Strong lasting power but leaves behind minimal lace. Dark amber body with some ruby red edges.

First response is it has a nice fruity backbone that has me interested. Roasted malts mix nicely with the light cloves and solid dark fruit frontside. Hops are spiced and late in the game. Mouthfeel lingers a bit and creamy towards the end.

Notes: A solid Belgian dark ale. A bit light in body and complexity. No worries in this household, it held its own was clean and warrants a looksee if you can find it. The best of the three I've tried from this brewery.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 750ml brown glass bottle sealed, corked with a black single strapped wire cage that eats deep into the cork. The thumbed cork has a No. 144302 on it. Main and neck labels are dark brown edged with a metallic red border; the main obverse label has a picture of the partially ruined Abbaye d’Aulne which sits next to the newly installed Brewery. Described as ‘Abbaye d’Aulne Blonde des Pères’ a described as a ‘Blond Ale’. Listed at 6% Alc./Vol. and recommended to be served slowly at 46° – 50° F. Best Before End 26/09/07 E 11:20.

Appearance: The corks on the three previous Abbaye d’Aulne brews from Val de Sambre have all been tightly packed and this one was no exception. A decent amount of aural input and a fine whispy rising gunsmoke entertained. Used my tall Maredsous glass yet again, and the head peaked at half the depth of the glass on the first pour. Mahogany body has a near perfect ruby clarity to it, only the rising streamers break the silence. Thick dark tan head is soft and sponge-like with an appearance of expanded foam. Resilient foam cap slowly leaves some lacing on the walls. Carbonation is low but the head never suffers and exhibits excellent longevity.

Nose: Mmmmm, this has a very nice aroma. Spiced malts with a healthy herbal input. Background is of dark fruits, freshly turned soil, earth, peat and dark skinned berries. Has the merest hint of brown crystallized sugar here and there.

Taste: Very interesting, quite a lot is going on in this brew and it seemingly happens all at once on the first sip. Malts are toasted, dark fruits, some brown sugar and spices too. Middle is dry yet luscious in a way, spice malts balance earthy hops. Prunes add some solvent depth to the flavors and a feint dark chocolate also adds strength. The malts in the finish have a more roasted dimension, whilst the lingering aftertaste has a delicate anise input and a decent afterlife.

Mouthfeel: The body is very good; it throws out a healthy feel with a chewy backbone. The malts do the business here. The texture is of brown sugar toffee with a nice whole meal finish. The carbonation was a little low, but it seemed to impart that familiar D’Aulne talcum soft feel. Smooth and very clean though with a big feel bigger than its stated 6% strength.

Drinkability: Clean lines, a lovely mixture of spiced malts and dry dark fruits with a soft conditioning and wholesome feel all contribute to the high Drinkability of this one.

Overall: Over the last few days I have had both the Blond and Brune 9° as well as the Blond and Brune 6°. What is interesting to me is that despite the difference in strength that all were sold at HiTimes for the same price, $9.99 for a 750ml bottle. However, the Blond/Brune 9° seems to be filtered, whereas the Blond/Brune 6° do appear to have some conditioning, though it is minimal to say the least. In both the case of the 6° and 9° I have found the Brune to be at least a 0.5 point better overall than its Blond brother in quality. I feel that for the money there are better offerings out there, but this one is well worth trying.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml poured into a goblet

Appears a murky deep mahogany when held up to the light. It's pretty opaque with a good amount of carbonation. The head is somewhere between a cream and a tan color and rose to a full inch and faded in due time. It's a mysterious looking beer.

Had a big nose of candied sugar, fruit (grapes, raisins and cherry) and yeast.

The tastes pretty much mimics the nose. It's right on for the style. Very balanced. Not full of flavor, but it's not supposed to be.

Extremely thin and really disintegrates on the tongue. It goes down pretty easy and has a friendly aftertaste. I would drink this again, a very good example of the style.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark but clear brown that shows ruby when held to light with a tan head from an aggressive pour. Nose is slightly perfume like with a bit of a sugar presence and a stronger touch of yeast. Flavor is fruity with a touch of wood in there. Extremely doughy with an almost flour edge to it. Just seems like taking a bite out of very undercooked bread. Feel is standard stuff. I didn't really like this one. Way too doughy and way off. I wonder if it was a bad bottle.

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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Hipercor, last units. In La Trappe chalice. Playing Memoria.Suprisingly good for its low price (1.15€) At the level of other more expensive belgian abbey beers

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Photo of hansavijaticar
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vaulmas
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of samEBC
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blakaeris
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown with ruby highlights. Head is a crisp cream color in contrast and offers thick sticky lacing.

Aroma is dry and powdery, with a generous yeasty funk. Sour, with an herbal, or floral hop.

Taste is initially sweetly malty, and slightly musty. Very dry and powdery. Dark fruit and dry cocoa make an appearance. Finish is quite dry and musty with lingering earthy hop bitterness and a mild sourness.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied.

Overall, a drinkable BDA. Plenty of dry musty dark fruit. Unusual, and may be an acquired taste. Worth a try.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

an esoteric belgian bottle i have not seen before in colorado until last night at angelos on 6th, an interesting selection for this place to have, and somewhat of a surprise. its a belgian brown type, frothy headed and a little murky in the glass, but with great retention and lively carbonation. it smells a little toasted or baked, cooked medium weight malts and restrained belgian yeast, some breadiness to it, light cocoa and new wood, as well as esters of banana and raisin and anise, autumnal and appealing. the flavor is nice, quite mild as belgian styles go, yeasty in a rich bready or even doughy way, but not overly estery or intense, perhaps fermented a bit cooler, maybe just a more mellow strain, subtle fruitiness at the most. faint red or port wine in the finish, a little chocolate malt sort of sweet earthiness, and a fluffy round body that carries this a ways. simple in some ways, but quite well done and i think underrated here on BA. it looks like these guys cover a range of classic belgian styles, i will keep an eye out for more of their stuff. a little underwhelming as a food beer here, but its quality stuff.

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Photo of dcmchew
2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of aerozeppl
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750mp caged corked and split in 1/2

A: Nice super deep brown color. Nice 2 fingers of off white head.

S: Earthy. Some spice and other yeast tones. Brown sugar hints as well.

T: Really sweet for a brown. Figs and other dark fruits but in a very subdued way. Solid Belgian brown but nothing remarkable.

M: Med body with nothing remarkable about it. Neither a positive nor a negative.

D: You could session this were it not for the price. $9? for the bottle. A solid Belgian brown.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +12%

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