St Martin Brune | Brasserie De Brunehaut

BA SCORE
83
good
164 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
Read the review
St Martin BruneSt Martin Brune
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie De Brunehaut
Belgium
brunehaut.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 11-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
95
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
13.5%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of blissfulNemo
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnTurano
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DanfromVan
3.16/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Expected a Dubbel but ended up with the weirdest beer with almost all of what I expected a Dubbell to be, with mouth feel, colour, scent all there, but something definatley went awry with the flavour. Lo malt, no bready tinges, just a hopped up version of a beer that seems to gone off like it had been partially frozen at some point, killing a good portion of the taste. Odd one with a chalky aftertaste.
Like getting a new pair of winter boots, putting them on and discovering they have no soles on the bottom.

 513 characters

Photo of Dzu
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark brown with a little foam head.
S: Smells dark fruits, sweety.
T: Very weak (strange) taste with a extremaly short-lasting aftertaste.
F: Alcohol very good hidden. A little bit watery.
O: A little bit dissapointed with this ale.

 236 characters

Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark breads, fruits. Taste is strong of dark breads, some fruits, light hints of chocolate, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

 286 characters

Photo of igl
4.77/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of desint
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from an 11 OZ bottle into a chalice at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. Has a fairly nice wheat and spice aroma. The appearance is a cloudy brown color a small tan colored head. The flavor is nice, you can detect a hint of cinnamon and there is no aftertaste. Overall, this is a nice beer. first time I have ever had this beer.

 339 characters

Photo of biboergosum
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, a sort of straggler in relation to a number of its siblings who arrived here a while back.

This beer pours a clear, dark red-brick amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat fizzy beige head, which leaves some random chunky paint-splash lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of complex caramel malt, bready toffee, mixed dark orchard fruit (plums and dried cherries, mostly), earthy yeast, reduced brown sugar, kind of musty weedy and leafy hops, and a subtle, but still bristling booziness. The taste is more bready, doughy caramel malt, muddled underripe black fruit, dry molasses, edgy yeast, more underwhelming earthy, straw-like hop bitterness, and a vanilla-tinged alcohol warming.

The carbonation is quite pervasive in its tight and tongue-tickling frothiness, the body just on the light side of yer typical medium weight, and mostly smooth, a wee yeasty acridity rendering its stamp of interference. It finishes off-dry, yet not by as much as one might have been expecting - grainy, slightly fruity, and understatedly warm.

Not an earth-moving or write home to your pals about sort of brew - more of a simple, easy-drinking strong local ale, that is, if your locality is the southwest - of Belgium, natch. Overall, the 16-proof heat does well to remain in the shadows, allowing a few other minor cracks to be detected, but nothing altogether that worrisome.

 1,428 characters

Photo of hozersr
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.91/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is earthy, roasted malt, toast and caramel.
The taste is fairly sweet: dark ripe fruits and caramel mostly.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Enjoyable.

 208 characters

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a chalice, the beer is a muddy brown coloring, dark and opaque, with a steady amount of carbonation action in the body, and a low profile, foamy, off-white head. Aromas of tangy caramel, apple, hints of chocolate, molasses, toffee, nutmeg, cinnamon, and a bready backbone. The spices are minimal, and this smells like a very rich, sweet, chewy malt bomb. Flavors are very sweet forward, with a rich blend of old world fruits, including date, fig, and raisin, as well as a solid ribbon of roasted toffee and caramel, some brown sugar highlights, molasses, and very subtle nutmeg spicing. The body is robust, but there is an effervescence from the carbonation that lightens it up nicely. The aftertaste is more of the old world fruit blend than anything, lingering on through the smooth, slow finish. Good beer.

 835 characters

Photo of Rivoire
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coltonbrimhall
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

-dark brown, thick looking
-bread yeast
-good balance with slight metallic aftertaste
-feels lighter than look, but very smooth and slightly flat
-overall good but doesn't stand out as special very generic tasting

 214 characters

Photo of BIA_BrewMasta
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice finish. Great balance throughout. Not too exciting though. As expected

75 characters

Photo of smithj4
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Crimkj
2.44/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of vinnicheers
4/5  rDev +10.2%

good beer , not a fun of beers too sweet but this one got good balance

70 characters

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Dentist666
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured into snifter. Hazy dark brown beer with a ring of golden head. Spicy aroma with prunes, toffee & candy sugar. Taste of dark fruits, wheat, yeasts. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Decent dubbel.

 202 characters

Photo of piazzaleroma
1.28/5  rDev -64.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
St Martin Brune from Brasserie De Brunehaut
3.63 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.