Winter Ale
Brasserie De Brunehaut

Winter AleWinter Ale
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Strong Ale - Belgian Dark
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3.78 | pDev: 5.56%
Brasserie De Brunehaut
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled September 2011 in a corked, caged bottle. Sampled January 27, 2014.

The pour is a handsome looking chestnut brown with red hues and a soft upward stream of tiny carbonated bubbles leading to a cream-colored to tan head.

The aroma is full of many esters including spices like nutmeg, coriander, allspice, and a definite potpourri kind of note. There is also a touch of dark fruit and fig in with the biscuit malts.

The body is medium to full.

The taste brings out the caramel malts a bit more than the nose but that flavor is quickly usurped by the dark fruit character that ends with a mildly bitter finish. Warming.

Jan 27, 2014
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raynmoon from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received as a gift for christmas!

Looks beautiful; dark ruby red, nice alcohol legs and creamy off-white head that sticks around. Seems to be slightly light for the style, but not really at the same time.

Not much on the smell. I smell mostly a tart, funkiness that you'd get with a Wild Ale. Though I'm pretty sure no wild yeast was used in this. Doesn't smell bad, but just not much there.

Nice smooth flavor, nothing off-putting. I do get some very slight tart apple flavor right away, which turns into a fermented brown sugar/ dulled spiced taste. It ends slightly bitter with a touch alcohol alcohol. Very warming.

Nothing too crazy here. It is a few years old, some perhaps some of it's potency has disappeared, but it is nothing crazy. It seems slightly confusing.

Good, but not great. Nothing I'd want to buy again. Unibroue would be prefered over this. Unibroue would be prefered over most in this style though ha.

Dec 27, 2012
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Haybeerman from Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Chestnut brown color; some floating yeast. Poured a 4 finger tan head with excellent retention. Laced in spots.

S: Dark fruits and peppery spice. Earth and hay.

T: Dark fruits up front. Additional fruity ester in the middle. Peppery finish is dry and slightly warming.

M: Medium body. Ample carbonation. Dark fruit flavors seem to coat the mouth and tongue. Dry and slightly warming.

D: Flavorful and spicy. Pretty smooth and drinkable. Disguises the ABV fairly well.

Dec 24, 2010
Winter Ale from Brasserie De Brunehaut
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 7 ratings