Bière Brune | DESTIHL Brewery

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Illinois, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

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This Belgian-style Brown Ale has a nice malty aroma and flavor that dominates over the moderate hop bitterness. A roasted, chocolate-like and biscuit-like aroma is derived from dark malts. Noble-type hop flavor and aroma, fruity esters and phenolic spiciness & slight tartness/acidity from the Belgian yeast are perceptible.

23 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 09-02-2008

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Yesdog
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Vixie
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this in a 6 ounce sample glass. The color was on the red side, more a rusty red than a ruby red.

The smell was a bit candy like, with a definite brown sugar hint to it.

The taste was decent, and as expected. There was brown sugar, raisin, and a bit of spiciness. Not the most complex of this style I've had, but not bad.

I thought the mouthfeel was the weakest part of this one, was thin for this style. Overall, not the best beer in this style I've had, but still a solid entry. I would mind trying this again on my next visit.

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Photo of emerge077
3.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was the least favorite of the beers I had at the brewpub today.

It poured a dark, ruddy brown with a red glint in the light. It had a fairly good clarity, a slight haze, but not much visible yeast. A thin ring around the surface, it had trouble generating any sort of head. Toasted malt aroma, sort of sweet like wort.

Taste had a burnt toast flavor, with an earthy bitterness in the middle. It felt too slick and coating, and stuck to the palate for awhile. Low carbonation, and sort of dull overall.

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Bière Brune from DESTIHL Brewery
3.27 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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