Augustijn Brune | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ThaCreep on 04-20-2010

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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of define333
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jaisell
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

330 mL bottle from a sampler picked up at the LCBO a few months back; listed at 8% abv. Best before April 29 2016, and served at cellar temperature.

Pours a murky burgundy-copper hue, generating one finger of fluffy, light beige-coloured head at the surface. It lasts for five minutes or so, eventually wilting into a filmy cap and narrow, creamy collar that doesn't generate much lace. The aroma is pleasant, but relatively subdued - bready malts and yeast are detectable, with hints of plum, chocolate raisin and a touch of spicy clove and cinnamon.

This is actually a very nice Belgian dark ale. More bready malt notes come through in force, accompanied with sweet flavours of molasses, candi sugar, and even a hint of cocoa. Dark fruit is also quite prominent - mostly prune and raisin, and maybe a bit of fig. There is also an enjoyable, earthy, somewhat herbal bitterness near the finish, providing a counterweight to the sweetness. Clove spiciness and a touch of dark chocolate tie things up nicely, followed with a mildly boozy-sweet aftertaste. On the heftier side of medium-bodied - approaching full, with assertive carbonation that prickles the palate, yet a paradoxically smooth mouthfeel that feels almost luxurious in the mouth.

Final Grade: 4.15, an A-. I am really enjoying my glass of Augustijn Brune, as it hits pretty much all of the major notes that I expect from this style, in addition to tasting quite excellent. Rich tasting and full-bodied; an excellent inclusion in this Van Steenberge sampler. A very good quality ale, though not quite on the same level as some of the better Belgian-style dark ales I've had over the years. Still, that's impressive company, indeed.

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Photo of Tejon
3.39/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of simoen
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

smaakt vrij zoet en de geur ook zoet maar niet overdreven

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Photo of arthurspoor
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muneyy
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of CRObighit2
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased in a mixed 6pk for around $13.00 good deal! Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a nice head that stays for a couple of minutes. VERY dark and almost brown

S- Nice malt here.

T- Very good. A bit thin though. Good malt

M- Dry and tart. Very carbonated

O- Very good. Overall a good beer. Would drink again

Food Pairing

This good beer went well with...... Pirogues. Nice potato/cheese filling served with onions and melted butter.


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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Augustijn Brune from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 220 ratings
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