Ciney Brune | Demarche Brewery

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81
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60 Ratings
Ciney BruneCiney Brune
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Demarche Brewery
Belgium
alkenmaes.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
14.9%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of basica
4.53/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Goodness... Ciney far exceeded my expectations; what more can I say. I just had the blond yesterday and was in for a pleasant surprise. The brune has not failed to surprise me further. The pour into my snifter yields a dark red brown color with a 2 finger head that has pretty good retention. The smell unveils a strong malt profile with fruity notes underneath; I could pick up some dates or raisins I think and there was also some sweetness in the nose. The taste started off with brown sugar maple sweetness that came in nicely blended with a tastey maltiness the fruitiness was subtle but yet pretty there; I have here dates, raisins, prunes on my palate. The finish was strong on dark fruits and sweet malts. Lot's of dates and raisins on my palates which sits lingering for a while before concluding with grapes and a candy like flavour. Mouthfeel sits around medium body with a really slick and refreshing mouthfeel that makes you want to quaff it down because is just so very smooth! A very different dubbel that reminds me of the Leffe Brune; they exhibit pretty keen similarities especially in the taste which is malty sweet with clear fruity undertones and fruity after taste. It's refreshing nature reminds me of the contemporary La Trappe Dubbel which is also a very refreshing belgian dark ale. If there is a shortfall for the Ciney that stopped it from climbing to a 10 it would be that the the taste and smell could have been stronger and more concentrated. If that's the case, it would have easily moved into my top 10 beers.

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Photo of jasperfriedrich
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of SGToliver
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of dalecooper
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Jason
4.27/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Same earthy mix of hops and yeast though there seems to be a more enhanced earthy flavour with hints of roasted flavours within all of that. Maltiness is superb with a smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of stevoj
4.19/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours brown like a cola with nice sticky head. Sweetness is the first taste to come, with a little lingering bitterness in the finish. Aroma would lead you to believe beer is more acidic than it is, with wine like smell. Very smooth and tasty.

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Photo of uccle81
4.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccrida
4.14/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at In De Wildeman, appearence is dark brown with a small tan head leaving very heavy lace.

Smell is sweet, sugary, grapes.

Taste is very sweet and fruity. Intense grape esters remind me of Abbey De Rocs.

Mouthfeel is sticky but light.

Drinkability is high for me, a lovely beer with lots of fruity esters, which I love, accentuating the sugars without being to cloying.

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Photo of Pepeton
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles bought in Monterrey, México, with a best before date of June 2005. So I drank these right in the edge!

Pours a dark amber brew, with a wonderful three finger head that lasts a very long time that can be revived with a little swirl of the glass. Good lacing along the sides of my goblet.

Smell is a nice balance of malts and hops.

Taste of malts with a great hoppy and dry finish.

Mouthfeel is creamy.

Drinkability depends on how many I can get. I'll surely buy this one again.

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Photo of ystazi
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of WOLFGANG
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of rekel
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of BJSmit
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ggaughan
3.97/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25 cl bottle poured into a tulip glass. Poured a deep brown color with a medium thickness tan head. Aroma is malty sweet and a bit of vineous as well. Taste is malty, sweet and has some touches of dried fruit. Overall a fair filling full bodied beer. Worth a try.

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Photo of rulisekmartin
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBreeg
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skypup
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from Spar Grocery Store, Dinant, Belgium

25cl bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Dark amber with a small head with decent retention.
S: caramelized malts and yeast; hint of floralness and fruit.

T: Malty and a touch of caramel; slightly sweet.

M: medium carbonation, lighter body than you’d expect.
D: This is an average Belgian brown ale; nothing special. A good beer, but nothing I’d go out of my way to purchase again.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at la Vaudrée 2 in Liège, in a very nice Ciney glass, a cross between a snifter and a Chimay gobelet, I'm suprised I didn't buy one to bring back home!

Appearance: Dark brownish red, kind of like a dark earthy red wine, but with a huge coffee meringue on top. Beautiful!

Smell: Quite yeasty and hoppy, kinda like Orval. Do they use the same hops? I totally smelled Hallertau.

Taste: Light caramel/candi sugar, a bit metallic maybe, with low alcohol in the end. It went down very easy at 6.5%.

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Photo of JTuomi
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mtbdonn
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Copper; medium head, dissipates rapidly; good lacing

Aroma: Spicy, coriander; orange zest

Taste: Malty; nutty; slightly bitter finish; slightly sweet mid to finish; not bad overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Photo of millelacsmark
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jbphoto88
3.7/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear brown beer with a tan head. Nice retention and an all around pretty looking beer.

Smell is clean with malt nose and a light hop spice. There is an all around beer-ish smell.

Taste is sweet and more malty then anything else. Clean and smooth with a Belgian yeast note. It's more breadiness then bubblegum.

A nice moderate bitterness with a chocolaty roasty finish. Not to shabby for a dubbel, worth checking out.

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Ciney Brune from Demarche Brewery
3.49 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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