Ciney Brune | Demarche Brewery

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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:
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of Jeffo
1.99/5  rDev -43%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got this at the bottle shop on my street.

Into a chalice.

APPEARANCE: Small one finger medium tan head with good retention. Sangria red in color, clear with lower end carbonation. Head fades to a thin film that remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the sides.

SMELL: Sweet caramel malt and some sweet candy sugar. Some spiciness from the yeast, coriander, and a hint of alcohol. Some sour green apples and some odd kind of tough industrial scent, like varnish or something. The scent almost gave me a headache. The nose misses the typical dark fruits so common to the dubbel as well. Don't smell this one for too long.

TASTE: Sweet caramel malt again and lots of sweet candy. Yeasty spices, coriander, and a touch of spicy alcohol as well, but not overpowering. Slight tart and sourness as well. Aftertaste is sweet-sour, strong and long lasting. Kind of sugary cola-like on the finish. Didn't pick up the industrial varnish in the taste profile, so it wasn't quite as bad as the nose. Misses the dark fruits that almost define the dubbel style.

PALATE: Medium-light body with lots of carbonation. Not quite creamy smooth enough on the palate. Goes down fine but finishes a little too cloying for my liking.

OVERALL: A huge let down. My bottle shop just got these in, but unfortunately I won't be going back to this one. Not enjoyable at all really, and basically dumped the last half of it. This might be the worst dubbel I've ever had. Avoid.

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Photo of gnoff
2.34/5  rDev -33%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Draught at Delirium Café in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Description of the pouring: The tap went out half way into the glass, the guy behind the bar continued to pourfoam into a big glass, waited until the foam had settled and poured it into my beer. About the worst thing I’ve seen, but didn’t feel like complaining today...

Dark red-brwon color, big beige fluffy head.
Smells like a mix of old red wine and vinegar.
Initially very sour taste, faint butterscotch aftertaste. Almost a bit flat and watery, but that might be due to the above described pouring technique.
Low to none bitterness. A bit sweet taste behind the sour taste.

Has it gone bad as it being the last in the keg, or is the beer really suposed to taste this way???

If I wanted bad red wine, I wouldn't buy beer...

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Photo of Voss
2.43/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

No head, vague aroma, thin body and non convincig taste. This beer was best before 18 days ago, so I wil give it another try with a fresher one. But I'm still convinced that the only Ciney worth drinking is the "Speciale". So special that is so rare to find, even in the city of Ciney itself.

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Photo of PapaEugene
2.56/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured it in a Jopen sniffer. Clear brown amber color with tiny bubbly head

S: Something acidic stands out on the first sniff. Could be citrus but could easily be some balsamico vinegar. Some red berries, roasted malts and caramel. Not sure if this is a pleasant smell.

T: Now the thought of balsamico is even stronger. Some roasted malts, brown sugar, red berries and a tiny bit of dark fruits.

M: Medium carbonation and watery body.

D: Had a hard time finishing this beer. Thought of a salad dressing kept crawling through my mind. Not again for me.

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Photo of benfons
2.87/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: cola colour, small head that doesn't linger

S: citrus, some malts, a lot of sweetness and not very complex

T: some malts, hint of lemon and an overall sweetness

M: some creaminess; slightly undercarbonated; sticky

O: reminds me more of cola than of beer, it is drinkable but nothing more

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Photo of rastaman
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The bottle i ha d was one year past its use-by date. Not bad, however a bit unexciting. Brown sugary, slightly burnt caramelized flavour, quite a sweet start, but it dried out a touch towards the end, surprisngly ok, considering how old it was, some spicyness in the finish aswell.

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Photo of ThaCreep
3.1/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Brownish with a slight scent of roasted malt and cellar. On the palate, it appears much softer, watery enough to be honest, and therefore quite easy to drink. Some traces of malt are present (with a subtle scent of meat) but this is unfortunately a bit too light to qualify as a dark beer tasting.

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Photo of rvdoorn
3.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: the beer pours brown-amber color with a tiny head
Smell: Malts, caramel, fruits and something sour that I cannot pinpoint.
Taste: Sweet caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, red and dark fruits. Some hoppy bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel: watery body and medium carbonation
Overall: Well, will not buy this one ever again

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of QuadBen
3.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 250ml bottle with a BB date of July 2011. I bought this in a supermarket in Brussels last September.

Poured into a Stella chalice. A rich chestnut-brown colour with good clarity. Medium carbonation, with a column of fine bubbles rising from the centre of the glass. Forms an enormous off-white head that has good retention; this subsides to leave a surface film. The aroma is sweet, with hints of malt and some sourness. A whiff of alcohol.

The flavour is rather sweet, with notes of dark malt, yeast and a slight sourness. The 7% abv is well hidden. No bitterness to balance out the taste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, though smooth. Leaves a dryness on the palate, and a faintly acrid aftertaste.

The taste is dominated by a cloying sweetness and lacks balance. Malt and hops just don't make themselves known as components of this beer's character. Drinkable but not exemplary - the blonde is nicer.

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Photo of mattfancett
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of TheSarge
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Dubbel has little head compared to other that I've had. There's a thin quarter inch light tan crown, and the body is dark amber brown in color.

The aroma is light, with a small metallic and cola fragrance.

The taste is very sweet, with a roasted cola like flavor.

Overall this isn't too bad, and isn't too complex. It's an easy beer to consume.

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Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle drank at le Cirio in Brussels: Poured a dark opaque brown colored beer with a nice head with better then average retention. Aroma is a mix of roasted malt and some slight notes of sweetness. Taste is very refreshing with again notes of roasted malt and candi sugar hitting my palate. I would have expected a bit more complexity from this beer to go from good to great. Overall, this is not a bad dubbel but maybe lacking a bit of character.

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Photo of Rivoire
3.31/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerpirates
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25 cl Bottle. Poured into my cantillon tulip glass

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy yeasty, brown sugar / candy sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at A La Mort Subite in Brussels, it came out a clear but very dark burgundy under a two finger off-white head that was very creamy and very flow to fades, leaving nice sticky lace. The nose is mild but features sweet fruit and caramel, with a hint of spice. The mouth has medium carbonation and is quite light. Sugary sweetness nicely compliments the taste of the malt. A touch of spice is also present. I can't say there's much hops here until well into the finish, when a ghost of bitter emerges just for a fleeting second. The lasting aftertaste is of caramel. A beginner beer, perhaps, with not too much of anything, but quite pleasant.

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Photo of Thebeertree
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
3.38/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fairly straightforward, but good Belgian brown ale. Not a lot going on, but what they do, they do well. Poured with a big, foamy frothy tan head and lots of clumpy lace. Head settled down to a light cover after a bit. Color is a clear mahoganey. Aroma is malty, a bit roasty, and toffee, caramel. Flavor is like aroma and malt sweet.. Kind of heavy body and decent carbonation, but what you'd expect from a beer like this. Finish is like flavor. Nice last beer. Not a session for me.

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Photo of bird_soul
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thierrynantes
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beer bottle (25cl), tasted in 2001.
Appearance: dark beer, brown color
Smell: caramelized flavor
Taste and mouthfeel: mellow beer, soft, sweet, bitter, somewhat corpulent
Drinkability: a good beer in the style dubbel

Review added 11-21-2007, translated from french 2-26-2008.

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Photo of grub
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

my wife's uncle was nice enough to share this one, brought back from a trip to belgium last summer. thanks harry!

25cl bottle, BB 26/03/08. sampled dec 24/07.

pours nice clear brown showing ruby red when held to the light. a small very fine tan head clings to the edges and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is nice. hint of alcohol. lots of dark fruit - dried cherry, date, cranberry. bit of lager character. light clove and belgian yeasty spice.

taste is nice. light caramel. dried cherry and date. bit of alcohol. cracker and wheat bread. bit of grain. a touch watery. low bitterness level.

mouthfeel is ok. medium-high carbonation level with a bit of sting. medium body.

drinkability is good. the alcohol is almost completely hidden. has a nice fruity character, but just doesn't stand out overall.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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