Ciney Brune | Demarche Brewery

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3.56/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Demarche Brewery
Belgium
alkenmaes.be

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,417
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
62
pDev:
14.61%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 32
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
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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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of benfons
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
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 kojevergas
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle served into a Ciney goblet in a cafe in Brussels, Belgium. Reviewed from notes taken June 2011. Cost was 3.00 euro.

A: Pours a one finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and average retention. Colour is a nontransparent dark brown.

Sm: Caramel, hops, cream, and light toffee.

T: Nice cream on the finish. Caramel, toffee, and full barley come through. Very pleasant. Some nutty hops. Very balanced. Well built, with good layering - especially of the malts. Attention was paid to this beer. No alcohol comes through.

Mf: Creamy, smooth, and wet. Too high an ABV to be refreshing. Complementary of the flavours on the body.

Dr: High ABV, good quality, and very fair pricing. I'd have this again for sure. Recommended for fans of dubbels.

B

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Photo of stevoj
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
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 beerpirates
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
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 woosterbill
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle into a Ciney goblet.

A: Clear dark ruby-brown body under a solid 2-finger head of creamy tan foam. Good retention, lots of lace. Nice.

S: Strong aroma mixing chocolatey malt, rasiny fruit, and spicy booze in equal measure. Solid, but unremarkable.

T: Raw malt up front, with some sweet raisin fruitiness fallin in behind, a bit of metallic twang, and a clean, lightly boozy finish. The metallic flavors are unwelcome, but it's otherwise good.

M: Very lively, frothy, effervescent medium body. Ok.

O: Not a great beer, but not a bad one either.

Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of skypup
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

25cl into a tulip. Pours a dark cola, deep garnet when back lite. Dense mocha colored head, nice sheet lacing.

Aroma is of spicy dark fruits, hints of ginger, clove and port.

Taste is fairly strong of raisins and figs backed by quiet roasted caramel. Flavor matches the scent. Aftertaste is short lived. Improves with warmth as vinous qualities appear. Smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
cheers
jd

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Photo of rvdoorn
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
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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3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
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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3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
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 drpimento
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
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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2.56/5  rDev -28.1%
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 Jeffo
1.99/5  rDev -44.1%
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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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2009.
25cl bottle poured into a Chimay Trappist glass. Nice brown/amber color with almost no head. Smells pleasantly sweet with slight alcohol aroma. Tastes sweet (but not overly so). Hints of raisin and something else I can't put my finger on. Not a strong alcohol flavor despite being 7%. Silky smooth with a slight carbonation in the finish. A very pleasant beer. I could definitely drink several of these.

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Photo of tempest
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at some small bar in some small town in Belgium. the beer was a bit bland and the flavor was forgettable save for a kick of roasted malt in the aftertaste. The dates and raisin fruit flavor quickly fades after swallowing this beer, leaving an all-too-clean abbey-style beer that was essentially good but not great.

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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Photo of TheSarge
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
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 Voss
2.43/5  rDev -31.7%
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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Ciney Brune from Demarche Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 62 ratings