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Te Deum Brune | Brasserie Du Bocq

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Te Deum BruneTe Deum Brune

Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Andreji on 01-17-2006

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Photo of dbalsock
3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown base with a reddish haze gives up a vanilla head with large bubbles that subside quickly, leaving a nice 1/2 finger of foam for the duration of the drinking.

Smell: It surprised me with tangy hops and rose hips on the nose before the sweet maltiness of chocolate, plums and brown sugar came to the surface. I was quite smitten by the combination of the hops and malts and wish it tasted this way too.

Taste: Mild flavors with a biscuit malt shining through giving it an airy bread/cracker vibe. There's some yeast that balances the dryness with fruit, but it's a tad tame. The alcohol is noticeable and before the hops come in at the end (much lighter than in the aroma) there is a woody taste complimented by light butter.

Mouthfeel: The alcohol is quite noticeable even for 6% and it presents a watery and slick action on the palate. The bitterness is slight and if it were more pronounced could add to the beer considerably.

Drinkability: Because the alcohol is too noticeable and the taste lacks character, I don't want another. Besides the wood was unappealing.

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Photo of damjadi
4.55/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful brown beer in a sea of lagers in Madrid. The beer is clear with a firm, clingy head.

The aroma was malty/fresh/slight alcohol.

Strong carmel/candy sugar taste. Light hop. Borders on overly sweet, but well balanced.

Warm mouth feel.

Yum! This is a belgian to drink all day!

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Photo of AlexLMS
2/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

“Te Deum” is bottled by Brasserie du Bocq to the Spanish market. I have already tasted the Blonde and the Rousse version and this one (the Brune) is definitely the worst one.

The beer poured with a black colour and some ruby highlights. It was quite clear despite the colour. The head was light brown, foamy, substantial with poor retention and some lacings. So far it was reasonable.

The nose was a mixture of sweet malts, molasses and toffee. Also acceptable.

The taste was sweet with some roasted malts and a reasonable bitterness to balance the sweetness. It was creamy with an average carbonation level and also average alcoholic strength (6.0% ABV). And then it hit me. The celery! The predominant flavour was celery and after that I could not get anything else from Te Deum. Even the aftertaste had a strong celery presence.

Overall: awful. The blonde and the rousse version are enjoyable but this one was despicable. Definitely not recommended.

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Photo of cypressbob
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

Pours with a dark brown sugary body, foamy tan head with solid retention. Some lacing present

Smell, some dried fruit, a few esters, some noticable liquorice aroma in there too, little hint of smoke

Taste, thick fizzy toffee, slight hint of burnt sugar, some toasted malt, crisp bready mouthfeel

A good belgian ale, worth a try

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Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Te Deum brune was the best brew in the sampler 3-pack+glass I got @ el corte inglés in Madrid.

The pour is fairly thicker than it's other sister beers, with a caramel viscous appearance. the head is still considerably ephimerous, and only a swirling sheet lays atop the beer for a while.

The smell is more smokey and caramel-toned, with a fruity sentiment laying around a bit of raspberry. very subtle.

The taste is pretty decent, with a full caramelised sweetness and fruityness, some alcohol remaining perceivable through the other flavours, blending in quite appropriately rather that being too intense. the body is a bit thin but still commendable.

For the offerings you can get in Madrid, this is quite a decent brew.

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Te Deum Brune from Brasserie Du Bocq
3.61 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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