La Gauloise Brune | Brasserie Du Bocq

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq
Belgium
bocq.be

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rastaman on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, this brewery back again for another tangle with the Alberta bottleshop market (sans the 'la', apparently).

This beer pours a clear, dark bronzed amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and fizzy tan head, which leaves some random broken webbed lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and doughy caramel malt, muddled and bruised pome and stone fruity notes, some earthy Belgian yeastiness, faintly nutty cocoa powder, and a touch of metallic warming alcohol. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, a still rather active overripe apple, plum, and pear orchard fruitiness, further plain Low Countries yeasty esters, some mild red wine booziness, and a tame earthy spicy quotient.

The carbonation is rather effusive in its near overwrought frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and more or less smooth, with a surprisingly easy-going yeasty character, just making it so, a la yer favourite Star Trek captain. It finishes off-dry, in the manner of BSDAs from time in memorium.

Overall - yeah, this one ain't perfect, but it works just fine for me in the here in now, in the sense of being indistinguishable and unmemorable - neither in particularly bad ways. Easy enough to drink, and not too boozy, which makes this iteration of the yin to my DIPA yang a veritable going concern.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AleSan
3.05/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a hazy ruby with a medium,foamy,sand-coloured head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-washing powder,cherries,raspberries,astringent
T:
-follows the nose with slight caramel,slight bread and a syrupy sweetness
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
O:
Fairly fruity and soapy Belgian Brown Ale.
Not for me.

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Photo of lmaduells
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I take this beer keg format. Although I prefer the format bottle. A good beer, but without the quality of the great Belgian beers of this style

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Photo of Richie71
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Savaseri
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown with foamy beige head. Aroma and taste hint at prunes, raisins, molasses with a touch of hop bitterness. Little evidence of the alcohol, but it’s in there. 750ml bottle a nice way to wind down a tiresome day.

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Photo of Heeenrik
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rivoire
3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of der_meister
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mta11c
3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tejon
3.99/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Antiantianti
4.75/5  rDev +27%

Photo of crosbyms
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of knot
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jonb5
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice.

A: Dark brown mahogany, thick looking, initial small tanned head disappeared quickly,kept some lacing.

S: Chocolate mouse, earthy.

T: Chocolate mouse, fudge, earthy, esters, candy sugar, raspberry, kept
the booze hidden until the very end.

M: Smooth, fairly heavy texture, carbonation didn’t dominate.

O: Tasted suspiciously like Waterloo 8 and other dark ales from Du Bocq. Pretty solid but nothing that will stick in the memory.

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Photo of leitmotif
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Saind
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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La Gauloise Brune from Brasserie Du Bocq
3.74 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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