La Gauloise Brune | Brasserie Du Bocq

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BA SCORE
3.76/5
Very Good
59 Ratings
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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

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Added by rastaman on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,290
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
59
pDev:
10.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of OlaB
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark brown color with a medium top of creamy beige head that disolves in a rather fast pace.
The aroma is of malt,caramel, brown sugar with hint of dark fruits like prunes and raisins and some cinnamon.
The flavour is malty and bready at the start with a medium sweetness and hints of dark dried fruits and some spices, while the finish has a slight bitterness with some nice backnotes of roastiness and caramel and a solid lenght on the aftertaste.
Medium carbonation with a medium body and a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
I think this beer was very enjoyable and good tasting.

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Photo of dandy14
3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArnoldStotzer
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
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 spice 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 immemorial.

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 -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AleSan
3.05/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drmeto
3.09/5  rDev -17.8%
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 -4.8%
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 -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Savaseri
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
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 +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rivoire
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of der_meister
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kamilgracki
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mta11c
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tejon
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +26.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of knot
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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La Gauloise Brune from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 59 ratings