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Tongerlo Brune

Brewery: Brouwerij Haacht NV
Country: Belgium
ABV: 6.5%
Style: Belgian Dubbel

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Abbey beer brewed with the approval of the Norbertins of Tongerlo. This beer was refermented in the bottle for a more refined aroma and a broader, richer taste palette. Contains barley malt.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.04
My ratebeer.com rating: 3

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 7th November 2016 and poured into a Chimay goblet glass.
Appearance: It poured a reddish brown colour with a one finger beige head that had good retention and settled down to a creamy puffy layer with good lacing.
Aroma: Light plum, banana and some metal mineral-ness.
Taste: Started pretty decent with plum, brown sugar, raisin, caramel and banana. But for some reason, the finish is a little watery.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: Looks great, but the minerally aroma and the watery finish didn’t help the beer.

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La Parisienne Brune

Brewery: Brasserie La Parisienne
Country: France
ABV: 6%
Style: Scottish Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Other Notes: Malts – Pilsen, Ruby, Crystal, Aroma, Chocolate and Coffee Barley. Hops – Brewers Gold (bittering) and East Kent Golding (flavoring).

Brewer Description: (from website) Full bodied, round and mellow beer with coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The bitterness balances out the richness.

My rating: 2
My beeradvocate.com rating: 2.71
My ratebeer.com rating: 2.6

Intro: A 330ml bottle with no bottled on or best before date and poured into a wine glass.
Appearance: It poured a dark brown colour with a one finger beige head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate and coke.
Taste: Sweet-ish malts, roasty coffee and bittersweet chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with quite a lot of carbonation.
Overall: Seemed a bit over-carbonated, almost like drinking soda. Taste was ok but quite straight forward.

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