It’s time to play Belgian Beer Roulette! It’s a game we can all win more often than not, and so this time around, yes, I won. Maybe not a blowout, but a win nonetheless.
Brasserie D’Ecaussinnes Ultra Brune – Pours a very dark brown color with amber highlights and a finger of tan head. I was a little off-guard, and lots of yeast chunks ended up in the glass (though I have to say, sediment never seems to bother me). Smell is filled with bready Belgian yeast, with some dark fruitiness tucked in there too. Taste is very sweet, lots of dark fruit, a little booze but nothing overwhelming. Maybe a bit of a toasty milk chocolate thing going on too, but it’s not a strong component. Mouthfeel is a little heavy, sticky sweet, but there’s enough carbonation to make it work. Overall, quite good and another successful round of Belgian Beer Roulette… B+
Beer Nerd Details: 10% ABV bottled (11.2 oz.) Drank out of a goblet on 1/21/12.
Every time I play Belgian Beer Roulette, I feel like I should do it again soon, and this time is no exception. But I should probably drink down some of my cellar before I play again!