Double Enghien Brune

Double Enghien Brune
Double Enghien Brune
Brewery: Brasserie de Silly
Abv: 8%

Double Enghein is produced by the awesomely named Brasserie de Silly. The brewery is actually in a small village called Silly (hence the name) and has been producing beers for over 150 years.

Double Enghein Brune (8% ABV) was added to Silly's range in 1975 when it purchased the Tennstedt Decroes Brewery in the nearby town of Enghein.

Although it's nominally a brown ale, as the picture above clearly shows it's more of an orangey amber beer, with a fairly short lived, fine head on it.

The nose is delicious; sweet honey with a touch of lemon, a little fudge and just a hint of the alcohol to come.

The taste has a big fudge start, a rich sugary sweetness with a slowly building alcoholic warmth joining it as it sits on the tongue. There's a decent level of carbonation that helps to cut through the sweetness too, and it's nicely balanced, dangerously quaffable ale.

It does feel a little one-dimensional, lacking much flavour underneath the syrupy sweetness but on the other hand, it's damn tasty. A tough call, 3.5 stars.

Many thanks to Belgian Beerz for providing this year's Twelve Beers Of Christmas!

This review was originally published 28th December, 2013. It was last updated 1st June, 2023.