Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Emelgem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
This rebellious Brigand is a dry bitter, blonde beer that re-ferments in the bottle. It used to be amber in colour; now it is pale blonde thanks to the use of pale malts and pils malt as well as unmalted wheat. Brigand tastes full in the mouth with a slightly malty aroma. It also has a slightly malty taste with accents of spices and hops. The hop bitterness comes through in the finish.

Ingredients: water, barley malt (Pale, Pilsener), unmalted wheat, sugar, hops, yeast, antioxidant (ascorbic acid).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (4181) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2015
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is sweet malts and belge yeast. Flavor is sweet malts, belge yeast, alcohol and hops. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (2848) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
From tap at Café Gollem Amstelstraat. As "Winter Brigand" with same ABV. Backlog from 2014/12/13

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (2932) - SPAIN - NOV 24, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Malt, yeast, sweet, citrusy / Malta, levadura, dulce, citrico.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
Hoppige met een kruidige afdronk, een goede schuimkraag en een goede kleur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hauxe (443) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
Sweet, almost cider-like in taste. Yeasty. Medium-bodied. Hints of orange and peach. Pleasant enough if you like the direction it is going in, but one was enough for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Anthobeers (91) - - OCT 26, 2015
Arômes très doux, bière belge sans surprise mais valeur sûre. Apparence sympa, bière somme toute pas décevante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chris__hartley (408) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
It pours clear gold with reddish highlights; the head is off white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: stewed fruit, apricots, honey, orange marmalade, and a bright floral characteristic. The taste is medium sweet that finishes medium bitter with a medium astringency; there are notes of: orange zest, pepper, alcohol, apricots, honey, and ginger. The palate is medium heavy bodied with medium carbonation and a long malty finish. Overall, randomly found this beer at sin and redemption on the back shelf - not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredfa (234) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - OCT 11, 2015
Faz jus de ser uma belga. Pouco aroma. Sabor assertivo com um leve azedinho. Teor alcoolico bem aparente. A Tremens é melhor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1104) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
F: white quite long lasting. C: hazy golden. A: malt, orange peels, lemon, coriander, yeast. T: once again, malt, crispy carbonation, orange peels, coriander, hint of lemon, earthy tones, fruity yeasty on the palate, medium to full body, good Belgian strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (643) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is light amber colored and has a large and stable white head, with nice carbonation. The aroma is malty, with tones of flowers and spices. The taste is full and starts malty, and then a nice bitterness from the spices is noticable with a hint of fruits in the background. The finish is fresh and with a pleasant bitterness.

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