Brewed by Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ingelmunster, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - APR 20, 2005
Yeasty corriander nose, hazy gold color, tall fluffy head. Soft orangy malt - sweet with a dry bitter pepper end. Medium body and a good balance. Quality brew but not so exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
I don’t see why this Belgian Ale is rated so low. It’s pretty good. I’m having it right now after the Brewtopia in NY which was a great time. You can’t beat NY! Yeasty, fruity, and coriander flavors. Finishes clean, crisp, and dry. BTW Lou18 if you weren’t so F-up you could of had some too :P.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2005
A true classic--a beer with a lot of body and shape, a great copper color, a strong yeast flavor and an almost syrupy acidity. Good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2005
March 1999 bottle. Cloudy golden/orange color with an instantly disappearing head. Aroma is malt, spices and alcohol. More of the same in the flavor with lots of yeast and a distinct sour note. Medium body. Nice and refreshing. I would like to compare it to a fresher sample.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Somewhat underattenuated and grainy. Alcohol is extremely dominate up front. with some malt and spice notes coming in. Herbal and slightly sour finish with alcohol lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HermanW (1066) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2005
I espected a very fine belgian beer and it was a very fine beer. It was a present for "Sinter Klaas" from my daughter. It had a bit too much co2.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2005
Bottled. Dark golden/amber colour. Medium frothy head. Malty, sweet, coriander, spicy aroma. Spicy, peppery taste with a malty, sweet background. Slightly citric. Not nearly as good as Duvel, but still okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Bottle, Passage Cafe, Brugge, Belgium. Described to me as much like the Brugse Tripel. I’d say so, but more citrusy. Honey Golden in color. Floral aroma with a hint of banana. Bright and crisp tastes. Comples and deep, but more in a crisp sense. Not the deep malty caramel of many belgians (not that there’s anything wrong with that) Reminds me of a tripel karmeliet. Lovely refreshing citrusy taste. Not bitter at all. A nice tripel, surprisingly fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2007 (Draught) Clear golden with a smallish, lacy and lasting head. Wheaty, coriander-spicy aroma with yeast and some grassy hops. Grainy-malty, sweetish flavor with some alcohol, acidity and hints of toffee. Medium-bodied, quite low-carbonated palate. A plain, but drinkable Belgian. (Bottled) Somewhat hazy, golden color with a largeish, tight and white head. Slightly witbierish-spicy aroma with sweet-honeyish alcohol. Fruity, alcoholic flavor with a long, quite bitter and peppery finish. Medium-bodied, alcoholic and sugary palate with a quite high, foamy carbonation. This could be a refreshing and enjoyable ale with 3% less ABV. Shouldnt this be a Belgian _Strong_ Ale with 8.5% ABV?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
Bitter orange, coriander and strong yeasty aroma with some nutty marzipan and fairly strong alcohol apparent. Pale, golden and hazy body is topped by dense white small-bubbled head that recedes with patchy lacing. Subdued and muted spices and fruits with tart, earthy yeasty character and sweet, nutty finish. Medium body with good strong effervescence. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT and Rastacouere.

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