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

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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Meh... Nothin special to drink so im not gonna take the time to explain it... Average at best


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (792) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 3, 2015
Dorado limpio y espuma blanca algo ligera.Aromas de ésteres afrutados, ciruela y uva. Cuerpo denso con carbonatacion alta que aporta además un golpe de acidez a un sabor dulce, aunque plano que acaba en un final seco de amargor moderado.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HammerTroll (700) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 30, 2015
Every time I visit Vrutak, I watch this little bottle. For over a year now. I guess I was a bit skeptical. Finally bought it. Hazy golden color, big white head. Aroma is yeast, wheat and malt. Medium sourness and sweetness. Medium body, lively carbonation. Alcohol hidden well. Something in between lighter BSA, Wit and Saison, perhaps. Not bad after all.
(Vrutak 0,33l bottle)

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Alusmamuts (737) - LATVIA - MAR 24, 2015
Amber hazy with rich off-white head. Yeasty aroma. taste too agressive - sharp yeasty notes as well as sourness, some sweetnes and diachetyl.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (5431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2015
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear straw gold, massive head, high carbonation. Aromas of pear drops, bread, light coriander seeds. Taste is hot, more pears and breadsticks. Slightly sweet and boozy finish. Not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlutonowyMan (79) - POLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Piana mocna, niestety szybko opada, cho? pozostaje do samego ko?ca w postaci kocyka. Kolor bia?y. Aromat jest miodowy, ?liwkowy i lekko kwaskowy. Smak Brigand’a to ?liwki sma?one, miód ale z mniejszym nat??eniem ni? w aromacie, lekko wyczuwalny alkohol. Delikatnie goryczkowe, kwaskowe ale nie kwa?ne. Po ogrzaniu mocniej wyczuwalny alkohol, smak i aromaty s? mocniejsze i g??bsze. Alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa. Brigand na pewno jest warty uwagi.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Syfher (182) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass; from the fridge. Very good, strong beer, with a nice aroma and palate. Great colour. Nothing more to say about it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
didierlewallon (210) - ponferrada, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2015
Cerveza de color dorado con una buena cabeza de color blanca. Aroma a levadura, naranja, especias y malta. Sabor un poco amargo y ácido, es equilibrada y suave. El alcohol deja una agradable sensación en la garganta, me gusto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (4915) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
*Old Rating, 33cl, best before 04-2009. Süß und dickflüssig. Würzige Kräuteraromen, süßlich-hefig, frisch, mild, gelbe Früchte.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2489) - SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
@ Basunen 15-1-31: ganska typisk belgisk doft med tydlig krydda och lite parfym. Smaken är tydlig het med de sedvanliga kryddertonerna samt kola. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (317) - PORTUGAL - JAN 15, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch BRBR0319C 04:06. AROMA: light fruits aromas (pears), mixed with peppery and anise notes. slight solventy background. very faint perfumy aroma. APPEARANCE: light amber color and clear. average off-white head with good retention. some lacing. TASTE: flavour similar to the aroma, with light pears notes and slight solventy background. low bitterness with a sweet finish. PALATE: high carbonation with medium-light body. slight solventy character. OVERALL: an average belgian strong ale with some solventy aromas and flavours.


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