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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaartenRF10 (1642) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Rerate. Less clove this year. Still some, and very spicy. Sour sweet. Watery body, though not thin. On tap as "Winter Brigand". Clear orange with nice white head. As soon as I put my nose in the glass, the clove lowered my expectations of this beer, too much clove! Taste is not much better, way too much clove again.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Vaiz (3730) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2011
Tap @ de engel, delft. Clear blond pour, thin white head. Aroma is swampy, murky and spicy dirt. Flavor is spicy bitter and swampy yeast. Yuck.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tderoeck (5651) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2011
17/12/2011 on tap as "Winter Brigand" @ Kerstbierfestival (Essen) - BB: n/a (2011-714)

Clear blond to light orange beer, creamy white head, unstable, very adhesive. Aroma: oranges, witbier like, spicy, hops, coriander? MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: malty, citrus fruits, quite some rotten fruits too, green banana, bit of spices, pepper. Aftertaste: metallic, hop bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2011
15cl draft sample @ Kerstbierfestival ’11, Essen. Dorée, blanche. Arôme garde ce profile de houblon bien belge, laissant des notes métalliques, le tout avec un léger fruit. En bouche; malt léger notes amer de fruits et grains, alcool reste en retrait, aspect foin allant vers la saison, note sucrée, le tout restant plus dans le houblon amer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3485) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2011
On tap as ’Winter Brigand’
Amber gold colour, white head. Malty aroma, spices, candy sugar, light fruit, somewhat tart, green apple and raisins. Flavour sweet, somewhat tart, quite spicy. Not my favourite.
(Draught @ local pub in Nijmegen)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2011
Dark amber color, small white head. Smell malts, sweetness and some spices. Taste malts, spices and dark fruits I think. Nice carbo and body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2011
Draught: Small white foamy head turns into white lacing. Amber orange colored beer. Smell malts, sweets, spices, fruit. Taste some light toasted malts, spices, fruit, light hints of apple and raisiny, some sweets and some other dark ingredients.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6187) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 On tap at the brouwcafe scheveningen. Not much head. Clear blond colour.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20554) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2010
Draught at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Clear deep golden, creamy head. Fruity orange aroma. Sweet and dense with rounded mouthfeel and near full body. Flavour of marzipan and grain with marked alcohol warmth in a finish with low bitterness. A golden winter warmer, working nicely on a -12C day.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2010
’94 vintage @ kulminator

head: none
colour: amber/honey
smell: caramel, sherry , malts , vintage , alcohol, dusty
taste: alcohol, anis, watery, whiskey, port, sherry


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