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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4392) - 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 (5194) - 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 (19327) - 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 (1297) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31016) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2009
From tap, Kerstbier Festival 2009. Pours clear and golden orange with a huge, chalk white and thick head, leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweet malty and light caramelish. Sweet malty and vague spiced flavoured. Light bitterness just lurking through. Dry phenolic into the far finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9888) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2008
1 year matured. Hazy golden ale with a thick white head. A pleasant grassy aroma, with light Brettanomyces notes, biscuitty. In mouth, light sweet malt with an interesting catty hop, a bit resinous, with a well balanced body. A good and interesting find, recommended by JorisP. Enjoyed on tap at Kulminator, Nov. 2006, with Joris and Carlos.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4639) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
On tap @ Café Gollem, last winter. Tastes almost the same as the normal Brigand, with addition of a few spices and a bit of extra sourness. No improvement of the regular Brigand, still very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2007
Bottle at Loosje. Orange colour. Orange flavour, some citrus. Tangy even. Good mouthfeel and texture. Smooth. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2007
Draught as Brigand Kerstbier. Semi-sweet, semi-malty flavour. Finishes with a sour bitterness. Almost clear amber colour. Nice and creamy, stable white head.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
A Sim rate (Draught at the Kulminator): Very sweet hoppy aroma and slightly citric. Flavour very similar with evident hops and citric notes. Finish is lingeringly alcoholic.


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