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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian Ale
Ertvelde, Belgium

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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bruegel is an easy drinking soft and tasty amber ale. Thanks to the refermentation it offers more body, more head and more taste than most other American and Belgian Amber ales. It is brewed with Dutch barley and German hops. Although the bitterness is clearly present, it is not dominant.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Copper colour. Yeasty aroma. Body is very thin and watery. Flavour has a background metal taste. Light caramel sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (350) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
ertaling Amber coloured beer. Foam head with coarse structure. Smell of yeast and dough. Taste is sourdough bread, slightly sweet and a little bit spicy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (1602) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2013
330 ml bottle from a Belgian sampler 6-pack. A towering head quickly filled my pint glass as I hastily poured beer from a bottle that overflowed upon opening. Several pours were needed to empty the bottle into my oversized glass. A - clear light amber with a huge sudsy head with medium retention. Leaves globs of foam on the sides of the glass. S - sweet & yeasty, with lightly toasted malts. Detectable hops. Hints of butter and bread dough. T - Sweet; more yeasty and less hoppy than aroma suggests. A light bitterness and a bit of sour in the finish. Has Belgian yeasty complexity, but is less hoppy [for BPA; not for an amber], or more yeasty, than I would like. Relatively poor finish. M - good, if rather high, carbonation; medium/light, near watery body; crisp, semi-dry feel. O - about average for style. (from June 2011 notes)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
corkyrory66 (512) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2013
Bière dont l’étiquette fait entrer dans l’univers un peu glauque de Bruegel... De plus, avec 5,2 % abv, on ne va pas en sortir aussi tôt !! Couleur ambre léger brillant. Clarté nette. Bulles fines en fontaine au centre. Mousse beige qui vient vite à 3 mm, mais correcte. Arômes de houblon allemand, malt caramel, prune blanche, amandes pilées, raisin blanc. 1ère bouche douce avec une bonne prise sur du malt, nougat, houblon. Arrière-bouche avec céréales, pain, pâte, blé et une pointe de noix de cajou. 2ème originale sur du pain grillé, houblon, pain d’épice, orge. 3ème bien pleine, avec un côté caramel, mais non sucré. Arrière-bouche sympa mais pas de finesse réelle. La longueur a un petit côté vieille bière, du style Vieux Temps. Ouf ti ! Levure un peu poivrée, salée, adaptée au style. Alcool assez présent pour son niveau. Finale agréable, mais sans complexité. Une bière comme on peut en trouver beaucoup et encore plus. Agréble, facile, sans plus (avec un petit côté vieille belge ...)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Amber in color, hazy with a fluffy head. Nice Belgian yeast aroma and flavor. Nice and bitter very nice Belgian amber.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gringoroll (62) - viña del mar, CHILE - APR 19, 2013
Aroma of malts, cereal, honey, and a touch of bitter. Poured beautifully cloudy vibrant amber color, very strong head which evaporated neither quickly nor slowly. Taste was a little disappointing, very smooth, malts, honey, wood, good but nothing impressive and not very intense, almost lager like. Medium body and carbonation, with a lesser bitter finish. Enjoyed it but for the price i would have liked more, didn’t live up to other Belgian ales I’ve tried.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
April 2011. From bottle. Poured hazy amber color with a white head. Bready and malty aromas with a light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1179) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bruegel has a very thick, foamy, rocky, off-white head and a hazy, golden appearance, with lots of heavy lacing left behind and a good amount of streaming bubbles in the beer. The aroma is of sweet brown bread, bread crust, and toffee. Taste is of those elements, with a tea aspect and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Bruegel finishes semi-dry, sweet, and pleasant. Overall, this is a nice, well-made beer, and I rate it as being excellent. RJT

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
33cl. Ambrée claire, col beige. Arôme tire fortement sur un bouquet d’épices-kruiden, rappelant les légumes, levure? Note de caramel, sucre brun léger, sans plus. Palais est malté carapils avec un fini résiduel sucré ainsi que qcq épices. Le tout reste typique d’un style belge avec une fin de bouche laissant pensé à un faro accompagné d’une fine aigreur. Pointe biscuité avec un profil restant largement sur une version cara d’une blonde.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours cloudy amber with an thin white head. Very bready, cereal aroma, with almost no detectable hop aroma. Taste is about the same with some nondescript hop bitterness at the end. Drinkable, but not what I was hoping for.


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