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


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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
psilosophy (571) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - MAR 5, 2015
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée, mousse moyennement abondante. Arômes épicés, des notes d’ agrumes. Trouvé à Ploegstaert - Vanuxeem.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
lachneger (392) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
Troebel geel kleurig bier met een witte schuimkraag die snel verdwijnt. Zoet van smaak niet echt een top biertje. Gedronken met Bryan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (942) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 23, 2015
Slightly hazy golden with a medium white bubbly head. Aroma is sweet, caramel with some yeasty notes. Flavor is fruity esthers with some caramel malts and a short bittersweet aftertaste. Medium to light palate. Ok, but nothing to wriye home about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Salisbury’s Arms, Malta. It pours clear amber with a decent white head. The nose is toasted grain, orange, candied peel, natural yoghurt and cereal. The taste is bitter-sweet, brown bread, grassy bitterness, orange peel, earth and some spice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent enough Belgian Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3539) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Basic Belgian ale primarily intended for export and therefore relatively hard to find on the Belgian market. Thick, off-white, regular, sticky, stable foam, colour a darkish and brownish peachy blonde, cloudy. Yeasty aroma, bready malts, toast, cookie dough, hazelnut paste, coriander, dill seed, lemon peel, cream, nutmeg, bark. Crispy malty taste, cookie- and nut-like, strong, tingling carbonation, subtle but nevertheless pointy, citrussy acidity, probably caused by mild infection but not too disturbing; finish dryish, but could have been hoppier. In all, not that bad (for a Van Steenberge at least).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
Very hoppy aroma. Light cloudy golden colour with excellent head. Hoppy, slightly alcoholic flavour with bitter finish. Light body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mikske79 (1317) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Ik vond het niet echt mijn ding. Eén keer geprobeerd maar daar zal het dan ook bij blijven

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (4928) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber with a small to medium sized white head. Smells very sweet, malts. Tastes malts, sweet and very weird. Can’t put my finger on it. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benzai (10887) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Clear medium orange color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, slightly a hint of sourness. A bit hard to describe, but for sure it’s unclean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
It has a nice golden amber color with a slight haze. The head was crazy big, white in color and foamy with stiff peaks. It had a very long retention time and left cool lacing on the glass. The aroma is full and has notes of sour apples and pears with earthy/funky Belgian yeast and doughy malts. It has a sour funky favor with some fruity esters as well. The first sip has a puckering affect on the palate. Then there is a dry earthy yeast flavor with some doughy malts and light fruity esters that give it some nice complexity. The body is light to medium with a somewhat thin texture that is alive with carbonation. Overall I really enjoyed this ale. It had a nice refreshing character that would work very well with a light lunch, sea food, mild cheese or fruit.

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