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


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RATINGS: 597   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (2739) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
On bottle from jumbo Bilbao. Golden color, good foam. Aromas of fruit, light malt notes, slight honey note Medium/ light body & complexity . Some bitterness- ok balance. Pretty good, but below average Belgium beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (525) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2013 Amber (surprisingly), clear, patchy and thin white head, looked nice; yeasty, orange citrus aroma; orange citrus flavour too along with caramel malt and a slightly roasted edge; soft mouthfeel; quite a dry finish; ok if unremarkable Belgian which oddly reminded me of wine gums (orange and green, especially).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bouteille 330ml. De couleur ambrée et claire. Nez malté de caramel sucré, moyen de levures fruitées sucrées (poires, léger d’agrumes et d’abricots) avec des notes de grains rôtis ainsi que des traces de sucre brun, de miel et d’épices (poivre). Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture aux notes crémeuses. Goût de levures fruitées sucrés et légèrement sûres (abricots, léger de poires, d’agrumes et de pomme sûres) et des faibles trace d,alcool métallique lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût malté de caramel sucré avec de légères notes de miel puis finalement un très léger goût de grains rôtis sucrés avec des notes de houblon floral viennent terminer la gorgée. Post-goût moyen et plutôt sec, composé d’un goût de levures fruitées légèrement sûres (pelures de pommes et d’abricots) et très légèrement amer de houblon floral et de petites notes rôties.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (2396) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
33cl bottle at Beer Garden, San Ġiljan, Malta. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruits, caramel and dried fruits with hints of Belgian yeast. Sweet, fruity and malty with a balanced bitterness. Easy to drink Belgian Ale, but nothing special. (2012-09-24)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (2966) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Jasne belgijskie Ale. W smaku aromatyczne lekko gożkie, bało gazu. Ogólnie przyjemne w piciu. Mimo małej zawartości alkoholu jest rozgrzewające.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2012
330 ml bottle. Nice Belgian ale but nothing really impressive. I still recommend it, it?s nice for a change

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (1790) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - FEB 12, 2012
33cl bottle - contents just couldn’t wait to get out - quick pour to reveal a hazy amber brew with offwhite head and consistent lacing. Basement aromas to the nose. Caramel malts and perhaps toffee. Sweet, quite sweet especially on the lips. Full body, but texture is almost watery thin. makes me think of a weak Trippel, which I would deem a compliment. Burpy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (495) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Pours medium amber with a small head. Aroma is sweet with a hint of cherry. Medium in body with a bit of stickiness. Flavor is very sweet and unremarkable. A touch of fruity Belgian yeast keeps it drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Dark red-brown colored with cloudy appearance. Little yellow head. Sweet chocolaty aroma with some grainy tone. Medium bodied. Flavor is more on roasted side with still grainy chocolate here, some yeasty-lemony note can also be found. Rather basic one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (2269) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Reviewed from notes (2007). A: Hazy brown with a thick creamy tan head that slides down the glass at a nice pace.. S: Light apple and banana scent with some mellow soft malts and some clove spice T: Similar in taste as the smell would suggest... some fruits combine with the mellow malts and a dash of yeast... some alcohol comes through M: Light bodied with decent carbonation and some alcohol on the tongue O: Enjoyable but not as complex as one would like... good for a few before getting bored

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