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

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RATINGS: 610   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Innocuous Belgian Amber Ale. Average aroma, no remarkable notes, pretty ordinary lager smell. Yellow-orange color, light white head. Some light yeast taste, a bit watery and thin body. Very forgettable. I love the label too bad the beer doesn’t live up to it.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mathieuc (1897) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
Bummer. Bottle is best before end of March 2013. Pours dirty blonde with a fugly head with huge bubbles. Smell is light cloves and a wood-like (madeira) aroma makes an appearance too. Hops are nowhere to be found neither in nose or mouth. Taste is cardboard, some belgian sugar and a little spices. This beer is dead I think. RIP :(

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
RD400F (218) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle with best before of 01/04/11 to Chimay trappist glass. This should be interesting....

Aroma: Old beer smell...I can’t describe what it smells like but every beer that’s got some real age has it. Sweet caramel, herbal, butterscotch, almonds, liquorice, a heavy floral element, and faded stale malts.

Appearance: Cloudy amber with a white head, very coarse bubbles make up the head...which did not stay long.

Taste: Malts...but stale malts. Sweet caramel and butterscotch flavours. Wet cardboard and a metallic/sour aftertaste. Quite almondy/woody.

Palate: Thin, some carbonation, the beer is quite heavy in the mouth and the stale malts linger.

Overall: Can’t properly rate this with the beer being clearly past it’s prime but I enjoy aged beers...there’s something about them that I find interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (3698) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_cross (639) - 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).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Viper666 (2787) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
visionthing (3315) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3396) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Deu (867) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2356) - 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.


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